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Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'He is compromised'

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, walks through the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The freshman House Democrat from Minnesota tweeted without evidence that Republican South Carolina senator is "compromised." She wrote: "They got to him." She later called her tweet "just an opinion."

Minnetonka schools, Jewish community denounce photo of Nazi salute, sign

Minnetonka schools, Jewish community denounce photo of Nazi salute, sign

An image depicting two Minnetonka High School students spread on social media, prompting a note from the district.

Nonprofit run by Ramsey County commissioner owes more than $160K, contractors say

Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman’s housing nonprofit is behind again on property taxes and also owes three contractors more than $160,000, a

Blake Huffman says he's winding down Journey Home Minnesota.

Minn. legislative auditor subpoenas Public Safety Dept. over mishandled data

Minnesota Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles used his subpoena power for the first time in his 35 year career after the state Department of Public Safety

Jim Nobles took the action after public safety officials didn't turn over information on mishandled data.

Charges against mom reveal how 2-year-old landed on Mankato road still in car seat

A driver’s dashcam video captured the moment when a 2-year-old girl strapped in her car seat tumbled onto the street from her mother’s car.

A trailing motorist captured the incident on video. It's been viewed more than 1.2 million times on Facebook.



Electromechanical technician Timothy Malmstedt disassembled old cloth seats and installed new plastic seats as part of a test program to try seats tha

Metro Transit testing plastic seats on light-rail trains instead of cloth

New Hennepin County mental health facility on hold
Minnesota Women's March keeps eyes on future amid anti-Semitism controversy
Fire destroys northern Minnesota craft brewery

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Without Kelly Pannek last season, the Gophers missed out on the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011.

Olympic gold medalist Pannek has unfinished business as a Gopher

Awful first period dooms Wild in 3-0 loss to Ducks
Wild trades Niederreiter to Carolina for Rask
Reeve addresses report Moore might sit out 2019 Lynx season

Scores, schedules, and stats
A model home in the Summerlin neighborhood of Woodbury in November 2017.

Zillow plans to bring sight-unseen house-buying service to Twin Cities

Five Shopko stores in Minnesota will close as the retailer files for bankruptcy
Minnesota gets closer to job peak, but companies are still hiring
Senate Republicans push for direct primary care

The Minnesota Orchestra performing a free concert at the Commons park near U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in September 2017.

Finding a solution to own, operate the Commons

Long dormant, the Equal Rights Amendment has awakened, with vigor
Sack cartoon: U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa
Readers Write: Trump flag at Jordan-Roosevelt high school basketball game, equality vs. equity, the labor movement, Target and Thor Cos., the Rush Line and White Bear Lake


Sack cartoon: U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa
U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa

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Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie.”

Laurel & Hardy biopic is another fine mess

The Guthrie gets game: Here are 8 plays in which theater tackles sports
'Destroyer' ruins Nicole Kidman's gutsy effort
For young composers, Minnesota Orchestra workshop brings blast of nerves and thrills

Souhan: Wolves can't be counted on to show heart, toughness every game
Jim Souhan

What the Wolves displayed in Philadelphia was a lack of toughness, getting blown out from the start against a team that is dealing with its own version of Butler dyspepsia.

Scoggins: Beyond football, Johnson's return to U sends message
Chip Scoggins

Tyler Johnson can cement his legacy as one of the most productive receivers in Gophers history. But by earning his degree, he wants to set an example for others in north Minneapolis.

Brooks: As bills pile up, furloughed workers suffer in the shadows

The parents of a newborn are spending the first weeks of 2019 in the neonatal intensive care unit watching over their son, while the medical bills pile up and no paychecks arrive.




An early victory this week in the Minnesota House has Secretary of State Steve Simon optimistic that he will soon be able to access that money to upda

Bid to get Minnesota federal election security money picks up early in session

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'He is compromised'
Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense
McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

A migrant from Honduras pass a child to her father after he jumped the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexi

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

Problems dogged family from Minn. to West Coast before plunge from California cliff
New Mexico ski resort says 2 rescued from avalanche
Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

The scene near to the Sandringham Estate where Britain's Prince Philip was involved in a road accident in Sandringham, England, Thursday, Jan. 17, 201

Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident

Thousands skip school again to go to Belgium climate protest
Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster
Study of Leonardo's 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

Before Jimmy Butler (top) left the Wolves via a trade he forced, he accused the team of lacking toughness. When they met again Tuesday in Philadelphia

Souhan: Wolves can't be counted on to show heart, toughness every game

Wolves rookie Okogie adjusting his game to being a starter
Hartman: Thibodeau's Wolves trades missed mark
Timberwolves-San Antonio game preview

Wild rookie winger Jordan Greenway (18) checked a monitor as he and his teammates left the Xcel Energy Center ice Thursday night, confirming what they

Awful first period dooms Wild in 3-0 loss to Ducks

Wild trades Niederreiter to Carolina for Rask
Postgame: Wild players saddened by trade of longtime teammate Niederreiter
Five things to know about new Wild center Victor Rask

Without Kelly Pannek last season, the Gophers missed out on the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011.

Olympic gold medalist Pannek has unfinished business as a Gopher

Bell, Gophers women topple Badgers to end four-game losing streak
Tre Jones proving he's as valuable as his brother once was to Duke
Gophers women's hockey-Wisconsin series preview

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, left, reached for Adam Thielen after catching a 13 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Vikings grades: Thielen, Diggs were lifelines in a troubled season

Mel Kiper's first 2019 mock draft has Vikings taking an offensive tackle
Will DeFilippo hiring in Jacksonville help Jaguars get Foles?
Rams thin on playoff experience, hungry for Super Bowl run

In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Kenny Lindsay, owner/auctioneer of Kenny Lindsay's American Eagle Auctions and Appraisals Co., holds an original

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident
Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio
Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest