Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced Wednesday a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong, cutting obscure vocabulary words and making the essay optional.
Ramsey County investigators said Wednesday that they have broken up a criminal operation that illicitly used food-stamp benefits to buy thousands of dollars of nonperishable foods like soda and ramen noodles that were shipped to Liberia and sold there.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness has a vision for revitalizing the western part of his city through tourism and residential development, taking advantage of the recreational opportunities of its location on the St. Louis River.
St. Paul's first-ever citywide parking ban ramped up Tuesday morning as the city issued citations to cars parked by even-numbered addresses on residential streets. The ban, which officially began Saturday, was expected to get even more serious Tuesday night, when the city planned to begin towing.