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Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal

President Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a position rejected by Democrats as “nonsense” as both sides sharpened their arguments for trial.

Events, history to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Whether you want to celebrate at an event or by revisiting some of his famous speeches, there are plenty of ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his namesake holiday.

Minnesota State Fair will add metal detectors at entrance gates

The fair’s governing board met in Bloomington on Sunday to approve its annual budget and fair plan. That will include screening with metal detectors at all 11 gates that let people into the fair.

Reading, writing, and agriculture: Minnesota teacher honored for efforts to educate students about farming

“These are the people that are going to be leading our communities someday,” says kindergarten teacher Tiffany Kortbein. “I have that chance starting so young to teach these children, so that way they understand and they have the correct information. Food…

Roads remain icy across Minnesota; hundreds of crashes reported this weekend

The State Patrol reported 514 crashes and 530 spinouts or vehicles in the ditch along Minnesota highways between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. The Patrol also responded to 25 jackknifed semis.

Annual count of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota takes place Wednesday

It can be a challenge to determine a precise number of the number of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and around the country. One way that officials approach that challenge is the annual Point-in-Time count.

Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out after blizzard

Canada's federal government was mobilizing the military on Sunday to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from a monster blizzard that dropped 30 inches of snow and produced wind gusts near 100 mph.

Governor: 2 police officers die in Hawaii shooting

Two police officers died in a shooting Sunday in Honolulu, Hawaii's governor said in a statement.

Rep. John Lewis' fight for civil rights began with a letter to Martin Luther King Jr.

As a teenager growing up in Alabama, Lewis wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. during the budding civil rights movement. In a letter back, King invited the 18-year-old to join the cause.

U.S. Navy to name aircraft carrier after World War II hero Doris Miller

Miller was a mess attendant on the West Virginia when he jumped in to man a machine gun during the Pearl Harbor attack. He is the first African American to have an aircraft carrier named after him.