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St. Paul homeless encampment to remain as winter approaches

Ernie McGuire, 58, sat in his tent at a homeless encampment near I-35E this week. A caseworker has helped him find a room starting in November.

Officials say St. Paul tent camp shows the growing need for shelters. For now, they're working to keep the site safe.

I-35W to shut down completely in Mpls. for the weekend

The war is on as Target, other retailers fight for seasonal laborers

Signs beckoning would-be job hunters are all over, including this Baggallini store at MOA.

Retailers offer perks, better pay to entice seasonal workers.

Mpls. municipal ID plan raises privacy concerns

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Security guards stand outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looki

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired.



Jayme Closs, 13, has been missing since her parents were found dead in their Barron, Wisconsin, home.

911 call log: Officers found door kicked in, parents' bodies, no Jayme

Minneapolis OKs $900k subsidy for 2019 men's Final Four
Rush Line destination in White Bear Lake prompts debate
Man who inspired 'BlacKkKlansman' to speak at St. Louis Park synagogue

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The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler dunks in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday

Boo who? Butler's 33 points lead Wolves to victory over Cavaliers

Cook ruled out for Vikings vs. Jets, will miss fourth game of the season
Suter's goal makes Dubnyk's effort stand up in victory over Dallas
Bench coach Shelton impresses Twins in their managerial search

Scores, schedules, and stats
Tesla’s Model 3 has gone through several price and driving-range iterations, frustrating some consumers. MEL MELCON • Los Angeles Times

Tesla chief Elon Musk unveils a $35,000 Model 3 (that actually costs a bit more)

The war is on as Target, other retailers fight for seasonal laborers
HeartMate 3 gets FDA approval for extended use
Twin Cities housing market continues possible shift toward buyers

Students on the bus at the end of the school day in Lakeville in 2015. A case before the Minnesota Supreme Court — Cruz-Guzman vs. State of Minnesot

Counterpoint: Racial rebalancing — from a real-life perspective

Blocking VA documents release protects 'shadow rulers' — not vets
Wedding videographers: State shouldn't decide what stories we must tell
"Nikki Haley for president" has a nice ring to it


Sack cartoon: The Saudi situation
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Quit procrastinating with these 7 tips for becoming a 'time realist'

Famed Calder sculpture once graced Nicollet Mall. Can't it return to its home?
Are wedding party duties getting out of hand?
Burger Friday: Dive into burger excellence at this 85-year-old Richfield dive bar

C.J.: Dessa felt better after getting scientific assistance to mend her broken heart
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Dessa is one of the talents on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” musical mixtape. She tears into “Congratulations,” a song that rips into Alexander…

Hartman: Taylor says Wolves working to trade Butler, Thibodeau's job safe
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Wolves owner Glen Taylor, in a wide-ranging interview, confirmed the team is working to trade Jimmy Butler even as he prepares to start the season with Minnesota.

Brooks: Karin Housley blew a chance when Facebook hot take re-emerged

We're three weeks from Election Day and Minnesota is running on outrage.




Outside groups have spent $9.1 million in the Third District race between Democrat Dean Phillips, left, and Rep. Erik Paulsen, one of several Minnesot

Outside groups flood state with cash in hard-fought races

Lewis, Paulsen face off with Craig, Phillips, in TV debates
In 2020, Democrats expect a female front-runner. Or three.
Plain talk has always been key to Tina Smith's success

A Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Cincinnati. The estimated jackpot f

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'
A stormy start: Homeless couple with newborn sought refuge in Walmart lot
Feds accuse Russians of midterm meddling

Security guards stand outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looki

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

70 years later, Norway apologizes to women who had relationships with German soldiers
Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylum
On the next 50-pound note: Iron Lady, WWII spy, inflatable unicorn?

How can you tell if Mackensie Alexander has made a big play? Don’t worry, the third-year Vikings cornerback has ways of letting you know.

The better he plays, the more fun Vikings cornerback Alexander has

Cook ruled out for Vikings vs. Jets, will miss fourth game of the season
Hartman: Vikings set to face a third rookie quarterback Sunday
AP Source: Raiders RB Lynch to miss month with groin injury

Dallas Stars wing Jamie Benn, right, is unable to shoot the puck past Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period

Suter's goal makes Dubnyk's effort stand up in victory over Dallas

Wild recalls Read from Iowa to replace injured Hendricks
Mind games: Dubnyk checks mental catalog to prepare for foes
Yo-yo effect: Wild in the middle of two back-to-backs in one week

The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler dunks in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday

Boo who? Butler's 33 points lead Wolves to victory over Cavaliers

WATCH: Target Center fans boo Butler, Thibodeau on opening night
Riley tells Heat players he is 'pulling the plug' on Butler talks
As home opener nears, Wolves try to market a team of uncertainty

Four-star forward Tray Jackson de-commits from Gophers basketball

Four-star forward Tray Jackson de-commits from Gophers basketball

Gophers volleyball hopes to build on 8-0 start in Big Ten
Gophers defense is after the big prize — turnovers
Murphy, McBrayer named Gophers men's basketball captains

Dessa Doomtree: “Yes. I mean [Lin-Manuel Miranda] called me and ... that’s an amazing call to receive.”

C.J.: Dessa felt better after getting scientific assistance to mend her broken heart

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'
In campaign ad, Samuel L. Jackson scoops 'kitty treasure' for Angie Craig
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields among 'Murphy Brown' guests

Since 1961, thousands of children have soaked up German language and culture at Waldsee village, now located on Turtle River Lake near Bemidji.

Concordia Language Villages confronts an ugly truth head-on as a step toward healing

Sixth-grade hero assures safe crossing for fellow students
Problem Solvers: Susan Strauss helps companies create a workplace that works for everyone
Small sports shoe company davi stepping up to take on giants