May 14, 2013 3:26 AM
This afternoon Minnesota will become the twelfth state to legalize gay marriage. That's when Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to sign the bill into law on the steps of the capitol. Yesterday the Minnesota Senate voted 37 to 30 to make gay marriage legal. Last week the House passed the... more »
May 13, 2013 3:10 AM
Minnesota's Senate will take up the issue of same sex marriage today. Last week the House passed the bill by a resounding vote. Now, the Senate will get its chance to debate and vote on the bill. This is the last step in adding the state to the growing list... more »
December 9, 2012 1:10 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - If you left the Colorado College game before the third period Saturday night, then you left too early. Trailing 3-1 to Minnesota, the Tigers rallied on back-to-back goals from Alexander Krushelnyski and last minute score from Rylan Schwartz to force an overtime tie.
CC fell behind... more »
December 8, 2012 12:43 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Tom Serratore's goal in the third period lifted Minnesota to a 4-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Colorado College on Friday. Sophomore Sam Warning staked the fourth-ranked Golden Gophers (11-3-2, 6-3-2) to a 2-0 lead. Warning scored at 7:36 of the first and 13:12... more »
October 30, 2012 8:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign plans to air advertising in Michigan beginning Wednesday touting the president's support of the auto industry, responding to Republican ads criticizing the president. Obama campaign officials say the ad comes in response to a $2 million ad buy by a Republican super PAC... more »
March 14, 2012 8:06 PM
Prospective employers asking for Facebook passwords; last week, we looked into that trend. Many viewers were against it.
How about your child's school asking for their Facebook password? It's happened at a school in Minnesota. It was at Minnewaska Area Middle School, in the Minnewaska School District. The situation... more »
January 21, 2012 9:05 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nico Sacchetti's first goal of the season early in the second period was the game-winner as Minnesota avenged Friday's loss to Colorado College with a 2-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over the Tigers on Saturday. Colorado College beat the Gophers 2-1 Friday on Tim Hall's goal... more »
January 20, 2012 11:46 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Colorado College's Tim Hall shot in a rebound with 36 seconds left as Colorado College beat Minnesota 2-1 on Friday. Hall's goal came 41 seconds after Nick Bjugstad tied the game for the Gophers (16-9-1, 12-5-0). The loss left the fourth-ranked Gophers locked in a tie with... more »
August 14, 2011 3:24 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
Pawlenty told supporters on a conference call Sunday morning that he would announce on ABC's "This Week" that he was ending his campaign after a disappointing finish in... more »
July 11, 2011 11:20 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - There are no new talks scheduled as Minnesota's government shutdown enters its second week. Political gridlock stemming from disagreements between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders on how to deal with a $5 billion state budget deficit has idled 22,000 state employees, closed... more »
April 3, 2011 3:00 PM
WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores nationwide. The meat may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday.
It includes 4-pound... more »
October 30, 2010 11:45 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Freshman forward Nate Condon had two goals and three assists and Jacob Cepis added a goal and three assists as Minnesota rolled to a 9-4 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Colorado College on Saturday. The Golden Gophers (5-3-0, 3-3-0) have won three straight games... more »
October 30, 2010 12:40 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Taylor Matson had two goals and Minnesota scored first for the first time in five games on Friday to beat Colorado College 4-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Matson, a junior forward, came into the game with four careergoals for the Golden Gophers (4-3-0,... more »
October 18, 2010 12:34 PM
Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks to stop the spread of Asian carp are making their final pitches to a federal judge.
Oral arguments Monday are the last step before Judge Robert Dow decides the issue.
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say the action would... more »
October 13, 2010 12:57 PM
The police chief of Sebeka didn't have to go far to find the ammunition and other police equipment he believed had been stolen. It turns out the ammo was in his kids' backyard fort.
The Daily Journal of Fergus Falls reported Police Chief Eric Swenson, who lives near Sebeka,... more »
October 7, 2010 11:52 AM
Tucker the turtle is a long way from home, roughly 800 miles, and now needs a little help finding his way back.
Tucker, an Eastern Box Turtle, was picked up in Kentucky by a truck driver who thought he was injured.
His shell appeared to be cracked and... more »
September 24, 2010 8:07 AM
More flooding could be on the way for parts of the upper Midwest.
Rain was expected to continue in parts of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota early Friday. Some towns are reeling from flash floods sparked by downpours that struck early Thursday morning and continued throughout the day in... more »
September 16, 2010 2:21 PM
Members of a Chinese rescue team that helped recover the bodies of three American climbers last year trained with their counterparts in Colorado this week.
