Life doesn’t get much more poignant than the situation facing Shaina Briscoe and her family. Read more →
Paxton Harvieux, Michael Goodgame and James Adams were killed last Friday after their SUV slid into the path of a truck. They were on their way to a Frisbee tournament.
Their deaths have struck the soul of parents everywhere, who dread the thought of the late-night call from a police department far away. Read more →
A new study from a Boston cancer center is shedding new light on one of life’s most difficult decisions: Whether and/or when it makes sense for us to fight it. Read more →
Maybe — maybe — the moose in Minnesota are the canaries in the coal mine when it comes to our natural environment. Read more →
Arlington National Cemetery loses track of what soldiers are buried where, Dover AFB’s mortuary is caught throwing body parts in a landfill, veterans needing medical assistance stuck in a scandalous backlog of neglect. It’s not as if the nation’s soldiers — dead and alive — needed another reminder of the disconnect between the public posturing Read more →
At the state high school wrestling tournament, St. Michael Albertville High School’s Mitchell McKee really wanted to win the state title for his father, who has terminal cancer. Read more →
The people who want to dramatize the traffic congestion in the Twin Cities are doing it again — making big numbers out of trivial little numbers. Read more →
If there’s anybody people have been collectively pulling for, it’s Duffy, who was profiled in a Star Tribune article a month ago about the plight of older workers who get laid off. Read more →
This is the sort of story that could turn a person into a soccer fan for good. Ayo Dosumu, 7, ran onto the field — pitch, whatever — in South Africa. Security stopped him before he could do any damage, but then a Brazilian player grabbed him and gave us today’s daily dose of cute. Read more →
The Des Plaines Oasis that spans Interstate 90 is as close to iconic as anything is on the long drive to civilization. Soon it will be gone. Read more →
Carnegie Hall has announced that 120 musicians from 33 states will make up the National Youth Orchestra on its eight stop tour beginning in July. For the second year Arjun Ganguly, who plays viola, is returning to the orchestra — one of 26 players to return. What were you doing at 15? Arjun Ganguly tells Read more →
Raymond Callihan, 72, will be taken off life support in the next few days; he suffered an apparent heart attack while eating breakfast last week, according to WCCO.
Would it have made a difference if Minneapolis’ 911 operators had answered Arcola Tullis’ call for help? Read more →
By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Myles Eckert, the Toledo-area boy who found $20 outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant and then decided to give it to a soldier who was having dinner inside. He did it, he told CBS’ Steve Hartman, in memory of his father, who was killed in Iraq on Mother’s Day 2005.
There’s another kid in that family, and she’s got a pretty good story, too. Read more →
You can’t blame Carrie Steacy, an airline pilot in Canada, for being a little steamed. All she did was get “David in 12E” and all of the other passengers safety to their destinations in British Columbia. Read more →
Another anchor from the state-run Russia Today network is protesting the actions of Russia. Liz Wahl, an American, quit on the air this afternoon. “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said. She said her grandparents emigrated from Hungary to the U.S. to Read more →