Minneapolis bans conversion therapy for minors

The controversial practice aims to change a person's sexual orientation from gay to straight. The LGBT community and others say so-called ‘conversion therapy’ doesn't work. Supporters of the practice say state or city bans violate First Amendment protecti…

Republican senators, White House map out impeachment trial

The White House has stepped up its outreach to Capitol Hill as the House impeachment inquiry gathers steam.

Forest bathers: A slow hike can help your health

Advocates have brought the Japanese practice of “forest bathing” to Minnesota. They say attention-filled walks may improve physical and mental health.

Auditor ends look into ex-Corrections Department official

After opening a preliminary inquiry, the legislative auditor says his team won’t delve deeper into allegations against a former deputy commissioner at the Department of Corrections.

Impeachment already a campaign issue in Craig’s 2nd District

As the House Intelligence Committee held hours of public impeachment hearings in Washington, D.C., this week, DFL U.S. Rep. Craig was facing a delicate balancing act back home in Minnesota’s 2nd District, where Republicans have targeted her for defeat in …

Nickel per single-use store bag approved by Minneapolis City Council

Council members on Friday approved a plan to require grocery stores and other retailers to charge customers 5 cents for every bag they take.

Walz highlights home care by pitching in

Gov. Tim Walz showed his support for home care workers Friday by pitching in to help care for a St. Paul man with multiple sclerosis.

Amazon pulls skin-lightening creams from site after demands from Minnesota activists

The retail giant removed the products after an online petition and a full-page newspaper ad demanded Amazon stop selling creams designed to lighten people’s skin.

'Perfect storm' of fall weather - and falling numbers - hits wheat farmers hard

Wheat farmers thought they had a solid crop that might turn a profit in a bleak year for agriculture. Then they hauled the crop to the elevator and found out an unexpected problem sharply reduced the value of the crop. It’s a story about weather, chemistr…

TSA reopens strategic checkpoint at Twin Cities airport

Transportation Security Administration officials have decided to reopen a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport checkpoint it closed earlier this week claiming it was underused.