Instead of spending his Earth day out in the wilderness, Vice President Joe Biden held an event at a bus depot in Maryland. The event marks the second time in one week that the Obama administration brought transit policy to the fore.
The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota broke a 112-year-old record last Friday morning when it rose past 40.33 feet ? the highest level ever measured. Joining The Takeaway are local residents and a Red Cross spokeswoman.
Somali immigrants living in Minneapolis, Minnesota are finding that an increasing number of their children have autism. Is it random coincidence, or evidence of a larger epidemic? New York Times global health reporter Donald McNeil joins The Takeaway.
It ain't over till it's over. A day before the 111th Congress convenes, Republican senators are claiming that they will block any attempts to seat Democrat Al Franken, who currently holds a slim lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.
While the Guinness Book of World Records may not actually have an entry for longest election, many Minnesotans are certain that their Senate race would win. Tom Scheck of Minnesota Public Radio joins The Takeaway to discuss the Minnesota Senate race.
The punishing recount between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken was supposed to end today, but 130 lost ballots in Minneapolis that could sway the outcome must be found first.
For one community, Columbus Day is a marker of genocide and shame. For another, it's a celebration of history and heritage. Now some cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis are siding with the former, rebranding the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Americans love to watch football, no matter their political persuasion. But it turns out that there's a developing divide among red and blue Americans when it comes to whether they let their children play football.
Some refugees who've lived in warmer climates all their life, come to the US sporting flip flops and shorts. Part of their American orientation is learning how to stay warm and enjoy the winter weather in Minnesota.
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades. Somali immigrants say the move is cutting off a vital lifeline — and may actually harm the fight against terror.
Six Somali Americans from Minneapolis have been arrested and charged with terrorism for planning to join forces ISIS, marking just the latest instance of jihadi recruitment among Minnesota's large Somali population.
Honey bees and other pollinators are in big trouble. President Barack Obama wants to help save them with a new protected bee habitat corridor along I-35 spanning the US from Laredo, Texas to Duluth Minnesota. Catherine Winter, who lives in Duluth and keeps bees herself, tracked down some other bee enthusiasts to talk about the president's plan and their own efforts to protect the pollinators that help feed us all.
As evidence continues to mount that global warming is real, and even accelerating, more and more businesses are stepping up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the future. General Mills is the latest to jump on board.