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Minnesota Public Radio drops investigative program
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Minnesota Public Radio has shut down its long-running investigative program “APM Reports.” The Star Tribune reports executives informed employees of the decision on Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear how many members of the 18-member program might be reassigned and how…
Publisher wants to give away newspaper, travel to Ukraine
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The owner of a rural weekly newspaper in southern Minnesota is looking to give his publication away so he can join Americans helping in Ukraine. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger owner and publisher Lee Zion is willing to…
Investigation: No retaliation against COVID-19 whistleblower
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A state investigator’s report says there’s nothing to indicate the Florida Department of Health told an employee to falsify COVID-19 data and she wasn’t fired out of retaliation. The report released this month investigated claims made by former department employee…
Trump pick Jones wins Georgia lieutenant governor primary
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Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones has won the Republican primary for lieutenant governor. That means a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee in November to succeed fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a vocal critic of…
Scouts honor veterans throughout the region
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Scouts from throughout the region were involved in efforts this week to honor local veterans. These actions will culminate with Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 30.
Watch Now: Take a look inside one of the world's biggest cactus farms
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She smeared friend's blood on herself and played dead: 11-year-old reveals chilling details of the massacre
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11-year-old Miah Cerrillo shares chilling details of the events inside her fourth-grade classroom where the 18-year-old gunman shot her teachers and friends.
Horoscopes and celebrity birthdays for Friday, May 27
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Today’s Birthday (05/27/22). Teamwork is your superpower this year. Explore and investigate with methodical discipline for valuable results. Summer work and health changes inspire autumn practices for growing strength. Dreaming and planning privately this winter recharges you before springtime fun…
Ask Amy: Granddad’s rough-housing leads to tears
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Dear Amy: Recently my children and I were with my in-laws (their grandparents) at a crowded event where I relied on my father in-law to supervise my son (age 4) while I was with my toddler daughter.
High school sports roundup: Winona softball shuts out Red Wing in playoffs
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Winona’s softball team, ranked number one in the state in Class AAA in a poll by the Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches’ Association, started the postseason with a dominant performance in Austin on Thursday.
High school track: G-E-T and C-FC send 10 athletes to state meet
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Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau track and field had two individuals and two relay teams finish fourth or better to qualify for state at the WIAA Division 2 Sectional meet in Rice Lake on Thursday.
Southern Baptist leaders release secret accused abuser list
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Top Southern Baptists have released a previously secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse. The 205-page database includes both visible and redacted entries. Survivors and advocates have long called for a public database…
Xcel Energy recognized for climate leadership
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Xcel Energy was inducted into the Climate Leadership Hall of Fame on Thursday for its environmental progress, having earned two Climate Leadership Awards in the past decade for industry-leading carbon reduction efforts.
St. Cloud man charged with 12 felonies after police standoff
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A St. Cloud man has been charged with 12 felony counts in regards to an eight-hour standoff with police where he allegedly fired a gun through a wall when officers were on the other side. Shawn L. Jacobs was charged… calls for legislation to ban gun free zones
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In the wake of "another terrible massacre by a crazed lunatic who disregarded all legal measures and common decency by committing the act of murdering groups of small children and adults in an elementary school in Texas," the leadership of…
Dan Wilson launches campaign for state Senate
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Winona County resident and farmer Dan Wilson, of rural Rushford, on Thursday announced his candidacy against Minnesota State Senate Majority Leader, Jeremy Miller.
Fire that killed 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital may have been started by short circuit, says minister
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The country has been rocked by recent health care scandals including a previous fire at the neonatal unit of a hospital in Linguere, northern Senegal where four babies died.
Sen. Miller calls on MnDOT to find solutions for severe traffic problems caused by roundabout construction
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Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) called Thursday on the state’s Department of Transportation to look for solutions to improve severe traffic delays caused by the construction of a series of roundabouts along Hwy. 43/61/Mankato Avenue in Winona.
Winona woman injured in I-90 crash; vehicle sideswiped by two separate semi truck/trailers
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A 59-year-old Winona woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after her vehicle was sideswiped on Interstate 90.
Space heater cited in Aitkin County fire that killed three
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Sheriff’s officials say a space heater may have been involved in a fire that killed a couple and their young grandson in Aitkin County. The fire broke out in a trailer home early last Sunday in Wealthwood Township north of…
Two students treated after school bus crash near Winona
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Two school bus passengers were treated for injuries after a two-vehicle crash near Winona on Wednesday.
3M fine $2.8 million for hazardous waste violations
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3M Co. will pay a penalty of $2.8 million after Minnesota regulators found a series of hazardous waste violations at its Cottage Grove incinerator which has since been shut down. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Thursday its two-year investigation…
Husband of teacher killed in Texas school shooting dies 'due to grief,' family reports
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Irma Garcia’s husband, Joe, reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after Irma’s passing
Worth Watching: ‘Grey’s 400th Episode Finale, Final Bow for Ellen and ‘Bull,’ ‘Alone’ Again, Michael Che’s...
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AP News Summary at 1:19 p.m. EDT
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