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Judge's ruling renews debate across U.S. over health care law

President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 2

Democrats vow to defend Affordable Care Act while Republicans could try for a new deal.

With political clout on the line, Minnesota prepares for 2020 census

Along with political matters, census data is used to calculate federal spending on infrastructure, school lunches and many other programs. The state c

The result will determine whether the state will lose one of its eight U.S. House seats, which would dilute its clout on Capitol Hill and role in presidential elections.

U presidential finalist Joan Gabel earns praise as decisive leader

Joan Gabel, sole finalist for the University of Minnesota’s top job, is widely described as someone who thinks strategically.

The role will require her to navigate often intense and competing demands of faculty, staff, business leaders, athletic officials and politicians.

Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks after an order withdrawing federal protections for many waterways and wetlands was signed, at EPA headquar

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said "vicious and politically motivated attacks" against him had "created an unfortunate distraction" in fulfilling the agency's mission.

Lost Medtronic data showed serious risks with Infuse surgical implant

Medtronic’s Infuse device.

Serious neck injuries in patients who received the Infuse surgical implant weren't reported to regulators for years.



Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, center, says she strives for collaboration, but rivals have a different take.

In first year leading Minneapolis City Council, Lisa Bender navigates a path to change

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: $600M budget has to deliver
Brooks: Minnesota lawbreakers beg your pardon this holiday season
One dead, several critically injured in crash near Little Falls

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15.3: Points per game the Vikings have put up since their Week 10 bye. Kevin Stefanski gets his shot Sunday to turn that around.

Salvage mode: Vikings enter final games on thin ice and down a fired coordinator

Wolves still come up empty on road against lowly Suns
Stanford beats Nebraska in five sets for NCAA volleyball title
Souhan: Pressure is staring right back at Zimmer

Scores, schedules, and stats
Mayo Clinic leads the the Nonprofit 100.

Ranking Minnesota's 100 largest nonprofits by revenue and CEO pay

Lost Medtronic data showed serious risks with Infuse surgical implant
Competition heats up as nonprofit health insurers take on for-profit giants in Minn.
Judge's ruling renews debate across U.S. over health care law

Construction at Rosemount Middle School, where workers in August were finishing up a secure entryway. Deadly school shootings have cast a long shadow

Wisconsin's school safety program combines hardware and 'heartware'

Doctors in the House, and Senate
The near future of higher ed at the State Capitol
Scrutinizing what 'everybody knows' about inequality


Sack cartoon: The search for a chief of staff
The search for a chief of staff

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Restaurant review of In Bloom at Ken & Case Wednesday December 5, 2018 in St. Paul, MN.

Restaurant of the Year: St. Paul's In Bloom masters lost art of cooking with fire

How to survive a Minnesota holiday staycation with kids
Top tip for getting to MSP airport on time
In Jaffa, Israel, cultures mix, the casbah beckons and modern hotels preserve the past

Hartman: Twin Cities anti-stadium crowd has no argument left to make
Sid Hartman

The city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota can continue to show other states what a successful partnership looks like when it comes to stadium financing for professional sports.

Reusse: Steep prices keeping fans away from Gophers' big sporting events
Patrick Reusse

Where is everybody? Many Gophers' single-game ticket prices have been sent to the stratosphere by being prorated at a similar price to the fee-attached season tickets.

Reusse: Spielman needs to assert control over Zimmer, not the other way around
Patrick Reusse

Message to Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Stop listening to your famously impatient coach.




Along with political matters, census data is used to calculate federal spending on infrastructure, school lunches and many other programs. The state c

With political clout on the line, Minnesota prepares for 2020 census

Judge's ruling renews debate across U.S. over health care law
Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks
Trump is increasingly isolated as he enters challenging time in presidency

A Southwest Airline passenger lifts his luggage into the air while looking for a storage spot in the overhead compartments before a flight from Midway

Report: Federal Air Marshal Service curtailing surveillance

Utah to implement nation's strictest DWI limit
Wisconsin is home to the nation's first Indian-owned distillery
NYPD checks on SNL's Pete Davidson after alarming Instagram message

British Prime Minister Theresa May attended a European Union summit to discuss the Brexit plan last week in Brussels.

Could voters face a second referendum on Brexit?

Some U.S. troops remain in Syria, America's newest commitment to a Middle East war
Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules
Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

15.3: Points per game the Vikings have put up since their Week 10 bye. Kevin Stefanski gets his shot Sunday to turn that around.

Salvage mode: Vikings enter final games on thin ice and down a fired coordinator

Souhan: Pressure is staring right back at Zimmer
Hartman: Twin Cities anti-stadium crowd has no argument left to make
Every Vikings playoff scenario you need for the rest of the season

Wild left wing Zach Parise raced for a loose puck after he tried unsuccessfully to deflect it past Flames goaltender David Rittich

Calgary comes out on top in 2-1 slugfest over shorthanded Wild

Greenway seizing on new opportunity with Wild
Wham! Boom! Pow! Watch all three Wild-Flames fights from Saturday
Ovechkin, Vrana lead Caps over Hurricanes 6-5 in shootout

Anthony Tolliver works hard on business pursuits such as real estate and apparel, as well as managing an NBA career with the Timberwolves.

Tolliver maintains an active entrepreneurial side off the court

Antetokounmpo matches career high with 44, Bucks beat Cavs
Pacers spoil Embiid's 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101
Wolves still come up empty on road against lowly Suns

Gophers forward Rem Pitlick can put the puck into the net, but high ticket prices are keeping fans out of the seats.

Reusse: Steep prices keeping fans away from Gophers' big sporting events

Fourth Final Four brings another big spotlight on Nebraska's Foecke
Kaler: Fleck's extension 'a pretty common way of doing business'
Stanford beats Nebraska in five sets for NCAA volleyball title

"SNL" cast member Pete Davidson, right, with Dan Crenshaw, the Texas Republican congressional candidate who recently won a seat in the U.S. House.

NYPD checks on SNL's Pete Davidson after alarming Instagram message

Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie
Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira
CBS settled with Dushku over 'Bull' star's sexual comments

Volunteers unloaded books at the University of Mosul Nov. 25. The academic topics included medicine, engineering, law and IT.

Minnesota-based Reconciliation Project sends 10,000 books to Mosul

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis
Walser CEO drives home importance of work-life balance
Pinky Swear Foundation helps families of children with cancer pay the bills