Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin ignited a firestorm by asserting that rape victims rarely become pregnant and suggesting women may have biological defenses against conception through rape. The argument may be rooted in a 40-year-old paper written by a University of Minnesota professor. Subsequent research disputes the paper's theories, but the work has long been cited by anti-abortion activists.
Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past
A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..
Man fatally shot by police at Mounds View liquor store is identified
The 21-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane
The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.
MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball
Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.
Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later
A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.
Court: U of M was OK to punish mortuary student for cadaver comments
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the University of Minnesota did not violate a mortuary student's free speech rights by punishing her for making references on Facebook to the school cadaver she was working on, which included "satirical commentary and violent fantasy."
Wis. lawmaker tries to explain ‘easy rape’ comment
A freshman state lawmaker in Wisconsin is trying to offer some context for what he had described as advice his father once gave him, that "some girls rape easy." State Republican Rep. Roger Rivard tried to explain that his father only meant it as a warning that a woman could agree to sex but later say it wasn't consensual. Criticism has come fast and fierce. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has withdrawn his support for the lawmaker.
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