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Mpls. mayor, police chief say conflict helped bring them closer

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges insist they are working together to protect the city, despite a federal report that spotlighted “strain” in their relationship.

Mayor and chief seek to reassure, despite reported "strain."

In Oak Grove, a fight over sprawling development illustrates Met Council tensions

Dory Smith, a farmer, looked over the land at the center of the Metropolitan Council dispute, Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Oak Grove, MN. The Met Council's attempt to reign in sprawling residential development in Oak Grove, to save land for future growth there, has run into fierce resistance from the city and won the attention of its state representatives, including Speaker Kurt Daudt, who are pushing a bill through the Capitol.

Oak Grove envisions large rural lots while agency pushes controlled growth.

Hennepin County readies for $13 million child protection overhaul

Hennepin County’s Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the charge.

A year after stepping into the county's top human services role, Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota.

Target and Wal-Mart paint diverging future strategies

Target CEO Brian Cornell talked about the retailer's prototype store at the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas.

While Target is focusing on its stores as "shoppable distribution centers" where people can come in and browse core products, Wal-Mart is placing higher bets on e-commerce as it looks to take on Amazon.com directly.

Tevlin: For Kenyon's police chief, humanity comes first

Funny, self-deprecatory and guileless, Lee Sjolander may be the male Marge Gunderson, the cop from the movie "Fargo," only in the internet age.


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A prekindergarten student at Marcus Garvey Elementary School turned to yoga to calm her surroundings during a class activity, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Minneapolis schools study Chicago for lessons in 'social-emotional learning'

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide
Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale with no price
1850s Hastings pioneer handed down the hospitality gene

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Some would say that Twins second baseman Brian Dozier doesn’t look the part of a power hitter, but his 42 home runs in 2016 say otherwise.

Dozier and his home runs strike a blow for the 'little man' at second base

Fans, Boudreau let Wild have it in 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver
Gophers ousted from NCAA tournament after Notre Dame rally
Depleted Minnesota United routed again as goals against mount

Scores, schedules, and stats
Chris Neugent, president and CEO of Post Consumer Brands, holds his favorite cereals. It has been two years since MOM Brands (Malt O Meal) merged with Post Cereal.

Two years later, Post is settled into the home of Malt-O-Meal (and Cheerios)

Target and Wal-Mart paint diverging future strategies
Talent recruiter says Minn. health tech firms face daunting labor shortages
Does Neil Gorsuch's nomination portend shift in balance between judges, regulators?

“Breaking Bad” engaged my attention and moral imagination in a way I’d previously experienced in reading Dostoyevsky or even Sophocles. And in this new Golden Age there are other kinds of enlightenment made possible by the miniseries form’s vast spaces for character development.

Binge-watching the new Golden Age of Television

Transit funding fight puts all of Minnesota at economic risk
Sack cartoon: Touring the coral reefs
Readers Write (March 26): The rule of law, government accountability, ride-sharing, climate change, Minneapolis police


Touring the coral reefs

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Is it OK to drop dog poop in a neighbor's garbage can?

For $1.7M, you can have posh penthouse loft with terrace overlooking North Loop
A weekend in Amsterdam? Yes, please
Minnesota theater icon Lou Bellamy reflects on 40 years of Penumbra


Tevlin: For Kenyon's police chief, humanity comes first
Jon Tevlin

Funny, self-deprecatory and guileless, Lee Sjolander may be the male Marge Gunderson, the cop from the movie "Fargo," only in the internet age.

Rosenblum: You're smart to hang on to your old car
Gail Rosenblum

Vindication has come, at long last, and from a surprising source.

Lileks: This isn't spring. We need a new season.
James Lileks

A few weeks of hope before the struggles begin?



Folks waiting to get into Rep. Tom Emmer's town hall earlier this year sang “This Land is Your Land” while in line for hours.

In response to Trump, a new resistance forms to push back

Next task for President Trump and GOP: Tackling the tax code
Ellison says Democrats must fight Republicans at all levels
Biden says if he'd run for president he could have won

A suspect finally surrenders to SWAT officers after being barricaded for many hours on a bus after a fatal shooting in the vehicle earlier today shutting down the busy tourism corridor near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

Nebraska town seems to exist only to sell beer to Pine Ridge residents
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown
Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

Ahmad Beshar, left, mourns the loss of his family after his home is destroyed in a reported coalition air strike in the Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul, Nineveh Province, on March 24, 2017.

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Should the Catholic Church allow married priests?
EU puts pen to paper, signs unity pledge on 60th anniversary
East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

Notre Dame's goalie Cal Petersen makes a blocker save as Minnesota's Mike Szmatula (9) looks for a deflection during the first period of an NCAA regional men's college hockey tournament game, Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Gophers ousted from NCAA tournament after Notre Dame rally

Gophers QB Rhoda went from job hunting to learning Fleck's offense
Another hole to fill as Gophers defensive end Elmore leaves team
Gophers goaltender Schierhorn talks after NCAA loss

The Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) goes to the ice and has the puck stolen by Vancouver's Sven Baertschi (47) and Luca Sbisa (5) .

Fans, Boudreau let Wild have it in 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver

'Dream come true' for Boeser in NHL debut against Wild
NHL Insider: Josh Harding finds his way after NHL
Postgame: Wild's spiral downward continues

FILE - In this December 10, 2015 file photo, Harrison Ford greets fans during a Star Wars fan event in Sydney, Australia. Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport in Feb. 2017.

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

Netflix reups with Adam Sandler, planning 4 more films together
Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death
C.J.: Former newsie Roxane Battle's 'Pockets of Joy' may get deeper