The director of the Duluth Festival Opera says auditions failed to generate interesting among native opera performers, but a critic says the opera just didn't try hard enough and that it's unacceptable to cast the story of a young American Indian woman with non-natives in the principal cast.
Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis
The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.
MN COVID patient dies after being transferred to Texas amid ventilator lawsuit
Scott Quiner, of Buffalo, was 55 years old.
Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win
The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.
America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers
The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.
Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day
A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care
The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.
Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment
It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.
American Indian activist Russell Means dies
Russell Means, the charismatic Oglala Sioux, writer, actor and activist who the New York Times says helped revive the warrior image of the American Indian in the 1970s with guerrilla-tactic protests, has died at 72. He was tried in Minnesota after a violent 71-day standoff with federal agents in 1973 at Wounded Knee, S.D.
'Affordable' Opera aims to change perceptions
You won’t see any tuxedo-clad audience members at the Mill City Summer Opera — you’re much more likely to see folks in shorts with a glass of wine and a sandwich from caterers, according to the organization behind the production. Tickets start at $25.
First of its kind report details bleak experiences of Minnesota's American Indian prostitutes
Nearly all of the American Indian women who wind up in the sex trade entered into it through a deception. Report interviewer Guadelupe Lopez says 'being asked by your boyfriend to sleep with three other guys is just a part of life.' From there its a life of violence, drug abuse and homelessness. American Indian women make up a disproportionately large percentage of women on probation for prostitution.
Minnesota Opera, Graywolf Press works win Pulitzer Prizes
The Minnesota Opera commissioned and premiered Kevin Puts' "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts," which tells the story of a World War I cease fire. St. Paul-based Graywolf Press published Tracy K. Smith's poetry collection "Life on Mars," which was also a Pulitzer winner.
Dayton under fire for veto of immigration enforcement measure
Republicans are lashing out at Gov. Mark Dayton for vetoing a bill requiring immigration verification for state employees through a federal database. Supporters of the bill say the E-Verify system makes sure state workers are documented. Opponents, including the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, say it's vulnerable to fraud and requires the state to get involved in federal jurisdiction.
Sugar workers overwhelmingly reject American Crystal offer
Union leaders say 90 percent of members who cast ballots voted against the company's latest offer. The rejection means 1,300 workers are heading into the fourth month of their lockout.
Minneapolis sends first American Indian woman to legislature
Minneapolis voters are sending the first American Indian woman to the state legislature. Susan Allen won the special election Tuesday for the south Minneapolis seat in the House of Representatives. The DFLer takes over for Jeff Hayden who is now in the state Senate.
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