August 20, 2020

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 20, the 233rd day of 2020. There are 133 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: […]
August 20, 2020

Thousands of chicks arrive dead to farmers amid USPS turmoil

PORTLAND, Maine — At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid […]
August 20, 2020

Target sees historic quarterly sales jump

A continued shift to online shopping in an economy deeply affected by COVID-19 helped propel Target to its biggest sales jump in company history. While […]
August 20, 2020

Cuomo brushes back AP report of care home death undercount

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded Wednesday to an Associated Press report that his state’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes could […]
August 19, 2020

Old format, new problem: Biennial legislatures face COVID-19

CARSON CITY, Nev. — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, state legislators scrambled to authorize relief programs, review emergency protocols and rebalance their budgets amid plummeting […]
August 19, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz's appeal of Enbridge pipeline decision doesn't sit well with construction unions

Faced with a decision that would inevitably irritate one key constituency of his own DFL Party, Gov. Tim Walz chose to challenge Enbridge’s controversial $2.6 […]
August 19, 2020

Former Ohio House speaker needs more time to find lawyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The former speaker of the Ohio House still can’t find a permanent lawyer to defend him against a charge related to an […]
August 19, 2020

Q&A: California's new electricity-blackout challenge

BERKELEY, Calif. — As if the pandemic and economic recession weren’t bad enough, millions of Californians now face recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a […]
August 19, 2020

Walz's commerce commissioner could become casualty of Line 3

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Senate’s top leader warned Wednesday that Republican anger over the Walz administration’s continued opposition to the Line 3 oil pipeline project […]
August 19, 2020

Minnesota clinic closing will cost about 100 jobs

SARTELL, Minn. — A medical clinic near St. Cloud is set to lay off about 100 workers as it prepares to close its doors. The […]