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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces.

General Mills unveils more cost cuts as profits fall

General Mills Wednesday announced more cost cuts on the heels of a weak quarter, its profits declining 12 percent and falling well short of Wall Street’s expectations.





Greenway has broken hand, Loadholt injured ankle

There was more bad news from the Vikings today, and it had nothing to do with Adrian Peterson. “Chad Greenway’s got a broken hand,” head coach Mike Zimmer said. “That’s …

McFadden blasts MNsure insurer pullout as Franken, Obama failure

The GOP Senate candidate said it's proof that the Affordable Care Act doesn't work.

Wilf: `We made a mistake and we needed to get this right'

From a public perception standpoint, it’s been quite the trifecta of declining opinion of the Vikings over the past five days. Friday, they were called leaders among NFL teams when …





Tevlin: Peterson case is forcing NFL to confront tough issues

In April 2012, Adrian Peterson and two other Vikings showed up at the State Capitol to show support for the new stadium and “created a ruckus” from gawkers and …

U professor working to save state's pheasants and ducks

U of M professor Don Wyse is trying to develop crops to aid wildlife and farms. What if the answer to Minnesota’s dwindling pheasant and duck populations — and the …

Souhan: Vikings shred their code of conduct with Peterson audible

If the Vikings care only about winning games, they can do more than merely welcome back Adrian Peterson. Why not sign Ray Rice? The former Ravens running back could win …


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.

Happy National Stepfamily Day!

I've been learning how to be a stepmom, a mom to someone else's children, for 10 years and counting now.