The Star Tribune reports that Macalester College leader Brian Rosenberg told faculty this week he planned to strip Edward Duffield Neill’s name from the humanities building, following pressure from student activists and journalists.
Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul will serve more than seven years in prison for the February attack that left Thomas Benson deaf in one ear and unable to continue working as a bus driver, due to nerve damage in his hand.
Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty on all seven counts against him. Charges included that he lied to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampered with witnesses, and obstructed a House intelligence committee probe.
Twitter says it will still allow advertising about social issues despite its ban on political advertising. Social cause advertisements on Twitter won't be allowed to mention candidates or political parties.
A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis alleges his superiors retaliated by launching a review of his medical history.
More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to cast their ballot unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit that liberals fear could dampen turnout among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. The lawsuit being filed Wednesday could affect how many voters are able to cast ballots in both the April presidential primary and November 2020 general election in Wisconsin.
School officials in the Twin Cities suburb of Richfield are apologizing after lunchroom workers threw away dozens of hot meals over unpaid debts. The superintendent says workers “inaccurately and inappropriately implemented alternate lunch.”
Muslim leaders in the Twin Cities are urging police and the FBI to investigate weekend vandalism at a Minneapolis mosque as a hate crime. Surveillance video hows a person throwing rocks through a glass entry door early Sunday morning.
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he does not think Republican state senators are “bastards” but acknowledged using that description when speaking to state workers. He says he was invoking a well-known saying and not delivering an insult.
Duluth Police continue their investigation into an overnight shooting that left one man with a gunshot wound to the arm. It happened at an uninhabitable unit on W. 3rd Street, and no suspect has been located or identified.
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Red Lake area resort owners are asking people to stay off the ice. Recent cold weather has resulted in an early ice sheet, but more than 11 people were rescued Tuesday after the ice shifted leaving a 30 foot opening.
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission released their progress report on fish-killing sea lampreys in the Great Lakes. Lakes Superior, Huron and Erie are above target levels for the invasive species, while Lakes Michigan and Ontario are near-historic lows.
A stretch of temperatures typical of January is allowing ice to quickly develop on northern Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes. Ice is never 100% safe, and early ice should be approached with caution. In the event of an emergency, the Duluth Fire Department has a new tool this year to help people in danger.