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November 18, 2017

Dismay, support, confusion follow Franken apology for behavior
As some former allies call for a resignation, the woman who reported that Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped at her without permission in 2006 said he has sent her a personal apology. ... Read More

Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny
Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. ... Read More

Wind project in southern Minnesota gets pushback
Wind farms often generate local antipathy as they grow both in number and economic importance to the energy industry, but the Freeborn project has sparked a higher level of opposition. ... Read More

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64. ... Read More

Overnight gunfire wounds four in north Minneapolis
A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition. No one has been arrested, police said. ... Read More

'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis
The Anoka native says America is at a tipping point for dismantling the culture of sexual harassment. ... Read More

St. Paul Winter Carnival buttons' look for 2018 unveiled
Button sales constitute the largest fundraiser for the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, which manages and produces the carnival. ... Read More

Northwestern pins shutout on Gophers football team
The loss left the Gophers still needing one more victory to reach bowl eligibility, and they'll have to accomplish that against No. 5 Wisconsin. ... Read More

What will Olga Viso's legacy be? Her final year at the Walker was telling
Her decade as director culminated in a momentous way, with shows on Cunningham and Cuba, the Sculpture Garden reopening — and "Scaffold," of course. ... Read More

In holiday twist, Best Buy is selling Barbies, Penney's TVs
Retailers are looking for ways to boost flagging sales and to stop shoppers from flocking to the likes of ... Read More

A tired '80s tract home in Bloomington gets a stylish refresh
With some strategic modifications, the outdated split-level tract home feels much more connected — and homey. ... Read More

Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol
Prenatal alcohol exposure affects about 7,000 newborns in Minnesota each year, and its effects remain deeply misunderstood. ... Read More

Take a closer look at remade Nicollet Mall in Mpls.
After $50 million and 28 disruptive months of construction, the barriers have finally come down on Nicollet Mall, marking its third remake in a half-century. ... Read More

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts
President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." ... Read More

Rally at Minnesota Capitol calls out sexual harassment
In speeches, several women who serve at the Capitol who said they are frustrated by harassment and discrimination regularly encountered there. ... Read More

Mental health issues cropping up as financial stress continues on farms
Years of low commodity prices have loaded producers with debt and anxiety. ... Read More

Minnesota counties, cities joining rush of lawsuits against opioid producers
They are joining scores of county and local governments alleging manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids are largely responsible for an epidemic of dangerous addiction. ... Read More

Ticket prices have become a moving target at some Twin Cities theaters
Dynamic pricing, which springs from the law of supply and demand is spreading to Minnesota entertainment venues. ... Read More

Acclaimed Saint John's Bible gets permanent home
Collegeville now hosts one of the few hand-scripted Bibles created in the past century. ... Read More

Sidelined by scandal, Franken faces questions about ability to do job
A once-bright political career now hangs in the balance. ... Read More

Minneapolis School District announces hiring freezes, travel reductions
The district is grappling with a $33 million deficit for the next school year. ... Read More

Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours. ... Read More

Gun-related cases hit 20-year highs in Minnesota
More criminals with guns have been sent to prison for gun-related convictions than at any time in at least two decades. ... Read More

C.J.: Kim Insley has shed no tears since being dropped after 24 years by KARE 11
“Mornings were such a fun day part,” said Kim Insley, the former KARE 11 “Sunrise” anchor who was dropped by the station in October after 24 years. “Not a lot of people around, so you can kind of do what you want. I had great freedom to go out and do stories I wanted t... Read More

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