Despite improving economy, state's homeless population jumps 10 percent since 2015
An increasingly tight labor market was not enough to prevent the growth of Minnesota's homeless population since 2015.
Curlytics: The analytics revolution sweeps into curling
The analytics entrenched in baseball and other sports are meeting the swept ice, thrown stones and hammers of curling. The turn-based game on ice is primed for data derived strategies.
Communities in southern Minnesota wait, watch and brace for flooding
MPR News reporters are fanned out across the state, talking to Minnesotans about how they're dealing with the unpredictable weather and preparing for possible floods. Here's what we're seeing in the southern half of the state.
Appetites: Making wedding cakes with love
Say your friend asks you to make a wedding cake. Are you qualified? Probably not. Should you do it? Amy Thielen is here to say: Yes! Absolutely!
Metro Transit boss: Crisis in customer service sparks improvements on buses and trains
In response to rider complaints, Metro Transit's general manager said he's digging into the agency's rainy day fund to pay for needed improvements on the area's trains and buses.
Evictions are rising in Rochester; this team is trying to stop them
A squad of lawyers, financial counselors and others helps renters work with landlords threatening eviction. The free work helps keep a roof over citizens who might otherwise be homeless in Rochester's extremely tight housing market.
Supreme Court justices seem incredulous at repeated racial bias in jury selection
In a Mississippi death-penalty case, the justices were skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors and appeared ready not to uphold the conviction.
5 key points from a new report on Minnesota electricity
A new analysis from BloombergNEF shows the state is rapidly changing how it produces electricity.
U.S. judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change
A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade faulting the government's consideration of emissions when issuing energy leases.
Officials: Mother killed herself, her 2 children were killed
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have identified the three people found dead in northwestern Minnesota as a mother and her two young children.
'Hear me by any means necessary': Charlottesville is forced to redefine civility
After a deadly white supremacist rally in 2017, once-marginalized voices in Charlottesville, Va., are demanding to be heard by the City Council. That has led to a debate over civility.
D.C.'s female judges are central to the Russia imbroglio, often behind the scenes
Some of the least-known but most important figures in the Russia investigation and its aftermath are the women who preside over its headline-grabbing cases.
General Mills fiscal 3Q results top forecasts
General Mills Inc. shares rallied in early trading Wednesday after the food company posted better-than-expected results and raised its guidance.
Trump to nominate former Delta Air Lines executive to lead FAA
The nomination of Stephen Dickson comes as the agency faces criticism for its response to crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max.
Survey: Minnesota media pros say industry has a problem with racial bias
Media professionals in Minnesota say there's a problem with racial bias in news reporting, and a lack of training. Nonetheless, a vast majority say they are at least somewhat confident in their ability to accurately reflect the stories of people from a different racial or cultural background
Nelson wins House seat in special election
Republican Nathan Nelson has won the special election to fill a vacant state House seat in east-central Minnesota.
Mozambique mourns, Zimbabwe buries dead from Cyclone Idai
Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern Africa has experienced in decades.
Trump keeps a sharp focus on Ohio for the 2020 campaign
President Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort.
Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," "The Simpsons," "Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.
Supreme Court broadens the government's power to detain criminal immigrants
The ruling responds to two class-action lawsuits brought by legal immigrants who served criminal sentences and then were detained years later.