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Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump visit to California

A search and rescue team inspects an area taped for possible human remains as they comb through Paradise Gardens, which was destroyed by the Camp fire

The list of unaccounted for people reached more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California said while continuing their search.

Ex-Shakopee superintendent pleads guilty to felony theft, embezzlement

Rod Thompson, former Shakopee schools superintendent.

Rod Thompson's plea calls for two years in prison and restitution.

Peggy Flanagan, lieutenant governor to be, takes lead role in Tim Walz transition

Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan said the creation of the transition advisory board is part of her commitment to bringing a wider range of voices into th

Flanagan's first priority is creating a board that will influence hiring and budget development.

New plan might alter how Minn. colleges handle sex misconduct

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, shown in August, unveiled sexual assault regulations for colleges and universities that bolster the rights of th

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she aimed new proposed rules to better balance the rights of alleged victims and the due process rights of the accused.

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

FILE - In this March 7, 2018 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives to meet Prime Minister Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street i

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim.



There was a full crowd in the chambers and overflow rooms during a recent public hearing on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan at City Hall in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan likely to pass, council members say

Chipotle fires St. Paul restaurant manager, retrains staff after viral video
New plan might alter how Minn. colleges handle sex misconduct
Multifaith 'spiritual center' slated for St. Thomas campus in St. Paul

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The Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives against Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum during the first half

Game: Blouses. Wolves beat Portland on festive night dedicated to Prince

'Just chilling': Garnett takes in Friday's scene at Target Center
Carpenter's legacy with Gophers: selflessness and record-setting accuracy
Vikings know NFL offenses have been flummoxing defenses

Scores, schedules, and stats
Edina Realty realtor Kath Hammerseng talked Christine Arnoldi, center, and her daughter, Andrea, through the process of listing Christine’s house on

Twin Cities home sales slipped in October, inventory increased

Minnesota-based Pearson Candy Co. is becoming Minnesota-owned again
Jennie-O recalls some ground turkey after salmonella report
North Dakota oil production hits another high, but slowdown predicted

Central American migrants waited in line for a meal at a shelter Nov. 14 in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to r

'Caravan' craziness should prompt immigration reform

Rash Report: 'Front Runner' Gary Hart stumbled at new era's starting line
Sack cartoon: Trump's news coverage
Readers Write: Southwest light rail, Minneapolis 2040 Plan, birthright citizenship


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Each year Dave and Donna Hanson savor a piece of the wedding cake they first shared in 1961.

Minnetonka couple have made marriage – and cake – last for 57 years

10-ton sculpture ready to swoop into Nicollet Mall
Life begins at 65: Here's how to prepare for your 'next phase'
Is cold brew coffee better for you? Researchers say no

Struggling with setting holiday expectations for your kids? Here's help
Gail Rosenblum

Marcia Alexander, a Thrivent financial adviser and mother of three boys, says this isn't just prime shopping season, it's prime teaching season.

Souhan: Not making big deal has been a big deal in Wild's success
Jim Souhan

Give Bruce Boudreau depth, and he can do damage to opponents. He's rolling four quality lines that might not have existed had Paul Fenton made a splashy trade over the summer.

Souhan: As stress of coaching U builds, Reeve says she's there for Whalen
Jim Souhan

Lindsay Whalen's coaching debut at the University of Minnesota on Friday night will be unique because her circumstances are almost as unimaginable as they are familiar.




Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan said the creation of the transition advisory board is part of her commitment to bringing a wider range of voices into th

Peggy Flanagan, lieutenant governor to be, takes lead role in Tim Walz transition

Is Mike Pence loyal? Trump is asking, White House insiders say
Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, House Democratic leaders want to alter ban of hats on House floor to allow religious headwear
AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth

A search and rescue team inspects an area taped for possible human remains as they comb through Paradise Gardens, which was destroyed by the Camp fire

Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump visit to California

House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves
Crews break wall to rescue 6 in Chicago skyscraper elevator
How the Trump administration built a case against Julian Assange

FILE - In this March 7, 2018 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives to meet Prime Minister Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street i

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed
New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment
Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Brandon Williams (26) was stopped by Vikings defensive back George Iloka (23).

Vikings know NFL offenses have been flummoxing defenses

Beebe goes from scout-team star to sneaky weapon for Vikings
Vikings could have offensive line intact against Bears
Trump honors Minnesota's Alan Page with Medal of Freedom

Kings goaltender Jack Campbell deflects a shot by Wild left wing Zach Parise during the first period last week. Parise later scored.

Parise over illness, feels ready to play Saturday for Wild

Wild goaltenders have been key to back-to-back success
Postgame: Wild does well in moving past Tuesday's letdown loss
Devan Dubnyk to start the first half of a back-to-back for Wild vs. Sabres

The Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives against Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum during the first half

Game: Blouses. Wolves beat Portland on festive night dedicated to Prince

'Just chilling': Garnett takes in Friday's scene at Target Center
Wolves' Tolliver says he won't cause a stir over sitting out
Rockets "parting ways" with 10-time All-Star Anthony

Fifth-year senior Emmit Carpenter, who plays his last Gophers home game Saturday, has made memorable contributions on and off the football field.

Carpenter's legacy with Gophers: selflessness and record-setting accuracy

Lamke making most of chance to start for Gophers women's basketball
Pitino on Murphy approaching Gophers rebound record: 'He'll blow that out of the water'
Gophers clinch tie for Big Ten volleyball title

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes, southeastern France. Bieber and a former neighb

Justin Bieber, ex-neighbor settle long-running egging suit

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died
Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47
Amy Schumer cancels Dallas show, hospitalized for nausea

Karen Nau showed off a colorful collection of egg cups gifted to her through decades of welcoming exchange students into her Prior Lake home. The expe

Minnesota families welcome the world into their home, one student at a time

St. Thomas student brings supplies and support to new Gambian mothers
On record Give to the Max Day, Minnesota charities reap millions in donations
Struggling with setting holiday expectations for your kids? Here's help