Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.Among the country's five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world's most famous natural landmarks.
Officer Scott Patrick To Be Honored At National EventSlain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick is being recognized at a National Police Week event in Washington, D.C. this May. will be honored at the Annual National Peace Officer's Memorial Service in front of the Capitol and his name will be etched into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial a few blocks away.
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.
About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The MetroNumbers from the Metropolitan Council show that nearly 40,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.
Fugitive Minnesota Religious Sect Leader Captured In BrazilA former leader of a rural Minnesota Christian community who fled the U.S. after facing sexual abuse charges was captured Friday by Brazilian military police. According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, 53-year-old Victor Barnard was arrested in a beach condo on the country's northeastern coast.
Minnesota Delegation Included In Washington Counter-Terrorism SummitOfficials believe terror groups are still here, recruiting in Minnesota. A delegation from the state will travel to Washington next week to be part of a summit on countering violent extremism. The goal is to find ways to engage at-risk communities and to stop extremists from recruiting for terror groups.
Rep. Rick Nolan's Daughter Has Advanced Lung CancerRep. Rick Nolan, from northern Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, was not in Washington on Tuesday.
Thousands Gather To Protest Redskins NameThousands of people gathered Sunday morning outside TCF Bank Stadium to protest the Washington Reskins team name. The protesters say the name is the only one in the NFL that is considered a racial slur.
More Minnesota Counties Qualify For Disaster AidThe U.S. Department has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1. The designation makes farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans if they meet the eligibility requirements.
Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA ProtectionDave and Amy Freeman are making their way to Washington, D.C. -- in a canoe. The couple is paddling 2,000 miles from Ely to the nation's capitol. They're on a mission to draw attention to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Tip: Man Sought In Minnesota Seen In Washington Washington State Patrol detectives say they've gotten what they think is a credible tip that a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota has been seen in Raymond, near the Washington coast.
Good Question: How Did Mount Rushmore Get Started? As many as 3 million people a year visit Mount Rushmore. It's become a summer vacation destination for a lot of families in Minnesota and nationwide. And it has quite a history.
Road Fund Standoff Stokes Worry In Minnesota The current congressional standoff over highway construction dollars is causing some discomfort among the people charged with keeping Minnesota's roads and bridges in proper shape. Without a deal soon between Congress and President Barack Obama, the federal Highway Trust Fund could run dry. That could create problems for states like Minnesota that depend heavily on federal money for expensive road projects.
Park-Hopping Obama Strikes Chord About Gridlock Over two days, President Barack Obama took in two of Minnesota's most scenic parks all while he talked about how ugly Washington had become. Obama headed back to Washington on Friday after his stay in Minneapolis, where he spoke extensively about how gridlock has stymied economic progress.
Facing Headwinds, Obama Courts 'Real America' President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington needs to stop "playing to the most fringe elements of politics" and help Americans who are fighting to make ends meet, as he spent an afternoon with a working mother who wrote to him about her struggles.