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St. Paul Jewish Community Center evacuated after bomb threat

Police said students in the building on St. Paul Av. were moved to a nearby fire station while the building was cleared.

Klobuchar seeks open inquiry on Trump's possible Russia ties

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke while Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, gave testimony during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Sessions’ confirmation on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Jan. 10, 2017.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is diving into the boiling controversy over Russia and President Donald Trump, vowing to leverage what she said are strong alliances with her Republican colleagues to push for an independent investigation.

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, investigators work the scene of an accident involving a duck boat where a woman died after the scooter she was driving was struck by the amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston. With an ability to travel by land and by sea, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. A spate of deadly accidents has forced safety improvements and has prompted some to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 photo, Russia's Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin addresses a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. Russian officials said their ambassador to United Nations, Churkin, has died in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64.

Minn. House expected to vote to remove ban on Sunday liquor sales

Photo taken at Edina Liquor store at 50th & France. The Minn. House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays.

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales.


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A road built for growth ends in farmland outside Elko New Market. The city is asking the Met Council to cap its debt from a sewer line.

Exurbs built sewer facilities for growth that never arrived

MnDOT brainstorming ways to decongest I-494, Crosstown
Charitable gambling nonprofits say tax bills bigger than money left
St. Paul Jewish Community Center evacuated after bomb threat

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Gophers sophomore forward Jordan Murphy dunked the ball in the first half against Michigan on Sunday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 19, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Williams Arena, NCAA Basketball, University of Minnesota Gophers vs. Michigan Wolverines

Bench plays huge role as Gophers win another overtime thriller

Awful Cousins trade a reminder of how well Flip did on Love deal
What could this year's left tackle market mean for Kalil and the Vikings?
Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked

Scores, schedules, and stats
Jack Link’s is opening new offices in downtown Minneapolis in an effort to connect to customers outside of the road trippers and outdoorsmen.

Jack Link's looks to broaden appeal of jerky with new products, marketing, space

Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever
Mpls. cafe owners charge ahead with pay changes
As U.K. overhauls rules for investing, Vanguard wants 'health warning' on fees

An image from “Hidden Figures” shows Katherine Johnson, portrayed by Taraji Henson, in the historical film about black women’s contributions to NASA. Standng beside her is Kevin Costner, who plays the supervisor at the base.

A talk with Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of 'Hidden Figures'

Two-state solution still best bet for Mideast peace
Repeal of ACA would imperil a little-known part with a huge impact
Readers Write (Feb. 20): Politicians, citizens and partisanship, telephone town halls, 'Day Without Immigrants,' inclusiveness and sensitivity


Trump's machine

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How to staycation in style: 6 new Twin Cities boutique hotels offer fun getaways

'Prairie Home Companion' to be back next fall with a 26-show season
One, two, three, four! What makes a protest song really soar?
Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon gets 'real' with HBO's new 'Big Little Lies'


Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus
Jim Souhan

During the Gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over Michigan, Curry, the freshman from Memphis, borrowed Reggie Lynch's job and ran with it.

Mpls. cafe owners charge ahead with pay changes
Neal St. Anthony

Two owners have decided to move ahead with front-to-back-of-the-house wage increases to at least $12.40 per hour by raising prices and discouraging tipping. And a third plans to take up the matter soon with staff.

Lileks: Another one derides the bus
James Lileks

MnDOT has announced it's interested in self-driving buses. This is not exactly a vote of confidence for the drivers they have now.



FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks to colleagues at his New York City office. Schneiderman is fighting to emerge as a major player in the liberal resistance to President Donald Trump and may be positioned to challenge Trump�s agenda in ways his Democratic allies in Washington cannot.

New York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy

Disconnect between Trump, Pence concerns some allies
AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries
Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, investigators work the scene of an accident involving a duck boat where a woman died after the scooter she was driving was struck by the amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston. With an ability to travel by land and by sea, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. A spate of deadly accidents has forced safety improvements and has prompted some to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

New school civics course: How to spot fake news
Small plane crashes on Pennsylvania golf course
Colorado town getting a drive-through marijuana shop

Closed-circuit television footage from Monday shows a woman, left, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, who police say was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

Ex-cop says Philippine president paid him, others to kill crime suspects
Israeli opposition head: Netanyahu caved on peace initiative
Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

Gophers sophomore forward Jordan Murphy dunked the ball in the first half against Michigan on Sunday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 19, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Williams Arena, NCAA Basketball, University of Minnesota Gophers vs. Michigan Wolverines

Bench plays huge role as Gophers win another overtime thriller

Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus
Ohio standout QB Armstrong commits to Gophers for 2018
Postgame: Gophers sophomores Murphy and McBrayer lead in OT win

Mikko Koivu (9) celebrated with Jason Zucker (16) and Mikael Granlund (64) after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers in December. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - December 13, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, NHL Hockey, Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers

Three months on fire: Wild's hot line scoring, staying together

Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked
Wild grabs big lead, holds on to beat feisty Nashville
Wild reassigns Tuch to Iowa of the AHL

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator. The book, scheduled to come out March 14. was in the top 10 on Amazon as of Thursday afternoon, a day after violent protests led the University of California, Berkeley to cancel his scheduled talk. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File)

Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments

Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money
Fox News' Wallace scolds Priebus: 'You don't get to tell us what to do'
Hillary Clinton spotted with 'SNL' impersonator Kate McKinnon at NY restaurant