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As session runs out, uncertainty at Capitol despite budget deal

Republican House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt came onto the House floor Monday to talk with other Republican legislators and House Speaker Melissa Hortm

Despite a tentative compromise that funds schools, parks, public health care and other services for the next two years, the DFL-controlled House and the GOP Senate majority still had dozens of policy disagreements to work through.

Speaker asks if Democrats deserve the black vote in Mpls. speech

Candace Owens, a conservative commentator, pictured last month in Indiana, spoke at the Hilton Minneapolis on Monday.

In Mpls. speech, Candace Owens urged an exit from the Democratic Party.

DNR denies St. Francis' request to change development rules along scenic Rum River

The DNR has denied a request from the city of St. Francis to change the state’s development rules along a stretch of the Rum River designated as sce

DNR denies petition to allow denser development along protected waterway.

Xcel to extend nuclear plant, close 2 coal plants, add solar

Xcel Energy employees examine a 38-foot-deep pool that holds spent fuel rods at its Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. The utility said Monday it wi

Within 11 years, Xcel says it can end coal generation in Minnesota, but it also plans to extend the life of its Monticello nuclear plant by another decade to 2040.

Ex-White House lawyer won't testify after Trump direction

Don McGahn, then the White House counsel, during a Senate hearing in Washington, Sept. 4, 2018.

The White House cited a Justice Department legal opinion that former White House counsel Don McGahn would have immunity about his work as a close Trump adviser.



Interim City Council Member Kassim Busuri, seen in February, joined the Ward Six race last week, despite an earlier pledge not to seek the seat.

Interim council member's Ward 6 candidacy shakes up St. Paul City Hall

Retired St. Paul cop Benny Williams remembered for making a difference
Minneapolis neighborhood restaurants gear up to serve booze
Group wants $20 million settlement in Jamar Clark death

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Natalie DenHartog focused on home plate, then the Gophers' welcoming party, after her three-run homer in the first inning against Georgia on Monday.

Gophers grab quick lead, smash Georgia 8-1 for regional softball title

After looking elsewhere, new Wolves boss decides to stick with Saunders
Souhan: 'Boring' hardly a fitting word to describe Koepka's dominance
Odorizzi starts as Twins open three-game series in Anaheim

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Blue Apron could be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange because its closing share price has been too low.

Meal-kit companies quickly face serious challenges

Donaldson breaks ground on $15M R&D center in Bloomington
Time crunched as the grass grows? Another landscaping app arrives in the Twin Cities
General Mills awards teens for clever ideas to reduce hunger, food waste

This image shows potholes of water filled after a rainfall in March of this year. People are calling for more water storage, the author writes, but wh

Counterpoint: Further perspectives on the 'run-down' Minnesota River

Act now to silence the Iran war drums
The anti-abortion flurry, taken to its logical conclusion
Readers Write: Attorney General William Barr, place names, abortion, goodbye to local trash hauler


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Shoveling snow, digging in the garden in the summer, carpentry, rearranging the furniture and scrubbing floors stand out as stellar energy burners.

The non-exercise exercise program that helps you stay fit

The real winner from the series finale of 'Game of Thrones'
Pioneering Minnesota musician returns to his first love – piano – as 'a way of staying alive'
19 fireplaces, 17 bathrooms fill St. Paul mansion on market for $2.1M

Souhan: 'Boring' hardly a fitting word to describe Koepka's dominance
Jim Souhan

When Brooks Koepka plays at the 3M Open this summer in Blaine, he will likely do so as the top-ranked golfer in the world, one intent on winning as many majors as he can.

Souhan: Koepka holds on to win PGA after winds and fans turn unfriendly
Jim Souhan

Brooks Koepka survived a stretch of four bogeys on the back nine Sunday to win the PGA Championship by two shots over Dustin Johnson and six shots over the rest of the field.

Scoggins: Keeping Rudolph is Vikings' best option
Chip Scoggins

The team has every right to trade or cut Rudolph if he doesn't waiver in his position. But Rudolph also has every right to say no to a pay cut — if the Vikings ask. Compromise is needed to solve the stalemate, by Rudolph and the team.




Governor Tim Walz met privately Monday with journalists to make his case for the budget deal, hammered out over the last week and announced Sunday nig

State budget deal: No gas tax hike; health care tax continues

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden
Ex-White House lawyer won't testify after Trump direction
As session runs out, uncertainty at Capitol despite budget deal

A tornado passes just south of Perry, Okla., May 20, 2019. Forecasters warned that more than two million people lie in the path of a series of storms

Tornadoes, storms in the Plains not as bad as feared

Clinic director: May sue over North Dakota abortion law
1st black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms
EPA plans to change risk assessment to predict fewer pollution deaths

FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, a staff member works in a circuit board manufacturing facility in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang provinc

Report: More companies in China handing over technology

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers
US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran
Australia faces inside challenge from China

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) is among the players who spoke in favor of retaining Ryan Saunders as head coach.

After looking elsewhere, new Wolves boss decides to stick with Saunders

Twin Cities sports 'youth movement' continues with Saunders hire
Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs
Green shows a more mature side for the Warriors

In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Women's National Team member Kendall Coyne Schofield skated during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All

Showdown intensifies between NWHL, unionized players

Sharks dealing with key injuries heading into Game 6
Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks
Wild forward Kunin joins U.S. team at hockey world championships

Natalie DenHartog focused on home plate, then the Gophers' welcoming party, after her three-run homer in the first inning against Georgia on Monday.

Gophers grab quick lead, smash Georgia 8-1 for regional softball title

Super regional-bound Gophers are one of best stories around
Two former Gophers end memorable week with top-10 PGA finish
What to know about the Gophers softball super regional

FILE - In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Colin Jost, left, and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles C

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged

Oprah Winfrey speaks at college graduation in Colorado
Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa
C.J. : Sportswriter John Feinstein must go see the athletes to the dismay of his youngest child

Melinda Kassandra Lopez, 18, stayed focused in her quest for dual degrees.

Minn. student will graduate with high school diploma — and nursing degree

'Christmas' comes early for Chaska residents in need of home and lawn care
Minnesota project uses video stories to find forever families for kids in foster care
How a happy little otter named Juno learned to dunk