Nonprofit, Night Ranger team up for rock event focused on aortic health
Rock from the Heart is Feb. 7-8, 2020 in Minneapolis.
Verso Paper collects $40M in advance insurance settlement
Verso Paper Corp. says it has received about $40 million in insurance money after the explosion and fire that killed one worker and injured four other employees in Sartell, Minn., on Memorial Day, the St. Cloud Times reports. The company expects to collect an additional $44 million settlement.
Orchestra lockouts discourage U of M student musicians
The orchestra lockouts in the Twin Cities are apparently being felt outside of the membership of the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. A University of Minnesota doctoral candidate in orchestral conducting says students "don't have a model right now" because of the lockouts.
Minnetonka principal dispels yoga pants ban, calls for modesty instead
Minnetonka High School principal Dave Adney sent an email to parents Monday to address confusion over a so-called ban on yoga pants. In the dispatch, Adney noted a new "fashion trend" where girls have "chosen to wear T-shirts with the leggings, thus exposing more leg and backside area."
MN History Quiz: Who was the first pro football player?
On Nov. 12, 1892, this Minneapolis-born athlete becomes the first person to sign a professional football contract. Who was he? 1) Jim W. Thorpe 2) Barney W. Rubble 3) William W. Heffelfinger For the answer, click on the headline above...
Concern grows about environmental impact of anti-bacterial chemical
Traces of a chemical compound called triclosan are showing up in the environment and raising concerns about its potential to impact human health. The St. Cloud Times reports that Prof. Bill Arnold from the University of Minnesota, who is researching triclosan, met with river advocates and citizens in St. Cloud. He told them that the chemical is showing up in increasing levels in sediment at the bottom of the Mississippi River.
Police say they won't give up on Wadena woman missing for 25 years
Local law enforcement official are still looking for leads in the missing persons case of a Wadena woman who vanished 25 years ago. Wadena's police chief said there haven't been any new developments in the case of Carla Beth Anderson in the past five years. Anderson was 23 when she went missing Nov. 13, 1987.
Twins' minor league team auctions jerseys for Sandy relief
The Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins in Connecticut, The New Britain Rock Cats, are auctioning off jerseys to benefit the victims on the East Coast recovering from superstorm Sandy. Proceeds from the sales of the team's black alternate uniforms will be donated to the Salvation Army's Hurrican Sandy Relief Fund. Jersey's worn by Jason Kubel, Scott Baker, Trevor Plouffe and Francisco Liriano are among those on the auction block.
Duluth NAACP calls Obama effigy terroristic threat
The Duluth chapter of the NAACP says an effigy of President Barack Obama hung from an electronic billboard should be prosecuted as a "terroristic threat," the News Tribune reports. Police cut down the effigy after residents reported it on Election Day. The scarecrow had a mask of Obama and a noose around its neck.
Stop the presses ... Moose Lake newspaper ends publication
A small town newspaper in northern Minnesota has published its last edition, the Pine Journal reports. After 30 years in business, the Arrowhead Leader in Moose Lake, Minn., has abruptly closed its doors. Editor Lois Johnson says she was told the owner could no longer afford to publish the newspaper.
Barea questionable with foot sprain
The last thing the Wolves need right now is another injury. But that's what they have with point guard J.J. Barea, who missed practice Thursday with a mid-foot sprain. He's listed as "day-to-day" and will be re-evaluated before Friday's game at Indiana.
Gang member charged for tattoo that threatens police officer
A known gang member's tattoo depicting a police officer has led to criminal charges by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Police say in late October, 20-year-old Antonio Jenkins Jr. of St. Louis Park posted a photo on Facebook showing a tattoo of a pig dressed as a Minneapolis police officer with a person holding a gun in the pig's mouth.
Deer crashes through window at UW-Stout
An 8-point buck being chased by a dog leapt through a window at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and tore down a hallway in the Vocational Rehabilitation building, the Associated Press reports. The animal escaped out an automatic door. One man had a minor injury after scrambling to get out of its way. The deer lost a lot of blood and officials tried to track it, but they never found it.
Kill: 'Miracle' needed for A.J. Barker to play against Illini
Gophers coach Jerry Kill says it would take "a miracle" for receiver A.J. Barker to be able to play at Illinois Saturday. In his weekly news conference, Kill also said he thinks his team will bounce back after losing to Michigan.
Bomb threat shuts down Minn. polling place
A Yellow Medicine County polling place was evacuated because of a bomb threat Tuesday. An elections official says a co-worker found a threat written on a wall in the women's bathroom of Minnesota West Community & Technical College in Canby, Minn. and called authorities.
How did Albert Lea gain the county seat in Freeborn Co. in 1860?
On Nov. 6, 1860, Albert Lea was named the county seat in Freeborn County over Itasca. How was it decided? A) By a horse race. B) By the Minnesota Legislature. C) By the flip of a coin. For the answer, click on the headline above...