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Keith Ellison leaves open door of leaving House for DNC post

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, center, D-Minn., listens with Jamie Harrison, back, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, as Ray Buckley, chair of the party in New Hampshire, speaks during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring candidates running to be the next chair of the Democratic National committee on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Denver. The candidates spoke during the Association of State Democratic Chairs session.

Speaking in Denver to state Democratic Party chairs, Ellison said the DNC job is more important than his seat in Congress, though he continued to insist that he could do both.

Macy's in talks about downtown Mpls. site; no decision made on closing

Man's body found in collapsed building in Sioux Falls

Emergency crews clear debris at the scene of building collapse in Sioux Falls, S.D., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A fire official says rescue workers are concerned about debris shifting as they try to free two people in the collapsed building.

A woman who lived in the structure had been pulled to safety hours before the construction worker's death was confirmed.

Maplewood woman charged again with murder in a fifth heroin death

Beverly Burrell now has been charged in connection with the deaths of five Minnesota men.

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

FILE � President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on a tour at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwan�s president � a first since 1979 � in a move that could precipitate a major rift with China, which has adamantly opposed the attempts of any country to open official relations with it.

President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.


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Isaiah M. Thomas

Murder charges: Repeat felon burglarized 95-year-old Anoka man's home

Lost dog back home thanks to MnDOT employee
Winter Carnival, Loppet, pond hockey event join forces in winter showcase
Reward swells to find driver who fatally hit woman, 75, in Hopkins

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Vikings interim head coach Mike Priefer after the Vikings loss to Dallas Thursday night.

Priefer nearly pulls off upset in Zimmer's absence -- plus defense shines and Robison's rants

Mike Zimmer's course never wavered — right up to his gameday speech
Flickertail State? North Dakota could be called the Football State, too
Tom Thibodeau, others look back on their time in New York

Scores, schedules, and stats
Macy’s is trying to figure out what to do with its downtown store, known best locally as the longtime flagship of the Dayton’s ­chain.

Macy's in talks about downtown Mpls. site; no decision made on closing

Prince properties in Chanhassen are hitting the market and going fast
Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward
No trade laws violated in Select Comfort patent case, judge rules


Hours after a budget forecast was released Friday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders emerged from private talks to say they are nearing an agreement on a special session later this month.

Even with expected surplus, Minnesota should proceed with fiscal caution

Rash Report: Brexit not an exit of U.K. creativity
Sack cartoon: Great Barrier Reef
Readers Write (Dec. 3): U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's DNC candidacy, affordable housing and gentrification, State Capitol art, Wells Fargo's image, student achievement

Great Barrier Reef

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Plat maps from 1914. The maps mainly consist of three colors: pink for brick buildings, yellow for wood buildings and brown for stone buildings.

Old real estate maps of the Twin Cities contain details of a forgotten history

Musician answers door to find 'terribly lost' Garrison Keillor looking for help
Give the gift of gaming with these 10 ideas, from VR to retro classics
Mason Jennings ponders future of music career: 'I'm not sure I'm up for it'

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Tevlin: Some suite seats for DFL Party big shots
Jon Tevlin

The DFL insiders came for the free lunch at U.S. Bank Stadium and ended up buying the timeshare.

Travel Troubleshooter: Spirit Airlines unwilling to redeem restrictive travel vouchers
Christopher Elliott

Spirit's vouchers are more restrictive than most. You have only 60 days to make a reservation. The industry standard is a year.

Tony-winning 'Curious Incident' has bracing opening in Minneapolis

REVIEW: The Broadway tour, which touched down Tuesday in Minneapolis for a weeklong run at the Orpheum Theatre, retains the luster of the original Tony-winning production.



Garrison Keillor

Musician answers door to find 'terribly lost' Garrison Keillor looking for help

Designers mixed on dressing former model Melania Trump
Andrew Sachs, known as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers,' dies
'Harry Potter' play eyes Broadway jump in spring 2018

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) was sacked by Cedric Thornton (92) in the fourth quarter.

Vikings fall 2 points short against Dallas when final-minute rally fails

Mike Zimmer's course never wavered — right up to his gameday speech
Priefer nearly pulls off upset in Zimmer's absence -- plus defense shines and Robison's rants
Reusse: Vikings have lost six of seven and know who to blame (The refs)

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, center, D-Minn., listens with Jamie Harrison, back, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, as Ray Buckley, chair of the party in New Hampshire, speaks during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring candidates running to be the next chair of the Democratic National committee on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Denver. The candidates spoke during the Association of State Democratic Chairs session.

Keith Ellison leaves open door of leaving House for DNC post

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions
Dayton, legislative leaders say they are close on possible special session deal
For once, health care provides a silver lining in state budget

Emergency crews clear debris at the scene of building collapse in Sioux Falls, S.D., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A fire official says rescue workers are concerned about debris shifting as they try to free two people in the collapsed building.

Man's body found in collapsed building in Sioux Falls

Yale University considers changing the name of its Calhoun College
Washington Monument to remain closed for at least two more years
Famously cold N. Dakota winter menaces pipeline protest camp

A funeral was held this summer after suicide bombers tied to ISIL attacked a protest near Kabul.

ISIL, Al-Qaida sprout in Afghanistan again

Bodies of Brazil soccer team killed in plane crash head home
Aleppo, Syria, has become 'one giant graveyard'
French president rules out 2017 run to help boost Socialists

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