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Once the snow stops piling up, then the wind will pick up

A worker cleared snow Friday in front of the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis after almost 6 inches fell overnight. More is falling Saturday.

Expect up to 8 inches of snow by morning. One fatal crash was reported Saturday near Foley in Benton County.

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,

Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

Gun-control advocates sense momentum but prepare to continue fight

“If this is not the tipping point, we’re getting awfully close," Bob Mokos said on the opening day of the legislative session, holding a photo of his slain sister.

A growing cohort of gun-control activists are cautiously optimistic that this time, their voices will make a difference.

States take the lead on gun laws after Florida school shooting

Members of the gun owners civil rights alliance wearing maroon and members of a coalition of people against expanded gun rights, mostly wearing orange and red, sat in the Capitol during the hearing in 2017.

Minnesota may be among the first to call for action.

Trial in Minneapolis grandmother's murder highlights dangers for witnesses to testify

Birdell Beeks, 56, who was killed when an errant bullet struck her as she sat in her minivan in north Minneapolis in May 2016.

As killer of Birdell Beeks faces sentencing Monday, the toll on witnesses raises concerns.



Carter Chabot, 6, of Plymouth admired his creation with his mom, Melissa.

St. Paul's Science Museum to focus on homegrown science, events

Trial in Minneapolis grandmother's murder highlights dangers for witnesses to testify
Development of shuttered golf course could transform St. Paul neighborhood
Keillor shares dozens of e-mails and asserts banter was mutual

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Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is carried off the court by teammates after appearing in pain with his knee during the third quarter of Friday's game.

Wolves say Butler has meniscus injury; no timetable for return

Minnesota Strong: Local athletes return home with impressive Olympic medal count
It's been a trying time for Gophers coach Richard Pitino
Golden curls: Shuster leads USA to first curling gold medal

Scores, schedules, and stats
Josiah Adjei, 6, right, took a closer look at Pepper the robot during a family trip to the Mall of America. The robot acts as a guide for visitors.

Mall of America tests robots, chatbot as it looks to improve visitor experience

Minnesota farmers jittery about losing exports if trade dispute with China heats up
Schafer: 3M must learn from its $850 million mistake
Hottest Twin Cities housing market still is Richfield

Advocates packed all three floors of the State Capitol rotunda on Thursday during a rally calling for sensible gun laws sponsored by Protect Minnesota.

A Minnesota plea for sensible gun laws

Tim Walz: Please understand my full record on guns
The casualization of America
Candidates who switch capitols are rarer these days


Landmarks for a lawyer

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Garrison Keillor, shown during a 2016 “Prairie Home Companion” show, gave his first interview since his break with MPR.

Keillor shares dozens of e-mails and asserts banter was mutual

Women-only co-working spaces on the rise in Twin Cities
Dessa comes home on new album: 'Rap feels like the one common link'
How I lived it up in Vegas without breaking the bank

Scoggins: With gold, John Shuster's curling redemption is complete
Chip Scoggins

Nothing in sports tops unexpected success, and the U.S. men's curling team, led by Chisholm-born John Shuster, engineered one of the greatest surprise endings in Olympic history.

Rosenblum: Going to see 'Hamilton'? Don't be 'Hamil-tone deaf' and sing along
Gail Rosenblum

It's hard not to get carried away when you're excited to see a show, but please don't.

Scoggins: Absence of NHL players a noticeable downside at Pyeongchang Games
Chip Scoggins

Every other Olympic sport offers a showcase of the world's premier talent. Not men's hockey this year.




Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

States take the lead on gun laws after Florida school shooting
Hundreds of union supporters rally at Minnesota Capitol
Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI's Russia probe

The 130-year-old well tower and pump house that was built above Coldwater Spring near Fort Snelling needs restoration work, officials say.

Minnesota, Congress look to rally to improve tattered national parks

Conspiracy theorists seek to discredit Parkland survivors
Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library
States, including North Dakota, move to block gag orders on pharmacists

President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto did have time together at the G20 Summit last July in Hamburg.

After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexico's president shelves plan to visit White House

Russia brings home the deeply troubled children of ISIS fighters
Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire
Angry French farmers boo President Macron at Paris ag fair

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is carried off the court by teammates after appearing in pain with his knee during the third quarter of Friday's game.

Wolves say Butler has meniscus injury; no timetable for return

Wolves shake off adversity to beat Chicago 122-104
Souhan: Butler's injury does not have to be a death knell for Wolves
Wolves-Bulls game recap

Chuck Fletcher.

Wild's intentions unclear as trade deadline approaches

Wild notes: Healthy scratches keep roles in pregame routines
Devils' Swiss rookie looks up to Wild's Niederreiter
Two Views: Suter, Butler relish big-time regular-season minutes

Twins pitcher Zack Littell

Littell's penchant for winning games in the minors has been uncanny

Lighter Mejia impresses in spring debut as Twins, Orioles tie
Aybar shouldn't have much trouble settling in with the Twins
Reusse: Turmoil forces Twins, MLB to vacate Venezuela

Garrison Keillor, shown during a 2016 “Prairie Home Companion” show, gave his first interview since his break with MPR.

Keillor shares dozens of e-mails and asserts banter was mutual

Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver
Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute
Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97