Chemicals from 3M Co. have contaminated drinking water in the East Metro area of Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune.
Many residents in Oakdale and Hastings have started buying more bottled water.
On Sunday night a snow emergencies were declared in Minnesota and Saint Paul due to large amounts of snow, according to the Star Tribune.
The Twin Cities recieved between 8.5 and 12 inches. Winona recieved 29.5.
It is unlikely that there will be any cancelations.
Senator Obama from Illinois is taking an Anti-war stance for his campaign for the 2008 Presidency, according to the NY times.
The three Democrat candidats for president Obama, Clinton, and Edwards all have similar plans for the war in Iraq. All of which include a gradual withdrawl of troops.
Bush warned the President of Pakistan to be more sever on Terrorism or else congress might take away their funding, according to the NY times.
the President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf made a deal with President Bush that he would be more severe on terrorism, but has not.
By Christine O'Donnell,
The NY times goes on two report that these explosions occured two days after the Prime MinisterNuri Kamal al-Maliki called the first days of the security crackdown a "dazzling success."
By Christine O'Donnell
Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. was sentenced to death after kidnapping and killing a 22, year old women from North Dakota according to the Star Tribune.
The Star Tribune, emphasized that them man had rejected a life-sentence plea that was offered to him earlier if he told where the body was.
The Pioneer Press reported that the Judge fought back tears when handing Rodriguez his sentence to death.
A man died in a head-on collison at about 6:50am Saturday, according to a brief in the Pioneer Press.
The man that died was killed when a man in a Explorer crossed over the Median. That man lived. Police say alcohol was the cause, however no charges have been filed
The Star Tribune, goes into more detail in an article that describes 3 fatal car crashes that were all due to head-on collisons Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
By Christine O'Donnell,
Scooter / I. Lewis Libby, is the former top aid to Vice President Dick Cheney. He is also one of the two men under special investigation for telling reporters that Joe Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked at the CIA, after Wilson challenged Bush's claim that Sadam Hussein tried to buy enriched Uranium from Niger, according to the Washington Post
This group of citizens that belong to this blog would like to be treated as "citizen journalist's," fun is about to end because Mr. Libbyâ€™s lawyers rested their case yesterday shortly after the judge said he had been misled about whether Mr. Libby would take the stand, according to the NYtimes.
This brings to mind the question that many seem to be asking these days, Is blogging considered journalism?
and if so, what is in store for journalists?
By Christine O'Donnell,
Bush decided to extend the stay of 32,000 troops in Afghanistan for another four months Thursday, according to the NYtimes
And when those troops leave, they will be replaced with others for the "foreseeable future.," Bush said, according to USA Today.
Bush announced that NATO plans to meet the challenge of a resurgent Taliban and al-Qaeda, with the help of a revamped American plan, according to USA Today.
According to The NY times North Koreans made demands for huge shipments for oil and electricity in order for them to give up their Nuclear Weapons program.
USA Today reported that the negotiatiosn were struggling over energy aid.
"no particular progress" was made South Korean envoy Chun Yung-woo said.
A Brookling park 4-year-old boy was left in a parking lot while his father gambled Friday according to the Pioneer Press.
The 4-year-old was found wandering the parking lot at around midnight as his father Kang Sam Choi, 44 gambled inside Mystic Lake Casino.
The Star Tribune reported Kang Sam Choi through a Korea interpreter saying "I will do the right thing ... I'm sorry."
Three Children have died of the flu in Minnesota. Two eight-year-olds and a 17-month-old have died in the past two weeks according to the Pioneer Press.
A five hour clinic in St. Paul has vaccinated over 1,500 people, 70 percent of them children.
The Star Tribune reported that approximately 1,545 peple recieved the vaccine at the clinic in St. Paul.
They also report that flu vaccines may be given at schools.
The NY times constructed the article by grouping sources together. First they referred to what the police reported, to a TV station, to Capt. Dan Fitzgerald, and her lawyer Mr. Rale.
The structure of this article is similar to the examples of the inverted pyramid plus fact block articles we have seen in class.
President Putin blamed the U.S. for the arms race during a security conference in Germany on Saturday According to USA Today.
Due to the U.S's "uncontained use of military force" Putin said, according to USA Today other area's feel they must build nuclear weapons to protect themselves.
Senator McCain said he didn't believe that the world is unipolar.
The NY times looked at the conference with a different approach quoting Gates lightheartedly rebuking Putins claims. saying "one Cold War is quite enough."
The Colts sealed their win against the Bears by making interceptions late in the game on Sunday according to the NY times. ibue
The Star Tribune reported that this year's Super bowl was the "first foul-weather championship game in modern NFL history." The Colts won the game with a 29-17 for the first time since 1984.
A 13-year-old and his father were killed in Waseca, Minn., after an intruder entered their home on Saturday according to the Pioneer Press
The two were shot along with the mother, who is now in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale according to the police.
The Pioneer Press also attributed the information they received from the County Sheriffs Office.
The Star Tribune quoted a family acquaintance saying "The shooting was just so random, it doesn't make any sense."
The Star Tribune reported that a three-year-old and a toddler were found by police in a car on Saturday, one of the coldest days of the year. The mother will be charged with endangerment.
There were no quoted attributions in this article.
The Pioneer Press reported that 14-month-old toddler was treated at St. Lukes Hospital for early signs of frost bite
According to the Star Tribune President Bush wants to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq and the some Republican leaders in the Senate, Like John McCain are publicly disagreeing with him.
The NY times also mentions that McCain is the most outspoken critic of Bush's plan. The NY times said that one of the reasons for the tension is caused by the absence of a stable post-Bush administration security plan.
Some Iraqi's are blaming the U.S. for the suicide bombing that occurred Saturday because they had been slow in implementing the American security plan according to the NY times.
The NY times, goes on to say that the bomb killed at least 135 people. The NY times quoted that some Shiites said it was due to the lack of soldiers in that area. A paragraph also begins with a quote by Basim Shareef saying that " a long time has passed since the plan was announced.
USA Today quoted that U.S. Col Douglass Heckman said, "Officially the Baghdad Operational Command takes over tomorrow so the expectation is that the plan will be implemented soon thereafter, very soon thereafter."