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Decision to add charges vs. Closs kidnap suspect will be sensitive

In this image made from a pool video, Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, makes his initial court appearance on kidnapping and murder charges related to the di

Few details of what happened in Jake Patterson's cabin have been released. They might be shielded to protect Jayme Closs.

In pursuit of better health care for less money, Minnesota hospitals show uneven results

Dr. Rod Christensen, Allina’s vice president for medical operations, blamed faulty patient-cost projections in the federal Next Generation Accountab

Uneven performance by Minnesota hospitals and clinics in a national experiment on accountability in health care shows that the state has a long way to go.

Overdoses at Mpls. homeless shelter show challenging mission

Relatives of Celesta Yanez mourned at the Gichitwaa Kateri Church. She overdosed after being barred from visiting her sister.

As many as eight residents suffered overdoses on one day, illustrating the struggle to run a safe, lawful site without driving away homeless people who struggle with serious addiction.

Fresh blanket of snow covers southern Minnesota

Father and son John, left, and Johnny Nagel were dressed for the cold temperatures on Friday while shoveling snow outside their north Bismarck, N.D.,

The sun will come out Saturday across much of the state, according to the National Weather Service. But it won't bring much warmth.

Property sale near Grand Marais has ties to polygamist sect

Seth Steed Jeffs in November 2005.

Fundamentalist Mormon leader Seth Jeffs' company is buyer in Cook County.



The downtown Minneapolis skyline is visible from locations inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Bird advocates get stadium to retract drapes between Final Four and Garth Brooks

Crush of holiday travelers led to long lines early Friday at MSP
Fresh blanket of snow covers southern Minnesota
In pursuit of better health care for less money, Minnesota hospitals show uneven results

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Taj Gibson (67) and Josh Okogie (20) couldn't believe a foul call Friday night during the Wolves' loss to the Spurs.

Feeling foul: Towns exits early, Wolves fall short at home to Spurs

Wild's Dumba hurt during fight: 'I was angry and threw a wild punch'
Gophers freshman Oturu an emerging energizer
Gophers freshman hockey players in tune, on and off the ice

Scores, schedules, and stats
Former chief executive Ravi Norman left, and founder Richard Copeland of Thor Cos. stand outside of the company's new headquarters as it was being bui

Thor Cos. sued by Sunrise Banks for more than $3 million; receiver sought

Imax closing the Minnesota Zoo theater, which has the state's largest movie screen
Target expands brands again with baby products, swimwear, lighting
Medtronic recalls 157,000 dual-chamber pacemakers

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, walked through the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington on Wednesday.

A serious, unforced social-media error by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

Rash Report: World's woes won't wait for Western paralysis
Sack cartoon: Trump vs. Pelosi
Readers Write: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, e-cigarette advertising, Final Four costs, the harm once brought by women's hats


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Frederick W. Clifford residence at 325 Clifton Avenue in Minneapolis.

Now-lost Mpls. mansion was a sterling example of Tudor Revival style

Watching 'Top Chef' with two of the contestants at Handsome Hog
The Puppy Chronicles: The secret life of Angus
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Reusse: Simply put, it's make-or-break time for Gophers coach Pitino
Patrick Reusse

If Year 6 for Richard Pitino does not include at least an NCAA tournament appearance for the Gophers men's basketball team, he should not be with the team for a Year 7.

NE. Mpls. medical company now valued at $1B, boasts state's best-performing stock
Neal St. Anthony

Tactile Medical Systems went public in 2016, and it's been the best-performing stock in Minnesota every year since.

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.




Customers waited in line Thursday outside a Washington restaurant opened by chef Jose Andres for federal workers and their families during a partial g

Trump plans announcement Saturday on shutdown, border

Special counsel disputes Trump, Cohen story
Federal shutdown cancels nearly 1,000 immigration hearings in Minnesota
Minnesota legislators look expand internet access

Seth Steed Jeffs in November 2005.

Property sale near Grand Marais has ties to polygamist sect

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years
Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark
Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

FILE - In this June. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singap

Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown
On the shop floor, workers wonder what Brexit will bring
Incumbent Lofven chosen to lead new govt in Sweden

Taj Gibson (67) and Josh Okogie (20) couldn't believe a foul call Friday night during the Wolves' loss to the Spurs.

Feeling foul: Towns exits early, Wolves fall short at home to Spurs

Ankle issues abound for Wolves' point guards
Hartman: Thibodeau's Wolves trades missed mark
Saunders, Wolves not blaming officials for loss to Spurs

Matt Dumba of the Wild and Matthew Tkachuk of the Flames fought during a game Dec. 15.

Wild's Dumba hurt during fight: 'I was angry and threw a wild punch'

Kessel scores in overtime, Penguins beat Coyotes 3-2
Islanders beat Caps in Trotz's return, move into first place
Niederreiter says he wasn't surprised at being traded

Gophers center Daniel Oturu grabbed a rebound over Arkansas State forward J.J. Matthews earlier this season.

Gophers freshman Oturu an emerging energizer

Gophers freshman hockey players in tune, on and off the ice
Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman invited to NFL combine
Wisconsin edges Gophers in matchup of two top women's hockey teams

Vikings grades: O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

Vikings grades: O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

Mel Kiper's first 2019 mock draft has Vikings taking an offensive tackle
Will DeFilippo hiring in Jacksonville help Jaguars get Foles?
Always learning, Rams' Goff seeks results in NFC title game

In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Uproar brings a reckoning for R. Kelly

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia
Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident
C.J.: Fancy Ray McCloney was not first 'Fancy' in family according to mom