• Associated Press Nov 27, 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...

  • Attorney May 14, 2019

    Mall of America Attack Case: Man Pleads Guilty to Throwing 5-Year-Old From Balcony

    A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony and faces 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. The child suffered head trauma and multiple...

  • driver Mar 15, 2019

    Late-Winter Storm Hits Midwest After Paralyzing Colorado

    A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a road in Norfolk, Nebraska, and rising water along the Elkhorn River prompted evacuations in the city of 24,000...

  • Associated Press Jan 31, 2019

    Midwest Freeze Cancels Flights, Even Stops the Mail

    A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,800 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold even prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. Hundreds of public schools and several large universities from North...

  • America May 23, 2018

    Man Who Married Stranger at Mall of America Dies of Cancer

    David Weinlick knew he would get married on June 13, 1998. He just didn’t know who his bride would be. Friends came to his aid and picked Elizabeth Runze from among hundreds of interested women. After knowing each other for only a few minutes, Weinlick and Runze said “I do” at a well-publicized wedding at the Mall of America in...

  • Attorney Mar 20, 2018

    Minneapolis Officer Charged With Murder in Shooting of Australian Woman

    A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter. Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach, on...

  • President Jan 24, 2018

    MPR: Allegations Against Keillor Far Beyond Single Touch

    Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman’s bare back. MPR said in a statement that Keillor was accused by a woman who worked on his “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show of dozens of...

  • Attorney Dec 7, 2017

    Garrison Keillor: MPR Fired Me Without Full Investigation

    Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as “multiple allegations” spanning an extended period against the former “A Prairie Home Companion” host. Jon McTaggart, CEO of MPR’s parent company American Public Media Group, addressed the issue at an employee meeting Wednesday. McTaggart didn’t provide details...

  • The Associated Press Nov 30, 2017

    Garrison Keillor Fired, Says He Put Hand on Woman's Back

    Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on “A Prairie Home Companion,” became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct on Wednesday when Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts. The homegrown humorist told The Associated Press he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more...

  • Governor Aug 7, 2017

    Minnesota Mosque Explosion ‘Deeper and Scarier' Than Threats

    The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers. “We feel like it’s much deeper and scarier than like something random,” Mohamed Omar, the center’s...

  • California Apr 22, 2017

    Tears and Tattoos: Prince Fans Remember Him 1 Year Later

    For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose is a time for sadness and celebration. It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived.

  • Los Angeles Apr 20, 2017

    Prince's 1980s Band The Revolution to Go on Memorial Tour

    For members of Prince’s 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the “Purple Rain” pop superstar’s unexpected death a year ago. “We’re taking it to the people who are grieving like we are, and letting them have a little bit of relief,” guitarist Wendy Melvoin, sitting...

  • Los Angeles Apr 23, 2016

    Mourning Fans Adorn Prince's Home with Purple Flowers, Balloons

    Fans gathered around Paisley Park Studios on Friday, April 22, 2016, with balloons, flowers and banners to remember music icon Prince.

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