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Ramsey County considers skyscrapers along St. Paul riverfront

The County Board has been trying to develop the empty site near Wabasha Bridge, the former site of West Publishing and the county jail, for years.

Trump says no new Saudi penalties for Khashoggi murder

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2015.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

St. Thomas plans two new dormitories on its St. Paul campus

Anti-pipeline protesters cut short public policy theater performance

Brandon Boat, left, and Tane Danger, the duo behind The Theater of Public Policy.

Acrimony from an earlier meeting on a new Enbridge pipeline spilled over to the evening performance.

Young McDonald's patrons in Eden Prairie allege man pulled gun after he was shoved

Young McDonald's patrons in Eden Prairie allege man pulled gun after he was shoved

Police say they are trying "to determine if a crime was committed."

Retired Justice Alan Page listened to a question by Junior Page Scholar E'Rayah Shaw during a celebration for Page at Justice Page Middle School after

Alan Page brings his new presidential medal to Mpls. school named after him

Coal train derails in northwestern Minnesota, no one injured
Gunfire from family hunting deer in Aitkin County kills man in party
Young McDonald's patrons in Eden Prairie allege man pulled gun after he was shoved

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Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) stopped Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) short of the goal line late in the fourth quarter at Soldier

Film review: Plenty of blame to go around on Vikings offense

Kendyl Lindaman, Gophers' best softball player, leaving program
Jimmy Butler trade might help Wolves on offense, too
Scoggins: Grant's frequent grief puts Eden Prairie football in perspective

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Target has remodeled toy sections in more than 100 stores, including 22 in Minnesota, to capture toy sales following the closure of Toys ‘R’ Us.

Target shares dip after it misses profit expectations

Markets sink as tech and retail fall; oil drops 7 percent
Medtronic profit jumps 14 percent, and CEO Ishrak says future looks even better
Best Buy beats expectations for 3Q, raises guidance for year

At an Oct. 29 meeting of the Minneapolis Planning Commission, Nancy Przymus, right, held a sign opposing the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as h

Improved 2040 plan nears approval

Minneapolis 2040 counterpoint: The economics don't work for triplexes in Fulton neighborhood
Minneapolis 2040 counterpoint: Plan doesn't tackle the real problem, which is poverty
Mark Zuckerberg needs to step down

Sack cartoon: Trump's response to disasters
Trump's response to disasters

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Disney princesses are a big part of the new "Ralph Breaks the Internet."

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' flips the script on Disney princesses

'Brilliant' Van Gogh film helps us see the world as the painter saw it
Drink cocktails with Santa in a winter wonderland at Minneapolis' Lawless Distilling
'Creed II' adds a triumphant new chapter to the Rocky saga

Scoggins: Grant's frequent grief puts Eden Prairie football in perspective
Chip Scoggins

Since winning his 11th state championship last November, the Eagles' longtime football coach has shed a lot of tears.

Schafer: If you're like half of us and dislike job, here's possible path to retire early
Lee Schafer

FIRE, or "financial independence, retire early," is about willingly trading away material things for the flexibility to live without needing a paid job.

Souhan: At 2-6 in the Big Ten, Fleck and the Gophers look lost as ever
Jim Souhan

The Gophers football team has not improved in its second year under P.J. Fleck, even while playing in a mediocre league.

Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan, Gov.-elect Tim Walz, and his wife, Gwen, arrived at the State Capitol.

Two months, 22 commissioners: Countdown for Walz's transition

Ivanka Trump used personal email account for government business
In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership
US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

Police officers close off an area near Mercy Hospital on the Near South Side where there was an active shooter situation and multiple people were repo

Hospital gunman had been kicked out of firefighting academy

Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire
WWII pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas
Trumps accept official White House Christmas tree

Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a live fire training exercise at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul in October.

New assessment: 'Little clear progress' in Afghanistan war

Communities flee eruption at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire
Finland is good at handling forest fires, but it's not because of raking
U.K. investigates 3,000 foreign medics after fake doctor exposed

Three turnovers, including an interception returned for a touchdown by safety Eddie Jackson (39), were too much for the Vikings to overcome in Chicago

Giveaways have been a common thread in Vikings losses this season

Vikings' Barr says he will play this week against the Packers
Could less be more with Vikings offense?
Well-paid Cousins taking Mauer's place in angry fan pecking order

The St. Louis Blues have fired former Wild coach Mike Yeo, above, and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement.

Mike Yeo fired as Blues coach; Craig Berube named as interim

Wild digs early hole in Chicago, goes 0-for-weekend
Success at home hasn't come as easily for Wild as it did a season ago
Foligno hoping leg feels better soon after scary shot block

Opposing forces met on Sunday when the Memphis Grizzlies played slow-down with Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves.

NBA teams find another gear

Grizzlies' physical style too much as Wolves' winning streak ends
Ex-teammates Towns, Butler continue mutual criticism
Chris Hine's NBA short takes

Jonathan Taylor ran in for a touchdown vs. Rutgers, one of seven TDs the Wisconsin star has scored in three games this month.

Gophers seek a way to slow down Badgers' Taylor

Gophers finding they have more in reserve this year
Cashman's 20 tackles earn Big Ten weekly honor despite loss
Kendyl Lindaman, Gophers' best softball player, leaving program

Busy Philipps in New York.

Busy Phillips reveals triumphs and indignities in 'sparkly' memoir

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges
Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl
Diddy mourns for Kim Porter, says 'more than soul mates'

Karen Nau showed off a colorful collection of egg cups gifted to her through decades of welcoming exchange students into her Prior Lake home. The expe

Minnesota families welcome the world into their home, one student at a time

St. Thomas student brings supplies and support to new Gambian mothers
On record Give to the Max Day, Minnesota charities reap millions in donations
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