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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota law enforcement officials expect a new state computer database to help them better protect domestic violence victims by providing up-to the-minute details about protection orders.
DENVER (AP) — There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors are being picked in Hennepin County to hear a civil case filed by a man who claims he was injured by a Sartell police officer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin was keeping a low profile Monday, a day after he said women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation and that conception is rare in such cases. Campaign spokesman Ryan Hite said the congressman was making no public appearances Monday, and did not plan any further comments on the issue. He canceled a scheduled Monday morning interview with talk show host Charlie Brennan on KMOX Radio.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy died from a lightning strike, one of eight boaters who sought shelter on a Lake Superior beach, Minnesota authorities said Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. has tapped Hubert Joly, the former head of global hospitality company Carlson and turnaround expert, as the nation's largest consumer electronics chain's new CEO and president.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Global hospitality and travel company Carlson on Sunday said president and CEO Hubert Joly resigned and named Trudy Rautio as its new president and CEO, making her just the fifth chief executive in the 74-year history of the family owned company whose brands include Radisson hotels, T.G.I. Friday's restaurants and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus escaped a serious injury, which was the only scare for the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The defending champion Lynx raced ahead by 33 points before coasting to a 98-69 victory over the Washington Mystics, getting 20 points in 21 minutes from Augustus. The two-time Olympic gold medalist left the game midway through the third quarter after spraining her right ankle when she came down on a defender's foot.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Ponder isn't a rookie anymore. In his second preseason with Minnesota, he looks a lot more polished than that. Ponder threw a first-quarter touchdown pass in a sharp three-possession appearance and the Vikings breezed to a 36-14 victory Friday night over the Buffalo Bills, who saw a decent performance from backup quarterback candidate Vince Young but not much else.