SlutWalk rallies started after a police officer told a group of women in a public safety class to not dress like "sluts" if they wanted to avoid assault. The movement has since caught on across the world, with some marches drawing thousands of people, some dressed in provocative clothing. Supporters say it's about empowerment and taking back an insulting word, but critics say it sets back feminism.
Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison
Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.
Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon
Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family
DNR addresses State Fair controversy: Is it the 'fish' or 'fishes' pond?
Grammar lesson on a stick.
Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide
The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.
Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal
The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.
Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize
The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.
Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan
The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16
The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
Dispute over dress code prompts walkout at Le Center plant
Thirty workers have walked off the job to protest a new dress code at Dianne's Fine Desserts. After a worker's long dress was caught in a piece of floor machinery, women were forbidden from wearing dresses that hang below the knee. The workers are Muslim and say dressing modestly is a tenet of their religion.
DeLaSalle High School President honored Saturday in Minneapolis
Hundreds of people gathered at the Basilica of St. Mary to honor Brother Michael Collins. The 74-year-old passed away last week, less than a month after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Collins led DeLaSalle for twenty years and served on various Catholic education committees. During his tenure, the high school saw enrollment double and monetary contributions in the millions.
"Small Business Saturday" offers shoppers a repreive from Black Friday chaos
Community stores and no lines. The movement stresses more casual, personalized shopping experiences that small business owners argue only they can provide.
Local radio host suffering from tinnitus, cuts hours
Ian Punnett, a morning radio host on myTalk 107.1 FM, says he is going to reduce his on-air time because he suffers from a constant buzzing in his ears, the Pioneer Press reports.
Parade to honor U.S. military members set for Saturday in Minneapolis
There has yet to be a local parade specifically to thank U.S. service members for their service in the war against terror, WCCO reports. That’ll change with the Twin Cities Heroes Parade down Nicollet Mall beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It took a grassroots effort to organize the event.
Neurology group to give away 1,000 bike helmets in Minneapolis Saturday
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is hosting another event to raise awareness of bike-related head injuries. The trade association said it will hand out 1,000 free bike helmets in conjunction with the opening of its new headquarters downtown Minneapolis Saturday.
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