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An oil pipeline approved without controversy in Minnesota? Seems so

Enbridge Energy won regulatory approval to reroute a portion of its Line 4 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. File photo of a transfer station in Cle

Enbridge gets the nod to reroute a 10-mile stretch of its Line 4 pipeline.

Jason Lewis to challenge Tina Smith for U.S. Senate seat

Former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, a Republican, announced at the Minnesota State Fair that he will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in the 2020 e

The former Republican congressman will take on the first-term Democrat.

Two found dead in Long Prairie home, police search for known suspect

Investigators said there is no immediate threat to public safety.

Court tells St. Paul: Put trash collection to a vote in November

Court tells St. Paul: Put trash collection to a vote in November

A ballot question Nov. 5 will put the future of organized trash collection in voters' hands.

Open wide: We try all the new State Fair foods — and tell all

What's on the menu at the Minnesota State Fair today? The Sno-Cap Waffle Sundae for starters.

Our Rick Nelson is in for a marathon day at the State Fair, sampling every new food offered for 2019. Let out your belt and follow along.



St. Paul paramedics, police crew and firefighters worked the scene of a two-bus accident at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, Thursday,

2 tour buses collide on Twin Cities highway; 8 people injured

Court tells St. Paul: Put trash collection to a vote in November
Year in jail is max for Apple Valley man for death of son left in SUV
Crash sends car into St. Paul lingerie shop; 3 people hurt

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Wild owner Craig Leopold and new general manager Bill Guerin at Thursday's press conference.

Wild's new GM Guerin: 'There's everything here to win'

How will Guerin use analytics? Perhaps Zucker's case provides clues
Bullpen angst? Cleveland fans feel pain after another blown save
Building hype: Gophers have opportunistic path in Year 3 under Fleck

Scores, schedules, and stats
AmazonFresh grocery delivery is now available in Minneapolis.

AmazonFresh grocery delivery service rolls out to Minneapolis

An oil pipeline approved without controversy in Minnesota? Seems so
Sun Country announces MSP winter flights to Sarasota and Nassau
Toro's quarterly sales up nearly 30% thanks to its largest ever acquisition

Earlier this year, the U.S. national debt passed $22 trillion.

Like a Nixon in China, it'll be a Democrat who wrestles our debt

Twin Cities light-rail trains shouldn't be rolling homeless shelters
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Readers Write: Trump's economy, PolyMet mine, political discourse, Brian Oake and the Current, Twin Cities streetcars


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Daniel Craig as James Bond in 2008’s “Quantum of Solace.”

They don't always say 'die': Ranking James Bond movie titles

10 must-see pieces at the Minnesota State Fair fine arts show
Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams make a perfect pair in 'After the Wedding'
Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Reusse: Has Minneapolis become the home of Cuba's best boxer ever

Ask David Morrell Jr. about his last tough fight and he'll tell you, "The only tough fight I've ever had was waiting 14 months in Mexico, waiting for the chance to live my dream." That's a title dream.

Bidding on Bunyan: Auction of a 17-foot-tall lumberjack sets off bidding war

Plenty of Minnesotans are interested in buying the face of the Eco Experience's clothing and textile recycling exhibit at the State Fair since 2016.

Reusse: Townball tradition rewarded amid tales of beer and cheese curds

The Cologne Hollanders townball team has rewarded its faithful followers in ways that set them apart from rivals and from baseball's mainstream. Their success is worth a look.




TSA employees workers at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in January 2019.

Senators call for more TSA screeners at MSP Airport

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd term
What you need to know about former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, William Hoehn testifies in District Court in Fargo, N.D., during his trial.

North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case

Tiny township saves, transforms historic quarantine station
Trump moves to end limits on migrant children detention
Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during their meeting at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22,

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings
Brazil's president suggests NGOs are setting Amazon fires, gives no proof
Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito celebrates his complete game shutout with catcher James McCann

Twins suffer first complete-game shutout in four years as Giolito dominates

Buxton taking batting practice; Rosario has hamstring issue
Closer Hand fails to cover first; Mets rally past Cleveland in 10th
Holt, Red Sox top Royals 5-4 in 10th to cap suspended game

Vikings running back Mike Boone has piled up 181 yards in 26 touches in two preseason games.

Boone hopes to stand out in a deep Vikings backfield

Vikings defense near full health, preparing to face No. 1 pick Murray
Hartman: Vikings' new offensive system working for Zimmer
NFL 2019: NFC East is two-team race with Cowboys and Eagles

Gophers redshirt junior defensive back Kiondre Thomas will again try to get his hands on Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore in the team’s Big Ten op

Building hype: Gophers have opportunistic path in Year 3 under Fleck

Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?
Gophers volleyball gets cool treat: An air-conditioned home
List of surprise title contenders includes Minnesota, Baylor, Navy

A Chinese ban on accepting American recyclables is having a ripple effect in Minnesota, where the price of recycled goods has imploded. The economics

How much of what we think we're recycling is actually getting recycled?

We call Wisconsinites cheeseheads. What do they call us?
What makes a manhole cover go airborne during storms?
Why does everyone love to hate Edina?

U.S. filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, left, with his wife Daniella Pick, right, attends the Italian Premiere and red carpet of the movie "Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time in fatherhood: Tarantino to become a dad

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters
Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage
Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

Anthony Desnick of Cycling Without Age picked up Sister Susan Smith and Sister Rosalind Gefre for a ride from their home Carondelet Village, through S

Minn. nursing homes embrace Danish cycling idea that puts older adults on wheels

Twin Cities paramedic works magic — literally — when responding to emergencies involving kids
Tutapona offers emotional healing to victims of war, including Minnesotans
San Francisco airport becomes first to enact a plastic water bottle ban