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Duluth officials don't believe synagogue fire was a hate crime

Duluth Chief of Police Mike Tusken spoke to members of the press in Duluth City Hall on Sunday. He discussed the arrest of a suspect and the details r

No accelerants found in Duluth synagogue blaze; suspect is ID'd.

Minneapolis mayor offers boost for parks, but leaders say, 'We need more'

In his budget address last month, Mayor Jacob Frey recommended increasing the Park Board’s property tax levy by 5.7% to $69.5 million.

Higher levy sought for youth programs; issue now goes to taxation board vote on Sept. 25.

For Doran Cos., biggest Minneapolis project may be its last

“This is a new adventure for us,” Kelly Doran said of the 25-story Expo apartments and related units Doran Cos. is building behind St. Anthony Mai

The reason? A planned inclusionary zoning ordinance that requires developers to include income-restricted units in all new buildings.

New sexual allegations in New York Times reignite debate over Kavanaugh

Trump: U.S. locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

This Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, satellite image from Planet Labs Inc., shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing facilit

The U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the drone attack on a Saudi oil facility.



Havana Bodell was told she would never walk after she was injured in a crash involving a drunk driver. A car seat is credited with saving her life and

7-year-old Minnesota girl is proof that car seats save lives

Asbestos removal closing a south Minneapolis post office for more than a week
Minneapolis mayor offers boost for parks, but leaders say, 'We need more'
Woman drives her car off road northwest of Duluth and dies in crash

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Packers cornerback Kevin King intercepted a ball intended for Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the end zone during the fourth quarter.

'It just wasn't good enough': Cousins, Vikings lament 'gut-wrenching loss' to Packers

Souhan: Cousins owns bad decisions, is yet to evolve into proven winner
Gibson's relief appearance falters, Twins lose series finale in Cleveland
'Can you tell me why we're stopping the game?' League call negates Vikings TD

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“This is a new adventure for us,” Kelly Doran said of the 25-story Expo apartments and related units Doran Cos. is building behind St. Anthony Mai

For Doran Cos., biggest Minneapolis project may be its last

Minnesota grows business, jobs as it greens the local economy
New People Inc. COO seeks expansion as mental heath nonprofit marks 50 years
Boeing panel to deliver safety recommendations

The Gonda Building of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Mayo and Google team up in a new era for health care

Changes to SNAP threaten to take food off Minnesota's table
Counterpoint: Consider benefits of responsible cannabis use for veterans
Home health assistance: Does Minnesota value kindness and compassion?


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Jordan M. Leggett, from left, Gabrielle Dominique, Josh Zwick, Michael Hanna and Shinah Brashears in the local premiere of “Ride the Cyclone” at t

Minneapolis musical is a profane, smart 'Ride,' complete with Lizzo reference

In concert, Janet Jackson shows her love for Minneapolis
Grilled cheese and Savage Love: 10 best fall events for adult fun in the Twin Cities
Why Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan are singing the praises of former Minnesotan Tracey Ashley

Minnesota grows business, jobs as it greens the local economy

Renewables now account for 25% of total Minnesota power production. Policymakers and utilities are talking about doubling that by 2030.

Minneapolis time-management guru turns procrastinators into goal-setters

For 30 years, the Brooklyn Park-based owner of Uniquely Yours Consulting has been helping people, mostly by getting out of their own way.

Souhan: Vikings will bring Ham to counter Green Bay, cheeseheads

C.J. Ham's ability to pass block, run block, run and catch could give him rare job security for an NFL fullback, especially one who wasn't drafted out of college.




Republicans are taking aim at the Green New Deal, and Democratic activists are fighting for legislation to tackle climate change.

Minnesota labor unions divided over the Green New Deal

Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants' fears
Despite worries, presidential debates will do little to shift party lines
Trump: U.S. locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

A custom-made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a high-capacity detachable magazine.

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Police: Ex-pro football player faked burglary with swastikas, 'MAGA' on walls
Pay-to-stay fees put some Wisconsin inmates in sizable debt
Virginia jails struggle to screen inmates, prevent suicide

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers his speech during meeting with businessmen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban
Trump: U.S. locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis
Boris Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Cleveland's Roberto Perez, right, is congratulated by Franmil Reyes after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning

Gibson's relief appearance falters, Twins lose series finale in Cleveland

Graterol impresses as a reliever; enough to make it a long-term plan?
Twins respond just when others doubt them most
Series preview: Twins return home to face White Sox

Packers cornerback Kevin King intercepted a ball intended for Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the end zone during the fourth quarter.

'It just wasn't good enough': Cousins, Vikings lament 'gut-wrenching loss' to Packers

Souhan: Cousins owns bad decisions, is yet to evolve into proven winner
Big game, losing effort: Cook has 191 yards from scrimmage vs. Packers
'Can you tell me why we're stopping the game?' League call negates Vikings TD

Chris Autman-Bell (7) was one of four Gophers wideouts to collect 40 or more receiving yards in a 35-32 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Gophers receivers pass around the praise after Saturday's win

Gophers volleyball team beats No. 1-ranked Stanford
Scoggins: Gophers can't keep up their Houdini act
After another close win, Gophers get a bye before Big Ten play

New University students cheered before the Convocation, the official welcome ceremony for incoming freshmen, at Mariucci Arena, Thursday, August 29, 2

Why is it so much harder for U students to graduate debt free compared to the '60s?

How did Minnesota become one of the most racially inequitable states?
What's the best place, time to see the northern lights in Minnesota?
Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?

In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, Ric Ocasek of the Cars arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year event at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

'Crazy Ex' star Rachel Bloom wins Emmy, announces pregnancy
YouTube star Lilly Singh makes bold leap to late-night TV
Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them'

Taylor Tinkham, 29, stood next to a chalk drawing she made as part of her CeMental Breaks, a movement she hopes will catch on across the state.

Chalk art creations popping up on Mpls. sidewalks encourage mental health breaks

Minnesota's largest community foundation helps give former inmates a second chance
Minneapolis time-management guru turns procrastinators into goal-setters
Improv troupe for actors with Down syndrome inspires confidence