Tribune News Service
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The unleashed dog lunged from the woman's lap and right at Andy, Michaela Chase's dog. "It was going for blood," Chase said, thinking back to the narrow waiting room at her physical therapy gym in Lincoln, Neb. "It was in full attack mode."
MINNEAPOLIS — The Mall of America's gamble to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day last year seems to have paid off.
BURR RIDGE, Ill. - When Lauren Doppke saw her 10-year-old brother P.J. disappear into a rain-charged drainage pipe, she was terrified. Lauren, 11, and P.J. had asked their mother if they could take their dog Pepper and go to a nearby park on the afternoon of Oct. 14. It had been raining steadily that Saturday and the creek and culvert through the park had overflowed its banks. P.J. saw Pepper run in and out of the flowing water, but when he stepped in, he was knocked over. "I tried to get out, but I fell again," P.J. said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charlie was never to be part of the ceremonies. Another mutt, his future in-law Arya, was ring-bearer. Did this bother Charlie? Or did our 9-year-old spaniel mix just feel forgotten as all the humans were busying themselves with the wedding of Arya's owners — Laura Shorey and our son Max.
MINNEAPOLIS - Wildlife crews will swoop down in helicopters above southeastern Minnesota early next year to capture and collar more than 100 deer to study how far they roam and what corridors they follow. The chronic wasting disease (CWD) research project by the Department of Natural Resources is being launched with $350,000 in emergency funding to help stop the largest-ever CWD outbreak in Minnesota's wild deer population.
MIAMI - A family cruise to paradise turned into a nightmare on Saturday, when an 8-year-old tumbled over the inner railings of a ship and fell to her death. Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz said it isn't yet clear if there's security footage capturing the accident, and Miami-Dade police, the lead agency, had no updates on the investigation. "Our most heartfelt condolences are with the family at this very difficult time," Carnival said in a statement.
We need to know. Two weeks after Stephen Paddock rained down bullets on attendees of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring more than 500, investigators are no closer to understanding the gunman's motives. For a nation riveted by the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, this is a deeply unsettling problem.
Vice President Mike Pence's hardline religious beliefs have been a running joke in the White House, and President Donald Trump once cracked that his right-hand man wanted to see all gay people "hang," a report said Monday. Trump has been mocking Pence's devotion to evangelical Christianity and making light of some of Pence's most extreme views, according to a New Yorker story that documented their relationship. The story said a Trump campaign staffer recalled that the president would ask people after meeting with Pence, "Did Mike make you pray?"
MINNEAPOLIS — It was the first day of school, and Mallory, a Twin Cities teacher, had a problem. A lice problem. Because of it, she couldn't go to work.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings this week announced the hiring of an 18-year-old consultant who calls himself a "Gen Z guru," to find new ways to connect with the new generation. With his father David, Jonah Stillman wrote, "Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace." Jonah Stillman is a 2017 graduate of Minnetonka High School.