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Thu, 4/23, 7:10pm (1 day ago)
Two massive volcanic eruptions have forced more than 4,000 people from their homes in southern Chile, news sources report. After decades spent dormant, the Calbuco volcano sent a column of lava and ash several kilometers into the air Wednesday, the BBC reports, catching local officials by surprise. Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said there have been no…
Wed, 4/22, 3:22am (3 days ago)
The Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for police officers to extend a traffic stop to wait for drug-detecting dogs on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.      In the case in question, Dennys Rodriguez was pulled over for a routine traffic stop before police made him wait for…
Wed, 4/22, 3:22am (3 days ago)
The Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for police officers to extend a traffic stop to wait for drug-detecting dogs on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.      In the case in question, Dennys Rodriguez was pulled over for a routine traffic stop before police made him wait for…
Tue, 4/21, 5:25pm (3 days ago)
On the day before the convicted Boston Marathon bomber is scheduled to be sentenced, about 30,000 runners took part in the annual marathon Monday, two years after a deadly terrorist attack struck the race, news sources report.   Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa took the top men’s spot again this year, following up…
Fri, 4/17, 5:29pm (1 week ago)
A woman was shot Thursday evening by police in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Her family has disputed whether or not the woman was armed at the time she was shot, according to the Star Tribune[BF1] .   The woman, identified as Tania Harris, was shot twice in the abdomen by police, but is in stable condition, according…
Thu, 4/16, 11:41am (1 week ago)
The European Union accused Google on Wednesday of using its Internet monopoly to favor its own online shopping services and financially harm competitors, Reuters reports.   This comes after a five-year investigation of the American company by Europe’s past commissioner that could change online business rules, according to Reuters.'   Europe’s current commissioner,…
Wed, 4/15, 5:43pm (1 week ago)
Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the city police would take part in a new federal program at the Police Conduct Oversight Commission meeting Tuesday night.   Minneapolis is one of a select few cities chosen for the Department of Justice’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, which will focus…
Mon, 4/13, 4:37pm (2 weeks ago)
Barway Collins’ father has been arrested for his murder, according to MPR. The arrest comes after Hennepin County Medical Center identified a body pulled out of the Mississippi river as that of the 10 year-old on Saturday. At a press conference on Sunday, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering said law enforcement…
Sat, 4/11, 4:36pm (2 weeks ago)
Hillary Clinton will confirm what many expected Sunday when she announces her plans to run in the 2016 presidential election, according to National Public Radio. Trips to Iowa and New Hampshire are already planned for the end of the month, where she will address the questions of “everyday American” voters, reported…
Wed, 4/8, 8:42am (2 weeks ago)
Gov. Mark Dayton released his $842 million jobs proposal Tuesday. The funding proposal focused on transportation and infrastructure projects that he believes will create jobs for the state in 2015. In the proposal, Dayton offered about $32 million for the 10th Avenue Bridge rehabilitation project, which is Minneapolis’ top bonding priority…
Wed, 4/8, 5:43am (2 weeks ago)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, officially announced his campaign to become President of The United States in his home state of Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. His announcement came in a speech that targeted both Democrats and Republicans, stating that both sides have had a hand in increasing the government’s size…
Mon, 4/6, 9:06am (3 weeks ago)
A report released last week by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found that health insurance companies are offering less coverage for mental health support than physical conditions. Though federal law requires insurers to offer these services, companies find loopholes by assessing the necessity of mental health care for the patient…
Fri, 4/3, 5:41pm (3 weeks ago)
The Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution on Friday that calls for Indiana and 27 other states to provide protections for the LGBT community that cover housing, employment and public accommodations, according to a city press release. The resolution is in response to Indiana’s controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” recently signed…
Wed, 4/1, 10:57pm (3 weeks ago)
President Obama asked Congress to increase funding for antibiotic-resistant bacteria research last week, the New York Times reported. Obama’s administration plans to research new drugs, monitor disease outbreaks and follow the intake of antibiotics to avoid overuse, according to the New York Times. The plan will span over the next five years…
Tue, 3/31, 3:02pm (3 weeks ago)
The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill that would create a $5 million tax credit for the biofuel industry that would aid in the development and expansion of the industry, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Environmentalists were initially against the bill because ethanol’s main ingredient – corn – can aid in…
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