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US Steel idles Indiana mill due to lack of ore

GARY, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off the mill’s access to vital iron ore. The company says in […]

04/05/2014

Firefighters work the scene where a fire engulfed several apartment units in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, McKenna Ewen)

14 taken to hospitals after Minneapolis fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments near downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals with injuries — some critical — ranging from burns […]

01/01/2014

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, center, gives a forearm to Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, below left, as Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) also collides into Love in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Clippers forward Barnes fined $25,000 by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes for failing to leave the court in a timely manner after he was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday’s game […]

12/23/2013

Stowaway, 9, placed out of his home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old who eluded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while he and his family get therapy […]

10/16/2013

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial […]

10/01/2013

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Quack! Wisconsin bill would legalize duck races

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin lawmaker is introducing a bill, no pun intended, that would legalize duck races. Well, not real ducks but the plastic ones with numbers on the bottom. Nonprofit organizations commonly […]

09/27/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Senator concerned about Apple’s fingerprint tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Al Franken is concerned about Apple’s use of fingerprint recognition technology in its new iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S, which went on sale Friday, includes a fingerprint sensor that lets […]

09/20/2013

Dairy Queen employee Joey Prusak in Hopkins, Minn. (AP Photo/Courtesy WCCO TV)

DQ manager’s good deed gets attention

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey Prusak was appalled when he saw a customer at the suburban Minneapolis Dairy Queen store where he works pick up someone else’s $20 bill and slip it into her purse. So […]

09/19/2013

Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, in the race for mayor of Minneapolis, as seen in his YouTube video campaign.

Weird political ad for mayor’s office

Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, is one of 35 people running for the Minneapolis’ mayor’s office. The political newcomer and relative unknown just released what is probably the strangest political ad of any […]

09/13/2013

In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 photo, fourth-grade students at Washington Elementary School in Monticello, Ill., eat popsicles to stay cool as their teacher reads to them. The school, built in 1894, has air conditioning in only a few spots and has been sending students home early this new school year as temperatures push into the 90s every day. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

CHICAGO (AP) — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet […]

09/02/2013

Paul White, of Ham Lake, Minn. and his girlfriend Kim VanReese, hold up the winnings about his plans after he was announced one of the winners of the $448.4 million Powerball Jackpot, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Minneapolis. White's share of the jackpot is $149.4 million. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

16 NJ workers have 1 ticket for $448M Powerball

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Sixteen workers from a county garage in a New Jersey coastal community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy have one of the three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball […]

08/09/2013

Paul White, of Ham Lake, Minn. accompanied by his girlfriend  Kim VanRees, right, lets out a holler during a news conference after he was announced as one of the winners of the $448.4 million Powerball Jackpot, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minn. dad claims third of $448M Powerball jackpot

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man claimed his third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, wasting no time before revealing his good fortune to the world and saying he had “been waiting […]

08/08/2013

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