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State reverses course, opposes release of serial rapist

Thomas Duvall, 58, a rapist who has admitted to attacking at least 60 women, dropped his petition for provisional discharge from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) on Monday after both the Human Services commissioner and assistant Hennepin County attorney filed letters to the court last week saying they opposed Duvall’s provisional discharge.

Teacher at Grantsburg, Wis., high school pleads guilty to sex with students

Matthew R. Koenen lured two girls to his house in Stillwater. He admitted doing so in a Monday court hearing.




Swarzak gets fill-in start against Tigers

The Twins' long reliever prefers to start, and with Tommy Milone suffering from a sore neck, he gets his chance, albeit against a Cy Young winner

TFD: TCU football coach attempts to clarify sideways shot at Gophers, Big Ten

TCU coach Gary Patterson, whose squad dismantled the Gophers 30-7 on Saturday, was asked on Monday’s Big 12 conference call how he would assess the progress of his offense …

DFL releases first ad; hammers on GOP's Johnson on education

The ad is part of a promised $1 million ad buy to support DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's re-election bid





Hartman: A lot to consider in Peterson situation

Regardless of his legal situation, the Vikings might have asked him to renegotiate his contract.

St. Anthony: Pair of financial pros start anew as headhunters

Sally Mainquist soon will be back in business placing Twin Cities financial professionals in new jobs. Mainquist, a veteran financial and operations executive and the former CEO of Certes Financial …

Ancient Chinese fable retold in 'The White Snake'

REVIEW: “The White Snake” illuminates an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love.


The (Northern) Minnesota Poll conundrum

The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll shows a double-digit lead for Al Franken in the Senate race, but weakness in Northern Minnesota. Why polls are only one way to understand …

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