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Trump claims Cohen's phone taping was 'perhaps illegal'

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, secretly recorded Trump discussing payments for a former Playboy model who said she ha

President Donald Trump is asserting that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal."

3 Minnesota correctional officers resign in wake of colleague's death

A cell house at Stillwater prison is pictured in this file photo.

Joseph Gomm's family also released a statement offering thanks to all who offered support.

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

Mallory Cunningham, left, Santino Tomasetti, center, and Aubrey Reece attend a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Friday, July 20,

A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm.

Minn. couple charged with murder in death of foster child, 3

Girl's weight had plummeted just weeks before Nov. 2017 death, prosecutors say.

4 years after E. coli kills daughter, Minn. mom dies of same infection

Karen Odens

Pelican Rapids pharmacist lost her daughter four years ago to an E. coli infection, then died from prolonged complications herself.



Council Member Cam Gordon discussed his amendment proposal as Council Member Alondra Cano listened.

Mpls. City Council moves forward on shared oversight of police

Man charged in shooting of South St. Paul officers was angry over eviction
Students pick up science skills at Summer Engineering Experience for Kids
Man found dead in car after report of shots in south Minneapolis

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Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier, right, congratulates teammates Jorge Bonifacio (38) and Whit Merrifield (15) during the first inning Friday night.

Twins make it close but look like sellers in loss to Royals

MegaRamp has Big Air competitors contemplating new heights
Reusse: Outside indications pointed to Cousins being a phoney, but ...
Ex-U golfer van Rooyen gets favorable ruling, shoots 71 at British Open

Scores, schedules, and stats
Hy-Vee said Friday that it will takeover a location in Plymouth this fall that had been a Cub Foods store until just last week.

Hy-Vee will open in Plymouth this fall, taking a spot that was a Cub Foods

TCF agrees to pay $30 million to settle dispute over the way it offered overdraft protection
As aphids spread in central Minnesota, soybean farmers face pesticide dilemma
Boston Scientific to pay up to $270M to acquire Claret Medical

Vice President Walter Mondale delivered an address to a special Geneva Meeting on Refugees and Displaced Persons in Southeast Asia in the Palais des N

Decades of humanitarian aid for refugees are now at risk

A welcome extension of legal protection for vulnerable Somalis
In Mandela speech, Obama was mostly right
The Statue of Liberty's radical, global history


Sack cartoon: U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis
U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis

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Screen grab of Chad Nelson's viral video from Twitter.

Video of Minn. toddler playing fetch with dog over fence racks up 10M views

A St. Paul lake will once again be home to a floating library
Burger Friday: Try this under-$6 gem at new self-serve beer bar in south Mpls.
New plan for Minneapolis calls for more density, which can be good — and bad

Reusse: Outside indications pointed to Cousins being a phoney, but ...
Patrick Reusse

New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins arrived as a perceived self-promoter, but one phone call changed all that.

Reusse: Dozier has been a bargain for Twins from the beginning
Patrick Reusse

The Twins have gotten a bargain on Brian Dozier since signing him for $30,000 in July 2009. Now, a playoff contender is likely to get the same in July 2018 by trading for him.

Kevin Kling presents a breezy 'Summer' at Children's Theatre

This two-man show sparkles with his usual folksy brilliance.




Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, secretly recorded Trump discussing payments for a former Playboy model who said she ha

Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing payment for Playboy model

Swanson defends Nolan's record in reply to #metoo allegations
White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum
The Latest: Officials release boat accident victims' names

Mallory Cunningham, left, Santino Tomasetti, center, and Aubrey Reece attend a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Friday, July 20,

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans
Churches convert properties to affordable housing
Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuild

Members of the rescued soccer team attend a press conference discussing their experience being trapped in the cave in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, W

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle
When Gorbachev outplayed Reagan's hand
U.K. is using children as undercover spies, report says

Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier, right, congratulates teammates Jorge Bonifacio (38) and Whit Merrifield (15) during the first inning Friday night.

Twins make it close but look like sellers in loss to Royals

Twins move Miguel Sano up to Class AAA Rochester
Baseball doesn't stand in Rodney's path to citizenship
Santana's fastball around 89-90 mph, might not improve

Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth reached for a first-half shot against New England. “It puts a lot of pressure on us to win games at home because we ha

Third game in nine days a grind for winning but weary Loons

Borrowing from French soccer success can help U.S. to a point
Loons' Darwin Quintero is example of the power of spending
Second Ibarra expected to help Loons (and he won't be confused with team's other Ibarra)

Seimone Augustus left ,Sylvia Fowles, Rebekkah Brunson ,and Maya Moore

Broken up: Lynx on different sides as All-Star captains pick teams

WNBA All-Star teams
Montgomery makes club-record 7 3s, Dream win 6th straight
Gameday preview: Lynx head to favorable road stop in Phoenix

Sean Sherman, the 2018 James Beard award-winning Sioux Chef, showed Tajah Tempest, center, and Saba Andualem how to roll up meatballs at Urban Roots i

From garden to table, Urban Roots teaches teens to grow, cook and love their food

On one soccer-loving block in Minneapolis, Monday nights are a kick
Teen's hot dog stand serves up food, inspiration, with Mpls. inspectors' blessing
Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling helps people with disabilities learn to ride

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as direct

Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia
Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAC
Walter White may appear in 'Better Call Saul,' creator says