Toymakers Anxious Over Next Round Of TariffsThe growing trade war between the U.S. and China could well become the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas." At least that's the fear of the American toy industry, which is meeting in the Twin Cities this week.
Minnesota Is Just Plain The 3rd Best U.S. State, Survey FindsWashington came out on top, followed by New Hampshire. Utah and Vermont rounded out the top five.
U.S. Calls On Russia To Stop 'Unlawful Conduct' After Seizure Of Ukranian ShipsThe Ukrainian navy says Russian ships fired on and seized three of its artillery ships Sunday.
Who Has The Nation's Best Health Care? Study Reveals State RankingsThe non-profit health care advocacy group, The Commonwealth Fund, released a state-by-state scorecard on May 3 which looks at each state's ability to deliver medical care to its residents.
Trump Briefing On Classified Russia Hacking Report Now UnderwayA briefing from the nation's top intelligence officials to President-elect Donald Trump was underway Friday, a meeting in which the officials planned to make their most detailed and persuasive case yet that Russia's government interfered in the November election.
Philosophy Professor In St. Cloud Pleads Guilty To Smuggling IvoryA St. Cloud State University philosophy professor has pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling items made of elephant ivory from the United States to China.
Analysis: Twin Cities Remains 1 Of The Most Affordable Housing Markets In US The 13-county Twin Cities region continues to remain near the top of affordable housing markets in the United States, according to a real estate analysis from St. Thomas.
Report: One-Third Of US Kids Still Eat Fast Food Every DayAbout one-third of U.S. children and teens eat pizza or other fast food every day, a new government report shows. That's about the same as it was in the 1990s.
Survey: Parents Giving Children Even More For AllowanceA new survey says the average allowance amount is going up. According to the survey by American Express, parents are paying their kids about $35 a week. That's gone up $8 from last year.
Gas Prices Fall Across The NationThe average national price for a gallon of regular gas dropped five cents over the past month to $2.39 a gallon.
World Powers, Iran Reach Framework For Nuke Deal By June 30The United States, Iran and five other world powers on Thursday announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward achieving a comprehensive agreement within three months.
Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To USA fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service's most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.
Ventura Questions Chris Kyle's Hero Status, Likens US To Nazi GermanyFormer Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is continuing his criticism of the movie and memoir, "American Sniper." In an interview with Fox News Radio, Ventura disputed that the late U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle was a hero. He then likened the United States to Nazi Germany.
Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For CornMinnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.
Gallup: Most In MN Would Not Move To Another StateThough we're still emerging from the second consecutive "winter that won't leave," Minnesotans are among the least likely to say they would move to another state if they could.