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October 22, 2017

Timberlake to play Super Bowl halftime show
Justin Timberlake will be the Super Bowl Halftime act for the big game taking place in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, it was announced on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The long-rumored JT news soon showed up on the Twitter accounts of both the NFL and Timberlake. ... Read More


Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control
A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans' health and eating fried chicken. ... Read More


At Vikings game, rally against police violence draws boos, raised fingers
Organizer said idea was to raise awareness about police-involved shootings. ... Read More


New Ramsey Co. portal gives public easy access to data
Even the bad news gets an airing, with the help of a simple, user-friendly web surf. ... Read More


Drivers raise doubts that new lanes will help flow on 694
Several commuters say the extra lanes in each direction stretching about three miles won’t go far enough to alleviate bottlenecks that develop during morning and afternoon rush hours, especially on the eastbound side. ... Read More


Vikings take over first with just enough offense, dominant defense
The Vikings prevail in a defensive grudge match against the Ravens made for field goal enthusiasts. ... Read More


Wiggins' desperation three at the buzzer banks in to lead Wolves past Thunder 115-113
The Thunder led by one point until the winner went in from just inside half-court. ... Read More


Gophers' Murphy, Mason and Lynch shine in scrimmage win vs. Creighton
Jordan Murphy, Nate Mason and Reggie Lynch combined for 61 points; Isaiah Washington debuts in a 91-79 win Sunday against Creighton in a closed scrimmage ... Read More


KSTP-TV's Bill Lunn leaves anchor post after 8 years
Lunn has anchored or co-anchored the station’s newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. for 8½ years. He said he was still at the station as a reporter. ... Read More


Why dockless bikes may spell the end of the old bike-share model
The entrance of dockless biking into the U.S. market has rocked a bike-share sector that has long relied on city workers’ help to assemble federal grants, city funds and advertising and sponsorships in order to lure bike-share operators. But those endeavors may be nearing an end. ... Read More


38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment
Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. ... Read More


Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts
President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. ... Read More


Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution t... Read More


CEO maps new route for Winnebago
Michael Happe is leading a resurgence of one of the most famous names in the recreation vehicle industry. ... Read More


With 3 weeks to Election Day, who are you voting for? Find races and resources here
Who's on the ballot where you live? For major Minneapolis and St. Paul races, you'll get resources like campaign finance reports to help you research. ... Read More


IS  loses Syria's largest oil field to US-backed forces
U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. ... Read More


Utilities delayed effort to map power line risk to wildfires
Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk, a report said Sunday. ... Read More


Titanic letter sells for record price at auction in England
Anonymous collector bought water-stained note from final voyage. ... Read More


Positive season-ending note escapes United in 3-2 loss at San Jose
The Loons’ inaugural season in Major League Soccer ended with the team out of the playoff picture. ... Read More


Do liberals and conservatives have slightly different brains?
Neuroscience research suggests reasons why the two political ideologies see the world so differently. ... Read More


Spread of Twin Cities bike lanes excites as well as angers many
Growing network in Minneapolis and St. Paul frustrates critics; supporters say cars can’t always be king. ... Read More


Congresswoman wants Kelly apology as spat with Trump endures
A Florida congresswoman on Sunday asked White House chief of staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump's handling of condolences to a military family. ... Read More


15 years after his death, Paul Wellstone remains unforgettable
Those who knew and worked with the senator remember their first impressions of him. ... Read More


Buyer of downtown Minneapolis Macy's to revive Dayton's name
The lower levels of what they are now calling “the Dayton’s project” will be filled with stores, restaurants and a food hall with a mix of trendy vendors and dining options. The upper floors will be office space with a health club and large outdoor terrace. ... Read More



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