A business school professor points to the fallout Target suffered with gay-rights supporters after donating to Republican Tom Emmer's campaign. But Emmer says he's a victim of "political bigotry" and says higher education is biased against people with conservative views.
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.
Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot
The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.
Emmer says Hamline took back job offer after faculty pressure
The Republican and former gubernatorial candidate is accusing Hamline University of offering him a teaching job at its business school then reneging on the offer because a small group of professors objected to his political views. But one of the professors accused is disputing that charge, and a Hamline spokeswoman says Emmer never had a finalized job offer.
Target selling T-shirts to support gay pride
The Minneapolis-based discount retailer has launched an online charitable partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based Family Equality Council. Target says the partnership is unrelated to the 2010 political donation given to a group that supported Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who openly opposed gay marriage.
NBA lockout means bad news for Minneapolis' businesses
The league says they will cancel the first two weeks of the upcoming season if a new labor deal isn't reached by next week. The first five games of the Timberwolves' season are scheduled at the Target Center. Without those games -- local parking ramps, bars and restaurants will suffer.
U law profs: Loophole in health reform would let employers dump sickest workers on public
Two law professors at the University of Minnesota say a loophole in the federal health reform plan could leave the public caring for the sickest people and put the proposed online exchanges at financial risk. They tell MPR the law might make it possible for self-insured employers to create plans that aren't attractive to people with serious health needs, leaving them to seek coverage from a public insurance exchange.
Officials say RV fire may have been murder-suicide
A spokeswoman with Grand Canyon National Park did not share any other details about the investigation. A Woodbury father and his two children died in the fire.
Corrections commissioner defends decision to parole cop killer
State Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy says his decision to parole a cop killer is consistent with state law and common practice. Roy defended his decision to a legislative committee saying denying parole to the man convicted 29 years ago would violate state law and his own ethics.
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