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Edina man to face dozens of charges over sex assaults in Wis.

Dozens of women came forward since an initial sexual assault complaint was filed against Alec R. Cook, 20, last week in Madison, Wis.

Met Council approves $118 million contract for SW light-rail vehicles

The light-rail cars being ordered for the Southwest Light Rail line will have a new middle-area seating design.

The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday awarded a $118 million contract to Siemens to design 27 light-rail cars for the Southwest Light Rail Project.

Police in riot gear begin to remove N.D. oil pipeline protesters

Protesters blocked Highway 1806 at the site of the New Camp on Pipeline Easement on Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, 2016.

Armed law enforcement officers and soldiers, including some in riot gear, moved in on Thursday to remove Dakota Access pipeline protesters camped on private land in the path of the oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

In this Sept. 20, 2016 photo, executive director of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association Brian Wick, left, and cranberry grower Steve Ward, right, hold harvested cranberries at a bog in Rochester, Mass. A new study shows cranberry products are ineffective in preventing urinary tract and other common bacterial infections.

Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.

Police: Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis apartment

The apartment building on Glenwood Ave (1600 block) and N Knox Ave in Minneapolis where the homicide took place.

The killing occurred Thursday morning. Details about the killing will soon be released.


Arson is suspected in a fire that charred this playground equipment in Cottage Grove.

Arson spree on or near public school property in Cottage Grove

Police: Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis apartment
Man electrocuted by downed wire after pickup hits electric pole near Ely
Family of mentally ill man killed by Burnsville police sues city

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford called a play during the first quarter as the Vikings took on the Houston Texans at US Bank Stadium, Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

Bradford: Team effort needed to speed up Vikings passing attack

Wild power-play tinkering tonight features former Sabres captain
Great start, bad finish puts Wolves fans on emotional roller coaster
Reusse: Carl Willis was one of unsung heroes of 1991 World Series

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App-based services including Eden and Plowz & Mowz will send contractors to rake and bag leaves in the Twin Cities.

More Twin Cities residents put down the rake, pick up the smartphone

Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh
Study: Better lighting, reflection on farm vehicles could reduce crashes
Hot Property: 10 West End in St. Louis Park

In an important measure of momentum, Hillary Clinton seized the lead from Donald Trump among independent voters, a group he had been winning in the previous Minnesota Poll.

In this campaign, even the attack ads are lousy

Editorial Board endorsement: Minneapolis voters should approve school levy renewal
Sack cartoon: Obamacare
Readers Write (Oct. 27): 'Rigged election' poll question, Paisley Park museum, Garrison Keillor


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Red Wing Shoe Company and other Minnesota-made footwear makers, are taking their heritage brands and making them mainstream.

Moccasins! Red Wings! Clogs! A guide to Minnesota's best shoe brands

A cappella enters a new arena as Pentatonix serenades the X
Judge trims two from Prince's estate claims
I'm a millennial who traded big-city Minneapolis for rural Minnesota

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Groceries get cheaper, to retailers' dismay
Lee Schafer

The take away from last week’s quarterly results from Supervalu was that analysts and investors weren’t expecting much but still got disappointed. CEO Mark Gross…

Scoggins: Zimmer delivers hard punch with 'soft' insult
Chip Scoggins

When a coach uses that label — soft — to describe a performance by a player, position group or entire team, the reaction grabs everyone's attention.

Souhan: Evidence says Spielman asked right questions about Bradford
Jim Souhan

The front office held a mock draft of quarterbacks who might be available. That process helped steer a muddled, panic-inducing situation to an obvious solution. "Sam Bradford was the best quarterback out there," Spielman said.

Tom Hanks or Bill Murray?

Bill Murray or Tom Hanks? See the photo that's confused the internet

After making $179 in 'Spinal Tap' royalties over 32 years, star sues studio
Pariah no more? Mel Gibson gets standing O at academy screening of new film
Ciara, Seahawks' Russell Wilson announce pregnancy

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, shown above with a family at the U’s Children’s Hospital, said his visits are about bringing “a little bit of joy to their lives during a tough time.”

Rudolph steps into new lead volunteer role with the Vikings

With or without Cutler, Bears still fall short on talent, depth
Hartman: Tarkenton got the best of Bears as a rookie in 1961
McKinnon, Sendejo, Patterson and Floyd aren't practicing

Statewide, 55 percent of likely voters in the Minnesota poll say the comments captured on a 2005 video that emerged publicly earlier in October disqualify Donald Trump from being president.

Minn. Poll: Majority say Trump unfit for job because of lewd remarks

Plymouth, Twin Cities suburbs are crucial to Capitol control
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, House GOP spar over health insurance, transportation
Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, right, of the Criminal Division, with Kenneth Magidson, center, of the Southern District of Texas; and U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, participate in a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Justice Department is announcing charges in connection with a call center operation said to be based in India. Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment charging 61 defendants in the United States and abroad, including five call center groups. The department says the extorted funds ended up being laundered with the help of prepaid debit cards. Arrests are taking place throughout the United States.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Mariner attempting to set record for crossing Pacific is missing from boat
Somalis living an American dream in Kansas glimpsed a nightmare
Pentagon suspends California National Guard bonus repayments

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Russian People's Front movement in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, Crimea, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Russia to destroy all of its chemical weapons by end of 2017

2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
Syria airstrikes kill 22, mostly children, outside school
Report: Wildlife populations halved on average since '70s

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Making the acquaintance of wildlife is one of the joys of living in rural Minnesota.

I'm a millennial who traded big-city Minneapolis for rural Minnesota

At 91, I'm content to drive only down Memory Lane