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Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Friday, July 22, 2016 1:23 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family was by his side and he fought […]

Memo details allegations against ex-archbishop of St. Paul

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:16 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers investigating a Minnesota archbishop in 2014 found compelling and credible allegations from nearly a dozen people that he engaged in sexual misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances were rejected, according to an internal church document made public this week. Although Archbishop John Nienstedt eventually stepped down under fire as […]

Lack of business forces Pit Stop to close

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:12 PM
The doors to the Pit Stop will not reopen this fall. Lack of business and restructuring in Dining Services forced its closure. (TommieMedia/EmilySweeney).

No more late-night smoothies and Bosco sticks from the basement of Koch Commons — Pit Stop is sliding its doors closed for good.

Twin Cities Archdiocese to admit wrongdoing in abuse case

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:45 PM

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to publicly admit wrongdoing for the way it handled abuse allegations against a former priest. And prosecutors say they’ll drop six criminal child endangerment charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to repeated misconduct by Curtis Wehmeyer, who was convicted of molesting two boys […]

Baton Rouge police killer: A former Marine from Kansas City

Monday, July 18, 2016 8:57 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who killed two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge was a former Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and had no known ties to any extremist groups. Gavin Eugene Long, a black man whose last known address was in Kansas City, Missouri, carried out the […]

At least 80 dead in France truck attack

Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00 AM

France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice, killing at least 80 and leaving what one witness said was “bodies everywhere.”

The final moments before Castile’s death

Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:51 PM

The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped.

St. Thomas president Julie Sullivan reacts to police shootings

Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:44 PM

Members of the St. Thomas community received a letter on July 8 expressing shared grief with all those impacted by the recent shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas.

Summer film students present movies

Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:24 PM
Professor James Snapko, Sunita Dharod, Amira Warren, Suhaib Abojouhar, Hadi Alabduljabbar, Cory Spawn, and Seamus Burke discuss their experience producing a film. (TommieMedia/Danielle Wong).

It can be nerve-wracking to do anything the first time. Like writing, directing, and producing your first movie. But it can be even more terrifying to show your first film to an audience – for the first time.

Larry Blake is new Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:48 PM
Fr. Larry Blake

The Rev. Larry Blake has been appointed as the new chaplain and director of Campus Ministry beginning in October, with the Rev. Larry Snyder serving as chaplain until his arrival.

New information in Philando Castile shooting

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:45 PM

A lawyer for a Minnesota police officer who shot a black driver said Monday his client thought he was approaching someone who resembled a suspect in an armed robbery — an assertion that could be pivotal as investigators review how the deadly traffic stop went down.

St. Thomas adds microgrid energy source

Friday, July 8, 2016 2:03 PM
The majority of the new microgrid infrastructure will be housed in the Facilities and Designs building. Construction is expected to begin in August. (Lauren Andrego/TommieMedia).

The St. Thomas engineering department is breaking ground this August on a campus microgrid, intended to teach, research and test alternative energy sources.

Students travel to Jerusalem, present research on poet Gerard Hopkins

Friday, July 8, 2016 1:35 PM
Ann Marie Klein, Nicholas Vance, Bernadette Waterman Ward of the University of Dallas, Nicholas Check and Christopher Vance on the deck of the Hebrew University overlooking Jerusalem. (Photo courtesy of Ann Marie Klein).

After extensively studying Hopkins through a class last spring, the four students presented papers they had written about Hopkins’ poems at the Gerard Manley Hopkins Society of Jesus Conference in May in Jerusalem.

Dallas police chief: 4 officers killed, 7 injured at protest after snipers open fire

Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:07 PM

At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others, police said.

Minnesota police kill man in car; video is widely shared

Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:10 AM

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man in a car, and a woman in the vehicle apparently livestreamed the aftermath in a widely shared Facebook video that shows her telling the camera that her boyfriend had just been shot “for no apparent reason.” The shooting happened late Wednesday during a […]