A small group of Catholic nuns dedicated to eliminating the death penalty is working to spare the life of a man convicted of kidnapping and killing a University of North Dakota student. The Congregation of St. Joseph is an order of about a dozen nuns in Crookston, Minnesota, which is the hometown of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.
Minnesota's high school graduation rate has climbed above 81 percent but there's still a ways to go to meet a statewide goal of a 90 percent rate by 2020. The state Department of Education released graduation figures Tuesday. In 2014, the rate was 81.2 percent, which was up from 79.8 percent the year before.
The Mall of America has provided a rare glimpse at some security measures in an effort to calm fears over an online video purportedly made by a terrorist group urging extremists to attack shopping malls in Western countries.The Bloomington megamall is the nation's busiest shopping center with 40 million visitors each year.
A Brooklyn Center man has been found guilty of shooting and wounding two gang rivals outside of Target Field in Minneapolis. Twenty-eight-year-old James Davis was convicted Monday of two counts of attempted murder.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have released an additional 1,000 tickets for Kevin Garnett's return. Garnett will put on a Timberwolves uniform again when Minnesota plays host to Washington on Wednesday night.
House Republicans are reigniting a debate over the minimum wage with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes. Legislators passed a law last year bumping the state's minimum wage up to $9.50 hourly by 2016.
Nearly 1,000 Minnesotans have told the state they'll likely register for the state's new medical marijuana program. The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday released the results of a voluntary electronic survey it conducted to gauge interest in the program.
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