Gehry-designed guest house on the road again
The Winton Guest House, designed by Frank Gehry, stands at the University of St. Thomas' Gainey Center in Owatonna, Minn. Designed by Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry, the award-winning three bedroom home - which looks like a cluster of minimalist sculptures - was moved in 2011 from a hill overlooking Lake Minnetonka to a field outside Owatonna.
Blizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest
Winter weather advisories are out for parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin as a March storm approaches. In Minnesota, the National Weather Service says the storm is expected to move in after midnight Monday and dump several inches of snow until about noon Tuesday.
Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser
Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months: - February 2014: Taser gives Fort Worth an estimate for providing 400 Axon body cameras and a five-year subscription to its Evidence.com storage program.
Suburban lawmakers unveiled a package of legislation meant to fight heroin abuse.
A former DuPage County lawmaker says he's seen "too many wakes" as he and others start work trying to win approval for a package of legislation aimed at cutting the number of drug overdose deaths. The proposal includes drug education, increased use of heroin antidotes and a statewide overdose reporting system.
Books by the Bay: Barry Gifford extends the Sailor and Lula saga in 'The Up-Down'
With fictional series, it's not always easy to tell when you've come to the end of the road; Barry Gifford's new novel may or may not be the final installment in his Sailor and Lula saga. The latest satirical novel by S.G. Browne, a doomsday thriller by Matt Richtel, and the second installment in Patricia Bracewell's Queen Emma trilogy also arrive in bookstores this month.
Flight Brings Us Closer to Balloon-Powered Space Tourism
Late last week, a company came one step closer to sending tourists to the edge of space using ginormous balloons, breaking a record for the world's highest parafoil flight. Arizona-based World View carried the parafoil-a large, wing-like parachute-to the edge of space using its ballon, and had it fly back to the ground.
Doctors often yield to parents' requests to delay kids' vaccines
Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, researchers found that 93 percent said they handled such requests in a typical month.
Air travel woes persist: 560 flights grounded Monday
February was a nightmare for airline passengers, with one winter storm after another wreaking havoc on flight schedule at airports across the country. Unfortunately for fliers, March isn't getting off to a Air travel woes persist: 560 flights grounded Monday February was a nightmare for airline passengers, with one winter storm after another wreaking havoc on flight schedule at airports across the country.