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With major new donor, Teddy Roosevelt Library to consider new site

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:23

DICKINSON, N.D.—The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation Board voted unanimously to empower its leadership to look into alternative sites for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, in light of a new,...

Want to wish a 108-year-old a happy birthday? Here's your chance.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:55

CHISAGO CITY, Minn. — Judy Johnson didn't want a big party to celebrate her 108th birthday on Wednesday, Dec. 13, but friends and family members are hoping she'll get a...

Relationship with Twins GM Thad Levine could be 'game-changer' for Yu Darvish

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:52

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Yu Darvish, the Japanese star right-hander considered the best available starting pitcher on a slow-moving free-agent market, has been doing his homework on potential employers....

Voting underway in contentious Alabama Senate race

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:26

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a pivotal special election in which allegations of inappropriate behavior against Republican candidate Roy Moore have created a unique...

Republicans considering bumping corporate rate to 21 percent in tax plan as deal nears

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:18

WASHINGTON - Republicans are in advanced talks to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, two people involved in the negotiations said, an attempted intraparty compromise...

Federal authorities file terrorism charges against New York bombing suspect, say he taunted Trump first

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:18

Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Tuesday against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he posted a taunt aimed at President Donald Trump before the attack in...

Replacement for Al Franken in Senate expected to be named Wednesday by Dayton

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:14

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will announce his choice to replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Franken announced last week he intends to...

Minnesota State, faculty union agree on new contract

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:51

ST. PAUL—Negotiators from the Inter Faculty Organization, which represents hundreds of professors at universities and technical campuses across the state, and Minnesota State tentatively agreed to a new contract late...

'I want to kill children,' a Colorado middle school teacher wrote to his students

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:43

A Colorado middle school teacher who wrote "I want to kill children" in a message to his students has resigned after an internal investigation into the incident.

School officials said...

NDSCS student dies in Wahpeton; name withheld

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:25

WAHPETON, N.D. – A student at the North Dakota State College of Science has died, but campus officials have not yet released the student’s name.

“It is with great sadness...

This visitor from beyond our solar system will be probed for signs of life

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:19

Our solar system has a visitor. It's cylindrical, dark and reddish, a quarter-mile long. The object won't be staying. This fall, astronomers announced that the thing came blazing into our...

Federal authorities file terrorism charges against Manhattan bombing suspect

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:08

Federal prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he proclaimed "I did it for the Islamic State'' after the attack in...

Commentary: Shocker: 94 Percent of FCC feedback on net neutrality changes was bots

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:50

“Among the nearly 22 million public comments about net neutrality filed with the Federal Communications Commission in recent months, only 6% of them were unique comments,” USA Today reports, citing...

4 holiday cocktails for morning, noon and night

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:14

FARGO — December seems to come with a spirit of giving, sharing and supporting loved ones, the community and even complete strangers. It can be a magical time of year...

'Lead us not into' what? Pope Francis suggests changing the words of the Lord's Prayer.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:12

One of the best-known prayers in the English language might need an update for the sake of theological clarity, Pope Francis recently suggested in an interview.

The words in the...

90-year-old killed in Ramsey County crash identified

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:58
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CRARY, N.D.—The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 90-year-old Fordville, N.D., man who was killed in a single-car wreck in Ramsey County Monday.

Troopers say Edgar Behm died at...

Succulent braised beef short ribs bring comfort and joy to Christmas meal

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:54

FARGO — I have wanted to add Tony's Braised Beef Short Ribs to my repertoire for years, but this succulent dish is so full of flavor and was such a...

Why we vomit: Throwing up the facts about an experience we've all had

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:37

DULUTH — We've all been there.

The bloated feeling in the stomach that doesn't go away, and gets worse instead. The growing pressure. The coppery feel in your mouth, and...

NFL Network suspends Faulk, 2 others, amid sexual harrassment claims

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:23

The NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and fellow analysts Heath Evans and Ike Taylor "pending an investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the network announced.


Commentary: Netflix's 'creepy' tweet reminds us all how closely it's watching us

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:19

Netflix sent out a tweet Sunday that roasted a subset of its most devoted users over an open fire: those who are obsessively watching its heavily promoted holiday movie "A...


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