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Twin Cities metro to get hit with wintry mix today, Tuesday

A recent winter storm caused traffic problems on Cliff Road in Eagan amid ice and slush, not unlike what may be coming for the Twin Cities in the next two days.

Because the wintry mix will bring a dusting of snow, roads shouldn't be as dangerous today as they would be if it were warmer and the precipitation was freezing rain.

Threat of deportation hangs over wrongful firing lawsuit

Attorney Joshua Newville is representing Anibal Sanchez, who is suing his employer and alleging his legal status was known by the company but only became an issue when he got injured on the job.

Immigrant plaintiff asks to testify via live video.

'History will tell final story,' retiring FBI chief says of big Mpls. cases

Minneapolis Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton is retiring after an eventful tenure at the FBI.

Thornton's last assignment in Mpls. is to guide agents through time of scrutiny.

Pregnant woman missing for 2-plus weeks found dead in N. Minn. woods

Man hears on scanner of fatal crash; it was wife, a Mpls. 911 dispatcher

Jenna L. Bixby

The highway's southbound lanes at Humboldt Avenue were closed for hours Saturday night.

Some Minnesota legislators want to make it illegal for drivers like this man to use hand-held devices like cellphones while driving.

'It's become an epidemic': Minnesota reconsiders hands-free cellphone bill

Meet Minnesota's safest city: Elko New Market
Calls for national school walkout resonate in Bemidji
Threat of deportation hangs over wrongful firing lawsuit

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Miguel Sano was on the field Sunday at Twins' spring training.

Sano healthy and happy, but heavy and with uncertainty ahead

Wolves' Towns proves he belongs in first NBA All-Star Game
One game from gold: Four former Gophers score in crushing Finland
Gophers blast No. 10 Maryland 93-74, first win ever over Terrapins women

Scores, schedules, and stats
Winning Olympic gold only amplified Chloe Kim’s star status.

Stars of the Olympics are changing the sponsorship game

Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies
Unwanted Amazon packages mysteriously keep arriving at this Bloomington home
More luxury buyers ditch the imports and pick up a truck


The murky world of who determines drug access and prices

Feds tout health care reform, but only for some states
Put revisions of Minnesota tax code on the Legislature's 'to do' list
Readers Write: Tim Pawlenty's governor-again potential, developments regarding Garrison Keillor allegations, toll roads, dogs everywhere,


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"Black Panther" poster

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

They want to become 'The Daily Show' of Minnesota
Park Square update of 'Pirates' is see-worthy
Review: 'Vulcão' at Cowles Center showcases dynamic collaboration

Scoggins: American college hockey players have carried their weight
Chip Scoggins

Team USA went 1-2 in the preliminary round, and its collegians have been among their most productive players.

Rosenblum: Twin Cities support group helps men overcome 'bad choices'
Gail Rosenblum

Volunteer facilitators help members become better men.

Lileks: Resisting Girl Scout cookies is futile
James Lileks

Of course you want some. You can't stop yourself. They are ridiculously delicious. And they appear at the worst time of the year: It has been cold forever, and the Minnesota mood is akin to a Napoleonic soldier retreating from Moscow.

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the president pro tempore, arrives at the Capitol for weekly policy meetings, in Washington. Colbie Holderness, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter said Sunday, Feb. 18, that she has received a letter of apology from Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after Holderness and another ex-wife accused Porter of domestic abuse. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling
Maryland GOP candidate raffles off AR-15 assault weapon
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

A skateboarder passes by the back entrance to the Orange Street Alley on Dec. 12, 2017 in Redlands, Calif. Orange Street Alley captures the charm and rich historic feel of the old brick buildings downtown. Even though the old brick buildings are a part of the city's history, some danger may exist in that many of the brick buildings have not been retrofitted to handle a major earthquake. More than 20 cities in the Inland Empire have known for decades about the earthquake risks of unretrofitted brick buildings, but have done nothing to force owners to make them safer. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1223748

In California, hundreds of buildings face collapse in major earthquake

Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional map
Trooper shot and wounded in Texas while pursuing suspect
4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

In this Feb. 8, 2018 image made from video by North Korea's KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.

As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

More internal defiance of U.S.-backed Afghan government
Pakistan cricketer turned politician Khan marries 3rd time
What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

Team Stephen’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Team LeBron’s Paul George chatted during a stop in play Sunday night. Towns had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Wolves' Towns proves he belongs in first NBA All-Star Game

'I got to rest.' Butler chooses not to play in All-Star Game
Towns makes first All-Star shot, 'rode the wave'
Fergie's sexy national anthem at NBA All-Star Game confuses, amuses

The Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith, right, hung his head and exited after the Wild’s Mikko Koivu, left, scored on a power play and generated a celebration with Mikael Granlund. Successful power plays are on the rise this season.

NHL's mystery: Why are power plays more effective this season?

Wild ready to return to road for three-game trip
Capitals forward calls fans racial taunts 'disgusting'
Wild-N.Y. Islanders game preview

Miguel Sano was on the field Sunday at Twins' spring training.

Sano healthy and happy, but heavy and with uncertainty ahead

Odorizzi fills a need for Twins, just not biggest one
With his contract expiring, what's next for Mauer?
Reusse: Rays' payroll cutting allows Twins to land established starter

Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Fergie's sexy national anthem at NBA All-Star Game confuses, amuses

Adam Rippon turns down NBC Winter Olympics correspondent job
Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representation
LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'