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Slick videos, social media lure Minnesotans to Middle East fight

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has zeroed in on Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the country, as a target-rich recruiting ground for fighters.

2 fatal shootings less than 8 hours apart in Minneapolis

A man was shot dead shortly before dawn Sunday down the street from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, and police say they are seeking whoever is responsible in what was the second homicide in the city since late Saturday.

Halftime report: Saints 13, Vikings 6

The Saints lead the Vikings 13-6 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at halftime. Quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out with a toe injury he suffered in the second quarter. The …

Matt Cassel (toe) out, Teddy Bridgewater makes debut

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out with a toe injury he suffered in the second quarter. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater replaced Cassel with 12:15 left in the …

Villaume: Purple Unification

Enough with the bad news and poor play. Time to rally around the idea that teams win football games, not individuals.

Tevlin: Peterson adds to discussion at fathers group, crisis nursery

Someone from the school had called to tell him that his son was in trouble. On his walk to the school, Melvin found himself getting angrier and angrier. His internal dialogue …

Hartman: Gophers did what they had to with injuries

The good news about the Gophers football team is that it is 3-1 after beating San Jose State 24-7, even though backup quarterback Chris Streveler completed only one pass …

Anderson: In the marsh, rails provide hunters a challenge

ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER – Wednesday when I pulled into Bill Marchel’s driveway not far south of Brainerd, I hardly recognized the property surrounding his home. I hadn’t been there …

2014 Night to Honor Israel

It was a night of extraordinary interfaith partnership.

The Community is Speaking, but Chief Harteau is Not Listening

The Mpls chief's absence from a community listening session is unacceptable in light of growing concerns about police misconduct and abuse.

Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub Celebrates Two Years

The brewpub that offered investors free beer for life is turning two years old.