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St. Paul's students get real with mock trials and 'Teen Court'.

BY A.J. LACROIX St. Paul's School St. Paul's 2016-17 NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune columnist A.J. LaCroix.Tammy Nunez, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Saint Paul's School has a long history offering specialized extracurricular activities and classes geared towards real world passions and careers. This...

- Times-Picayune - US

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies.

MINNEAPOLIS " Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles.

- PhysOrg - NL

Tennessee is considering making it legal to hit protesters with a car.

Tennessee lawmakers have proposed making it legal for drivers to run over protesters who block public streets. The Republican-sponsored legislation would protect motorists from civil liability if a protester were injured, provided the driver exercised "due care," The Huffington Post reports. The bill was introduced 10 days ...

- The Week - US

Journalist Steve Buttry dies of pancreatic cancer at age 62 .

The Buttry Diary: Journalist Steve Buttry dies of pancreatic cancer at age 62  —  Steve Buttry, a journalist for more than 45 years, died February 19 at age 62 of pancreatic cancer, his third major cancer.  —  A memorial service will be held in coming weeks in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

- Mediagazer - US

Fourth round of bomb threats hits Jewish Community Centers across the country.

The threats are now almost weekly.CREDIT: AP /David ZalubowskiIn what is becoming an almost weekly occurrence, a fourth wave of bomb threats appears to have been made against Jewish Community Centers across the country, forcing evacuations.According to various reports and independent ThinkProgress reporting, Jewish ...

- ThinkProgress - US

IFC invests $47.5 mn. in Granules India.

Debt to fund drugmaker's expansion

- The Hindu - IN

U.S. woman shocked asylum-seeking friend walked to Canada.

Saciido Shaie says Trump's hardline views on immigration have rattled many in Minneapolis' large Somali community, regardless of their immigration status

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Murphy, Minnesota outlast Michigan, 83-78.

MINNEAPOLIS — Losers of five straight games in January, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were in desperate need of a rebound.Jordan Murphy and...

- Townhall.com - US

'He was anxious, he was scared': U.S. woman shocked friend walked to Canada after asylum claim rejected.

Trump's hardline views on immigration have rattled many in Minneapolis's large Somali community. Mohamed Badal almost died on the cold, snowy trek to Winnipeg

- National Post - CA

U of Minnesota student arrested for drawing swastika in dorm.

- A University of Minnesota student was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a dormitory with anti-Semitic graffiti. The student, 18, was arrested on Thursday. He allegedly drew a swastika on a desk in a public area of the residence hall in which he lives. University officials have called the incident a “bias ...

- JTA - US

Know your fats and carbs

The idea that saturated fats cause heart disease was promoted by Ancel Keys, a researcher at the University of Minnesota. It started to change public health policies after Keys published his famed Seven Countries Study in 1970, which suggested that the populations that traditionally ate less meat in their diets also had ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

New Hampshire's Buckley Drops out of Race for DNC Chair

New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley has dropped out of the race for Democratic National Committee chair and is throwing his support behind Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison.Buckley's announcement comes a week before DNC members gather in Atlanta to choose a new leader....

- Newsmax - US

Predators-Wild Sums

Nashville 0 0 2—2 Minnesota 1 1 3—5 First Period_1, Minnesota, Granlund 17 , 2:38...

- Townhall.com - US

Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday...

- Townhall.com - US

Uncertain future for Vikings stadium after suite dustup

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials.

- Billings Gazette - US

New chapter for Vikings stadium awaits after suite dustup

ST. PAUL, Minn. " An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials.Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

World › Cities ask federal judge to keep Trump travel ban on hold

Municipalities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Skokie, Illinois, urged a federal judge on Friday to continue blocking aspects of Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban. New York City's chief lawyer, Zachary Carter, filed papers in federal court on behalf of nearly three dozen cities. The ...

- Japan Today - JP

U.S. Somali community understands refugee desire to get to Canada

'Sometimes when you're left with no options,' says executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota The post U.S. Somali community understands refugee desire to get to Canada appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Chicago, Skokie among cities asking federal judge to keep Trump travel ban on hold

Municipalities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Skokie, Illinois, urged a federal judge on Friday to continue blocking aspects of Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban. New York City's chief lawyer, Zachary Carter, filed papers in federal court on behalf of nearly...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

The Latest: Judge orders $250,000 bail for Amtrak officer

The Latest on charges against an Amtrak officer in Chicago for the shooting death of a Minneapolis man : 3:10 p.m.

- FOX News - US

Amtrak officer faces murder charge in fatal Chicago shooting

An Amtrak police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Minneapolis man outside Chicago's Union Station, prosecutors said Friday.

- FOX News - US

Chicago Amtrak officer charged with murder in train station shooting

A Minneapolis man was shot and killed during a stopover on a trip from Memphis.         

- USA TODAY - US

Amtrak officer faces murder charge in fatal Chicago shooting

CHICAGO " Prosecutors have charged an Amtrak police officer in the shooting death of a Minneapolis man outside Chicago's Union Station.The Cook County State's Attorney's office announced Friday that 31-year-old LaRoyce Tankson...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Amtrak officer faces murder charge in fatal Chicago shooting

Prosecutors have charged an Amtrak police officer in the shooting death of a Minneapolis man outside Chicago's Union Station.

- FOX News - US

New 22-acre Gwinnett County project to help densify suburbs

A developer behind some of the Atlanta suburbs' largest mixed-use projects wants to bring office space and high-end apartments to 22 acres just south of Gwinnett County's Infinite Energy Center. Legacy Partners LLC, an affiliate of Brand Properties, hopes to rezone the property at Duluth Highway and Meadow Church Road for a ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Vermette handed 10-game ban for slashing linesman

Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has been suspended for 10 games for slashing a linesman in apparent anger after a faceoff. The NHL announced the suspension Thursday. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso's legs after losing a faceoff to Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu during the third ...