The Sichuan Mountaineering Association helped recover the bodies of Micah Dash and Jonny Copp of Boulder and Wade Johnson of Minnesota. Eight members of... more »
September 14, 2010 4:52 PM
The frost is not yet on the pumpkins, but the fall prognosis is.
"It's down, no doubt about it," proclaims Minnesota pumpkin farmer Bud Eisinger.
The 87-years-old has been helping haul in wagon loads of pumpkins at Missy's Farmers Market in Lorreto, where owner Jeff Varney says his... more »
August 11, 2010 12:12 PM
The family of a Durango dentist killed while volunteering his medical services in Afghanistan is making funeral plans while awaiting for word when Dr. Thomas Grams' body will arrive home.
Grams' brother, Craig Grams, says the dentist will be interred in his hometown of Park Rapids, Minnesota. Craig Grams... more »
July 30, 2010 8:06 AM
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is arbitrarily excluding "critical habitat" that could be occupied by the elusive Canada lynx.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled Wednesday the agency excluded large swaths of Western habitat from protection when it recommended in 2009 that... more »
July 23, 2010 12:46 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard says a medical transport plane carrying five crashed into Lake Michigan and that one person has been rescued.
Petty Officer Nathaniel Parks says the plane went down shortly after 10 a.m. Friday a few miles off the shore of Ludington, Michigan.
A passenger was... more »
July 19, 2010 12:12 PM
Five states are suing the federal government and Chicago's water department in federal court, demanding stronger action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois. It seeks an order to close... more »
May 27, 2010 11:17 AM
A bouncing baby boy is doing well after being born behind the wheel.
Amanda McBride of Bagley, Minnesota went into labor last Wednesday at work.
She immediately jumped into her car, picked up her husband, and headed 30 miles to the nearest hospital in Bemidji.
Her husband,... more »
May 26, 2010 3:54 PM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4.
Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S.... more »
March 17, 2010 8:42 AM
One of the people coordinating volunteer sandbaggers near the Red River in North Dakota says today is going to be a "critical day" for getting people to help.
Officials say volunteer turnout on the first day of sandbagging was steady in Fargo, N.D. and neighboring Moorhead, Minn. - but... more »
March 8, 2010 5:16 PM
Nuggets coach George Karl will miss Wednesday night's game at Minnesota as he undergoes another round of cancer treatment.
Karl, who has neck and throat cancer, was scheduled for a surgical procedure Monday to have a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. He will also go through another chemotherapy... more »
February 21, 2010 1:11 AM
The University of Minnesota used a five-on-three power-play as a catalyst to ignite a three-goal explosion in the opening period that carried the Gophers to a 7-4 matinee victory over CC at Mariucci Arena Saturday.
The triumph gave seventh-place Minnesota a sweep of the teams' two-game series and dealt... more »
February 19, 2010 10:19 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Patrick White had a goal and assist and goalie Alex Kangas made 26 saves to lead Minnesota to a 3-0 conference win over Colorado College on Friday. The Golden Gophers (14-15-2, 9-12-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) improved to 12-1-0 when holding opponents to two goals or less.... more »
February 11, 2010 10:55 AM
Giant snow sculptures have transformed Ely, Minnesota into a winter wonderland.
The Ely Winter Festival kicked off last week.
Sculptors came from all over to turn large blocks of snow into art.
"There were a few teams from Canada, a couple of guys from Russia originally carving... more »
February 10, 2010 1:51 PM
Former President George W. Bush is taking center stage along an interstate in Minnesota. This billboard, featuring a large photo of the former president waving and smiling, popped up along Interstate 35 near the town of Wyoming.
Next to the picture is the line "Miss Me Yet?"
An... more »
January 25, 2010 6:26 PM
A winter storm moving across several Midwestern states has brought dangerously strong winds but little snow.
The storm Monday left travelers stranded and closed some schools and businesses.
Heavy snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was falling - or had already fallen in... more »
January 19, 2010 4:08 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.
The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the... more »
January 14, 2010 10:00 AM
When the lakes freeze in the midst of a Minnesota winter, thousands and thousands of 'ice houses' pop up across the landscape.
Few of them, however, are like the one that's taken shape in Chaska.
On Monday, a city resident looked next door and noticed an icy buildup... more »
January 11, 2010 5:19 PM
The Denver Nuggets will have All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony back in the lineup against Minnesota. Anthony, the league's leading scorer, said after the morning shootaround that his bruised right knee is healed enough to play Monday night. Anthony, who is averaging 30 points a game, banged up his knee Dec.... more »