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feed text Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:06:26 -0600
President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years.
text Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:46:22 -0600
The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.
President Donald Trump's charitable foundation has reached a deal to dissolve amid a legal battle with New York's attorney general.
Brad and Jessica Bond, of Homestead, Fla., spent their first date seven years ago shopping at Target to buy toys for Toys for Tots. Every year on the anniversary of their first date, they go shopping for toys for kids.
text MPCA denies southern Minn. sow farm permit
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:21:22 -0600
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Tuesday that his agency would not allow the 4,800-head swine farrowing facility planned near Newburg Township, Minn., to move forward.
Later this morning, the University of Minnesota regents are expected to approve hiring Joan Gabel as the university's next president. If hired, Gabel will be the university's first female president.
The White House on Tuesday appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there are "other ways" to secure the $5 billion in funding that President Donald Trump wants.
text Walz set to make first cabinet picks
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:38:57 -0600
Two current state agency commissioners and some prominent public officials are finalists for the five cabinet posts Gov.-elect Tim Walz was preparing to fill Tuesday.
St. Paul immigration attorney Kara Lynum headed for the border this week to document what's happening when people approach the Customs and Border Patrol to request asylum.
Black students and students with a disability are twice as likely to be suspended, according to an analysis of federal data for NPR.
text ‘Dibs!’
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:08:26 -0600
It's been awhile since we talked about "dibs", the curious -- and somewhat eccentric -- practice of declaring as yours, that which is not yours.
text Very mild Tuesday; then a cooling trend
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:57:53 -0600
A very mild air mass held temperatures up overnight into Tuesday morning. Sunshine for at least part of the day before clouds thicken will boost afternoon readings into spring-like conditions. Expect high temperatures from the low 30s in the far north around International Falls, Ely and Isabella to the mid 40s in the southwest around…
text The right to a nice view?
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:18:21 -0600
KSTP reports a neighborhood group in Prospect Park has filed suit against a developer because a building that would be constructed would limit their view of and from the Prospect Park Water Tower, a.k.a. 'the witch's hat tower.'
text Daily Digest: A new chapter nears for Dayton
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:37:48 -0600
A roundup of regional news from the world of politics and government.
If implanted medical devices fail, patients and their insurers usually have to pay for repairs. That financial responsibility falls to them even when the problems were solely with the devices.
text What’s on MPR News – 12/18/18
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:00:25 -0600
Here are the stories, topics and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
A partial shutdown that could occur at midnight Friday risks disrupting government operations and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or working without pay over the holiday season. Costs would be likely in the billions of dollars.
Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which he lied about his Russian contacts.
Gov. Mark Dayton's two terms have sometimes been rocky, and they've taken a toll on his health. But he racked up significant accomplishments during his time in office.
Three of their children were gravely injured by a fleeing driver; a fourth was born with a life-threatening condition, all since June. Nicolle and Kyle Peltier, though, say their family is on the mend, and they've chosen love over hate.