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News24.com | White man gets 15 years for shooting 5 black men at protest.

A white Minnesota man has been sentenced to over 15 years in prison for shooting and wounding five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of an African-American.

- News24.com - ZA

In Minnesota, Walmart-style education is not a figure of speech.

Here's the effort to kill public schools in action. There are 36,000 students in Minneapolis-St. Paul public schools, Ed Hive MN's Rob Levine reports. There are about 25,000 students in charter schools in the area, and charter backers have a plan to create another 30,000 seats in charter schools in the next few years. Where ...

- Daily Kos - US

Three Indicted in Detroit-area Female Genital Mutilation Case.

A grand jury indicted two doctors and a third person Wednesday in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and Attar's wife, Farida, were charged with female genital mutilation, conspiracy and other crimes. The federal ...

- Voice of America - US

Two Detroit-area doctors among three indicted in genital mutilation case.

A grand jury has indicted two doctors and a third person in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic.

- FOX News - US

Doctors indicted in Detroit-area genital mutilation case.

A grand jury has indicted two doctors and a third person in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic

- ABC News - US

Officials: Dad regrets daughter's Detroit visit for genital mutilation.

Two doctors and a woman are in jail on genital mutilation charges involving two Minnesota girls.         

- USA TODAY - US

Sequoia India invests $20 mn. in Awfis Space.

Office space major to set to expand

- The Hindu - IN

Robert Ratliff, who founded and grew AGCO Corp., passes away.

Robert J. Ratliff, founder and former president, chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based agricultural equipment-maker AGCO Corp. , has passed away, the company said Tuesday. Ratliff passed on Thursday, April 20th. He was 85 years old, according to a company spokeswoman. Ratliff guided the company through a total of 21 ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Paul McCartney playing Atlanta in July .

Sir Paul McCartney will return to Georgia for a concert in metro Atlanta this summer. The former Beatle is slated to play at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth on July 13 as part of his "One On One" 2017 U.S. run. The "One On One" tour kicked off April 13, 2016 with McCartney's debut concert in Fresno, Calif. The show ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Zagat picks best new restaurants in Atlanta.

The best new restaurants in Atlanta are spread out from the suburbs to intown, according to Zagat's latest list. It includes three Duluth restaurants and one in East Cobb as well as new dining spots in Morningside, Old Fourth Ward and Grant Park. Here are a few: Oak Brewpub, in Decatur's Oakhurst neighborhood Muss & ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Al Franken flashback: Watch the Minnesota senator freehand draw the US map , from memory.

Long before Sen. Al Franken confronted education secretary Betsy DeVos for supporting gay conversion therapy or slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for 'trying to impugn' his integrity, the former Saturday Night Live' star learned a truly impressive party trick: freehand drawing the United States o...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump is taking aim at one of America's closest allies — and he has bipartisan backing

Lamar SalterA new, somewhat unexpected target is in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's trade agenda: Canada. And interestingly enough, Trump's zeroing in on one of the US's closest allies has garnered bipartisan support from the likes of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of ...

- Business Insider - US

Bankrupt Gander Mountain Could Have A Buyer, Allowing Stores To Stay Open

When specialty sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain recently went bankrupt, the future of the company's physical locations was in doubt. Now comes a report that there may be a buyer for Gander Mountain that could keep some of the chain's stores open. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing people familiar with the matter, ...

- The Consumerist - US

Measles Outbreak in Minnesota's Somali Community

A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country.

- Breitbart - US

Realtor.com ranks Atlanta No. 2 'Next Top Tech Town'

Realtor.com today published a list of what it believes are the 10 "Next Top Tech Towns" as rising real estate prices drive workers out of Silicon Valley. Sky high real estate pricing is beginning to push companies and tech workers out of Silicon Valley and into new cities across America, so Realtor.com says it created a ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Drowning victim was university student from Nepal

GARRETSON, S.D. " Authorities say the young man who drowned in a South Dakota state park over the weekend was a student from Nepal attending a university in Minnesota.Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said Monday the body...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

HCL-T buys mortgage BPO firm for $30 mn.

HCL Technologies on Monday said it had acquired announced the acquisition of U.S.-based provider of mortgage business process and fulfilment services – Urban Fulfillment Services – for $30 milli...

- The Hindu - IN

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

MINNEAPOLIS " The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

MINNEAPOLIS — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its...

- Townhall.com - US

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

MINNEAPOLIS " The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

MINNEAPOLIS — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its...

- Townhall.com - US

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

MINNEAPOLIS " The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn variety to the U.S. market before China...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Stanford researchers create a better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural production

Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products affect natural resources such as land, water and biodiversity.A team of ...

- ENN - US

Two more arrested in Michigan genital mutilation case

Federal agents arrested a Michigan doctor and his wife on charges they abetted a fellow doctor in mutilating the genitals of two young Minnesota girls.

