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After Jayme Closs returns, Wis. town wonders how to feel safe

Barron Area School District Administrator Diane Tremblay said administrators will meet with Department of Justice officials on Thursday to work on a p

The randomness of a meticulously planned crime has shaken residents of Barron, Wis.

3 years of construction coming to I-94 between Maple Grove, Clearwater

Starting this summer and lasting through 2021, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will carry out three projects simultaneously between Maple G

A trio of projects will affect more than 110,000 vehicles each day until 2021.

Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

William Barr, nominee to be US Attorney General, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Jan. 15,

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is congratulated by a Conservative MP at the conclusion of the debate ahead of a v

British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government.

Toddler strapped in car seat safe after fall from moving car in Mankato, caught on video

Toddler strapped in car seat safe after fall from moving car in Mankato, caught on video

The incident happened Monday in Mankato. The toddler appeared to be OK.



On Lake Hiawatha, an ice fishing couple searches for a good spot while a skater glides across the smooth ice.

In the Twin Cities, a lack of snow creates a paradise for ice skaters

Cited for parking on grass, St. Paul legislator fights City Hall
St. Paul teen killed by wayward driver in Wisconsin was college rower, violinist
Federal shutdown hasn't caused MSP security delays — yet

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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half

General soreness: Wolves blown out by Butler, 76ers in Philadelphia

Wild surrenders late goal to Kings but wins in a shootout
'She would want me to keep fighting' McBrayer plays inspired basketball
U football gains transfer from Notre Dame, but loses defensive tackle Smith

Scores, schedules, and stats
The Optum unit of UnitedHealth Group passed a revenue milestone in 2018, crossing $100 billion. If it were a standalone company, it would be Minnesota

UnitedHealth grows Medicare business by 400,000

Edwards Lifesciences pays Boston Scientific $180M to end patent row
Delta says shutdown is costing $25M in January revenue
Denmark picks Minnesota as its 'bridge' to U.S. med-tech

FILE - In this July 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Putin is more

Listen: Russia intrigue intensifies

Walz, Daudt appear united on challenge of shutdown relief
Sack cartoon: Trump and Russia
Readers Write: Questions of Russian influence, whether to concede in the shutdown, Metropolitan Council leadership shakeup, marijuana and driving


Sack cartoon: Trump and Russia
Trump and Russia

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Steam emanated from the bodies of Tricia Sletten, standing center, and others fresh from the sauna during a cool-down on the roof of Minneapolis’ He

Twin Cities saunagoers heat up in intense German 'aufguss' wellness ritual

In the Twin Cities, a lack of snow creates a paradise for ice skaters
Lyn-Lake corner restaurant Hasty Tasty taking 'extended break'
8 new superhero and sci-fi TV series we can't wait to see in 2019

Schafer: Fed finding maximum employment hard to measure these days
Lee Schafer

The law requires Federal Reserve officials to do what they can to foster maximum employment, yet it’s becoming obvious they really won’t know when or…

After landing Uber as client, Twin Cities tech marketing firm went into overdrive
Neal St. Anthony

Thanks to the growth of Uber and other clients, Imprint Engine was recognized recently as one of the fastest-growing privately owned Twin Cities companies, as ranked by the Business Journal.

Schafer: Was RBC's fight for a prominent Minneapolis building sign worth it?
Lee Schafer

There's a temptation to think of rooftop signs as similar to the brands all over sports stadiums.




Attorney General nominee William Barr collects his papers as he departs for a lunch break during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar presses AG nominee on shutdown, Mueller

Gov. Tim Walz announces plan to ease shutdown impacts in Minnesota
Sen. Amy Klobuchar drops more hints about 2020, disavows fake campaign logo
Cited for parking on grass, St. Paul legislator fights City Hall

In this photo taken by a passenger on a ferry, airline passengers leave a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner. Pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III sa

For 'Miracle' flight survivors, a decade of thankfulness

Judge rules Somalis targeted in Kansas bomb plot can testify
APNewsBreak: Feds say 'star' DEA agent abroad stole millions
Stormy Daniels sues police officers over strip club arrest

In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is congratulated by a Conservative MP at the conclusion of the debate ahead of a v

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel
Why U.S. continues to fall behind as Asia leads wired world
Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela's growing diaspora

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half

General soreness: Wolves blown out by Butler, 76ers in Philadelphia

'Pretty gets you beat by 40.' Wolves search for ruggedness after blowout loss
Three ex-76ers now with Wolves make emotional return to Philly
Wolves-Philadelphia game recap

The Flyers' Nolan Patrick (19) scored against Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk with a nifty between-the-legs shot during the second period of Philadelphia's 7

Lowly Flyers unleash goal barrage; Dubnyk replaced in 7-4 Wild loss

Lucic, Kassian combine for 4 goals as Oilers top Sabres 7-2
Petry swats in OT winner to lead Montreal past Boston 3-2
When is offside not offside? Wild's Bruce Boudreau miffed by coach's challenge ruling

The Gophers’ Dupree McBrayer raised his head after a moment of silence honoring his mother, Tayra McFarlane, at Williams Arena.

'She would want me to keep fighting' McBrayer plays inspired basketball

U football gains transfer from Notre Dame, but loses defensive tackle Smith
Gophers' struggles will be another test of Whalen's resilience
Another second-half collapse sends U women to fourth loss in a row

Gary Kubiak’s final game as an NFL coach was on Jan. 1, 2017. He will join the staff of Vikings coach Mike Zimmer as assistant head coach and offens

Gary Kubiak joining Vikings as assistant head coach, offensive advisor

Vikings grades: Cousins' season was a bust when it mattered the most
Reusse: Players (besides QB) change, yet Belichick's Patriots stay on top
Patriots' Edelman still making most of his opportunities

Director Jason Reitman on set of "Up in the Air"

Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life
Hugh Grant seeks return of script after theft from his car
C.J.: Comedian Jeff Gerbino not amused by Louis C.K.'s behavior