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Cafeteria worker fired for giving student lunch won’t return

CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — A company has offered to rehire a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free , but she isn't interested. Bonnie Kimball said she was terminated March 28 by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley ...

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. "We feel that companies are ...

History

Local History 50 years ago: Joyce Ganske was chosen to represent the New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary at Girls’ State at St. Paul. 10 years ago: The New Ulm Sertoma Club honored life-long New Ulm residents Florian and Rosemary Dittrich with its annual “Service to Mankind Award.” 5 ...

Local Outlook

Showers today. High near 43. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. A 40 percent chance of showers at night, mainly before 8 pm. Patchy frost after 3 ...

Senate GOP passes ‘lights on’ bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate on Saturday approved a Republican plan for preventing a state government shutdown if the Legislature's budget stalemate persists, throwing down a challenge to House Democrats and Gov. Tim Walz to either agree or take the blame for a shutdown when ...

Iran tests ‘America First’ pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First." But as his administration in recent days has sent mixed signals on the prospects of a military conflict with Iran, Trump's campaign trail promise ...

Harry and Meghan have great first year

LONDON (AP) — It's been an eventful first year of marriage for Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle, now known formally as the Duchess of Sussex. The besotted couple wed on May 19, 2018 before rapt crowds outside of Windsor Castle, with one of the largest TV audiences ever ...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is ‘impeachable’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the ...

People in the News

The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" crowned champion of Europe's annual music extravaganza. The 25-year-old was tapped as an ...

Biden rejects Democrats’ anger in call for national unity

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the ...

Speaker scandal revives scrutiny of Tennessee lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As calls for the Tennessee House speaker's resignation intensify amid a scandal involving racist and sexually explicit texts, the GOP- dominant statehouse once again finds itself grappling with a culture that some say is harmful to women and people of color. The ...

International

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power ...

National

Police: 1 arrested after shooting wounds 7 near Ball State MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A shooting at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana early Saturday left seven people injured, three of them critically, police said. It's not clear how many people might have opened fire, but ...

Minnesota

Vehicle slides down embankment, kills man who was fishing MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — A man who was fishing in western Minnesota was killed when he was struck by a vehicle that veered off a parked pickup truck and plunged down an embankment. The Stevens County Sherriff's Office says 32-year-old ...

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there's not much barge traffic this ...

Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational ...

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 ...

Dear Annie: Make new friends, but keep the old

Dear Annie: I’m having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went our separate ways after graduating high school and were adamant about keeping in touch. Lately, I feel like we are drifting apart because I’m always the one having to reach out. And whenever ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

The secret to gratitude is to take pleasure in what’s there. If you can’t seem to, maybe what’s there isn’t right for you. The gladness of your heart can be discovered, but it can’t be forced. Don’t try to manufacture joy; the only kind that matters is the organic kind. This ...

In a labyrinth garden, every path is the right one

A labyrinth garden should not be puzzling — that's a maze. A labyrinth and a maze were once the same, but the labyrinth has recently grown to become a totally different animal. Enter a labyrinth and every turn you make is the correct one, leading you to the center. The labyrinth might be ...