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  • Minnesota Jun 12, 2016

    Florida Nightclub Attack Just the Latest US Mass Shooting

    A gunman took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before SWAT officers killed him, authorities said. Police Chief John Mina said the shooter had an assault-style rifle, a handgun and a “suspicious device” with him during the attack, which is being investigated as an act...

  • Chicago Nov 26, 2019

    One-Two Punch of Storms Threatens US Thanksgiving Travel

    Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm was heading to South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon...

  • Minneapolis Nov 19, 2019

    South Dakota’s Governor Defends ‘Meth. We’re on It’ Campaign

    South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release...

  • Facebook Nov 3, 2019

    Krispy Kreme Orders Student to Halt Doughnut Resale Service

    An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for 11 years. Jayson Gonzalez, 21, of Champlin, Minnesota, would drive...

  • Facebook Nov 3, 2019

    Krispy Kreme Orders Student to Halt Doughnut Resale Service

    An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for 11 years. Jayson Gonzalez, 21, of Champlin, Minnesota, would drive...

  • New York Oct 26, 2019

    Prince’s Anticipated, Posthumous Memoir Is Ready For Fans

    Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death while the book was in its early stages. Though the project was thrown into chaos when Prince died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose, his estate...

  • California Oct 25, 2019

    Vigil Held for Professor as Details Emerge About Gunman

  • Los Angeles Oct 12, 2019

    California Governor Signs Fur Sale, Circus Animal Bans

    California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    Prince Estate Slams Trump Use of ‘Purple Rain’

    The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump’s use of a Prince song before a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. The Trump campaign played Prince’s “Purple Rain” as the audience at the rally waited for the president to begin speaking.

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2019

    Trump Attacks Biden, Slams Impeachment Probe at Minn. Rally

    President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe Thursday as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail, with biting and unsupported attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Confronting an investigation provoked by his unprecedented calls for Ukraine and then China to assist in digging up dirt...

  • attorney Sep 12, 2019

    R. Kelly a No-Show in Court on Minnesota Solicitation Charge

    Singer R. Kelly was a no-show for an initial court appearance in a Minnesota case in which he is accused of offering a 17-year-old girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance in 2001. Kelly, who is jailed in Chicago on sexual abuse and other counts, was charged in Minnesota in August with soliciting the girl after meeting her...

  • New York Aug 30, 2019

    Actress Valerie Harper, Star of TV’s “Rhoda,” Dies

    Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws, stole hearts and busted TV taboos as the brash, self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. Longtime family friend Dan Watt confirmed Harper died Friday, adding the family wasn’t immediately releasing any further details. She had been battling cancer for years, and her husband said recently he had been advised...

  • New York Aug 30, 2019

    Actress Valerie Harper Dead at 80

    Valerie Harper, best known for her role of Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died at 80.

  • Tennessee Aug 27, 2019

    Prince’s Estate Will Operate Studio Complex Paisley Park

    Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016.

  • New York Aug 21, 2019

    Don’t Want to Buy? You Can Borrow Household Items Too

    Amanda Blum enjoys trying new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, but like many home cooks she’s reluctant to buy expensive and bulky kitchen appliances. So she was delighted to learn about Kitchen Share, a nonprofit near her home in Portland, Oregon, that loans out kitchen equipment. Bloom, who likes to preserve fruits and vegetables at this time of year,...

  • New Jersey Aug 13, 2019

    United Tells Pilots No Alcohol for 12 Hours Before Flights

    United Airlines is setting an earlier cutoff time for when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from the previous eight hours.

  • California Jul 31, 2019

    Delta Air Lines Pilot Arrested for Allegedly Being Drunk Before Flight

    A Delta Air Lines pilot who was scheduled to fly from Minnesota to San Diego, California, was arrested before the flight for allegedly being intoxicated, authorities said. Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, 37, was taken into custody by airport police at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport on Tuesday morning, NBC News reported. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan told NBC News that Schroeder drew suspicion...

  • Southern California Jul 19, 2019

    Female BMX Riders Plan to Protest X-Games

    BMX racing is a sport that’s about to make history with its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020. Many of the riders are from Southern California like Angie Marino who is on track to send a very big message to the sports world. She is one of 10 women BMX athletes invited to the X Games who will be a no-show...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s False Claims About Rep. Ilhan Omar

    President Donald Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of professing a “love” for al Qaeda and talking about “how great” and “how wonderful” al Qaeda is. That is false. Trump also misleadingly claimed polls showed Omar only has 8% support, not mentioning that a similar figure is from a poll of white likely general-election voters without a bachelor’s degree.

  • Southern California Jul 12, 2019

    You Can Take the Kids to See ‘Baby Shark Live’ in Concert in Long Beach. Here’s How to Get Tickets

    “Baby Shark Live” is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall. It is inspired by the children’s song whose dance video has generated nearly 3 billion views on YouTube. The song was produced in 2015 by the South Korean firm Pinkfong. Promoters say Baby Shark will join up with his friend, Pinkfong, to sing and dance...

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