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Richfield police change mind about Homeland Security speaker

A representative from the department that operates ICE was set to speak at a coordinating meeting for National Night Out.

Former UW student sentenced to 3 years for assaults

Alec R. Cook

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student to three years in prison for sexually assaulting three female students and choking or stalking two others.

Some win, some lose, as Minnesota 'Hamilton' fans fight for 100,000 tickets

Fans packed the State Theatre box office to get tickets for “Hamilton.”

At the box office, everybody walked away with seats, but it was a different story online.

Flooding closes I-90 and U.S. highway in southwest Minnesota

Feds: One-man IRS scam in Twin Cities cheats unwitting out of $224K in Target gift cards

Yu Zhang

The suspect was arrested outside a Target in Andover with hundreds of gift cards.



Travelers were dropped off curbside at MSP's Terminal 2 Wednesday. Almost half of travelers get a ride to the airport, but airport officials hope to l

MSP explores big changes in pricing, service to lure travelers back to ramps

State high court: Bloomington trash hauling plan can be put to vote
Sheriff: Teen admits setting fire to 120-year-old church in Melrose
Feds: One-man IRS scam in Twin Cities cheats unwitting out of $224K in Target gift cards

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Twins manager Paul Molitor, right, and trainer Matt Biancuzzo attend to Eduardo Escobar after he was hit by a pitch in the first inning Wednesday.

Porcello shuts down Twins 9-2; Escobar leaves game after being hit by pitch

NBA draft-day mailbag: You have questions, we have answers
Last Gopher drafted: Humphries on the draft, Amir Coffey and more
One man, two jobs: Thibodeau used to getting the last word

Scores, schedules, and stats
Mayo Clinic signage at an event

Schafer: Defining the Mayo Clinic could cost it millions in lawsuit

Feds: One-man IRS scam in Twin Cities cheats unwitting out of $224K in Target gift cards
Twin Cities businesses pull out all the stops for 'massive opportunity' with interns
State lawmakers gave commercial property owners incentives for energy-saving moves

President Donald Trump made his first visit to Minnesota as president on Wednesday for a roundtable discussion with workers and an evening rally in Du

Trump's unsettling presidential visit

No soup for you: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sits before a Senate committee to talk tariffs
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith: Ending a bad family-separation policy won't fix the humanitarian crisis
Listen: Firestorm forces Trump reversal on detained children


Sack cartoon: Immigration and children
Immigration and children

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt in a scene from, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

Review: New 'Jurassic' blockbuster may be the greatest of all

Minnesota's social media stars still find Pinterest 'incredibly relevant'
Cuban-American choreographer puts a new kick into Guthrie's 'West Side Story'
Some win, some lose, as Minnesota 'Hamilton' fans fight for 100,000 tickets

Schafer: Defining the Mayo Clinic could cost it millions in lawsuit
Lee Schafer

While it's obvious the Mayo Clinic is a health care provider, it's not at all obvious that this is the best way to describe it.

Souhan: Twins need a starting catcher, not a stopgap
Jim Souhan

Everywhere you looked Tuesday other than the final score, there was evidence that the Twins need help. Behind the plate would be a good place to start.

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.




President Donald Trump made his first visit to Minnesota as president on Wednesday, culminating in leading a rally in Duluth.

At rally, Trump touts economy, ability to win Minnesota in 2020

Despite Trump's reversal, Minn. activists say fight over immigration policies isn't over
'Great job,' says Trump: Nielsen back in good graces for now
BWCA-related businesses sue Interior over mining leases

Leonard Hammonds II, of Penn Hills, right, points out that a Turtle Creek Police officer has his hand on his weapon during a rally in East Pittsburgh,

Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field
Remains of Korean War veterans coming home
Pentagon will make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases

FILE - In March 15, 2017 file photo, police investigators carry a body to a forensic vehicle, after a shootout between private security guards and gan

Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite Trump

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust
New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'
Pentagon will make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases

Twins manager Paul Molitor, right, and trainer Matt Biancuzzo attend to Eduardo Escobar after he was hit by a pitch in the first inning Wednesday.

Porcello shuts down Twins 9-2; Escobar leaves game after being hit by pitch

Max effort: Kepler leads Twins past Boston with his bat and glove
Reusse: Pint-sized pop. Escobar part of MLB's new power generation
Gibson: Slider felt better as game went on

Spain's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

Suarez scores as Uruguay and Russia advance at World Cup
Sweden with chance to take out another big name: Germany
Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Lynx point guard Danielle Robinson has shot 46 percent from the field and 88 percent from the free-throw line in her seven-year career. Yet she's 0-fo

0-for-seven (years): Will Lynx guard Robinson ever hit a 3-pointer?

Back on track? Lynx' second win in a row is 200th victory for Reeve
Cheryl Reeve joins WNBA's 200-win club
Sparks win 5th straight, beat Fever 74-55

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

This combination photo shows comedian Pete Davidson at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017, left, and singer Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson are engaged

Family: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeral
'Springsteen on Broadway': the Boss goes off script to blast immigrant parent/child separation
Auditions for ABC's 'The Bachelor' coming to the Mall of America