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Hwy. 280 reopens after 2 tour buses collide, injuring 3 seriously

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,

One bus went off an entrance ramp and down a grass slope onto Hwy. 280, where it collided with the other bus, which was heading to the State Fair, the State Patrol said.

Former Viking, wife found dead in Long Prairie home; police search for known suspect

News about the deaths of Barry and Carol Bennett spread quickly among those living in Long Prairie.

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

Lewis said he won't distance himself from President Donald Trump's positions on the economy, immigrants and other issues.

AmazonFresh grocery delivery service rolls out to Minneapolis

AmazonFresh grocery delivery is now available in Minneapolis.

The grocery delivery service is available to Amazon Prime members for an additional monthly fee

Blue Cross Minnesota to eliminate insulin co-pays for fully insured members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the latest insurer to jump into the race to limit consumers spending on insulin.

Blue Cross is the latest insurer in Minnesota to change insulin coverage for next year.



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

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

Superior, Wis., passes gay conversion therapy ban
Ramsey County's McCarrons Lake joins list of zebra mussel-infected water bodies
Back and forth continues as new Bde Maka Ska signs start to go up

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Bill Guerin met with his family before being introduced as Wild GM on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Souhan: Wild's new general manager takes the easiest job in sports

Wild's new GM Guerin: 'There's everything here to win'
At the fair, Wolves boss Rosas addresses Wiggins' play
How will Guerin use analytics? Perhaps Zucker's case provides clues

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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, Bahamas
Expensive avocados ding Hormel's bottom line, bacon buoys sales

A group of influential CEOs, which included JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, is changing its view on corporations, saying it’s no longer

Minnesota laid groundwork for CEOs' revised theory on capitalism

Trump administration sides with big oil over ethanol
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Jack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf in "The Peanut Butter Falcon."

Shia LaBeouf's 'Peanut Butter Falcon' is a sweet heartwarmer

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

Souhan: Wild's new general manager takes the easiest job in sports

In one year on the job, former general manager Paul Fenton drove down the prices of two stocks: His own and and the Wild's. As a result, Bill Guerin will be treated like royalty.

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.




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

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

Klobuchar brings presidential campaign to the Minnesota State Fair
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski calls for charges against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
MLB bans players from Venezuelan Winter League

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

Yale lapses gave professor a path to sexually assault students, report finds
Tiny township saves, transforms historic quarantine station
Ransomware attacks tie U.S. cities in digital knots

In this Aug. 20, 2019 drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso, brush fires burn in Guaranta do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso s

Brazil's president suggests NGOs are setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace
After a safari ends in a nightmare, Benin awakens to the threat of terrorism
With Amazon on fire, Brazil faces global backlash

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
Listen: Luis Arraez is a 22-year-old hit machine

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
Packers-Raiders game being played on 80-yard field

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