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Growth of nurse practitioners changes patient care in state

Nurse practitioner Hannah Balfanz went over the results of Sam Talbot's physical exam at the University of Minnesota Nurse Practitioners Clinic. Talbo

Nurse practitioners stepping up as demand for doctors outpaces supply.

Tina Smith settles into Senate, but big political challenge looms

Rep. Tom Emmer, left to right, U.S. Senator Tina Smith, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, enjoyed a light moment during a ceremony to present the Congre

Minnesota's newest U.S. senator settles in, raises $2M for campaign.

Jury still out on Frey as he completes first 100 days in office

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey toured the Public Works Department’s Traffic and Parking facility on April 10.

Will Mpls. Mayor Jacob Frey's words turn into actions?

Minn. House Republicans release plan to cut state income tax rate

Reduction would be the first in state since 2000.

Florida seeks extradition of Minnesota grandma accused of killing two

Police in South Padre Island, Texas, said Lois Ann Riess was arraigned early Saturday, April 21, in municipal court and is being held in the Cameron C

Minnesotan is accused of killing husband, then Florida woman.



St. Paul School Superintendent Joe Gothard said if the district and its supporters fail to persuade voters to invest more in their schools, “the lik

Chronic deficits dog Minneapolis, St. Paul schools

Florida seeks extradition of Minnesota grandma accused of killing two
Man killed when fleeing suspect slams into his car in St. Paul
Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan endorsed in First District

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The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler celebrates with fans after making a three pointer in the fourth quarter of Game 3 at Target Center.

Long time coming: Wolves erupt at home for 121-105 Game 3 victory over Rockets

Wild overcame plenty, but finish was disappointing
Twins relievers melt down at end of 10-1 loss to Rays
Perfect draft storm for Vikings: High QB supply, higher demand

Scores, schedules, and stats
Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Regions Hospital pushes for exception to state law to add more beds

Schafer: Fed's Kashkari sees strengthening case for higher rates
Buying spree continues for quiet parent of Liberty Paper
Growth of nurse practitioners changes patient care in state

7 habits of highly numerate people

7 habits of highly numerate people

Farm bill should help both the poor and farmers
Fizzling out of Prince case shows that opioids are winning
Ethics and leadership: How much lower can America go?



Outtakes of 1980s Prince concert photos by David Brewster.

Rediscovered Prince photos show the rising star in 1980s Minneapolis

Martina wows diners with flavors of Argentina and Italy in south Minneapolis
Care packages let disadvantaged students know 'someone is rooting for them'
Deeper than a few coats of mascara: America's gayest city is just joyful

Anderson: Banking big on wetlands
Dennis Anderson

Just as large as the need for runoff areas are financial incentives for worthy projects

Reusse: Wheeler's journey from Minnesota star to leader of Jets
Patrick Reusse

From superstardom at Breck School to Gophers standout to a multi-team NHL journey, Blake Wheeler has credentials that make him a key part of Winnipeg's success.

Scoggins: 'Mean' Nick Seeler brings fight to Wild's defense
Chip Scoggins

Devan Dubnyk described rookie defenseman Nick Seeler as "mean," praise that underscores the former Eden Prairie high school star's impact only 25 games into his NHL career.




Rep. Tom Emmer, left to right, U.S. Senator Tina Smith, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, enjoyed a light moment during a ceremony to present the Congre

Tina Smith settles into Senate, but big political challenge looms

Minn. House Republicans release plan to cut state income tax rate
Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan endorsed in First District
The Latest: Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Police in South Padre Island, Texas, said Lois Ann Riess was arraigned early Saturday, April 21, in municipal court and is being held in the Cameron C

Florida seeks extradition of Minnesota grandma accused of killing two

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list
CDC expanding E. coli outbreak alert to all romaine lettuce
N.C. churches join gun debate with billboard opposing gun violence

Fatima Mahmoud stands on what was once her home where she claims her husband was killed in an air strike.

'Was this devastation … worth it?': How American neglect imperils the victory over ISIS

Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II
World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117
India approves death penalty for rape of young children

The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler celebrates with fans after making a three pointer in the fourth quarter of Game 3 at Target Center.

Long time coming: Wolves erupt at home for 121-105 Game 3 victory over Rockets

Towns: 'Amish-like' life makes him oblivious to public criticism
Wiggins says Wolves excited and ready for home playoff game
Will picking up the pace help Wolves vs. Rockets?

The Jets' Tyler Myers clears the Wild's Charlie Coyle from in front of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the second period in Game 5

Wild overcame plenty, but finish was disappointing

Scoggins: Leipold must respond to Wild's latest early exit
Wild notes: Cullen, at 41, undecided about returning
Five offseason questions for the Wild

Tampa Bay Rays' Denard Span, right, lines a two-run double off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn during the fifth inning of a baseball game

Rosario's grand slam not enough as Twins lose in 10 innings

Lynn continues to walk batters but sees progress with Twins
Inclement weather, postponed games mess with Twins' routines
LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres

Actor Verne Troyer, seen in 2008 in the press line at the premiere of the feature film "The Love Guru" in Los Angeles. Troyer from the "Austin Powers"

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

C.J.: Music or basketball, Prince executed what was in his head, says NPG's Hayes
After fan sends prom invite, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson surprises Stillwater student
Unfinished requiem: Enigmatic Prince leaves mystery in death