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Gov. Dayton acts to step up response to child protection

Gov. Mark Dayton ordered random checks of county child protection decisions and created a team that can advise counties struggling with those issues.

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.




Big Ten hockey, Gophers announce 2014-2015 TV schedules

Big Ten, ESPN and Fox Sports networks will air 27 of the Gophers' 36 games.

House DFLers promise another tuition freeze

Minnesota House DFL leaders, locked in a tough battle to retain their majority, announced a plan to freeze public college and university tuition for two more years, until 2017, …

Snap counts: Floyd sees only 39 percent on defense

We’ve counted the points. Let’s count the snaps and see what there is to learn from Sunday’s 20-9 loss at New Orleans: Defensive snaps: 71. 100 percent: Free safety Harrison Smith, …





'Heidi Chronicles' is more time capsule than throwback

REVIEW: Wendy Wasserstein’s most celebrated play feels a bit dated, from the 1960s through the Reagan era.

Hartman: Referees go extra mile to protect star QBs

Captain Munnerlyn’s penalty for slamming Drew Brees was a critical moment for the Vikings.

Rosenblum: It's never too soon to consider our own legacy

You enter a solemn space where a eulogy is about to be delivered. Turns out that eulogy is for you. What do you hope is said? It’s a daunting question, one …


The Blood on the NFL's hands

League and teams approve of abuse with their silence

An Open Letter to Katherine Kersten

There are real issues in reforming the Metropolitian Council. However, the mud-slinging, or more politely, the constructive-less criticism, harms healthy debate.

Why Home Inspectors Should Know Building Codes

Even though home inspectors should be familiar with current building codes, this doesn't mean that home inspectors should report code violations.