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After news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' St. Paul fire chief steps down

St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler listened to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman as he gave his final budget address at St. Paul College in August 2017.

The announcement comes just days after it was made public that Tim Butler was reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee.

Paulsen backs bump stock ban, angering gun control opponents

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, left, and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, right, during an interview with Star Tribune at Best Buy headquarters, Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Richfield, Minn.

The Minnesota Republican's decision to cosponsor the measure to ban a device that allows semi-automatic rifles to fire at the rate of machine guns has drawn the ire of gun-control opponents.

Concerned about its housing stock, Anoka hits the brakes on new rentals

Anoka is halting any construction or expansions of rental housing while the city updates its comprehensive plan.

The city is halting new rental construction or expansion for up to a year.

Five living ex-presidents to attend Texas hurricane relief concert tonight

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, Then-President George W. Bush, center, poses with President-elect Barack Obama, and former presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night, Oct. 21, 2017, in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Former Mrs. America sentenced to 2 years' probation over swapping tags on clothes

Jennifer Kline

If she completes her probation, the felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.



Tess Galati poses outside her home in St. Paul on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Galati rents out parts of her home on Airbnb, one of the short-term rental hosting platforms that the Minneapolis and St. Paul city councils are considering regulating.

Minneapolis City Council approves new rules for Airbnb rentals

One dead in early-morning St. Paul shooting
University of Minnesota names new medical school dean
KARE 11 and longtime morning anchor Kim Insley 'part ways'

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Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) drives to the basket as the Minnesota Timberwolves' Taj Gibson (67) defends in the first half on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Rubio burns inside, and it came to fore in Friday's fourth quarter

Demry Croft will start at QB for Gophers vs. Illinois
Schierhorn sharp as U escapes with victory at North Dakota
Jamal Crawford's big fourth quarter sends Wolves past Utah for first victory

Scores, schedules, and stats
Chad Ferguson, president of Cub's retail west division and Anne Dament, senior vice president of retail of parent company Supervalu Inc., at the popcorn stand in the remodeled Cub store in Stillwater.

Remodeled Cub grocery in Stillwater tests new concepts

Executive sues Thrivent, saying he was fired because he is black
Minneapolis City Council approves new rules for Airbnb rentals
Worries grow that costs could still rise for Southwest light-rail line

Anton Gag’s 1904 painting “Attack on New Ulm” hung in the State Capitol for nearly 100 years before it was removed during the building’s recent renovation. It is on view at the James J. Hill House through Jan. 14, 2018.

In defense of art, history and understanding

The ACA isn't dead yet, and consumers should tap into aid for 2018 coverage
Sack cartoon: The name of that lake
Readers Write: Edina schools, University of Minnesota, Americans and the military



The exterior of the Webber Park Library features a roomy front porch.

New Minneapolis library is stunning inside and out

Minnesota author Tim O'Brien looks back at making of PBS's 'The Vietnam War'
'Hamlet' star is the fast-rising prince of Twin Cities theater
Review: Penumbra's superb 'Wedding Band' explores tension between private love and public intolerance

The name of that lake

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Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves
Patrick Reusse

He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history
Jim Souhan

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.

Craig: Bridgewater's back today but keep your expectations modest
Mark Craig

The team's rise or fall this season doesn't hinge on Teddy Bridgewater's return. Remember, the soul of the Vikings right now is their defense.




U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, left, and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, right, during an interview with Star Tribune at Best Buy headquarters, Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Richfield, Minn.

Paulsen backs bump stock ban, angering gun control opponents

U.S. probing if 'unapproved mission' led to Niger deaths
Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency
The Latest: Fallen soldier's funeral begins in Florida

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, Then-President George W. Bush, center, poses with President-elect Barack Obama, and former presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night, Oct. 21, 2017, in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Five living ex-presidents to attend Texas hurricane relief concert tonight

Mourners say goodbye to soldier at center of Trump call controversy
Cops: $150K in designer merchandise taken in smash-and-grab
Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

An ambulance is parked along the road where a car bomb exploded killing investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta's capital, Valetta. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Spanish prime minister aims to take over Catalan government
Shock as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'
Somalia's president to announce 'state of war' against Al-Shabab

Marlon Brown (14) caught a touchdown pass while being defended by Vikings linebacker Audie Cole (57) in the final seconds of the Vikings' loss at Baltimore in December 2013.

Vikings defense has come a long way since 2013 wild affair vs. Ravens

'I'm not a dirty player': Vikings' Anthony Barr opens up about Rodgers hit
Craig: Hundley, not Kaepernick, is Packers' back-up plan. But what if ...
Road to Minneapolis: Mark Craig's hottest Super Bowl contenders

Jamal Crawford celebrated with Aaron Brooks after his go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute for the Timberwolves in their home-opening victory over Utah on Friday night.

Jamal Crawford's big fourth quarter sends Wolves past Utah for first victory

Reusse: Revamped Target Center stirs up hope for changes beyond cosmetic
New-look Ricky Rubio still looks right at home
Rubio burns inside, and it came to fore in Friday's fourth quarter

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped a breakaway by the Wild's Landon Ferraro on Friday night.

Still-porous Wild defense can't protect lead at Winnipeg

Boudreau: "It seems like we're afraid to win''
Wild's Marcus Foligno faces Winnipeg, wears protective face shield
Wild-Calgary gameday preview

In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, director Quentin Tarantino poses for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 8th Lumiere Festival, in Lyon, central France. Tarantino says he knew about a few instances of improper conduct by producer Harvey Weinstein and wishes he had done more. Speaking to the New York Times in an interview published Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, Tarantino expressed remorse for not having taken responsibility at the time. He says he knew first hand of Weinstein’s conduct toward actress Mira Sorvino and another he declined to name. Sorvino and Tarantino were dating at the time.

Quentin Tarantino says he knew of Weinstein's behavior, ashamed he didn't act

Melania Trump donates inaugural ball gown to Smithsonian
E! cancels Joan Rivers' 'Fashion Police' after 22-year run
KARE 11 and longtime morning anchor Kim Insley 'part ways'