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Runaway girl's Brooklyn Park home has troubled history

A worker from Kaba Junk Removal, who declined to give his name, removes toys and other belongings from the home Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Brooklyn Pa

For years, it's where child protection officials have come repeatedly on reports alleging physical and sexual abuse. It's where an 8-year-old boy was found dead in his pajamas in February.

All aboard: Eau Claire to St. Paul train is in works

The Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market is part of the city’s revival of its downtown riverfront. Now, planners are hoping to for a passenger rail co

The bold idea may seem far-fetched given the travails of public transit projects in the Twin Cities. But the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been working on the idea for nearly two decades.

'I wanted to stop her crying': Photographer moved by child

A 2-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The

Photographer John Moore found a little girl and her mother beside the Rio Grande last week and took what could be one of the most high-impact photos of his career.

Target's CEO says retail industry will fight negative impact of tariffs

Target CEO Brian Cornell

Cornell spoke at a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the Economic Club of Minnesota.

St. Clair-Snelling development may be sign of fights to come

A proposed 118-unit apartment building at Snelling and St. Clair avenues has drawn mixed neighborhood reaction.

Plan for Snelling Avenue housing development divides neighborhood.



Superintendent Joe Gothard’s back-to-basics strategic plan will avoid dramatic changes.

St. Paul School District looks ahead with new strategic plan

Activists demand accountability for ketamine cases
St. Paul releases first study of police body cameras
St. Paul wants a cap on businesses allowed to sell cigarettes

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Eduardo Escobar slid safely into third base in the eighth inning, after plating two runners for the Twins.

Escobar plays the hits as Twins rally past Red Sox

NHL draft prospect McLaughlin demonstrates power of families sticking together
Lynx top Dallas for second victory in a row, and No. 200 for Reeve
Want to watch Vikings training camp? Better start planning now

Scores, schedules, and stats
President Donald Trump will be greeted Wednesday, in his first visit to northern Minnesota, with a renewed optimism about the economy, including in Hi

Bust to boom: Iron Range revives just as tariffs some

State regulators ask critical questions of Enbridge, other players in pipeline case
General Mills rolls out high-protein, low-sugar yogurt — and it's not Greek
Schafer: New HealthPartners CEO keeps eye on goal of simpler, less costly care

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Counterpoint: Discussion of ketamine use on suspects is incomplete

Global migration crisis tests the West
Sack cartoon: The family-separation policy, in song
Readers Write: Child separations, Iran and nuclear weapons, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and mining


Sack cartoon: The family-separation policy, in song
The family-separation policy, in song

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Prince and Beyoncé performed at the 2004 Grammy Awards.

Prince siblings want to fight deal with Jay-Z's Tidal (again)

$11M Lake Minnetonka castle with nine fireplaces once hosted Dick Cheney
Minnesota State Fair reveals 27 new foods, including tuna poke and Norwegian waffles
Auditions for ABC's 'The Bachelor' coming to the Mall of America

Reusse: NFL and MLB have 62 teams, and they're all cowards
Patrick Reusse

The dramatically different cases of Colin Kaepernick and Luke Heimlich lead us to the same conclusion about those who run pro football and baseball teams.

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads
Chip Scoggins

Those who gazed into the Twins future and saw up-and-coming stars have received another blunt reminder that baseball development cannot be scripted or predicted with ironclad certainty.

Souhan: Let's hope Minnesota PGA stop is classier than the U.S. Open
Jim Souhan

In recent years, golf is attracting fans who don't seem to care about the game as much as the opportunity to wander in a beautiful space, screaming inanities while getting drunk.




Donald Trump is shown speaking at a Minnesota rally two days before the 2016 election. He is scheduled to make his first Minnesota appearance since th

Minnesota GOP, once resistant to Trump, rallies behind him

Nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting nears result
Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats
Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Target CEO Brian Cornell

Target's CEO says retail industry will fight negative impact of tariffs

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution
Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'
Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

This June 18, 2018 photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thousands of pe

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North
Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed
UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

Eduardo Escobar slid safely into third base in the eighth inning, after plating two runners for the Twins.

Escobar plays the hits as Twins rally past Red Sox

Souhan: Twins need a two-way catcher, not a quick fix
Sano's problems at the plate are rooted in the slider
LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the Bronx

Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Seneg

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup
Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1
The Latest: FIFA 'extremely satisfied' with referee standard

Maya Moore drove to the basket next to the Dallas Wings' Kayla Thornton on Tuesday.

Lynx top Dallas for second victory in a row, and No. 200 for Reeve

Cheryl Reeve joins WNBA's 200-win club
The Cheryl Reeve Q&A: 'To get real change, you need bold actions'
Los Angeles retakes top spot in AP WNBA power poll

Valerie Castile sat amid the paintings and other works strangers have made for her since the death of her son.

Philando Castile exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art embraces beauty and trauma

'All about family': Movement to reform foster care takes root in Minnesota
A Minneapolis salon owner's kindness project honors beauty within
94-year-old woman thanks 'guardian angel' who saved her from sinking car

Becca Kufrin meets one of her potential suitors on “The Bachelorette.”

Auditions for ABC's 'The Bachelor' coming to the Mall of America

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers
Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random
Bruce Springsteen performs at benefit at bowling alley