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Woman alleges Franken grabbed her at State Fair picture-taking

U.S. Sen. Al Franken held a roundtable discussion while touring Green Central Park Elementary School in October.

Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected.

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Immigrant rights activists chanted and held signs at the start of the Minneapolis City Council meeting to draw attention to a 13-point "Sanctuary Platform" Wednesday morning.

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Rep. Cornish's ex-wife once obtained domestic abuse protection order against him

Chair Tony Cornish assured Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy that reopening Appleton wasn't the only way the committee was looking to lower the number of prisoners. Roy spoke against Rep. Tim Miller's bill to reopen the Appleton prison.

Rep. Tony Cornish, facing allegations at the State Capitol, was accused of aggressive behavior toward his ex-wife in 1990.

Minneapolis gets $1.2 million grant to hire 10 officers

Inspector Mike Friestleben of the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct visits students at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis for lunch on Thursday, February 4, 2016. ]

Federal grant will allow 10 hires for the department.

State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer, infertility

The logo for 3M appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M lead a rally in industrial companies, while banks are climbing along with interest rates.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit over groundwater contamination in Oakdale, other suburbs, alleging that the company caused $5 billion worth of health and environmental damages.



Second-grader Jude Kresl reacted to the spice level in the kimchi.

Kimchi for kids? Minneapolis schools say, you bet

Proposed Mpls. budget includes little money to enforce new labor rules
Music Under Glass concert series returns to Como Park
Woman alleges Franken grabbed her at State Fair picture-taking

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New Jersey’s John Moore shot the game-winner past Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Fluke goals costly to Wild in overtime loss

Scoggins: Vikings' rejuvenation begins with revamped offensive line
Lions hold recent edge, but table set for Vikings in Thanksgiving matchup
Wolves stung by Hornets for second consecutive loss

Scores, schedules, and stats
The Nebraska Public Service Commission's vote on the long-delayed project could still be challenged in court.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal
Loggers and truckers sue Xcel Energy over proposed shutdowns of plants
CommonBond Communities and Habitat for Humanity receive $1 million loans

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When it comes to sexual harassment, the doors to the courthouse are shut

Seek balance on polling place speech
The Al Franken decades at 'SNL': sexist jokes, frat-boy bluster
Even the Democratic-Media Complex can't save Franken



St. Paul Ballet’s “Clara’s Dream.”

What 'Nutcracker' are you? Breaking down 5 classics and 3 funky ones

New vegan ice cream and crepe shop opens today in northeast Minneapolis
$1.4M townhouse offers 'suburban living' in Minneapolis' North Loop
'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis

How Trump looks on Franken

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Anderson: Wisconsin tradition remains as deer season begins
Dennis Anderson

Change inevitably comes, but just as inevitably much stays comfortably the same

Scoggins: Vikings' rejuvenation begins with revamped offensive line
Chip Scoggins

No position group on any NFL team has improved more than the Purple's big guys up front.

Souhan: Overlooked no more, let's bust all myths about Thielen
Jim Souhan

Why are defenses not swamping Adam Thielen with double teams and complex coverages? "It's almost like guys don't believe it,'' Vikings cornerback Terence Newman said. Well, believe it. Thielen is a star.




Immigrant rights activists chanted and held signs at the start of the Minneapolis City Council meeting to draw attention to a 13-point "Sanctuary Platform" Wednesday morning.

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump's charity amid probe of the foundation
Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff to serve as St. Paul deputy mayor
AP source: Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

The Nebraska Public Service Commission's vote on the long-delayed project could still be challenged in court.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Body of worker recovered after cosmetics factory blast, fire
Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water
36 women who worked with Sen. Franken on SNL offer support

In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington.

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; sanctions expected

Former hostage says captivity 'intolerable' for her children
Models, politicians remember late designer Alaia in Tunisia
Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for China investors

Vikings QB Case Keenum has been put in position to succeed, thanks to the play of the revamped offensive line. A former weak point is now a team strength.

Scoggins: Vikings' rejuvenation begins with revamped offensive line

Lions hold recent edge, but table set for Vikings in Thanksgiving matchup
Keenum the latest in a long line of unexpected Vikings quarterbacks
Vikings offense suddenly red-hot in the red zone

The Hornets’ Dwight Howard (12) and the Wolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) battled for a rebound during the first half Monday night.

Wolves stung by Hornets for second consecutive loss

Towns is NBA Western Conference player of the week
Did Pistons player mess up Butler's tying free throw?
Wolves fall to Hornets for second consecutive loss

New Jersey’s John Moore shot the game-winner past Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Fluke goals costly to Wild in overtime loss

Postgame: Wild looking to discover urgency earlier in games
Coyle returns to Wild lineup after recovering from broken leg
Late-game surge not enough for Wild in overtime loss to Devils

Della Reese

Della Reese, of TV's 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at 86

Barack Obama wishes Joe Biden happy birthday with his own Joe/Barack bromance meme
'SNL Weekend Update' tears into alum Franken over sexual misconduct incidents
Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with multiple organ failure