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Walz trims budget plan after lower surplus prediction

Gov. Tim Walz spoke with Tony Sanneh of the Sanneh Foundation during the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's annual policy kickoff event Wednesday. ] ANTH

His budget provides the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature. House Democrats will lay out their spending targets Monday, and Senate Republicans plan to unveil their proposals next Friday.

Missing southern Minn. man, 92, may have drowned in drainage ditch

Marvin Borkenhagen's car was found near a culvert that he often cleared of debris.

NTSB: Plane didn't slip off snowy Maine runway, pilots missed it altogether

A United Express regional jet that landed during a snow storm is seen where it came to a rest at Presque Isle International Airport on Monday, March 4

The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether.

PolyMet receives last major permit to begin mining in northeast Minn.

A former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., would be used by PolyMet as part of a planned copper-nickel mining operation.

The decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was hailed and decried as a milestone

In changing north Mpls. riverfront, mushroom farm fights to fit in

Mississippi Mushrooms president Ian Silver-Sharp near tall shelves of incubating mushrooms Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Since 2015, Mississippi Mushrooms has cultivated several varieties in the middle of the former Upper Harbor Terminal.



Mississippi Mushrooms president Ian Silver-Sharp near tall shelves of incubating mushrooms Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Minneapolis.

In changing north Mpls. riverfront, mushroom farm fights to fit in

Were Minneapolis’ skyways first created to combat the cold – or something else?
Downtown Mpls. road closures begin Monday ahead of Final Four in April
Board at odds over how to pick next leader of Anoka County

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Gophers forward Nicole Schammel (25) was congratulated by teammates after scoring in the third period last weekend against Princeton.

Gophers women's hockey tops Cornell 2-0 to advance to national title game

Twins option Romero to Class AAA Rochester
Wild still in position to control its destiny when it faces Washington
Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future

Scores, schedules, and stats
Stocks had their worst day since late January Friday as fears rose of an economic slowdown. File photo of stock trader Andrew Silverman at the New Yor

Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread

After Fed halts rate hikes, Kashkari signals a rethink on fundamental measure
C.H. Robinson's CFO leaving company
Trump to nominate conservative Stephen Moore for Fed board

Twin Cities Liberians gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in March 2018 for a rally to extend a program for Liberian natives called Deferred En

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith: Speak up to help Liberians in Minnesota who face deportation

Continue studying passenger rail to twin ports
Sack cartoon: The Conways
Readers Write: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, free speech on campus, homelessness, renewable energy, Liberian health care workers, winter as a declarable disaster


Sack cartoon: The Conways
The Conways

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There are two lucky (or unlucky) charms at the University of Minnesota: the Goldy Gopher statue at Coffman Union (above) and the “Platonic Figure”

Minnesota college students study up on their campuses' good (and bad) luck charms

90-year-old queen of cabaret Marilyn Maye is coming to Minnesota
Minneapolis theater's 'Roe' is a messy tragicomedy based on 'Roe v. Wade'
Burger Friday: The famous La Belle Vie lamb burgers are back, at P.S. Steak

Mendota Heights personal trainer opens gym for athletes with special needs
Gail Rosenblum

Andrew Cameron elaborates on his inclusive vision for the soon-to-open Lions United Fitness Center.

Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future
Jim Souhan

Gophers coach Richard Pitino refused to play the "Him vs. Louisville" game all week, even after the Gophers had dribbled out the clock in their NCAA first-round victory over the Cardinals.

Scoggins: From tiny Minnesota town to NCAA, Utah St. coach takes a long road
Chip Scoggins

Craig Smith grew up in Stephen, Minn., and has gone from a class of 18 students to the 2018-19 NCAAs. His coaching journey began while he was still in high school.




The Justice Department says special counsel Robert Mueller, pictured above in a 2017 file photo, delivered his final report Friday to Attorney General

Special counsel Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to attorney general

Walz trims budget plan after lower surplus prediction
Trump to nominate conservative Stephen Moore for Fed board
Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

The aftermath of flooding caused by snow melt and rainfall, in downtown Hamburg, Iowa, March 20, 2019. Hamburg residents held back the Missouri River

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

NTSB: Plane didn't slip off snowy Maine runway, pilots missed it altogether
Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president
America's reindeer have quietly gone extinct in the Lower 48

U.S. President Donald Trump walked with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Sofitel

Trump cancels new sanctions on N. Korea, contradicts Treasury

Truck driver involved in hockey team bus crash gets 8 years
Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash
Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng battles Charlotte center Willy Hernangomez

Towns moves up scoring list but Wolves lose 9th straight road game

Covington, Rose, Teague expected to miss rest of year for Wolves
Injuries? Sure, but awful defense has hurt the Timberwolves just as much
Wolves-Charlotte game recap

The Wild’s Jason Zucker, shown above fighting for the puck with San Jose’s Brent Burns, says he thinks it’s great that the Wild will finish the

Wild must continue to play its best against the best

Grubauer's 44 saves help Avalanche overcome Stars 3-1
Kings score 3 in third period, trip up Sharks 4-2
Wild still in position to control its destiny when it faces Washington

Minnesota's Amir Coffey (5) celebrates a three-point basket during the first half against Louisville. It was one of 11 by the Gophers, who ranked near

Gophers show new moves in Louisville win; Michigan St. next

Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future
Gophers top scorer Pitlick leaves early for deal with NHL's Predators
Souhan: Izzo's mistake was linking manic outburst, real-world behavior

Emilia Clarke during arrivals at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, C

'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms

David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long
Lee Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks
C.J.: Emilio Estevez admits his pitch for a homelessness movie didn't push Hollywood's blockbuster button