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ST. PAUL (AP) — The family of fired Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb says he's doing better after crashing his sport utility vehicle on a highway near St. Paul. Brodkorb's wife, Sarah, issued a statement Friday saying his condition has improved. The statement thanks everyone for their “concern, warm thoughts and prayers” and asks for privacy.
BY BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its...
J.R. Ewing wouldn't hesitate to cheat his fellow man. He also famously cheated death. In the second-season finale of “Dallas” back in 1980, he was shot by an unknown assailant in his office and left for dead. But he recovered nicely, and the cliffhanger question that gripped the nation (Who shot J.R.?) was answered that November in an episode seen by 80 million viewers. This time, J.R. won't get off so easy. The second season of TNT's rebooted “Dallas” poses an even more dramatic question: Who killed J.R.?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. Police will be monitoring crowds and bars at multiple hotspots in San Francisco. More than 400 officers will be on duty, triple the number on a normal Sunday.
ST. PAUL (AP) — A St. Paul father is accused of threatening his teenage daughter with an assault rifle because she failed to make straight A's and instead got two B's in school. A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court Friday charges 51-year-old Kirill Bartashevitch with making terrorist threats. Bartashevitch is accused of pointing the gun at his 15-year-old daughter and his wife during an argument at their house Jan. 17.
ST. PAUL (AP) — House Democratic and Republican leaders have come to early agreement on the state budget: Both want the final product to repay IOUs to Minnesota schools faster than Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed. They differ on where to find the money.
BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The 787 Dreamliner was born in a moment of desperation. It was 2003 and Boeing — the company that defined...
ST. PAUL — Amid jockeying by interests looking for a pass, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday it will take a “very compelling case” to win exemptions from his plan to subject more items and services to the state sales tax. Services that would fall under the tax are wide ranging, from wedding planning, dating services and golf lessons to lawyer bills, architectural services and tattoos, according a detailed list released late in the day by the Department of Revenue. As for goods, the spread-out tax would cover clothing that costs more than $100 per item.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Flu activity may be slowing down in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 15 more flu-related deaths. That raises Minnesota's death toll this season to 75. But the number of confirmed flu-related deaths was down last week compared with the previous week, when 33 deaths were confirmed. The number of hospitalizations due to flu also was down last week — 208, compared with 476 the week before.