Trump rhetoric on death penalty for drug traffickers overshadows opioid proposals
The president wants to fund public service announcements about the dangers of opioids, expand treatment and cut down on opioid prescribing.
Photos: 'Spring' arrives, in a Minnesota kind of way
Meteorological spring arrived March 1, and astronomical spring happens at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. But actual spring in Minnesota? That could be a ways off. Here are some signs that hope is not lost.
Forget wealth and neighborhood. The racial income gap persists
A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.
The Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy, cancels non-disclosure agreements
The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.
Sudan, world's last male northern white rhino, dies
Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic, but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.
John Oliver spoofs Pence picture book about bunny
John Oliver's spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com and out of stock as of midday Monday. No. 2 on Amazon was James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," the upcoming memoir by the FBI director fired last year.
Pathogens on a plane: How to stay healthy in flight
We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? Now scientists have created "Fantasy Flights" to find the risky seats.
MnDOT: FIGG-designed bridges in the state are in good condition
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the bridges in the state designed by FIGG Bridge Group, the company that designed a Florida pedestrian bridge that collapsed last week, are in good condition.
Bill could help reduce cases of Minnesotans overpaying for prescription drugs
A Minnesota Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on a bill designed to protect consumers from overpaying for medications.
Rochester police say spike in killings not a trend
The count of homicides in Rochester this year is already double the number in a typical year.
Snowmobile accident that killed MN boy could inspire new DWI law
The bill would close a loophole that allowed a man with multiple DWI convictions in a car to legally operate a snowmobile, despite restrictions on his automobile license.
House and Senate pass competing versions of bills to fix MNLARS
The Minnesota House and Senate passed legislation Monday to repair the state's troubled motor vehicle licensing and registration system, but because the bills need to be reconciled it will still take some time before more money can be spent.
Black and Latino children are often overlooked when it comes to autism
Research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed later in life because of bias on the part of healthcare providers or lack of access among families, among others.
Pawlenty steps closer to governor run, opens campaign account
Ex-governor Tim Pawlenty filed the needed paperwork Monday with state campaign finance regulators but said that while he is raising money toward a campaign, he's not yet officially in the race.
Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers
President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said.
Uber self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona
Police in a Phoenix suburb say one of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian.
Prosecutors review charges in Salvation Army stabbing
Prosecutors are reviewing charges against a man held for fatally stabbing two men at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota.
DNR: No walleye keepers again this summer on Mille Lacs
Catch-and-release-only rules will be in effect for walleye on the iconic lake when the season opens May 12, though the DNR said the lake's spawning walleye population has improved from last year.
Facebook data whistleblower: firm created algorithms that took 'fake news to the next level'
A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.