- State to close Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing Monday Updated: Aug-02-15 5:10 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday it will close Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing Monday night, a first for the state's marquee walleye lake.
- Iowa summit addresses concerns of aging LGBT population Updated: Aug-02-15 1:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa group that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is turning its attention to a lesser-noticed segment of that population: the aging and elderly.
- Couple creates purple martin habitat outside home in Scott Updated: Aug-01-15 7:08 am
SCOTT, Wisconsin - Ike Kumrow said there are three things anyone trying to successfully attract and maintain a purple martin population must keep in mind: "location, location and finally, location." Kumrow and his wife, Jan, have lived on their five-acre "little slice of heaven," about nine miles north of West Bend for nearly 55 years. But Ike has had an enthusiasm for purple martins for even longer. Growing up on a farm, he saw many of the birds and became passionate about them.
- Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America Updated: Jul-30-15 2:17 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths.
- Report: Maryland prison admissions down 19 percent in decade Updated: Jul-29-15 7:16 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland's prison admissions fell 19 percent over the last decade, driven by a 43 percent drop in admissions in Baltimore, according to a data analysis presented to a state panel on Wednesday.
- UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century Updated: Jul-29-15 3:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.
- Health care spending to accelerate, US report says Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.
- Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May Updated: Jul-28-15 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.
- Some immigrant students face doubt over Missouri college aid Updated: Jul-27-15 7:47 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.
- Ohio's infant mortality rate sees slight drop, tops nation's Updated: Jul-27-15 11:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's infant mortality rate declined slightly in 2013, though it continues to far exceed the national average, according to state health data released Monday.
- Wildlife biologists hopeful for whooping cranes in Wisconsin Updated: Jul-27-15 11:25 am
NECEDAH, Wisconsin - Despite a high mortality rate for whooping crane chicks, wildlife specialists have hope for the endangered bird's population in Wisconsin after a nearly 15-year effort to reintroduce the species.
- Bend's housing market too expensive for young people Updated: Jul-26-15 4:19 pm
BEND, Oregon - Melissa Glidewell describes life in Bend as "poverty with a view."
- Dover seeks to attract more young professionals to city Updated: Jul-25-15 9:06 am
DOVER, Delaware - Diane Doyle has a youthful air about her. Whether it is selling lemonade outside of NASCAR races or driving nine miles to get to the post office during Firefly, the 78-year-old is always looking for the positive and fun side of things.
- Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies Updated: Jul-22-15 10:26 pm
SEATTLE - The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.
- Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year Updated: Jul-22-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.
- Report: State needs accountability in workforce development Updated: Jul-22-15 4:32 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The government spends $900 million a year to train Kentucky workers, yet just 8 percent of employers say the state's workforce has "good skills" according to a new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
- Hungary doubles migrant estimate, 300,000 expected in 2015 Updated: Jul-21-15 12:26 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Hungarian government says it expects up to 300,000 migrants to reach the country this year, around twice its earlier estimate.
- Texas officials to vote on $1B for water projects Updated: Jul-20-15 7:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials will decide later this week whether to approve $1 billion in loans and financial help to fund future water projects across Texas.
- Number of 100-year-olds growing in Florida and elsewhere Updated: Jul-19-15 1:55 pm
SEABRING, Florida - More and more Floridians are living to age 100 and beyond.
- Anderson considers ways to attract millennials to downtown Updated: Jul-19-15 9:19 am
ANDERSON, Indiana - City leaders in Anderson say they're looking for ways to attract young professionals to its downtown.
- Is Utah's 'baby recession' over? Updated: Jul-17-15 5:05 am
SALT LAKE CITY - As fireworks exploded in nearby Murray Park, Makenzie and Korey Marsh finally got their baby girl.
- North Dakota holding limited pronghorn hunting season again Updated: Jul-16-15 10:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota hunters will be able to go after pronghorn in the Badlands this fall for the second consecutive year, after not being allowed to hunt the fastest land mammal in the U.S. for five years. They'll also be allowed to bag more of the animals commonly referred to as antelope, and in a wider area.
- Survey: SF homeless population getting sicker, older Updated: Jul-16-15 1:43 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A survey shows the number of homeless people on San Francisco's streets has stubbornly remained nearly the same over the past two years - and that population is now sicker and older.
- Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants Updated: Jul-15-15 4:23 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to testify at a public hearing.
- Labor participation continues to lag in Oregon Updated: Jul-15-15 3:36 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Nearly 40 percent of Oregon adults neither work nor look for jobs.