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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is ready to impose a smoking ban at its Twin Cities campus. The University Senate has voted in favor of the ban. The Senate includes faculty, students and staff. University President Eric Kaler says a tobacco-free campus has become an expectation, rather than an innovation. Kaler would impose the ban, which could begin in 2014 after an educational campaign.
EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Rangers are searching for a missing Edina man who went on a hike in Yosemite National Park. Authorities say 73-year-old Kenneth Stensby was hiking Vernal Fall solo when he disappeared. Stensby had been staying at the Ahwahnee Hotel and told staff Sunday morning that he was headed out for a hike and expected to be back around noon. The St. Paul Pioneer Press ( http://bit.ly/18RNTXh ) says park officials found Stensby's day pack near the guard rails at the top of the waterfall on the Merced River.
BOSTON (AP) -- Despite more than 100 offers, a Massachusetts funeral director is striking out in his search for a burial location for the body of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gun battle with police. By DENISE LAVOIE, STEVE LeBLANC and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- As smoke thickened and a fire grew in the back of a limousine, Nelia Arellano desperately tried to squeeze through a 3 foot by 1 1/2-foot partition. By MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now." By THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — FBI officials said Monday that they foiled a terrorism attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota town, but they offered no details about the exact targets of the attack — or the motive of the man accused of having a cache of explosives and weapons in a mobile home. The FBI said “the lives of several local residents were po- tentially saved” with the arrest of Buford Rogers, 24, who made his first appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in St.
BOSTON — Stephen Drew doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night to stop season-high, three-game losing streak. Drew also homered for the Red Sox.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, bringing an end to his colorful and outspoken eight-year stay in Minnesota. Kluwe announced the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings GM Rick Spielman, a move that had been expected ever since the team spent a fifth-round draft pick on punter Jeff Locke at the end of last month. Kluwe said he knew what was bound to happen as soon as he saw Locke come off the board and he was pleased to get his release earlier enough in the summer to give him a chance to catch on with a
ST. PAUL — Trying to keep up with the Chicago Blackhawks would be unwise for the Minnesota Wild. Running into them over and over and over again, as Game 3 of this Western Conference quarterfinal matchup proved, is probably their best bet. After a rough-and-tumble effort in an overtime victory, the Wild were bracing for the inevitable pushback from the top-seeded Blackhawks in Game 4 on Tuesday. “A lot of teams respond well after losses, and that’s obviously a tough loss for them.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — FBI officials said Monday they foiled a terrorist attack being planned in a small western Minnesota town, but they offered no details about the exact targets of the attack — or the motive of the man accused of having a cache of explosives and weapons in a mobile home. The FBI said "the lives of several local residents were potentially saved" with the arrest of Buford Rogers, 24, who made his first appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in St.