Rhinelander, Wisconsin native Austin Wierschke, 17, holds a very odd two-time title: "Fastest Texter in America."
One nation under tacos
Lawyers challenging the use of Intoxilyzer breath tests in convicting drunk drivers say the copies of the machine's software they have been allowed to review are screwed up.For years, the software inside the Intoxilyzer breath alcohol testing machine determined whether or not Minnesota driver ... More >>
It's big deal because it may provide a missing link in the effort to understand the big bang theory.
A boondoggle on the range lives another day
The Minnesota Zoo showcases a designer dairy
The public telephone goes the way of the rotary dial
NSP hands the keys for its Minnesota reactors to a holding company. Is this part of a dangerous chain reaction in the nuclear power industry?
From metro-area classrooms to the state Legislature, "new new math" equals controversy
The University of Minnesota's new computer system goes $22 million over budget--and the glitches still aren't fixed
Is the debate over genetically modified crops being nipped in the bud at the state capitol?
Sick kids, wheezing teachers, baffled administrators: Minneapolis schools encounter trouble in the air
Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.
Online retailing giant eToys.com plays legal hardball with a similarly named group of digital artists
From a strip-mall office on the Twin Cities fringe, a lab researcher-turned-Bible radio star lectures the nation
While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way
Let's take voice-recognition software for a test drive
Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.
Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web
Third Voice's backers say the software is the last best hope for a people's Web. Critics call it cybergraffiti.
Under the 1994 Prairie Island law, NSP must pay millions into a clean-energy fund. Fine, says the power company--but define "pay."
Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers
A new model for AIDS treatment activism
A fake flyer making the rounds at the Capitol suggests NSP wants to pay itself millions in fines for failing to move nuclear waste off Prairie Island. Lawmakers say the parody is eerily accurate.
The cost of clean electricity, environmentalists say, should be borne by all Minnesota ratepayers, not just ecologically minded customers who can afford the premium.
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
The arrival of managed health care at the University of Minnesota's medical clinics may mean research opportunities will dry up. As a result, many doctors are leaving the university for private practice.
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.
The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention
When a group of activists gained access to private papers from NSP's lawsuit against Westinghouse, they got a rare look at one of the nuclear industry's most serious problems.
Penile implants are supposed to make life better for men rendered impotent by injury or sickness. Sometimes they just make matters worse.
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.