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A Yale University senior from Minnesota says he plans to use his Rhodes scholarship to focus on criminal drug policies. Twenty-two-year-old Riley Tillitt of Eden Prairie says people suffering from drug addiction need to be...

Autopsy: Asthma caused St. Thomas student's death

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office says a University of St. Thomas student found dead in her dorm room last month died of respiratory distress.

Yale student from Minnesota among latest US Rhodes scholars

A Yale senior from Minnesota is among the latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars.

Couple pleads guilty to hauling 900 pounds of pot in RV

A Minnesota couple has pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges after Montana authorities said they found 960 pounds of marijuana in the couple's recreational vehicle.

Minnesota researcher maintains telescope in Antarctica

An astrophysicist from the University of Minnesota who has spent 14 winters in Antarctica tending to a telescope plans to step away from his research after the instrument is replaced.

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

Health officials say there's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

Police: Duo dumped deer carcasses on Minnesota Somalis' cars

Somali and Muslim community leaders are expressing deep concern after a white man and his son dumped deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali-American men outside of a YMCA in the central Minnesota city of...

Minnesota sees rise in electronic pull-tab gambling sales

A new report by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board shows that annual sales of electronic pull-tabs rose 80 percent during the last fiscal year, generating $360 million.

US Army looks to social media for Midwest recruitment

U.S. Army recruiters in Indiana and other Midwestern states where recruitment has consistently fallen short are exploring other recruitment tactics as they try to convince young people to enlist.

Lawsuit seeking church abuse records filed in Philadelphia

Two survivors of alleged child sexual abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are suing for the release of church records from all of Pennsylvania's dioceses.

Democrat Dan Feehan concedes in Minnesota congressional race

Democratic congressional candidate Dan Feehan has conceded defeat in Minnesota's razor-close 1st District race.

Governor's residence Christmas tree harvested from forest

Minnesota foresters have cut down the official state Christmas tree in the Nemadji State Forest.

MNsure new coverage enrollments lag due to Medicare crunch

Sign-ups on Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange are lagging behind last year's pace, and state officials think the unusually busy open enrollment period for Medicare health plans is to blame.

St. Paul teacher suspended after 5-year-old wanders away

A St. Paul kindergarten teacher has been suspended after one of her 5-year-old students was found wandering nearly a mile from the elementary school.

Dayton says complications have kept him at Mayo for a month

Gov. Mark Dayton says he suffered lung damage after his latest surgery, keeping him at Mayo Clinic for a month.

Police, others clear St. Paul homeless camp

Police have cleared a homeless camp in St. Paul, ordering its inhabitants to leave the encampment where about two dozen people have lived since last spring.

How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul

House Democrats are unveiling new rules for how they would govern the chamber when they take over the majority next year.

1 dead in train-SUV crash in western Minnesota

Authorities say the driver of an SUV is dead after colliding with a freight train in western Minnesota.

Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010.

Minnesota HS football player out of hospital after collapse

A Hill-Murray football player is out of the hospital after collapsing during a playoff game last month.

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