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Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

A Sears store is seen, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Salem, N.H.

Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

At Mpls. homeless camp, recovering addicts seek refuge amid the squalor

Ellen Dick, right, has been drug-free for almost a year. Here she tried to stay warm in a tent with friend Mona Richards.

The easy access to drugs makes staying sober difficult.

2 adults dead in NW. Wis. home, 13-year-old is missing, sheriff says

Jayme Closs

The bodies were located early Monday in a residence just west of Barron.

Third-party candidate in AG race endorses Ellison because of support for legalizing marijuana

Rep. Keith Ellison at a press conference in August 2018.

Noah Johnson had 5 percent of voters' support in poll last month that showed close race for attorney general.

Insurers target seniors with shifting Medicare options

Federal law is forcing health insurers next year to eliminate Medicare Cost plans across 66 counties in Minnesota.

New plans in mix as more than 300,000 Minnesota seniors seek new coverage.



Ellen Dick, right, has been drug-free for almost a year. Here she tried to stay warm in a tent with friend Mona Richards.

At Mpls. homeless camp, recovering addicts seek refuge amid the squalor

After frantic search, bodies of 2 missing women found in Chaska
Repeat candidate stirs up state's only contested Supreme Court race
2 adults dead in NW. Wis. home, 13-year-old is missing, sheriff says

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Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) broke for a 34 yard run in the third quarter that set up a touchdown by quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Running with a purpose, Vikings blitz Cardinals behind Murray's 155 yards

Souhan: Playing like a broken record, Thielen thrives in spotlight
Scoggins: Cousins doesn't dance around tipped passes, another fumble
Source: Butler and Taylor meet, come to understanding on situation

Scores, schedules, and stats
A Sears store is seen, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Salem, N.H.

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Insurers target seniors with shifting Medicare options
Twin Cities entrepreneurs' app Runerra gets trial with Target
Startup Week delivered on diversity-inclusion promise

The Minnesota State Capitol.

Government accountability: More-transparent days ahead in Minnesota?

A grain of salt to go with those political ads attacking 'single-payer' health care
Editorial counterpoint: Republicans want quality in government
U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis: Let's not follow the Democrats' radical vision



Sally Field is curious to find out what attendees will be curious about at Talking Volumes. “I’m looking forward to it,” she said.

Sally Field comes to Minn. with new memoir: 'It became my confidante'

Millennials are now killing divorce?
Diva Cage Match founder strives to make opera 'entertaining and accessible'
Where to find peace and quiet in Wisconsin Dells? Try renovated Sundara spa

Souhan: Playing like a broken record, Thielen thrives in spotlight
Jim Souhan

Adam Thielen is making history while writing one of the greatest Minnesota sports stories of all time, prompting a new question: Who does he compare to historically?

When it comes to climate change, you can argue, or adapt

Minnesota is trying to cope with just how much its climate has changed already.

Startup Week delivered on diversity-inclusion promise
Neal St. Anthony

Women and minorities, historically underrepresented, are now a growing part of small businesses startups.




Justice Margaret Chutich, left, faces challenger Michelle MacDonald in Minnesota’s only contested Supreme Court race.

Repeat candidate stirs up state's only contested Supreme Court race

Dayton to undergo another back surgery Monday
Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term
APNewsBreak: US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

Graffiti asking for President Donald Trump's help on a damaged building after Hurricane Michael in Callaway, Fla., Oct. 14, 2018. (Emily Kask/The New

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

25 hospitalized, 5 serious, after Los Angeles highway crash
Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source
Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon in Wash

Trump says Saudi king denies knowledge of missing journalist

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad
Migrant caravan swells in Honduras as group nears Guatemala
Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) broke for a 34 yard run in the third quarter that set up a touchdown by quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Running with a purpose, Vikings blitz Cardinals behind Murray's 155 yards

Souhan: Playing like a broken record, Thielen thrives in spotlight
Scoggins: Cousins doesn't dance around tipped passes, another fumble
Hartman: Zimmer happy with defense, still concerned about offensive line

Shannon Brooks

U running back Brooks arrested, suspected of assaulting roommate

'Season Two.' Can Gophers win race to six wins and a bowl?
Gophers spook Ohio State before Buckeyes pull away 30-14
Gophers replay: No. 3 Ohio State 30, Gophers 14

Alec Baldwin

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring
C.J.: Mindful rapper Dessa doesn't wander through chats about her memoir
Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac for kicking him out

Above, Aboubacar Bangoura, 2, played the drums during a demonstration by Duniya Drum and Dance. Cat toys made from plastic Easter eggs, pasta shells a

Festival of Giving helps grow Twin Cities children's hearts and minds

Minnesota volleyball star achieving her dreams on and off the court
Ethnic studies teacher Nate Beulah creates a no-judgment classroom
Minn. police officers kick door open, revive newborn, help deliver twin