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100 years ago a Minneapolis 'peace army' assembled under clouds of war

Brilliant Betsy Hodges Ice Bucket Challenge parodies whack ad from 2013 opponent

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has produced one of the funniest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos yet, a re-do of a competitor's viral campaign ad from …

Kahn, Noor set for tight primary in University area

The end of the divisive race between 42-year incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, and Somali-born Mohamud Noor to represent the University …

Voter ID laws a solution in search of a nonexistent problem

A new study shows that the kind of fraud that voter IDs can stop is extraordinarily rare, suggesting that the burden such laws put on the poor, …

GOP establishment wins primary battle, but it let tea party win the war

Yes, it looks like the Republican establishment will successfully beat back the tea party in every Senate race this cycle. But it has had to veer far …

70 percent of Americans see immigration as threat to American way of life

Large majorities of Americans say illegal immigration threatens the American way of life and places an undue burden on the economy. The data …

University of Minnesota to Washington Redskins: No racial slurs on our field

The Washington Redskins are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings at the University of Minnesota campus on Nov. 2, but university staff and …

Finding new angles on solar energy

If you’ve ever looked at a flat-screen TV or computer monitor from an odd angle, you’ll get an idea of the challenge facing manufacturers of solar …