Protesters storming N.C. capital over similar bill
Students cleaned up 1,456 cigarette butts in Powell Park last month
There is something uncomfortable about watching the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner. And it's not just the room was filled with narcissists pretending to love one another. It was uncomfortable...
Nearly a week after a man died in a southern Minnesota motel fire, the cause of the disaster is still a mystery...
The state fire marshal continues to look into the Thursday night fire at the Downtown Motel of St. Charles. A motel guest, Vincent Wright of South Dakota, died in the fire. Wright was the only person in the building when the flames began. Officer Renee Hewitt of the St. Charles police department says if investigators thought the fire was arson, they would have said so by now. Half of the units at the motel were damaged by the fire.
A convicted motel robber can avoid prison time, if he agrees to a counseling program. Joshua Green of La Crosse is sentenced to jail time and probation, with a prison sentence stayed. Green pled guilty to robbing a motel clerk of $150 last March, so he could buy drugs. A state corrections agent suggested probation for Green, so he can be treated for drug addiction and mental illness.
A local, un-named business, has told the La Crosse Salvation Army that they
Evansdale, Iowa police say an autopsy has confirmed that two bodies found last week in a wildlife area are those of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook. Police Chief Kent Smock says he received confirmation today from the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office that the bodies were the two cousins, who had been missing since July 13. The full autopsy hasn't been released to police.
Elizabeth was 8 and Lyric was 10 when they went for a bike ride in the northeastern Iowa community and didn't return.
Hunters found their bodies last week in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area in Bremer County, about 25 miles from where they were last seen. Police closed the park while they searched for evidence connected to the case but now have reopened the area.
A major winter storm sweeps through Minnesota and Wisconsin, but very few people had power outages.
That might be the result of Xcel Energy's efforts to keep tree branches away from electric lines. Brian Elwood, a spokesman for Xcel, says many outages during snowstorms happen when tree limbs loaded with wet snow drop onto power lines. For that reason, Xcel has worked to cut away branches that have grown close to the wires. Elwood also believes a lack of wind during the storm prevented lines from being blown down.
(AP) A slow-moving storm has dumped at least 16 inches of snow on parts of Minnesota, blanketing the Twin Cities, making some rural roads impassable and leading to at least one fatal crash. The heaviest snowfall the Twin Cities has experienced in two years led to the cancellation of dozens of flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Sunday and caused hundreds of traffic accidents around the state.
Blizzard conditions, blowing and drifting snow made visibility so poor that the state Department of Transportation pulled snowplows off the highways Sunday afternoon in southwest and west Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported nearly 600 crashes by Sunday night. The patrol says one person was killed in a crash involving a semi on Highway 61 near Red Wing.