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George W. Bush delivers sustained rebuke of Trump

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday in New York that "bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.”

Former President George W. Bush condemned the "bullying" and "casual cruelty" in public discourse and denounced white supremacy two months after Trump said "both sides" were to blame at a neo-Nazi rally that turned violent in Virginia.

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar pushes for transparency in online political ads

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speak about online political ads and preventing foreign interference in U.S. elections, during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The stronger proposed disclosure rules from Minnesota's Klobuchar and colleagues are aimed at diluting Russian interference in elections.

Dayton, consumer advocates blast Minnesota HMO for $120 million transfer

Gov. Mark Dayton

The move by Medica Health Plans is also reigniting a debate about the role of Minnesota's nonprofit health plans.

Club teams become the price of admission to youth sports

Jenna Grutzmacher likes playing volleyball with her Rosemount High team in the fall. But her first love is her Northern Lights club team.

It's become increasingly rare for an athlete to join a high school team in the most popular sports without extensive training from a club program. This is a second of a three-part series on the state of youth sports.



Todd Murawski, recreation specialist with the Anoka County Parks and Recreation, paddled down the Rice Creek Chain.

Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

Former tenants of Crossroads apartments in Richfield reach $650K settlement
MSP Airport carpet to be refreshed for Super Bowl
Free Super Bowl tickets for Minneapolis youth team kick off nationwide giveaway

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Ricky Rubio had a very Rubio-like nine points and 10 assists in his debut with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.

Jazz Age begins: Rubio now a Target Center visitor

Gophers men's hockey returns to Grand Forks after long absence
As Big Ten basketball season nears, cheating remains a hot topic
Penn State's three-week test has conference, playoff implications

Scores, schedules, and stats
Olav Madsen, former tenant of the Crossroads at Penn apartment complex in Richfield. Former tenants and their landlords reached what housing advocates are calling the largest settlement of its kind in the nation.

Former tenants of Crossroads apartments in Richfield reach $650K settlement

Proposed St. Anthony Falls apartment tower meets resistance
Target to remodel more stores in battle with Amazon, Walmart
Schafer: Bloomington firm Stevens Foster invests locally, keeps the bar high

Entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota.

How test scores can block black students from the University of Minnesota

Sleepy teens suffer in the classroom
Sack cartoon: Military recruiting under Trump
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The old Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America.

'It'll always be Camp Snoopy': Airing it all out with #MinnesotaConfessions

Tribute to Triple Rock: It always did the job, now it's time for payback
Firefighting epic 'Only the Brave' is dreadfully slow to ignite
'Take Every Wave' is loving fan letter to king of the surfers

Military recruiting under Trump

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Tribute to Triple Rock: It always did the job, now it's time for payback
Chris Riemenschneider

Let's make the final month of the West Bank club as vibrant as the last 14 years.

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history
Jim Souhan

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.

Craig: Bridgewater's back today but keep your expectations modest
Mark Craig

The team's rise or fall this season doesn't hinge on Teddy Bridgewater's return. Remember, the soul of the Vikings right now is their defense.




Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speak about online political ads and preventing foreign interference in U.S. elections, during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar pushes for transparency in online political ads

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls
George W. Bush delivers sustained rebuke of Trump
New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

Nationwide FBI sex trafficking sweep nets 4 in Minn., Dakotas

Gigantic 'Star Wars' Halloween decoration is worthy of movie set
Spam heists in Hawaii prompt retailers to put wildly popular meat in locked cases
A third warmer-than-usual winter is forecast for U.S.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said U.S. should act as though North Korea is “on the cusp.”

CIA head: North Korea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid
Russian opposition divided over TV host's presidential bid
Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) sat on the bench at the end of the game. Cook left the game with an injury in the third quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - October 1, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, NFL, US Bank Stadium, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Tigers

Hartman: Vikings haven't let injuries stop them

Vikings QB Bridgewater: 'I definitely believe I'll play this year'
Vikings will have their eyes on Mike Wallace come Sunday
Barr limited in Vikings practice, Diggs still out

Ricky Rubio had a very Rubio-like nine points and 10 assists in his debut with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.

Jazz Age begins: Rubio now a Target Center visitor

Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves
Gameday preview: Wolves vs. Jazz
Timberwolves are going to test your patience again

Marcus Foligno hasn’t played since Oct. 12, when he was injured during a fight in Chicago.

Wild's Foligno set to play, will wear protective cage

Game preview: Wild at Winnipeg
Wild's Foligno back in action, Parise won't play this weekend
Life is about to get hard for injury-riddled Wild

Harvey Weinstein

Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism
Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show
Diana Ross to perform, be honored at American Music Awards