- The Japan Times - JP

AP Exclusive: Wolves owner says playoffs priority this year

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the All-Star break in 13th place in the muddled Western Conference, seemingly faced with two options.

- Billings Gazette - US

AP Exclusive: Wolves owner says playoffs priority this year

MINNEAPOLIS " The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the All-Star break in 13th place in the muddled Western Conference, seemingly faced with two options.They can try to chase down the eighth seed and make the playoffs, with the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Warm Weather Puts Chill on Ice Fishing in Upper Midwest

Warm temperatures could damp ice-fishing festivals in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as officials restrict parking on frozen lakes and issue warnings. But the restrictions crimp much-needed winter revenue for local businesses.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Thousands stay home from work, school for A Day Without Immigrants protests

Across the United States on Thursday, thousands of immigrants skipped work and class to participate in A Day Without Immigrants. Activists say the purpose of the walkout was to show how important immigrants are to American society; census data says that more than 40 million people in the U.S., or about 13 percent of the ...

- The Week - US

Owner of stolen gemstones worth $60G offers reward

A Minnesota man is asking those who collect and sell rocks to be on the lookout after his unique collection of Lake Superior agates worth tens of thousands of dollars was stolen.

- FOX News - US

Amid suite heat, top Vikings stadium leaders resign

MINNEAPOLIS — The two top leaders of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium resigned abruptly Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials' family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation.

- Yahoo! News - US

The Latest: GOPer lauds resignations from stadium authority

MINNEAPOLIS " The Latest on departures at the authority overseeing management of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium :3:20 p.m.A top House Republican says the two leaders at the Minnesota Vikings' stadium oversight...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against cop in Philando Castile's death

Minnesota officer Jeronimo Yanez sought to have manslaughter charge dismissed.         

- USA TODAY - US

Head of authority overseeing Vikings stadium resigns

MINNEAPOLIS — The chairwoman of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium resigned Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials' family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation.

- Yahoo! News - US

Somali-American teen wears hijab on Kanye West's Yeezy NYFW show

Somali-American model Halima Aden might not be a household name. But, Aden was the name on everyone's lips after Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 show at New York Fashion Week.Adem walked the runway wearing her hijab; a sight that is , even in 2017 , still something of a rarity. SEE ALSO: Models in hijabs make history at New ...

- Mashable! - US

Sen. Amy Klobuchar On Investigating Trump And Russia

Senate Democrats met Wednesday to discuss how far they'll push on investigating the Trump administration's ties with Russia. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar discusses priorities for Democrats.

- NPR - US

Metro Atlanta dentist sentenced for nearly $1 million in Medicaid fraud

Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison for false Georgia Medicaid claims totaling nearly $1 million. Solarin owned and operated a dental care practice called Care Dental with locations in Doraville and Duluth, Ga. From 2009 to 2013, Solarin submitted false claims to the Georgia ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Gander Mountain issues statement on bankruptcy rumors

Gander Mountain responded on Wednesday to rumors that the hunting and outdoor retailer would file for bankruptcy. Reports surfaced over the weekend that St. Paul-based Gander Mountain Co. was preparing to file for bankruptcy, perhaps as soon as this month, according to a report Feb. 15 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Trump carried this Minnesota seat by 29 points, but the GOP won it by just 6 in a special election

So a funny thing happened on Tuesday night in Minnesota, which held a special election for a vacant seat in the state House. This district, known as 32B and located in the Minneapolis exurbs, voted for Donald Trump by an overwhelming 61-32 margin, but Republican Anne Neu beat Democrat Laurie Wagner just 53-47. Put another ...

- Daily Kos - US

Halima Aden Just Made Her Runway Debut in a Hijab at Kanye West’s Yeezy Fashion Show

It's the Minnesota teen's NYFW debut

- TIME Magazine - US

Springs hits winner for Minnesota in 75-74 win vs. Indiana

MINNEAPOLIS — Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Minnesota to...

- Townhall.com - US

Minnesota man shot by Amtrak police officer in Chicago dies

CHICAGO " A Minneapolis man who was shot by Amtrak police near Chicago's Union Station has died.Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 25-year-old Chad Robertson died Wednesday, one week after being shot.Robertson...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

This Midwestern city wants to be the 'Silicon Valley for medicine'

AP Photo/Joey McLeister,PoolIf you head directly south from St. Paul, Minnesota, you'll eventually find yourself in Rochester, home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. For more than 100 years, the city and the hospital have been synonymous. And now, a massive economic development project backed by Mayo, the city and the ...

- Business Insider - US

James helps carry Cavs, Butler shines in return

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

- The Daily Star - LB

The Latest: Lawyers for Minnesota officer want case tossed

The Latest on a hearing for a Minnesota police officer who killed a black man in a traffic stop : 10:15 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Defense wants case dismissed against Minnesota officer who shot Philando Castile

The St. Anthony police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile was back in court on Wednesday. Defense attorneys want the manslaughter charged dismissed against Jeronimo Yanez.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Lawyers for Minnesota officer want case tossed

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Latest on a hearing for a Minnesota police officer who killed a black man in a traffic stop :10:15...

- Townhall.com - US

The 3 plays in sports everybody will be talking about today

YouTube/NBA Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Wednesday: The LeBron James no-look, between-the-legs pass. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-108. The Cavs were led by LeBron, who had 25 points and 8 rebounds. He also had 14 assists, including one that Andrew ...

- Business Insider - US

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