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Is it really hypothyroidism, or just ennui?

A Johns Hopkins survey published last year found that more than 15 percent of older Americans were taking levothyroxine (brand name Synthroid, among others). But a major European study found that in older people with mild hypothyroidism, the drug had no significant effect on symptoms. (David Plunkert/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED SCI THYROID DRUG BY SPAN FOR APRIL 25, 2017. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.

Medication for hypothyroidism topped the list of drugs dispensed in the U.S., and a study finds the drug to be ineffective.

Health officials say 20 so far sickened in measles outbreak

File photo: A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Eight new infections were confirmed Monday. State health officials said that all of the cases have occurred within the Somali-American community.

Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?

City of Minneapolis plows drivers salted intersections and plowed trouble spots across the city on Feb. 7, 2013.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used more brine solution before snowy weather this winter than in years past, but traditional salt and sand are still heavily used.

More Minneapolis DFL delegate challenges filed in Ninth Ward

James Christenson, raising his fist in support of remarks by a Park Board candidate, was among those who attended the Ward 9, Precinct 2 caucus at South High School.

The candidate who accused Council Member Alondra Cano of "Jim Crow tactics" has filed several procedural challenges of his own.

Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

Ryan Reeves mother Tracy Reeves and younger brother Calvin hugged at the spor where Reeves died. Family members of Ryan Reeves, 32, who died after his car hit a tree at the end of a police chase, gathered here at the place where he died near the corner of Hamline Ave N and Wynne Ave.St. Paul.

The driver has been convicted of several crimes and had two warrants out for his arrest at the time of the crash.



Ryan Reeves mother Tracy Reeves and younger brother Calvin hugged at the spor where Reeves died. Family members of Ryan Reeves, 32, who died after his car hit a tree at the end of a police chase, gathered here at the place where he died near the corner of Hamline Ave N and Wynne Ave.St. Paul.

Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

Sad ending for injured eagle taken from Twin Cities interstate by trooper to Raptor Center
Rochester sex offender on the run nabbed in California
Minneapolis schools communications chief has resigned

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Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his part in a benches-clearing incident on Saturday against Detroit.

Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota
Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides
Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great

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Buffalo Wild Wings urged shareholders to support its candidates and reject an activist shareholder trying to take control of the company.

Showdown over Buffalo Wild Wings future set for June 2

Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory
Going digital: Device makers chase fast-growing, data-driven market
TCF first quarter earnings hit because of restructuring and technology costs

The Arkansas Department of Corrections Cummins Unit, which houses the state’s execution chamber, in Gould, Ark., was the site of one execution last week; seven more were scheduled.

In Arkansas, is this capital punishment's last gasp?

Macron gives France a sensible alternative
Sending your kid to college: Why, you ask, should you pay for liberal arts?
Readers Write (April 25): Renaming Lake Calhoun, Edina and the smoking age, the March for Science, diet soda, Trump's start



Turkey's Erdogan

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Brittany Bellizeare in the Guthrie's production of "The Bluest Eye."

Guthrie brings Toni Morrison's 'Bluest Eye' from page to stage with poetic power

Communications in the digital age: What should be private, public?
Highlights from Prince memorial weekend, and advice for future years
Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant


Guthrie brings Toni Morrison's 'Bluest Eye' from page to stage with poetic power

Adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel is given a poetic staging on the Guthrie's thrust stage.

Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory
Neal St. Anthony

Indiana-based Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant, a nearly century-old business in the Minnesota town.

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Jim Souhan

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.




Historical painter Edward Peterson moves his scissor lift so workers can move a table down the hallway at the capital rotunda's east side Wednesday.

Dayton wants to strip Historical Society of its preservation role

Trump takes hard line on wall, as threat of a shutdown looms
Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on 'dreamers' and deportation
Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference

Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance.

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow
Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump
Is it really hypothyroidism, or just ennui?

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron waves before addressing his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris , Sunday April 23, 2017. Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

The sad saga of North Korea's airport ATMs
Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy
N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

The fifth-ranked Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep of Iowa with a 3-0 victory in front of an announced 1,383, a record crowd for Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a day after drawing nearly 1,200 fans for Game 2 against Iowa. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball
Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up
Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner reveals secrets in book: 'I needed to pour my heart out'

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead
Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles
President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House