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Bloomington goes ahead with Mall of America water park

A rendering of a proposed water park adjoining the Mall of America.

City leaders commit $7.5 million to fully develop plans for the massive $250 million facility.

After 2 years of waiting, Americans will see Mueller report

Television news crews worked outside the Department of Justice building on Wednesday in Washington ahead of Thursday morning's release of the special

After nearly two years of waiting, America is about to get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.

Number of people moving to Twin Cities from abroad falls dramatically

Michelle Rivero, director of Minneapolis' Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, said it is taking longer for people to obtain visas — which are a

Trump policy changes shift area's demographics, prompting employment worries.

Loaded gun confiscated from second-grader's backpack at St. Paul school

A file photo from the outside of Highland Park Elementary School. In a letter, the principal assured families that "no threats were made, and there wa

Police said the student's mother could face charges.

St. Paul resident charged with assault for shooting fleeing suspect on his property

This sign was on the house where a homeowner shot a man fleeing police in St. Paul.

The resident, who has a permit to carry a gun, arrived home and shot the fleeing suspect, according to the felony complaint.



Council Member Linea Palmisano (with microphone) stood Wednesday at the front of the City Hall Chambers with justice officials, survivors and other co

As reform looms, sex assault survivors share stories with Mpls. Council

Noor jury sees teen's 29-second video of shooting's aftermath
Minnesota State extends contract of chancellor Malhotra
Garrison Keillor's bookstore in St. Paul gets new owner, name

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The Vikings open their 2019 schedule at home vs. Atlanta and will play two prime time games there, including the Packers in December.

Vikings schedule breakdown: Five prime time games await in 2019

Stepping up after the storm: Cruz, Gonzalez lead Twins over Blue Jays
Will college presidents boot St. Thomas from the MIAC?
Freeman signs with Gophers basketball, is another 6-10 option at center

Scores, schedules, and stats
An Uber test of a self-driving Ford Fusion.

Schafer: How many jobs will robots eliminate?

New Best Buy CEO will make base pay of $1.1M
U.S. Bank execs confident about economy as current expansion nears record
Bloomington goes ahead with Mall of America water park

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar speaks during a roundtable discussion on health care, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Miami. Klobuchar met

Listen: Can Klobuchar break through?

Minnesota courts need a budget boost
Sack cartoon: President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar
Readers Write: UnitedHealth CEO and single-payer, Amazon's size and success


Sack cartoon: President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar
President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

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Ike's in the mall area at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

Big changes in MSP Airport food scene: Ike's departs, Hi-Lo Diner arrives

An aunt's seder plate lives on at the Passover seder for her niece
Broadway vet Betty Buckley shines in 'Hello, Dolly!' revival at Orpheum
Minnesota HGTV star David Bromstad hit jackpot with 'My Lottery Dream Home'

Scoggins: Vikings defense shows emotion about sticking together
Chip Scoggins

Normally stoic Harrison Smith choked back tears and Everson Griffen talked about talked about being blessed. "I feel like we just love playing with each other," Eric Kendricks said.

Souhan: Recharged Tiger would kick-start inaugural 3M Open
Jim Souhan

The chance to see Tiger Woods, at 43 and coming off his 15th major championship, would make the 3M Open in Blaine a can't-miss ticket for even casual golf fans.

Souhan: After Masters win, Woods no longer just 'The YouTube Golfer'
Jim Souhan

Tiger Woods' children called him "The YouTube Golfer," because only on the internet could they find evidence of his greatness. "Prior to this comeback, they only knew that golf caused me pain," Woods said.




Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., campaigns in Eau Claire, Wis., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar to appear in Fox News town hall

White House briefed already about findings of Mueller report
Minnesota group ramps up court challenge to Trump rulings on Twin Metals mining leases
Maine gov signs warrant for man in Alaska cold case

Sophie Konewko and Megan Albers took two Bird scooters for a ride through downtown Minneapolis last summer.

Electric scooters have zipped by docked bikes in popularity

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life
After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells
Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. North Korea has test-fired a "new-typ

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self
Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame
29 German tourists killed in bus crash in Portugal

Josh Okogie's development is vital, given team’s tight cap situation

Wolves feel salary-cap pinch as they enter offseason

On the hook for plenty: Breaking down the Wolves' salary cap situation
Taylor's next big choice: A new president of basketball operations
Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 series lead

Wild signs Providence forward Duhaime to entry-level contract

Wild signs Providence forward Duhaime to entry-level contract

After firing three, Wild hires new director of hockey operations
Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs beat Flames 3-2 in Game 4
Golden Knights one win from advancing to 2nd round again

Gophers gymnast Lexy Ramler practiced earlier this month.

Show-stopper and team leader, Ramler brings thrills to U gymnastics

Will college presidents boot St. Thomas from the MIAC?
Freeman signs with Gophers basketball, is another 6-10 option at center
Road trip: After years in exile, Paul Bunyan's Axe tours Minnesota

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference in Chicago.

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

'Deeply candid' Demi Moore memoir coming in September
Cosby's insurer settles LA accuser's suit before deposition
'Mary Tyler Moore Show' actress Georgia Engel dies at 70