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Minnesota volunteers continue to survey frogs, toads

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — From a shrill chirp to a banjo-like strum, frog and toad calls are much more nuanced than the "ribbit" sound many children are taught. For years, Maplewood volunteers have listened and documented the variety of calls made by Minnesota's 14 species. But organized ...

History

Local History 50 years ago: A $25 check was presented to the Day Activity Center from the New Ulm Lads and Lassies 4-H Club. 10 years ago: New Ulm Mayor Joel Albrecht and New Ulm Park & Recreation Director Tom Schmitz accepted a $2,000 donation to the Hermann Monument Society from Ruth ...

Local Outlook

Partly sunny today, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 99. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy during the evening, then cloudy overnight, with a low around 71. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday...A ...

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Gaylord bets fiscal future on osteopathic medical school

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In December of 2014, Gaylord banker Philip Keithahn met with six leaders in this small Sibley County town to discuss an audacious question. A month earlier, voters in the Sibley East Public Schools district had agreed to build a new elementary school in Gaylord, a decision ...

DNA confirms remains are those of missing Virginia toddler

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have confirmed that human remains found at a trash incinerator earlier this month belong to a 2-year-old boy who went missing. Hampton police said in a brief statement Saturday that DNA analysis has confirmed the remains are those of Noah ...

Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a ...

Dem infighting on race spills into 2020 presidential contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. The intramural conflict is threatening to overshadow President Donald Trump's ...

Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. Some of the men said they were hungry and had been held there for 40 days or ...

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ...

People in the News

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a ...

Tacoma police: Man dies after attacking immigration prison

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded at ...

More to come: FTC fine doesn’t spell closure for Facebook

Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches. While the $5 billion fine from the FTC, which Facebook has been expecting, is by far ...

International

Cuba debuts modern Chinese train as rail overhaul begins HAVANA (AP) — The first train using new equipment from China pulled out of Havana Saturday, hauling excited passengers on the start of a 915-kilometer (516-mile) journey to the eastern end of the island as the government tries to ...

National

NY power outage knocks out subways, businesses, elevators NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. The New York City Fire Department said the fire started at West ...

Minnesota

Authorities: 5 officers fired rifles in fatal shooting MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say five police officers fired rifles following a standoff that left a 23-year-old man dead in a St. Paul suburb. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says in a statement Saturday that Isak Aden ...

Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch linked to investigation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At the center of Jeffrey Epstein's secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago — complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot (372-square-meter) courtyard, a living room roughly the size of the average American home and a ...

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally ...

Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Police in Oklahoma say they found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey during a traffic stop of a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The traffic stop happened June 26 in Guthrie, about 30 miles ...

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