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Osakis district requiring girls to get prom dresses approved

Girls attending a prom at a central Minnesota high school will have to get pre-approval for their dress.

Girls will be required to submit a photo of themselves in their prom dress before the April 22 event.

More record warmth then 'potent' snowstorm; how much will we get?

The National Weather Service prepared this graphic, showing where the heaviest snow is expected.

South and east metro communities are the most likely to get the most snow, according to the National Weather Service.

France's Le Pen refuses headscarf, walks away from talks with Lebanon cleric

An aide of Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, left, gives a head scarf to French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, right, to wear during her meeting with the Mufti but she refused, upon her arrival at Dar al-Fatwa the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Le Pen refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's Grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a head scarf. Le Pen said she met in the past with the Grand mufti of Egypt's Al-Azhar, one of the world's top Sunni clerics, without wearing a veil. Once she was told it is different here, Le Pen walked toward her car and left.

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance.

U professor arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, stalking

Report calls for stronger oversight of Medicaid spending for disabled, elderly

Minnesota spent roughly $2.4 billion in 2015 on home and community services.


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Minneapolis City Hall and the privately owned InterPark ramp as seen through rain drops clinging to a skywalk in April 2016.

Parking garage swap would make way for new Mpls. offices

Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse?
Minneapolis Park Board may act as developer for former Scherer Bros. site
Report calls for stronger oversight of Medicaid spending for disabled, elderly

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Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson said his new training program might look odd but is already having positive results.

Twins pitcher Gibson tossing out traditional training methods

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell
Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

Scores, schedules, and stats
Medtronic plc said its profit grew 3.3 percent in the November-to-January period.

'Confident' Medtronic 3rd quarter results beat Wall St. expectations

New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty dept.
Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent
US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

A U.S. Border Patrol agent guarded a quiet fence gate along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday in Brownsville, Texas.

What's really new at the border? Not a heck of a lot

Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents
Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf: The latest climate change wake-up call
Readers Write (Feb. 21): Workplace standards, a response from U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis on availability, President Trump's travel expenses and more, bike safety


Trump's machine

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How to staycation in style: 6 new Twin Cities boutique hotels offer fun getaways

You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America
Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis
'Nasty woman,' 'deplorable' and other insults become badge of honor


Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Chip Scoggins

This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.

Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus
Jim Souhan

During the Gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over Michigan, Curry, the freshman from Memphis, borrowed Reggie Lynch's job and ran with it.

Mpls. cafe owners charge ahead with pay changes
Neal St. Anthony

Two owners have decided to move ahead with front-to-back-of-the-house wage increases to at least $12.40 per hour by raising prices and discouraging tipping. And a third plans to take up the matter soon with staff.



"It’s time to bring Minnesota liquor laws into the 21st century,” said bill author Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, above. Her colleague, Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, R-Sartell, voted against the measure in Monday’s 85 - 45 vote.

House passes Sunday liquor sales; Senate will be tougher

Trump picks military strategist as national security adviser
GOP lawmakers seek to divert SW light rail money to roads
Wisconsin transportation officials to discuss audit

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding.

Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas
American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare
Tribe says border wall would divide its people as if someone 'built a wall in your living room'

An aide of Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, left, gives a head scarf to French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, right, to wear during her meeting with the Mufti but she refused, upon her arrival at Dar al-Fatwa the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Le Pen refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's Grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a head scarf. Le Pen said she met in the past with the Grand mufti of Egypt's Al-Azhar, one of the world's top Sunni clerics, without wearing a veil. Once she was told it is different here, Le Pen walked toward her car and left.

France's Le Pen refuses headscarf, walks away from talks with Lebanon cleric

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya
Riot in immigrant suburb of Stockholm after drug suspect is arrested
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

A five-game winning streak puts the Gophers men’s basketball team in the best position in more than a decade to finish with a Big Ten record above .500. That hasn’t happened since the 2004-05 season.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Bracketology: Your guide to following the Gophers' NCAA tournament hopes
Gophers playing for NCAA seeding, double-bye in Big Ten tournament

The Wild have been experimenting with Charlie Coyle, left, playing him at both right wing and center.

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall
Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator. The book, scheduled to come out March 14. was in the top 10 on Amazon as of Thursday afternoon, a day after violent protests led the University of California, Berkeley to cancel his scheduled talk. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File)

Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments

Gamblers think Trump's a goner: 75 percent bet he won't finish first term
Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money
Fox News' Wallace scolds Priebus: 'You don't get to tell us what to do'