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Are you ready for more snow? 6 to 9" expected Saturday night

Mary-Kate McCarthy held her dog, Henry, to protect his feet from sidewalk and road salt put down Friday in downtown Minneapolis after the big overnight snowfall. More is coming Saturday.

Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies starting tonight to clear side streets of the snow that fell Thursday night before Saturday's dumping arrives.

2 juveniles face charges in East Ridge school threats; 17-year-old arrested in St. Francis

Arrests have been made in Woodbury, St. Francis, Hill City, Prior Lake and Orono over recent days.

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

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

President Donald Trump told conservatives that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools.

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Gates.

A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference.

Minnesota legislators want answers about MNLARS no-bid contract

Deputy Register 035 Vinton Lewis and his wife, Janet, run the South Saint Paul Quick-Serv License Center. They have had to take tens of thousands of dollars from their retirement fund to pay the overtime brought on by extra work from MNLARS.

Legislators are asking why the state used no-bid process.



Robert Gerhart, Osseo School Board chair

Osseo school board chair wants armed volunteers to patrol schools

Minneapolis mails 731 warning letters to Airbnb scofflaws
For Edina's leaders, state-of-the-art water treatment plant not enough
Wright County says that needs for child protection services have grown

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Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee during the third quarter of Friday's game in Houston.

Butler suffers non-contact leg injury in Wolves' loss at Houston

Wild completes road trip sweep with dominant win over Rangers
What to keep an eye on as spring games begin for Twins
Gophers' Pitino on college basketball scandal: 'Hard to really know' what's to come

Scores, schedules, and stats
The logo for General Mills appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. General Mills agreed to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8-billion in its first foray into pet food.

General Mills heads back to pet aisle with $8 billion purchase of Blue Buffalo

Capella Tower in Minneapolis sold for $255 million
Minneapolis mails 731 warning letters to Airbnb scofflaws
Hennepin County jury awards $15 million to rail worker who inhaled noxious fumes

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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Anna and Elsa in Disney on Ice presents “Frozen.”

Let it go: A dad's guide to Disney on Ice's 'Frozen' at Target Center

Fast-food joints were unlikely source of imaginative 20th-century design — and will be missed
A better man with ballads, country crooner Chris Young charms at Target Center
Just in time for Lent, we rank 9 fast-food fish sandwiches

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.

Scoggins: Winning gold releases 20 years of emotion for U.S. women
Chip Scoggins

A rivalry that already ranked among the best in sports managed to deliver another epic clash that won't be topped by anything in these Olympics in entertainment and drama.

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.




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
How the AP-NORC poll on America's mood was conducted

Cameron Kasky, left, and Jackie Corin, students at Stoneman Douglas, addressed fellow students before boarding buses headed to a rally at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

In wake of Florida school shooting, Generation Z emerges loud and clear

Greitens latest of several US governors indicted
US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington's power
Graham's body to make journey from mountains to Charlotte

Lindsey Smith has volunteered to provide medical care around the world, including in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Graduation trip to Middle East led St. Kate's grad to her calling

US donors balk at pope's request for $25M for Rome hospital
Anne Frank's stepsister shares Holocaust insights
18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee during the third quarter of Friday's game in Houston.

Butler suffers non-contact leg injury in Wolves' loss at Houston

Listen: Post-break stretch could define Timberwolves' season
Gameday preview: Chicago at Wolves
Wolves-Houston game recap

With New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) looking on, Minnesota Wild right wing Mikael Granlund (64) looks to pass during the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Wild completes road trip sweep with dominant win over Rangers

Wild notes: Healthy scratches keep roles in pregame routines
Devils' Swiss rookie looks up to Wild's Niederreiter
Wild's star players spark 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
Dodgers claim J.T. Chargois after Twins place him on waivers

Brendan Fraser, left, and Mira Sorvino cast members in the AT&T Audience series "Condor" pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

Brendan Fraser blames career woes in part on 2003 groping by HFPA chief

UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan
Former 'Prairie Home' returns for first time since Keillor scandal: 'It's been really hard'
Janney thought film acclaim eluded her -- then came 'I Tonya'