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Court rules $15 minimum wage won't go on Mpls. ballot

Charles Nauen, the city's attorney on the wage case, finished addressing the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday in St. Paul.

The state's highest court found that neither $15 minimum wage nor police insurance rule met legal standards.

Teacher, husband dead in murder-suicide accused of sex crimes

Young victims were children of the couple's friends

With Bridgewater out, Vikings must pick up pieces

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman listens to head coach Mike Zimmer speak during a news conference about the injury to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Minus Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings face key a decision on what to do at quarterback with the season a week away.

Funding now appears assured for controversial Southwest LRT

The Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) on Wednesday approved an additional $20.5 million for the beleaguered Southwest light-rail line, which was slated to run out of money by late September.

Extra funds are needed because the state did not fully fund the controversial LRT project.

Twin Cities TV station pulls ad against Stewart Mills

Stewart Mills III, GOP Eighth Congressional District candidate

Twin Cities TV station pulls ad against Mills


Family members and friends paid their respects at the funeral of General John Vessey, Jr. at the Ft. Snelling Chapel Wednesday August 31 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

Memorial service held for former Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. John Vessey

Family, friends suspect old grudges in fatal St. Paul shooting
BCA: Eagan suspect was shot in head, but did he or police fire the fatal shot?
Judge orders Minneapolis metal shredder to cease major part of operations

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Healthy again, Mitch Leidner expects big things this season. “I feel like twice as good of a player as I was last year,” he said.

Leidner aims to break flatline play from Gophers senior QBs

Gophers unveil 'video flythrough' of $166 million athletes village
NFL players with ACL tears face uncertain recovery, shortened careers
Thin up front, Wild looking at bringing in veteran forwards for camp

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Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

Lew says Apple's tax fight could spur congressional action

Photo op paints bad picture of the Federal Reserve
Retailers respond to widening U.S. income gap in school supply sales
Magnetation could close its final Minnesota plant in Grand Rapids

Thousands packed the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Friday, but where are the usual political T-shirts?

Threats replace political dialogue at State Fair

Where are the hard questions about health care this election year?
Sack cartoon: Donald Trump on immigration
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Working in his Minneapolis studio, Skyline Neon, Matt Thompson bent and shaped a glass tube using a gas flame and blowing into the tube so that it retained its cylindrical shape.

Not dim yet: How Minnesota lit the way for neon signs

Fashion Q&A: Is it ever OK to wear clothing representing another culture?
Playing through concussion doubles recovery time, new study shows
Frozen potions are cocktail kings for now in Twin Cities


Scoggins: Zimmer vows, 'I'm not going to let this team feel sorry for us'
Chip Scoggins

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's immediate task is to keep players believing that all is not lost with Teddy Bridgewater out, that enough talent remains to achieve their goals.

C.J.: Former metro meteorologist Patrick Hammer still scheduled to become chief at WGRZ

A "bonehead" DWI arrest in Buffalo, N.Y., didn't cost Hammer the promotion he was expecting.

Business case for Southwest LRT rolls, with a detour
Neal St. Anthony

Business lobbyists as well as transit advocates are pressing Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, a Republican whose caucus eschews metro-transit projects, to…

In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 photo, singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality Paula Abdul smiles during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem.

Paula Abdul, Eagan teen to be featured when WE Day packs Xcel Center

Selena Gomez on break amid anxiety, depression from lupus
Chris Brown faces more legal trouble after police standoff
C.J.: Feast your eyes on social media's photo of bearded Fox 9 meteorologist Ian Leonard

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson (28) and Cordarrelle Patterson (84)

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Reusse: Bridgewater's injury isn't part of Vikings' curse; it's just the NFL
Hartman: Bridgewater ended revolving door at QB for Vikings
Mentor Parcells tells Zimmer he's 'gotta figure out how to win now'

Jason Lewis greeted supporters in Burnsville while campaigning on primary day.

Tevlin: Did Jason Lewis make Trump possible, or vice versa?

USDA offices to reopen after closure due to security threat
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on immigration
Governor, lawmakers reach deal for California climate funds

In this July 26, 2016 photo, Kevin Lee Ewing, left, leaves with one of his attorneys after a preliminary hearing with District Judge Jay Weller in Canonsburg, Pa.

Officials: Woman kidnapped by husband dead, man brain-dead

People stock up, board up as hurricane hurtles toward Hawaii
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game
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Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers Wednesday.

Two months after 'Brexit,' Britain's exit from European Union is a muddle

Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba
Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate
Jewish avengers unapologetic for targeting Nazis after WWII

Joline Gitis, Minneapolis: “You have to see the livestock.&#x201d

Minnesotans dish on their State Fair must-do's

An insider's guide to Minnesota State Fair bathrooms
Review: G-Eazy a hard sell despite nearly sold-out State Fair crowd
Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)

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A view down Hennepin Avenue.

What one man learned when his daughter was harassed on Hennepin Avenue

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U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Labor secretary, Sen. Franken tour U.S. Bank Stadium, tout its diverse workforce
Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve
Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium