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December 9, 2018

A better way to investigate rape
Utah’s shift is a promising sign of how a state can do more to help rape victims get the justice that so often eludes them — if everyone involved is working with the same priorities. ... Read More

Former U.S. ag secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90 in Roseau
Bergland, a Minnesota Democrat who was a liberal congressman and President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of agriculture, died on Sunday in his hometown, Roseau, Minn. ... Read More

Why 2018 Minnesota tax returns will be a bigger pain than usual
Filing Minnesota state income tax returns for 2018 is going to be more of a pain than usual because lawmakers and the governor left a crucial piece of legislation unfinished, and it's too late to fix before the upcoming tax season. ... Read More

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump
Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. ... Read More

Property taxes climbing, but needs are many, activists say
Many residents applaud investments, but new hikes raise concerns, too. ... Read More

Marijuana legalization seems headed to Minn., but it's unclear when
Legalizing marijuana is looming as a next big political showdown at the Minnesota State Capitol. ... Read More

U women improve to 9-0 with win at Boston College
In the Gopher women’s first big road test against Boston College, they kept their undefeated record. ... Read More

Minnesota manufacturers worry most about long-term worker shortages
They are pitching high school kids on jobs that involve advanced training, including paid college courses, as an alternative to launching into college. ... Read More

KQRS stars revisit 50-year saga of Minnesota's most loved/hated station
In their own words, here's how KQ emerged from the underground to become a classic-rock mainstay, a ratings powerhouse — and at times a lightning rod for controversy. ... Read More

Illegal killing of red-tailed hawk with arrow in Twin Cities was likely intentional, says U expert
The hawk was in tremendous pain and had damage that could not be repaired, the center said. ... Read More

Fired Gophers ticket director admits to long-running ticket-order scheme
Authorities said Brent Holck would locate completed sales in ticketing system, delete orders and have refunds issued to accounts he controlled. ... Read More

Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' tour a blast for fans in Minneapolis
The Houston rapper’s “Astroworld” tour filled Target Center as he rocketed atop the charts. ... Read More

Late push by Blazers too much for depleted Wolves in Portland
Despite a gutsy effort, the Wolves couldn’t outlast Portland, which got clutch baskets in the final moments from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for a 113-105 victory. ... Read More

Metro Transit prepares for E-Line rapid bus on Hennepin Avenue
With funding for the new Orange Line in hand, Metro Transit is preparing for another big bus project — the E-Line. ... Read More

Rising concern for Minnesota firefighters: Calling 911 for help standing up
More than 7,100 times last year, fire departments across the state were dispatched to assist frail but uninjured people. ... Read More

Richfield teen fights back from rare, polio-like disorder
Kanani Ali hopes her recovery from acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, will inspire other afflicted kids. ... Read More

Developers eye building projects near Southwest light-rail stations
But some say new building would have occurred anyway. ... Read More

Welcome to e-sports, the next big thing in sports
There’s a video game revolution going on, and some heavy hitters, such as the NBA, want in. ... Read More

Legal war engulfs commonly used 3M operating-room device
As lawsuits pile up, 3M defends Bair Hugger against its own worst critic: the inventor. ... Read More

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff
President Donald Trump's top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role. ... Read More

Oturu's double-double powers Gophers past Arkansas State
Daniel Oturu had a career-best 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Saturday’s 72-56 victory over Arkansas State. ... Read More

Brooks: North Minneapolis gets the Christmas tree it deserves this weekend
Even with the setback of an offensive display, the city has come far since Jamar Clark's death and the vigil held outside the Fourth Precinct station. ... Read More

Mankato professor taking heat for tweet that God is guilty of #MeToo violation
TV host Tucker Carlson among those criticizing Mankato psychology professor. ... Read More

Whether a president can be prosecuted remains in dispute
For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016. ... Read More

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