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Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Obama: U.S. troops won't have combat mission against militants

President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

VikesCentric: Concern at key positions

We interrupt this program to bring you some non-Adrian Peterson analysis of Vikings' on-field issues.

Check your daily smartphone habit

Checky is the latest app to help people understand how often they use their smartphones

Deal done. Twins' new Class AA affiliate is in Chattanooga

The Twins are ending their 20-year relationship with New Britain

Tevlin: Peterson case is forcing NFL to confront tough issues

In April 2012, Adrian Peterson and two other Vikings showed up at the State Capitol to show support for the new stadium and “created a ruckus” from gawkers and …

Scoggins: Vikings deserve scorn despite latest Peterson reversal

The Vikings don’t deserve blind praise for correcting a wrong. Ultimately, they got it right, but the course they took to reach this point never made sense. Let’s not forget …

U professor working to save state's pheasants and ducks

U of M professor Don Wyse is trying to develop crops to aid wildlife and farms. What if the answer to Minnesota’s dwindling pheasant and duck populations — and the …

MacDonald's courthouse campaign stop begins

Michelle MacDonald's trial for suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest has begun.

Is the yellow-bellied sapsucker destined to be our new state bird?

There stands a chance that Minnesota will find itself in the market for a new state bird if evolving changes in the climate continue at the current pace.

Happy National Stepfamily Day!

I've been learning how to be a stepmom, a mom to someone else's children, for 10 years and counting now.