Tag: Minnesota

The Best Way to Rejuvenate Rural America? Invest in Cities

A stark spatial hierarchy is emerging in the United States. Big cities are ascendant, enjoying accelerated job growth in a knowledge-driven economy, while midsize cities, small metro areas and rural communities struggle to keep pace. These geographic fault lines have provoked a debate about how to revitalize rural America. What if the best way to […]

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Amy Klobuchar’s Big Idea: Bipartisan Appeal Can Beat Trump

NEVADA, Iowa — She doesn’t speak Norwegian. She never played bass in an emo-punk band. And she isn’t trying to lead a “political revolution.” But Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, is making a rather traditional political bet. While primary voters might flirt with flashier presidential candidates, in the end, they will settle down with […]

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Five-Year-Old Boy Pushed from Third Floor of Mall of America ‘Showing Real Signs of Recovery’

Image: Getty Images Last week, Emmanuel Aranda allegedly threw a five-year-old boy from the third floor of the Mall of America in Minnesota, according to authorities. According to CBS, authorities had reason to hope this week. “We have good news to share with you on this Good Friday,” said attorney Stephen Tillitt on the family’s […]

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3 Years After the World Lost Prince, His Heirs Still Have Yet to Receive a Penny: Report

Photo: Getty It has now been almost three years since the world lost the musical genius, legend and icon known as Prince, but his estimated $200 million estate remains mired in all kinds of drama, with his heirs yet to see one dime. It’s a sad state of affairs (pun intended) caused in great part, according to […]

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Trump Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar ‘Very Disrespectful’ During Visit to Minnesota, Refuses to Apologize for Incendiary Tweet

Image: Donald Trump returns to the White House following a trip to Burnsville, Minnesota on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. ((Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)) A week after fanning the flames of Islamophobia and vitriol directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) with a tweet, Trump used his time with a Minnesota news affiliate to […]

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Rejection From Women Led Suspect to Throw 5-Year-Old Over Railing at Mall of America: Report

Emmanuel Deshawn ArandaPhoto: Associated Press The 24-year-old man charged with hurling a 5-year-old boy over a railing at the Mall of America was “looking for someone to kill” after being rejected by women at the mall for years, police say in a criminal complaint. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, of Minneapolis, faces attempted murder charges, and is […]

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Details Emerge on Suspect in Attempted Homicide of 5-Year-Old in Mall of America

Image: Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda ((Bloomington Police Department)) Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, is being held at the Hennepin County Jail on an attempted homicide charge. Accused of throwing a five-year-old child from the third floor of Minnesota’s Mall of America, a fall of more than 40 feet. Police do not suspect any prior relationship between Aranda […]

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Inside One Woman’s Fight to Rewrite the Law on Marital Rape

Jenny Teeson was in the middle of a divorce when she found a video of her husband sexually assaulting her in her sleep. The discovery turned her into a leading advocate for overturning archaic laws that can make it nearly impossible to prosecute men for marital rape. The footage appeared to have been shot two […]

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Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Seemed Destined for Glory. Then She Killed Herself.

WABASHA, Minn. — In the weeks before the Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin killed herself, she felt her mind slipping. She could not focus on her schoolwork at Stanford, where she was a first-year graduate student in computational mathematics. In an email she sent to her family, a coach and a friend in January, she said […]

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Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Seemed Destined for Glory. Why Did She Kill Herself?

WABASHA, Minn. — In the weeks before the Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin killed herself, she felt her mind slipping. She could not focus on her schoolwork at Stanford, where she was a first-year graduate student in computational mathematics. In an email she sent to her family, a coach and a friend in January, she said […]

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It’s Your iPhone. Why Can’t You Fix It Yourself?

A giant John Deere tractor and a pocket-size Apple iPhone have something important in common: The cost of repairing either one is too high. The two companies, and many of their peers, use a variety of aggressive tactics, including electronic locks and restrictive warranties, to push customers with broken equipment to seek help from their […]

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Amir Coffey NBA Draft Profile: Latest Projections & Stock

Getty Amir Coffey #5 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers dribbles the ball around Ryan Cline #14 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Mackey Arena on February 3, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. As the Minnesota Golden Gophers prepared to face the Louisville Cardinals in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday […]

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Remains of 2-Year-Old Noelani Robinson Believed Found in Southern Minnesota, Authorities Say

Image: Milwaukee Police After the capture of her father Dariaz Higgins, 34, a nationwide search for 2-year-old Noelani Robinson was launched by the FBI. Officials say the child is caught between the worlds of street violence and human trafficking, accord to the Journal Sentinel. Friday night, authorities believe Noelani’s remains have been found in Southern […]

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Amy Klobuchar Talks Health Care, Impeachment and, Yes, That Comb

There was no real doubt what the first question to Senator Amy Klobuchar would be. Backstage at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., where Ms. Klobuchar was the first in a series of presidential candidates to be interviewed on Saturday, the interviewer, Kara Swisher, asked: “Do you want to start with the comb […]

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Minnesota Basketball: Latest NCAA Tournament Predictions for Gophers

Getty Amir Coffey #5 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers dribbles the ball around Ryan Cline #14 of the Purdue Boilermakers. As the calendars turn to March, the NCAA Tournament chatter is intensifying. In particular, which teams are looking to climb a few seed lines before Selection Sunday? One team in that discussion is Richard Pitino’s […]

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Can a Horrible Boss Be a Great Leader?

On June 26, 1940, as Britain was girding for the onslaught of the Luftwaffe after the fall of France, Clementine Churchill wrote her husband, Winston, an admonishing note. “There is a danger of your being generally disliked by your colleagues and subordinates because of your rough, sarcastic and overbearing manner,” she warned the prime minister, […]

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How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff

Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience. An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating utensils before reaching the gate, […]

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