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U regents choose Joan Gabel as school's first female president

Joan Gabel rose to greet members of the Board of Regents after they unanimously voted to hire her as the university's first female president.

Joan Gabel said she is said she is "incredibly excited and humbled."

Arrest made in 27-year-old Minneapolis cold case murder

The FBI's special agent in charge for Minneapolis, Jill Sanborn.

The 56-year-old suspect was booked into jail, pending criminal charges.

Lawsuit: High-rise would block view from Witch's Hat tower in Minneapolis

The observation deck at the "Witch's Hat" water tower in Prospect Park is only open once per year, and hundreds gather in long lines for a chance to s

A group wants to stop construction of a condominium near the landmark.

AG's task force on rape cases recommends officer training, more data

Attorney General Lori Swanson's spoke about the task force's final recommendations on how to reform sex assault investigations during a press conferen

Attorney general's task force finished 47-page report for lawmakers to consider.

Judge delays Flynn sentencing, 'not hiding disgust' at crime

President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.

A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general to prison.



A St. Paul police officer holding the found finial on Tuesday night.

Como Park finial stolen from up on the rooftop turns up in a stocking

Permit denied for large hog feedlot in southeastern Minnesota
Downtown St. Paul school challenges new restaurant's liquor license
Lawsuit: High-rise would block view from Witch's Hat tower in Minneapolis

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From left: Jason Williamson, Owatonna running back going to the Gophers; Bryce Benhart, Lakeville North offensive lineman heading to Nebraska; Quinn C

Another top-40 hit for P.J. Fleck in Gophers recruiting?

Too many lapses, too little offense as Wild falls to Sharks
Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7
Pro Bowler? Vikings' Aldrick Robinson has hopes, but not on football field

Scores, schedules, and stats
During November sellers listed 3,992 properties, 12.6 percent more than last year, according to monthly report from the Minneapolis Area Realtors.

More homes on Twin Cities home market, a good sign for buyers

Second round of aid is a stopgap for Minnesota soybean farmers
Minnesota AG Swanson seeks law on for-profit health plan deals
Lawsuit: High-rise would block view from Witch's Hat tower in Minneapolis

Joan Gabel mingled in the room just before the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted unanimously to hire her as the university’s first fema

A historic 'new beginning' for Joan Gabel and the U

The Mohamed Noor case: Fatal police shooting and a complicated charging choice
Competing forces on immigration gather strength in Europe
Ryan Zinke's ethics and policy choices were deeply flawed



Wisconsin's Chris Kroeze comes in second place on NBC's 'The Voice'

Wisconsin's Chris Kroeze comes in second place on NBC's 'The Voice'

Emily Blunt is super as Mary Poppins returns to thrill a new generation
Secrets to spotting the Northern Lights revealed at Minnesota gathering
Made in Minnesota: the ultimate guide to the best edible gifts

Souhan: Stefanski succeeds in debut, but tougher tests are ahead
Jim Souhan

In his debut as offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski faced one of the NFL's worst defenses and his game plan led to the Vikings' largest point total of the season.

Fly smarter: Make sure to do this before heading to MSP
Kerri Westenberg

Everyone can use a plan to help avoid a maddening backup on the way to the airport when you fly out for the holidays or spring break. Here's a great place to start.

Reusse: Steep prices keeping fans away from Gophers' big sporting events
Patrick Reusse

Where is everybody? Many Gophers' single-game ticket prices have been sent to the stratosphere by being prorated at a similar price to the fee-attached season tickets.




The five named Tuesday, from left: Jennifer Ho, Housing Finance Agency; Margaret Anderson Kelliher, MnDOT; Alice Roberts-Davis, Department of Administ

Gov.-elect Tim Walz picks first five state agency commissioners

Shutdown talk recedes after White House eases wall threat
Second round of aid is a stopgap for Minnesota soybean farmers
Yemeni mom wins fight to fly to US to give dying son kiss

Some Minnesota school leaders raised concerns at the proposal by President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Trump panel advocates rescinding Obama-era school discipline rules

Polar vortex could unleash winter wallop by January
Facebook offered users privacy wall, then let tech giants around it
Elon Musk unveils underground tunnel, offers rides to VIPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

UK ramps up 'no-deal' Brexit preparations amid impasse

Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution
New business aims to mend broken family trees, from Sweden to Minnesota
U.S. holds talks with Taliban over ending Afghan war

Aldrick Robinson

Pro Bowler? Vikings' Aldrick Robinson has hopes, but not on football field

Vikings' Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith, Adam Thielen, Anthony Barr named to Pro Bowl
Film review: Less is more for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense
Vikings have a better playoff record as wild card than division winner

Wild left wing Marcus Foligno (17) eyed an incoming puck in the second period while the Sharks' Brent Burns (88) defended.

Too many lapses, too little offense as Wild falls to Sharks

Ryan Suter is healthy and eager for more minutes
Offense dries up as Wild closes out homestand with loss to Sharks
Wild-San Jose game recap

Wolves guard Tyus Jones put up a shot over the defense of former Wolves center Kosta Koufos on Monday night.

Wolves' Tyus Jones finds comfort level playing with the ball

Souhan: Josh Okogie is the latest Minnesota sports cult hero
Wolves-Detroit game preview
Wolves forward Taj Gibson tried to block a shot ... with his shoe?

From left: Jason Williamson, Owatonna running back going to the Gophers; Bryce Benhart, Lakeville North offensive lineman heading to Nebraska; Quinn C

Another top-40 hit for P.J. Fleck in Gophers recruiting?

North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP
Stanford, Nebraska made NCAA championship must-see volleyball
The Gophers football team's expected 2019 class

In this 2009 file photo, Alice Walker at Emory University. Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say

Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance
C.J.: 'Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead is finally doing comedy her way
'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

Volunteers unloaded books at the University of Mosul Nov. 25. The academic topics included medicine, engineering, law and IT.

Minnesota-based Reconciliation Project sends 10,000 books to Mosul

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis
Walser CEO drives home importance of work-life balance
Pinky Swear Foundation helps families of children with cancer pay the bills