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Charges: Son fatally shot parents in Minn. home before fleeing to Mexico

Barry Bennett, a former NFL player and Long Prairie physical education teacher, and his wife, Carol, were found dead in their home on Wednesday.

Don't swim in Lake Superior, Duluth officials warn

Duluth officials are warning people not to swim at Park Point Beach due to dangerous rip currents.

The risk of rip currents means folks should "stay out of the water" until at least Saturday morning.

Mpls. Council approves $200,000 settlement in Jamar Clark case

Jamar Clark

Councilmember dispersed without addressing the media.

Man charged with killing woman outside hair salon at Brooklyn Park mall

St. Cloud couple who refused to film same-sex wedding win in appeals court

In this file photo, Angel and Carl Larsen, owners and founders of Telescope Media Group, stand in front of family and friends outside the Federal Cour

Carl and Angel Larsen have standing on First Amendment claims, a U.S. Eighth Circuit panel says.



Lorraine Robitaille, right, handed Margarita Nunez a large stuffed dog as they hung prizes at their game stand in the Midway the day before opening da

Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?

Minnesota reports 11 new lung injury cases linked to vaping
Polk County searches for new leads on woman missing 10 years
Weekend traffic: I-35W ramp closures will make downtown Minneapolis access difficult

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Rookie Luis Arraez has shown uncommon ability to crack line drives to all fields. He’s notoriously hard to whiff, too, possessing an MLB-low strikeo

Twins rookie Arraez embraces challenge of living up to baseball's greats

So far, so fast: Vikings use up-tempo style to 'fatigue' opponents
Gardenhire barreling toward 6th straight 90-loss season as manager
'No crazy decisions' approach puts Loons in Open Cup title match

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Shoppers at the Good Things tent, a Twin Cities retailer making its first appearance at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Minnesota State Fair is a magnet that some small retailers use the entire year

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief
At long last, CVRx device gets FDA approval
Kashkari suggests Fed use a tool from 2008 recession to fight a slowdown now

Voters waited at a polling station in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, on Aug. 11. Alejandro Giammattei was declared the winner of a presidential ele

Why Guatemalans like me don't stay home, as Trump wants

Trump administration sides with big oil over ethanol
There's a reason Elizabeth Warren is surging
Minnesota laid groundwork for CEOs' revised theory on capitalism


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Louie Anderson says goodbye to 'Baskets' in front of Minnesota fans

Louie Anderson says goodbye to 'Baskets' in front of Minnesota fans

Five things travelers need to know about the checkpoints at MSP
What's the best time of day to exercise?
53 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair, ranked from best to worst

Reusse: Minnesota volleyball player's drive leads to top Division II award

Growing up in rural Minnesota, Taylor Reiss established herself as a volleyball star who took on the role of much bigger players in college. "She was over-the-top in wanting to win," one of her coaches said.

Souhan: Here's why Bill Guerin now has the easiest job in sports

If the Wild struggles struggles this season, fired Wild general manager Paul Fenton will be blamed, and rightly so. If the Wild surprises this year, the new general manager's leadership will be lauded.

Reusse: Has Minneapolis become the home of Cuba's best boxer ever

Ask David Morrell Jr. about his last tough fight and he'll tell you, "The only tough fight I've ever had was waiting 14 months in Mexico, waiting for the chance to live my dream." That's a title dream.




Former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, a Republican, announced at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday that he will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith i

Jason Lewis to challenge Tina Smith for U.S. Senate seat

Klobuchar brings presidential campaign to the Minnesota State Fair
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski calls for charges against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
IMF dispatches technical staff team to Argentina

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Sup

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah
Iowa man who killed top golfer from Spain gets life sentence
Cancer patients can now more easily apply to have student loan payments deferred

Cracked mud is seen in the drying lake bed of the Metzabok Lagoon, in the Lacandon jungle of Chiapas State in southern Mexico.

Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

France opens Jeffrey Epstein-linked rape investigation
France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires
After a safari ends in a nightmare, Benin awakens to the threat of terrorism

Rookie Luis Arraez has shown uncommon ability to crack line drives to all fields. He’s notoriously hard to whiff, too, possessing an MLB-low strikeo

Twins rookie Arraez embraces challenge of living up to baseball's greats

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in row
Listen: Luis Arraez is a 22-year-old hit machine
Jose Berrios hopes for turnaround, Eddie Rosario out as Twins play Tigers

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is a proponent of a faster tempo for the offense.

So far, so fast: Vikings use up-tempo style to 'fatigue' opponents

Punter, kicker, holder: Jobs still unsettled going into Saturday's game
Former NFL player, wife found dead in Long Prairie home; police search for known suspect
Weird in Winnipeg: Raiders edge Packers in game on 80-yard field

Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck

Hartman: Fleck believes in Gophers as national media ignores them

Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?
Building hype: Gophers have opportunistic path in Year 3 under Fleck
Tough tests: U men's basketball opens Big Ten with Iowa, Ohio State

A Chinese ban on accepting American recyclables is having a ripple effect in Minnesota, where the price of recycled goods has imploded. The economics

How much of what we think we're recycling is actually getting recycled?

We call Wisconsinites cheeseheads. What do they call us?
What makes a manhole cover go airborne during storms?
Why does everyone love to hate Edina?

Aretha Franklin

Settling the Queen of Soul's estate has become a royal pain

Beleaguered Roman Polanski is still welcome at Venice Film Festival
Once upon a time in fatherhood: Tarantino to become a dad
Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

Students wearing handmade costumes, which they designed in the “Art Buddies” program, paraded through the Whittier Elementary halls in Minneapolis

Twin Cities' Art Buddies bring youthful dreams to life in cardboard, cloth and duct tape

Minnesota rocker Mick Sterling pays bills to help people catch up financially
Hero Plumbing owners build community by offering free use of spaces throughout Minneapolis
Woman unravels mystery of letter from 1967 that arrived in her mailbox