- UPI - US

Fargo: TV that tells the truth in Trump's post-truth world

When it was announced that there was to be a small-screen spin-off of Fargo, the classic 1996 Coen brothers thriller set in the snowy expanses of North Dakota and Minnesota, there was understandable scepticism about whether it could live up to the directors' idiosyncratic vision.

- Stuff - NZ

Why the release of new Prince music has been blocked

Getty ImagesAfter a new Prince album called "Deliverance" was announced, featuring "undiscovered Prince recordings," a US district judge in Minnesota granted a temporary restraining order to Prince's estate Wednesday night against the planned release of music. Prince's estate sued George Ian Boxill Wednesday, the album's ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Prince fans join 'purple family' at Paisley Park

MINNEAPOLIS — The Latest on the anniversary of Prince's death :

- Billings Gazette - US

Minnesota police department has fun with stoners on 4/20

Undercover #420 operations are in place,' police in Wyoming, Minn., tweeted early Thursday. Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today.'

- Yahoo! News - US

Congressman, Senator Concerned About Somalia Aid Cuts

Two members of Congress are expressing concern over President Donald Trump's plan to slash foreign aid as parts of Somalia and nearby countries move closer to famine. Speaking in Minneapolis at a forum on the drought situation in the Horn of Africa, U.S. Representative Tom Emmer said the administration's proposed 31-percent ...

- Voice of America - US

Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

MINNEAPOLIS — For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.

- Billings Gazette - US

In Minnesota and U.S., Teacher-Powered Schools Take Root

Impact Academy at Orchard Lake is among a growing number of public schools where teachers have a say in what goes on, from the learning approach to staffing and scheduling.

- Education Week - US

Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

MINNEAPOLIS " For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

MINNEAPOLIS — For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and...

- Townhall.com - US

Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

Prince fans will mark the anniversary of his sudden death by gathering at Minnesota sites made famous by the "Purple Rain" superstar.

- WRAL.com - US

Minnesota police share 'undercover' 4/20 sting plan on Twitter: report

The Wyoming, Minn., Police Department tweet received thousands of retweets and "likes"

- Times-Picayune - US

New Prince music blocked by temporary restraining order

Just hours after new, unreleased Prince music was announced, a federal judge in Minnesota District Court has granted a temporary restraining order requested by the late s

- ABC News - US

Prince home state marks death anniversary with celebrations

MINNEAPOLIS " For Prince fans, Friday's one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.At his Paisley Park home and recording studio-turned-museum outside...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Minnesota police set up 'traps' on 4/20 day

Police in Wyoming, Minnesota have set up the some "discreet" 420 traps to catch their weed suspects.

- FOX News - US

New Prince music release blocked by U.S. court

A U.S. judge has blocked a planned release of new Prince music on the first anniversary of his death this week. The Minnesota district court on Wednesday issued a temporary injunction barring the release of the six-song EP "Deliverance" after Prince's estate argued that the recordings breached a confidentiality agreement ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Prince's 1980s band hits the road for memorial tour

MINNEAPOLIS — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago.

- Billings Gazette - US

​Swarm to host first professional lacrosse playoff game in Georgia

The National Lacrosse League's Georgia Swarm will soon make its mark in the record books as the first professional lacrosse team to host a playoff game in the Peach State. The team's first home playoff game, which is presented by Atlanta-based Axiom Corp., will be played on Harrah's Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Tips for Sean Spicer: Cool down, be truthful and stick to the facts

In the 88 years since President Hoover named a former Minneapolis Tribune reporter as the first White House press secretary, nobody who has held that job has stumbled as quickly or dramatically as Sean Spicer. Millions have gaped at the spectacle of Spicer's daily briefings on cable news. Melissa...

- Los Angeles Times - US

A year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution

Members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution have said reuniting and hitting the road for a spring US tour is how they are coping with the Purple Rain pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago. "We're taking it to the people who are grieving like we are, and letting them have a little bit of relief," guitarist ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Prince's 1980s band hits the road for memorial tour

MINNEAPOLIS — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they...

- Townhall.com - US

1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution

MINNEAPOLIS — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago.

- Billings Gazette - US

1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution

MINNEAPOLIS — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they...

- Townhall.com - US

1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution

MINNEAPOLIS " For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago."We're...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Minnesota girl in mutilation case allowed back with parents

A Minnesota girl who prosecutors say was taken to Michigan for a genital mutilation procedure has been allowed to return to her parents.

- FOX News - US

Minnesota girl in mutilation case allowed back with parents

MINNEAPOLIS " A Minnesota girl who prosecutors say was taken to Michigan for a genital mutilation procedure has been allowed to return to her parents.The girl is one of two Minnesota 7-year-olds who told authorities their mothers...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sean Spicer should cool down and stick to the facts, predecessors say

In the 88 years since President Hoover named a former Minneapolis Tribune reporter as the first White House press secretary, nobody who has held that job has stumbled as quickly or dramatically as Sean Spicer. Millions have gaped at the spectacle of Spicer's daily briefings on cable news. Melissa...

- Los Angeles Times - US

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