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Minn. officials seek new powers to catch, prevent child-care fraud

Deputy Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson is seeking new powers.

Program for low-income families could get closer monitoring for overbilling, kickbacks.

Winter wiped out 9,000 Minn. jobs, may signal a bigger turn

Last month's cold and snow brought out a halt to some construction work around the state, contributing to a decline of about 8,800 jobs in the Minneso

Minnesota lost 8,800 jobs in February. U.S. job growth also slowed and Minnesota lost jobs over a 12-month period for the first time since 2010.

Flood watchers get bird's-eye view of rising Minnesota River

Crews erected an earthen levy to be topped with sheeting and sandbags.

Despite forecasts of the season's gradual, "perfect melt," people in the Minnesota River valley south of the Twin Cities are on edge.

750,000 Medtronic defibrillators are vulnerable to hacking

The Medtronic CareLink 2090 Programmer is a portable computer system used to program and manage cardiac devices in clinic and during implant. The devi

The Homeland Security Department, which oversees security in critical U.S. infrastructure including medical devices, issued an alert.

Senior care facilities brace to lose Liberian immigrant workers

Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke during a press conference on the impacts of the DED cancellation Thursday in New Hope.

Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.



Former Minneapolis police officer, Mohamed Noor, left, leaves the Hennepin County Government Center Friday, March 1, 2019 in Minneapolis with attorney

Prosecutors want body camera policy, other officers' experience admitted at Noor trial

DNR searching for person who dumped deer carcasses near river in SE. Minnesota
U's stinky corpse flower blooms in all its nose-wrinkling wonder
Ex-St. Paul City Council candidate pleads guilty to posting estranged wife's nude photo online

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Minnesota freshman Gabe Kalscheur floated toward the hoop against Louisville’s Steven Enoch in the second half Thursday in Des Moines.

Still dancing: Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76 in opening round

Source: Sherels agrees to deal with Saints
Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future
Towns moves up scoring list but Wolves lose 9th straight road game

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The Medtronic CareLink 2090 Programmer is a portable computer system used to program and manage cardiac devices in clinic and during implant. The devi

750,000 Medtronic defibrillators are vulnerable to hacking

UnitedHealthcare's rebates to employers jump to $146 million
Winter wiped out 9,000 Minn. jobs, may signal a bigger turn
Families of victims of Lion Air crash were pressured to sign deal

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Editorial counterpoint: We must look beyond police for community safety

Unlock police files unless there's a legitimate reason to close them
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Readers Write: Homelessness, Metro Transit, Minneapolis vision, St. Paul schools, Trump on McCain, New Zealand vs. U.S. on gun laws


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Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser returns to stand-up with a Minneapolis debut

Don't be fooled by its title, 'The Wedding Guest' is no fluffy rom-com
How wild rice soup became Minnesota's unofficial state dish
'Us,' Jordan Peele's latest chiller, is scarier than 'Get Out'

Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future
Jim Souhan

Gophers coach Richard Pitino refused to play the "Him vs. Louisville" game all week, even after the Gophers had dribbled out the clock in their NCAA first-round victory over the Cardinals.

Souhan: Spielman having fruitless offseason attracting offensive linemen
Jim Souhan

The Vikings' general manager needs to draft an offensive lineman or two next month who are capable of starting. Will he find them?

Scoggins: 'Weird' Gophers must be at their best to advance in NCAA
Chip Scoggins

They have been a tough team to figure out because of those dips and rises. At times you think they are capable of more; other times, you wonder how they won 21 games.




Deputy Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson is seeking new powers.

Minn. officials seek new powers to catch, prevent child-care fraud

Lawmakers debate snow-day relief as hourly school workers worry about pay
Shared parenting fight returns to Minn. Capitol
Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from S. Carolina lawmaker

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Wells pulls himself out from the Arctic Ocean during ice rescue training on Oct. 3, 2018, about 715 m

Coast Guard's top officer warns of aging fleet, seeks more funding

'A magic fridge': Flood cleanup workers find ice-cold beers in a Nebraska field
Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances
With focus on southern border, U.S. officials see rise in migrants at sea

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, during a round table meeting at an E

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift
Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa
Families of victims of Lion Air crash were pressured to sign deal

Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng battles Charlotte center Willy Hernangomez

Towns moves up scoring list but Wolves lose 9th straight road game

Covington, Rose, Teague expected to miss rest of year for Wolves
Loons players make like fans with Timberwolves' Rose
Wolves-Charlotte game recap

The Wild’s Jason Zucker, shown above fighting for the puck with San Jose’s Brent Burns, says he thinks it’s great that the Wild will finish the

Wild must continue to play its best against the best

Shooter's touch of Wild's Donato has been years in the making
Grubauer's 44 saves help Avalanche overcome Stars 3-1
Gameday preview: Wild at Washington

Minnesota freshman Gabe Kalscheur floated toward the hoop against Louisville’s Steven Enoch in the second half Thursday in Des Moines.

Still dancing: Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76 in opening round

Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future
Potomak sisters reunite, helping Gophers reach women's Frozen Four
Whalen, Gophers players welcome chance to play in WNIT

Emilia Clarke during arrivals at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, C

'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms

David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long
Lee Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks
Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza