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Student charged in connection to online threat that prompted lockdown in Orono

Prosecutors have charged a west Twin Cities metro high school student in connection with an online threat against the Orono school district Wednesday. A spokesperson for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said the student was younger than 16.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 12:43 am

When it comes to sex, Minnesota State says 'yes means yes'

A new, unambiguous sexual consent policy is all about student safety, leaders of the colleges and universities system say.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:53 pm

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:47 pm

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:35 pm

Florida lawmakers advance bill requiring schools to display 'In God We Trust'

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, said while "gun issues" need to be addressed "the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart."

Published on 22 February 2018 | 10:23 pm

Hundreds rally at Capitol for tighter gun restrictions

Hundreds of people concerned about gun violence gathered at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to demand tougher gun control measures in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 10:08 pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller charges Manafort and Gates with more financial crimes

New federal indictment accuses Manafort of laundering $30 million through offshore accounts.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 9:59 pm

School districts differ on protests

School districts are caught in the middle in an upcoming national protest against school shootings. And they do not agree on how it should be handled.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 9:47 pm

Drug court approved on White Earth Indian reservation

The White Earth drug court brings tribal, county and district courts together to help drug addicted felons through treatment.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 9:45 pm

Behind the battery tech boom, and Trump's climate-rejecting budget

Batteries, budgets and ice hockey. We have a rather varied Climate Cast for you this week, so buckle up.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 9:12 pm

23 years after fatally shooting man, 'Guns turn my stomach'

Richard McLemore was attracted to guns because of the power they gave him. But he's wrestled with the destruction he created when he used one.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:52 pm

Minnesota winter punch: First of 2 storms moves in

Storm one is here. Storm two is expected to cover a swath of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin starting late Saturday afternoon with 6 to 12 inches possible.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:42 pm

National Margarita Day: Where to celebrate around Minnesota

Thursday is National Margarita Day in the U.S. Even though it's below freezing in parts of Minnesota, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a cool glass of booze and pretend you're someplace warmer.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:37 pm

MN Legislature closes book on Dayton veto fight, approves funds

In session's first week, the Legislature speeds through a bill to resolve a funding dispute from the end of last year. It would restore a legislative operating budget that had been vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:05 pm

One of this year's most memorable Olympic calls came from a Duluth college coach

Maybe it's time to add Chad Salmela of Duluth to the roster of all-star Olympic announcing moments.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:00 pm

Rep. Paulsen backs bump stock ban, gun violence research

The Minnesota Republican said he'd also support so-called gun violence restraining orders. He expects Republicans to talk about how to address incidents like the Florida shooting when Congress reconvenes next week.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 7:29 pm

What can we learn from teenagers about activism?

The students affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting have been getting national attention from politicians, lawmakers, media and celebrities as they call for gun reform. Are we seeing a new generation of activism? Can protest actually lead to real change?

Published on 22 February 2018 | 7:10 pm

Twins finalize deal with reclamation righty Anibal Sanchez

The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 7:02 pm

FCC's repeal of Net Neutrality on track to go into effect in April

The FCC has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, starting the two-month countdown to the repeal going into effect. State attorneys general, advocacy groups are filing lawsuits.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:27 pm

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