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Minnesota student test scores show little change

New statewide standardized test results show no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year, as well as little progress in closing the state’s persistent achievement gap.

Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France

A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.





Access Vikings
What you missed at Vikings training camp on Wednesday, July 29

SETTING THE SCENE: Winds up to 26 miles per hour swept across the practice fields, blowing footballs off tees, wobbling the video platform risers that tower over practice and even …

Access Vikings
Aiyegbusi working hard, but admits, 'There's a long way for me to go'

Just four months ago, Babatunde Aiyegbusi left his family back in Poland, made his first visit to the United States, impressed the Vikings at a workout, got a second …

Access Vikings
Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Joseph puts 2014 behind him, CP84 impresses Zimmer and more

On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — After undergoing shoulder surgery and getting shot in the calf, nose tackle …





C.J.
C.J.: True-crime virtuoso Ann Rule: An angel beside me

Fans know true crime doyen Ann Rule would have written a hell of a book about Darren Sharper. We’d know everything there was to know about his pathology, his childhood. …

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Let's make a deal, like the Terry Ryan of old

There's a logical trade for the Twins GM to pursue.

Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Data 'nerd' sues Bloomington to keep it transparent

Tony Webster has been called a nuisance, a harasser and “an apparent agent of Black Lives Matter,” among other things. He says he’s just a policy wonk with a …


Michael Brodkorb
Michelle MacDonald not recommended for opening on Supreme Court

Michelle MacDonald was not one of the three candidates recommended for an opening on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Jamal Abdulahi
Meet the attorneys representing Somali-American terror suspects

Defense attorneys for the seven Somali-American terror suspects are good lawyers working hard for little pay. But the government has stacked the deck in favor of the prosecution, increasing …

The Home Inspector
Home Inspector: Is metal roofing worth the extra cost?

Asphalt roofing shingles dominate our market, yet another kind of roof has been slowly gaining steam over the past several years - metal.