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Minnesota men, women sharply divided on nearly everything

Although political party affiliation is the single most determinative factor in how Minnesotans answered pollsters’ questions, gender is a very close second. The gender chasm is most immediately evident in candidate choices.

Artificial sweeteners may be link to diabetes, research shows

The sweeteners may disrupt the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes.





6:30 a.m. update: Current drive times

A couple of minor snags for commuters in the north and east metro. The State Patrol is working to clean up a crash on southbound 35E at University Avenue. …

National Book Award long list in fiction

Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley, Richard Powers--it's a strong list, hard to pick a favorite.

6 a.m. update: Current travel times

Just as traffic levels are starting to build on eastbound 94 between Albertville and St. Michael, MnDOT has picked up the cones and barrels that had the left lane …





Hartman: Peterson still might return to Vikings this season

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, who held a news conference Wednesday placing star running back Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, taking him off the team but …

Souhan: Peterson only hastened his departure

It’s surprising that the Waffling Wilfs have looked so conflicted and confused on their twisted journey to finally suspending Adrian Peterson. Even if Peterson had maintained the façade of an …

Reusse: In the end, most parties got what they wanted in Peterson situation

A Vikings delegation spent 20 minutes on Wednesday morning attempting to explain what went into decision No. 3 in the Adrian Peterson case. Much of that time was spent …


Twitter recap of Michelle MacDonald's criminal trial

Read all of my tweets sent during Michelle MacDonald's criminal trial.

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.