Overdose death of girl, 10, puts spotlight on growing opioid problem in Mpls.

OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image.

Minneapolis has logged a decade-high 1,416 overdoses, 78 of which were fatal, according to police records.

Fairview Health will shrink Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul by half

Bethesda will no longer accept patients from other hospital systems except in emergencies, said James Hereford, chief executive of Fairview Health.

Its parent organization, Fairview Health, is responding to a budget deficit and questions about acute care hospitals.

'A sad, sad day' as investigators head to Guard copter crash site

A lone flag has been posted in a field near the crash site of the National Guard helicopter Friday afternoon near Marty, Minn.

The UH-60 Black Hawk on a routine maintenance test flight fell into a field shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon. Gov. Tim Walz ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the three soldiers who died in the crash.

Minnesota counties resist costly payments for Department of Human Services errors

Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, questioned new Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead in September. Abeler said it’s unfair to ask the c

The department is trying to collect $9 million from counties for mistakes it made.

Trump complains about problems with low-flow toilets

President Donald Trump holds a roundtable with small business leaders, at the White House in Washington on Friday.

The White House is looking into relaxing water-saving regulations for toilets, sinks and showers, saying consumers end up using even more water by flushing multiple times and trying to get clean with low water streams.



In 2018, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo greeted cadets ahead of a news conference held by Mayor Jacob Frey.

Mayor Frey wants Mpls. to hire, train new class of police cadets

Hundreds celebrate life of Duluth bishop at funeral
Minnesota takes in millions each year from tobacco, but where does the money go?
'A sad, sad day' as investigators head to Guard copter crash site

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Tide is turning: Multiple bowl projections now have Gophers playing Alabama

Tide is turning: Multiple bowl projections now have Gophers playing Alabama

Hitting road (over and over), Wild ending historic stretch away from X
Souhan: Twins' options to fill out rotation are plentifulb
Hartman: Treadwell's second chance with Vikings is paying off

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Steve Decker, blind since birth and lead accessibility consultant at Target, uses the Aira app on his phone to navigate the downtown Minneapolis Targe

Target offers free service for visually impaired shoppers at 600 stores for holidays

If you're amazed by number of new rentals, wait until next year
Minnetonka maker of frozen cocktail pops sees big growth — and Beyoncé played a role
Mickman Brothers' wreath business began when their father sold one of his mom's wreaths in St. Paul

An image from “Nothing Beats a Londoner,” a Nike ad that captured “Commercial of the Year” honors in the 2019 British Arrows Awards. The Arrow

Rash Report: Competing visions for British voters, and viewers

More help for those without homes
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Owen, 16, Jillian, 13, and Addie, 10, ran to catch up with their dad, John Mack, as they searched for a tree in the cut-your-own fields at Krueger’s

At Minnesota Christmas tree farm, everyone is family: 'We want everyone to feel good'

St. Paul's historic homes offer tours and stories of Christmases past
3 Christmas dining-out (and drinking) ideas in Minneapolis
The winning cookies of the 2019 Star Tribune Cookie Contest

Turn the 'getting' season into 'gratitude' season with help from Twin Cities nonprofit

Sarah Aadland has gathered loads of research confirming that altruistic kids are happy kids. And what better time than December to practice?

Anderson: Gunsmithing is ancient trade steeped in modern demands

Larry Ahlman was 21 when his dad, "Cap" Ahlman, died in 1964, leaving his son a small southern Minnesota gunsmithing business saddled with $20,000 in unpaid bills.

Schafer: Cost-sharing pools don't solve the real problem in health care

A short video entitled “How Does Sedera’s Medical Cost Sharing Work?” on the website of Sedera Health leaves at least one big question unanswered —…




Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, questioned new Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead in September. Abeler said it’s unfair to ask the c

Minnesota counties resist costly payments for Department of Human Services errors

Advocacy group says stronger PFAS restrictions taken out of military spending bill
Trump complains about problems with low-flow toilets
Islamic State sympathizer sentenced to 22 years in prison

Police vehicles block the entrance to the Pensacola Air Base, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. The US Navy is confirming that a shooter is dead

Officials: Shooter at Florida naval base was officer in Saudi Air Force

Pearl Harbor vet's interment to be last on sunken Arizona
Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report
Ivy Leaguers get community service for disrupting game

Austrian President Heinz Fischer and Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski, from left, lay down a wreath at the former Nazi concentration camp of Ma

Poland wants to buy site of WWII Nazi death camp in Austria

Welsh toddler becomes YouTube star in family's Christmas ad
Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya
Germany's Merkel voices 'shame' during 1st Auschwitz visit

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had his pass swatted down by Armon Watts setting Anthony Harris up for an interception

Rookie Watts makes big impression, ready to make bigger impact

Hartman: Treadwell's second chance with Vikings is paying off
Thielen's hamstring injury keeps him out of Vikings practice
NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period.

Wild outscores Lightning for fifth straight win, runs point streak to 11 games

Hitting road (over and over), Wild ending historic stretch away from X
Wild recalls Nico Sturm; moves Koivu, Pateryn to injured reserve
The Wild in the playoffs? Suddenly, the notion isn't so far-fetched

Tide is turning: Multiple bowl projections now have Gophers playing Alabama

Tide is turning: Multiple bowl projections now have Gophers playing Alabama

Playing less, Gophers opposite hitter Samedy learned more about her role
After all that drama, it's back to Buckeyes vs. Badgers for Big Ten title
Gophers men's hockey struggling to win series openers

Michelle Kennedy grabbed a pack of cigarettes behind the counter for a customer at Vernon BP gas station in Edina.

Minnesota takes in millions each year from tobacco, but where does the money go?

Why doesn't Minnesota's governor pardon the ceremonial turkey?
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Who are all those people hanging out on sidelines during Vikings games?

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

Weinstein accused of misusing ankle monitor; $5M bail sought
R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah
Justin Timberlake apologizes to wife Jessica Biel for 'strong lapse in judgment'

Remember this ole thing?

Minnesotans have filled old-fashioned phone line with positive messages for 25 years

Minnesota nonprofit, technical college make instruments affordable for young musicians
Turn the 'getting' season into 'gratitude' season with help from Twin Cities nonprofit
Couple finds novel way to downsize after 45 years in the same house