Minnesota

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

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Winning tickets for $448M Powerball in NJ, Minn.

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — At least three people in two states will split the $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, after two winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and one was sold in Minnesota, […]

08/08/2013

People playing Twister (AP Photo)

Inventor of iconic party game Twister dies

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.” Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game […]

07/11/2013

Gunnar Boettcher's video of a tumorous rabbit posted on YouTube.

Unusual Minnesota rabbit video attracts attention

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota college student’s spoof video of an apparently tumorous rabbit that he dubbed “Frankenstein” has attracted hundreds of thousands of Internet viewers. Gunnar Boettcher, a 20-year-old student at Gustavus […]

07/11/2013

Bobby Tufts, the 4-year old mayor of Dorset, Minnesota. (AP Photo)

Minnesota town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

DORSET, Minn. (AP) — Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor — a short guy — is […]

07/10/2013

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Whole Foods Cheese Recall

NEW YORK (AP) – Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least […]

07/05/2013

(AP Photo)

Minn. lawmaker apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ tweet

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic legislator from Minnesota swiftly apologized Tuesday for a tweet he sent that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Thomas” following a major ruling on the […]

06/25/2013

Author Vince Flynn (AP Photo)

Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year […]

06/19/2013

Superman (AP Photo)

Rare Superman comic book sells for $175,000

  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman’s first appearance that went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house has been sold for $175,000. Stephen […]

06/12/2013

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