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Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes

A cluster of zebra mussels is pictured in a Minnesota lake.

A single mussel was found in Lake Harriet on a boat recovered from the bottom. Five were found in Lake Marion.

Boat driver suspected of being drunk when passenger thrown to his death in Voyageurs

Stanislaw Kozaczka

The boat hit a wake, sending the victim overboard, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Missouri couple indicted in death of woman's Minn. teen daughter

Rebecca Ruud was charged Tuesday with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of Savannah Leckie.

A southwest Missouri husband and wife have been indicted in the killing of the woman's biological teenage daughter, who had recently moved in with them after spending most of her life with an adoptive family in Minnesota.

Dayton, Legislature begin closed-door mediation sessions

The state's top leaders are in closed-door talks under orders from the Minnesota Supreme Court

Most crimes in Minnesota go unreported, state survey reveals

Bank and credit card fraud in Minnesota is common, but most victims don’t report the incidents to law enforcement.

Bank and credit card fraud is very common but rarely is reported, the findings from the 2016 showed.

Think you're good at portaging a canoe? Prove it at the Ely half marathon.

Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon

Forty public meetings and no agreement about master plan for St. Paul's Ford site
U.S. Bank Stadium repairs run behind, with Super Bowl closing in
Most crimes in Minnesota go unreported, state survey reveals

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Every parent's nightmare played out with foul ball at Twins/Yankees game

Predicting Vikings to win at home against Tampa Bay with or without Sam Bradford
Will Zach Parise start practicing with the Wild soon?
Quarterback Sam Bradford practicing again Thursday for Vikings

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A photo taken in June 2015 showed a bowl of the then-new Trix cereal recipe, which didn’t use artificial flavors or colors, that did not have the colors blue and green. Those colors were too difficult to recreate from natural sources. A bowl of the original Trix, now returning to store shelves as Classic Trix, is in the background to the left.

Vivid, colorful original Trix is returning to stores

Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center
MSP climbs into top 10 'mega airports' in ranking of passenger satisfaction
Most crimes in Minnesota go unreported, state survey reveals

A demonstration of the Minneapolis Police Department’s body cameras in 2016. A city audit has found that officers turned their cameras on when they were required to 65 percent of the time. After a new policy was issued in July requiring the use of the cameras during most public encounters, that increased to 71 percent.

Why so little progress on use of body cameras in Minneapolis?

Why must we politicize EVERYTHING?
Sack cartoon: ACA repeal-and-replace, redux
Readers Write: Light pollution and tourism, Affordable Care Act repeal, the Trump presidency, police body-worn cameras, double standards

ACA repeal-and-replace, redux

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Gene Simmons performed at Children Matter: Houston Benefit Concert at CHS Field on Wednesday night. He was joined later by Kiss bandmate Ace Frehley.

Kiss members reunite in all-star concert to send hurricane relief from St. Paul

Minnesota professor explores link between philosophy and Lego
'Disney's Aladdin' launches Broadway season in Mpls. with verve and pizazz
'Star Trek: Discovery' continues familiar mission: comforting earthlings

'Disney's Aladdin' launches Broadway season in Mpls. with verve and pizazz

REVIEW: "Disney's Aladdin" opened the Broadway season in Minneapolis with flash and pizazz.

Souhan: Through the years, Vikings have suffered quarterback curse
Jim Souhan

Since Fran Tarkenton retired, the Vikings have been scrambling like Sir Francis to fill the position.

Scoggins: Dozier's dependability in lineup can't be taken for granted
Chip Scoggins

Brian Dozier's combination of power and slick defense made him an All-Star second baseman, but his durability should not go overlooked in dissecting his importance to the Twins' success.

Paul Manafort, shown at the 2016 Republican National Convention. As Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Manafort offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Manafort e-mail offered 'private briefings' on race to Russian

Minnesota officials seek clarity from Washington over premium relief, MinnesotaCare funding
Sen. Graham presses for support for GOP health bill
Key figure in Northern Ireland peace work subject of film

Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense
Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco
Missouri couple indicted in death of woman's Minn. teen daughter

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted

Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte
Girl still buried in ruins of Mexico school, anxiety grows
South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregarious both homered for New York on Wednesday.

Yankees sweep has Twins searching for positives as season winds down

Dozier calls for improved ballpark safety after 2-year-old girl hit by line drive
Dozier remains confident despite Twins' 0-3 trip to Yankee Stadium
Falvey and Levine's first year: The good, the bad and the lucky

Quarterback Sam Bradford practicing again Thursday for Vikings

Vikings one of three teams without a takeaway but 'it's two games, man'
Vikings QB Sam Bradford: 'I've been through a lot with this knee'
Scouting Report: Vikings take on Bucs, QB Jameis Winston

Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin
Jimmy Kimmel tackles TrumpCare, says Sen. Cassidy 'lied right to my face'