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Rapist heading to St. Paul is latest sex offender to leave MSOP

He's among six offenders freed in the past year, unprecedented for a program that has confined offenders indefinitely.

Special legislative elections favor Republicans in Bloomington, Anoka

In a narrow surprise victory, Republican Chad Anderson defeated DFLer Andrew Carlson to succeed Rep. Ann Lenczewski.

Russo's Rants
Postgame: Wild's latest loss at least allows it to gain ground

Thomas Vanek's overtime mistake proved costly as the Wild fell for a sixth straight game and 11th time in 12 games.

Paul Douglas on Weather
Temperatures Scrape Bottom Saturday - Whiff of Spring Next Week?

No, we won't be cleaning up the yard or barbecuing anytime soon, but after a run of colder than average weather 30s will feel like a meteorological bargain next week - some guidance even hinting at 40s by the end of next week. Snow? A little here and there, but no headline-grabbing storms are brewing just yet.

TwinsCentric: Who will round out the rotation?

The fourth and fifth starter jobs are wide open. Who gets them?

Chip Scoggins
Scoggins: Young core hasn't grown, and that's Wild GM Fletcher's problem

Chuck Fletcher staked his team's future, and possibly his job, on the belief that a group of young players would grow and improve individually. The plan looks murky at present.

Lee Schafer
Schafer: Is St. Paul soccer parking head for an off-ramp?

There’s a study underway to estimate just how many people will use transit to get to the new soccer stadium once it gets built in…

C.J.: "Nowhere to Run" when you rub Martha Reeves the wrong way

Don't ever tell Motown legend Martha Reeves that her voice is anything other than soprano.That was my takeaway after seeing one of the…