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Whiteout begins with snow falling fast across the Twin Cities

A worker cleared snow Friday in front of the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis after almost 6 inches fell overnight. More is falling Saturday.

Expect 6 to 7 inches of snow by midnight, with snow intensity reaching up to 2 inches per hour.

Delta, United to end NRA discount as pressure mounts on companies

FILE- In this March 7, 2012 file photo, Illinois gun owners and supporters file out National Rifle Association applications while participating in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre.

More companies are ending discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre.

Mall of America tests robots, chatbot as it looks to improve experience

Josiah Adjei, 6, right, took a closer look at Pepper the robot during a family trip to the Mall of America. The robot acts as a guide for visitors.

MOA is employing technology to improve customer service, and keep people coming to the mall.

Study says drinking alcohol is key to living past 90

FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, a row of freshly poured draft beers are seen in Pittsburgh.

When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.

Lakeville principal charged with stalking arrested in Otter Tail County fish house

Chris Endicott, who faces stalking charges as part of a complex investigation, is back in the Dakota County jail.



Faith leaders got the crowd pumped up Saturday at a rally at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Hundreds of union supporters rally at Minnesota Capitol

Go fly a kite on ice on Lake Mille Lacs
Brainerd pushes ahead with plan to revitalize river, downtown
Gun-control advocates sense momentum but prepare to continue fight

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Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is carried off the court by teammates after appearing in pain with his knee during the third quarter of Friday's game.

Wolves say Butler has meniscus injury; no timetable for return

Golden curls: Shuster leads USA to first curling gold medal
Scoggins: With gold, John Shuster's curling redemption is complete
Aybar shouldn't have much trouble settling in with the Twins

Scores, schedules, and stats
Josiah Adjei, 6, right, took a closer look at Pepper the robot during a family trip to the Mall of America. The robot acts as a guide for visitors.

Mall of America tests robots, chatbot as it looks to improve experience

Minnesota farmers jittery about losing exports if trade dispute with China heats up
Schafer: 3M must learn from its $850 million mistake
General Mills heads back to pet aisle with $8 billion purchase of Blue Buffalo

Members of the gold-medal-winning U.S. women’s hockey team included, from left, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Maddie Rooney.

Rash Report: The Olympic spirit is an antidote to these dispiriting times

Forest Lake is poised to say no to 150 new jobs, mental health care
Sack cartoon: Landmarks for a lawyer
Readers Write: Women in the Olympics, guns and public safety, older workers, clearing the sidewalks


Landmarks for a lawyer

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Co-founders Liz Giel, Erinn Farrell, Bethany Iverson and Alex West Steinman in the North Loop office that will house the Coven, their co-working space and community designed for women.

Women-only co-working spaces on the rise in Twin Cities

Dessa comes home on new album: 'Rap feels like the one common link'
Rosenblum: Going to see 'Hamilton'? Don't be 'Hamil-tone deaf' and sing along
How I lived it up in Vegas without breaking the bank

Scoggins: With gold, John Shuster's curling redemption is complete
Chip Scoggins

Nothing in sports tops unexpected success, and the U.S. men's curling team, led by Chisholm-born John Shuster, engineered one of the greatest surprise endings in Olympic history.

Rosenblum: Going to see 'Hamilton'? Don't be 'Hamil-tone deaf' and sing along
Gail Rosenblum

It's hard not to get carried away when you're excited to see a show, but please don't.

Scoggins: Absence of NHL players a noticeable downside at Pyeongchang Games
Chip Scoggins

Every other Olympic sport offers a showcase of the world's premier talent. Not men's hockey this year.




President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Trump says arm U.S. teachers; they love kids as others don't

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping
Gun-control advocates sense momentum but prepare to continue fight

People line route 321 in Gastonia, N.C. to pay their respect to the late Billy Graham as the motorcade carrying his body approaches the I-85 junction to travel toward Charlotte Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2018.

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses N Carolina

Tornado watch expanded into 5 states in middle United States
In wake of Florida school shooting, Generation Z emerges loud and clear
Congressional action will help revive tattered national parks system

This photo released on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a young man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children.

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

Angry French farmers boo President Macron at Paris ag fair
Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army
UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is carried off the court by teammates after appearing in pain with his knee during the third quarter of Friday's game.

Wolves say Butler has meniscus injury; no timetable for return

Rockets star Harden voices concern, support for Jimmy Butler
Listen: Post-break stretch could define Timberwolves' season
Wolves await results of MRI after Butler's knee injury

Chuck Fletcher.

Wild's intentions unclear as trade deadline approaches

Wild notes: Healthy scratches keep roles in pregame routines
Devils' Swiss rookie looks up to Wild's Niederreiter
Wild completes road trip sweep with dominant win over Rangers

Eddie Rosario made his way to left field during the Twins’ 4-3 loss to Boston on Friday to open Grapefruit League play at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.

What to keep an eye on as spring games begin for Twins

Reusse: Hot hitting, not anger, fueled 2017 Twins to grab wild-card spot
Twins' ninth-inning rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Boston
Spring training roundup: Ohtani pulled early in Angels debut

Garrison Keillor, shown during a 2016 “Prairie Home Companion” show, gave his first interview since his break with MPR.

Keillor shares dozens of e-mails and asserts banter was mutual

Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver
Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute
Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97