Hand saws and herbicide: One Minnesotan's crusade against a killer vine

Nov 19, 2018

The invasive Oriental bittersweet vine has had about 50 years to spread, but efforts to contain it are finally paying off.

As Rochester grows, 'trailing spouses' still struggle to find work

Nov 19, 2018

The city wants to build a global hub of medical innovation. But some highly trained and accomplished workers who follow spouses there say it's hard to find a job.

'Frugality fatigue' may fuel increased holiday spending

Nov 19, 2018

Retail analysts predict holiday spending this year could surpass the $1 trillion mark for the first time. What's behind the forecast increase in sales? One expert says it may be a result of "frugality fatigue."

APM Reports: 'In the Dark: The Trials of Curtis Flowers'

Nov 19, 2018

Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. The Supreme Court just agreed to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal.

Longtime Minnesota candy maker returns to local ownership

Nov 18, 2018

Pearson Candy Co. — maker of Salted Nut Rolls, Nut Goodies, Mint Patties and Bit-O-Honey, among other products — is now owned by Minneapolis private equity firm Spell Capital Partners.

Serving time, and fighting California wildfires for $2 a day

Nov 18, 2018

For the inmates who volunteer, the state program offers sentence reductions and more comfortable prison accommodations. But some critics have decried the practice as slave labor.

Minnesota man found dead after apparent drowning in Utah

Nov 18, 2018

A Minnesota man is one of two people found dead after their canoe apparently capsized on a Utah reservoir.

A chilly Monday, with a few morning flakes possible; milder temps by Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2018

It was a chilly weekend, and the chill will continue on Monday. Thankfully, it’ll warm up a bit toward mid-week. Temperature trends Monday highs are expected to be in the teens across much of northern Minnesota, with 20s in the south: In the Twin Ci…

Minnesotan named Rhodes scholar to focus on U.S. drug policy

Nov 18, 2018

"We treat it (drug addiction) as a criminal issue instead of a public health issue," said Riley Tillitt, who lost his brother to a heroin overdose. That attitude is leading to more people overdosing, he said.

Bloomberg gives $1.8 billion for financial aid at Johns Hopkins University

Nov 18, 2018

The donation is the largest individual gift ever made to a single university and is designed to allow the school to be need-blind and loan-free.