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Trump poised to drop some limits on drone strikes, commando raids

The changes would lay the groundwork for possible counterterrorism missions in countries where Islamic militants are active but the United States has not previously tried to kill or capture them.

No jail for former Champlin Park High coach who sexually assaulted boy, 13

Rebecca Noonan

The felony conviction would also be dismissed if she abides by probation requirements.

This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president

Finland President Sauli Niinisto gave a thumbs-up after he took part in a ceremonial dropping of the puck with Winnipeg Jets center Matt Hendricks (15) and Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen (7) before an NHL hockey preseason game Thursday in St. Paul.

FinnFest USA returns to Minneapolis on nation's 100th anniversary.

Facebook agrees to turn over Russian-linked ads to Congress

In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That’s after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing for the spread of fake news. Now it is under siege, facing questions from lawmakers and others seeking to rein in its enormous power and demand more transparency.

The social media giant was under growing public pressure to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on its site.

Mpls. council member 'sorry' after handing chewed gum to challenger at forum

Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman handed her chewing gum to Teqen Zéa-Aida, a challenger for the Seventh Ward council seat, at a candidate forum Tuesday. A third candidate, Joe Kovacs, looked on.

Incumbent Lisa Goodman apologizes to challenger Teqen Zéa-Aida after handing her already chewed gum over at a candidate forum.



Lt. Aaron Biard spoke with Windy Puckett at her restaurant “Wendy’s House of Soul” last month in Minneapolis. Biard was recently appointed Fourth Precinct inspector.

Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis

Renaming of Lake Calhoun now in the hands of Hennepin County Board
Heat wave hits as fall arrives: It's going to feel like 100 on Friday
About 300 gather to honor St. Thomas student left to die in Minneapolis crash

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The Twins' Eduardo Escobar is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning Thursday.

Bats come alive and Twins stretch wild card lead to 2.5 after win over Tigers

ACL injuries like Bradford's cause division in medical ranks
Reusse: One road ends, another begins for St. John's QB Erdmann
A month into Gophers volleyball career, Samedy 'having her way' with opponents

Scores, schedules, and stats
An illustration showing the interior of a Topgolf center.

Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

Vivid, colorful original Trix is returning to stores
Target expands Restock household supply service to 8 additional cities
Latest health bill in Senate could end up costing Minn. billions

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You call it 'fleeing'; I call it parent empowerment

Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response
Sack cartoon: Speaking of nicknames
Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature expenses, the Trump presidency, Minneapolis bike lanes



Speaking of nicknames

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The renovated Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis has gone from 50 seats to 100.

Trylon remodeling is a really big deal for the Minneapolis repertory movie house

Songwriter Dan Wilson covers his 'Re-Covered' hits with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift
'Prairie Home' announces October guests Chris Stapleton, Randy Newman, Margo Price
Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

'Disney's Aladdin' launches Broadway season in Mpls. with verve and pizazz

REVIEW: "Disney's Aladdin" opened the Broadway season in Minneapolis with flash and pizazz.

Souhan: Through the years, Vikings have suffered quarterback curse
Jim Souhan

Since Fran Tarkenton retired, the Vikings have been scrambling like Sir Francis to fill the position.

Scoggins: Dozier's dependability in lineup can't be taken for granted
Chip Scoggins

Brian Dozier's combination of power and slick defense made him an All-Star second baseman, but his durability should not go overlooked in dissecting his importance to the Twins' success.




Dr. Michael Kamp examined a patient Thursday at Open Cities Medical Center. The low-income clinic in St. Paul would face major funding losses under the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal.

Latest health bill in Senate could end up costing Minn. billions

Dayton, legislative leaders wrap up mediation sessions for the day
Nambia? Namibia? Is there a difference?
Pence making tax reform case in Indiana with eye on Donnelly

Ivan Lopez, 51, helps his neighbor with the damage to his neighbor's home on Sept. 21, 2017 in Puerto Rico. His home was not as badly damaged so he plans to stay despite the lack of water and electricity. "I was born here; I'll die here," said Lopez. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1211595

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

Florida nursing home where 10 died after Irma is shuttered; records reportedly falsified
Facebook agrees to turn over Russian-linked ads to Congress
Consumer packaging group to reduce confusing food labels

President Donald Trump speaks during meetings Thursday with other world leaders at the Palace Hotel in New York.

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake
This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president
Pope Francis admits errors in sex-abuse crisis

The Twins' Eduardo Escobar is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning Thursday.

Bats come alive and Twins stretch wild card lead to 2.5 after win over Tigers

Twins batters drawing more walks than usual
Postgame: Twins work over Tigers pitchers in dominating victory
Dozier calls for improved ballpark safety after 2-year-old girl hit by line drive

Sam Bradford has had two torn ACLs, both while with the Rams, and is now dealing with discomfort in the same knee.

ACL injuries like Bradford's cause division in medical ranks

Deep thought: Vikings receiver Thielen has a skill not possessed by all
Fantasy football: Don't fear starting Vikings receivers with Keenum at QB
Week 3 Road to Minneapolis: A silver and black attack

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin