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Mall of America water park plan a deep dive into creative accounting

A rendering of the proposed water park beside the Mall of America shows what the $250 million facility might look like when it’s completed.

Bloomington has spent months devising an intricate plan that officials say will both lower borrowing costs and shield property taxpayers from risk.

Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted'

In this May 14, 2018, file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentati

Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie Smollett has "shifted" due to information received from two brothers questioned in the case, and attorneys for the "Empire" actor blasted reports alleging he played a role in his own attack.

To clean up the murky Minnesota, state must control septic systems and livestock manure

Most of the Minnesota River basin land is agricultural, and water quality is tainted by aging septic systems and animal runoff.

Cleaning up bacterial pollution will cost $4 million to $10 million over two decades, according to a new MPCA plan, the state's latest effort to solve a decades-old pollution problem.

Trump's emergency move puts GOP lawmakers in tough spot

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday in order to build a wall along the southern border.

It remains to be seen whether Senate Republicans will act collectively to try to stop Trump or how far into uncharted territory they are willing to follow him.

Minnesota Department of Transportation did not audit some limos for more than a year



Maria Iraheta Martinez cared for her daughter Sarai after a recent emergency visit to HCMC.

Minnesota provides medical safety net for asylum-seekers in need of care

Report shows that pedestrian safety is a major concern on Minnesota's American Indian reservations
Brooks: Fighting for health care in a system that doesn't care
BCA identifies victims, suspect in deadly Nevis shooting

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Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.1 points and 12.0 rebounds at the All-Star break.

'True to who I was': All-Star nod validates Towns' resoluteness

New Twins pitching coach is cut from a different cloth
Blowout win over Indiana shows Gophers' fight is back on
'We feel the pressure' Latest defeat another blow to Wild's psyche

Scores, schedules, and stats
The American bison, or buffalo, was once prolific across the western U.S. before the years immediately following the Civil War, when they were killed

American Indians still haven't recovered from costs of buffalo slaughter, study shows

UnitedHealthcare will stop sharing data with research group
Schafer: In light of 2017 law, Minn. needs to take a look at its income tax
Mall of America water park plan a deep dive into creative accounting

Outside an H&M store in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. The country is capitalist, but Scandinavian capitalism is different from that in the United St

Capitalism with Scandinavian characteristics

Weigh all the options to curb health care costs in Minnesota
Sack cartoon: Debt dangers
Readers Write: Democratic socialism, California travel, winter plowing


Sack cartoon: Debt dangers
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Engaged St. Paul couple Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey contacted Hershey Co., maker of Reese’s Pieces and Hershey’s bars, about the coincidences in

With these sweet names, Minnesota couple are 'Hershey PR team's dream come true'

Kelly Clarkson's voice and personality dazzle, but she could have made her St. Paul concert a lot stronger
Inspired by Bob Dylan, Kenyan folk-rocker journeyed to Minnesota to tour the world
What do you wonder about our state and the people who live here?

Scoggins: Murphy belongs with Gophers basketball greats
Chip Scoggins

Saturday afternoon was a vintage Jordan Murphy performance. He was fearless in taking on taller Indiana defenders and crafty with his post moves. Gophers fans should take time to savor Murphy's career.

Brooks: Fighting for health care in a system that doesn't care

Every American knows the only thing worse than our health coverage is losing our health coverage.

Schafer: In light of 2017 law, Minn. needs to take a look at its income tax
Lee Schafer

Perhaps it's time for at least a little concern that Minnesota, a state that gets more than half its general fund revenue from individual income taxes, has the kind of problem that has been brewing elsewhere.




Joined by her daughter Abigail and husband John, Sen. Amy Klobuchar made her first campaign appearance as a presidential candidate Saturday in Eau Cla

Klobuchar points to importance of Midwest in campaign stops in Wisconsin, Iowa

For presidential candidates, Midwest is the proving ground
Trump's emergency move puts GOP lawmakers in tough spot
Minnesota Capitol sees change in addressing opioid crisis

Employees of the Henry Pratt Company file out out of the building near where there was a mass shooting in Aurora, Ill. Feb. 15, 2019. Five people were

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted'
Google reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded its footprint in U.S.
Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Vice President Mike Pence, right, talked with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Pence gave a speech at the conference.

Pence defends 'America First' to anxious U.S. allies

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid
Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.1 points and 12.0 rebounds at the All-Star break.

'True to who I was': All-Star nod validates Towns' resoluteness

Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday
Game-changers: Big things expected from major move to young coaches
Souhan: Thrilling win over Houston offers glimpse into Wolves future

Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk after he gave up the game tying goal to Flyers center Sean Couturier on Tuesday.

'We feel the pressure' Latest defeat another blow to Wild's psyche

Stuck in neutral, what should Wild do at trading deadline?
Kunin, Eriksson Ek quietly form 1-2 punch for Wild
Wild mulling who to start in goal after latest collapse to Devils

Minnesota's Amir Coffey celebrates with Daniel Oturo after Coffey drained a 3-point shot against Indiana on Saturday

Blowout win over Indiana shows Gophers' fight is back on

Whalen revises her tactics with Gophers players
Gophers stave off No. 2 Buckeyes to complete weekend hockey sweep
Scoggins: Murphy belongs with Gophers basketball greats

Country star Miranda Lambert performed at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in March 2017.

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash
Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can't copyright 'Carlton' moves
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case