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Minnesotans don't need new ID to board planes for a year

Minnesota sample identification card and drivers license.

Federal officials said Wednesday that the state now has through October 2018 to comply with the federal Real ID law.

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

Myeshia Johnson grieves over her husband U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson's casket at Miami International Airport. Johnson died during a mission fighting alongside Green Berets. Islamic militants ambushed them Oct. 4.

The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show compassion for slain soldiers, strongly disputed that account.

Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Minnesotans share tales from California wine country fires: 'Everybody's rattled'

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires.

Winemakers and grape growers from Minnesota cope with "the uncertainty and the smoke."

Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of boy, 13, in Mpls.

The victim shot at Little Earth housing complex remains hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.



Ben Sunderlin placed a sign of support near the window that was damaged during Saturday morning's attack at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

Two months after explosion, Bloomington mosque leaders desperate for justice

Farmington police hire cop fired by Mendota Heights
New BRT line to run on Chicago Avenue on the drawing board
Suit: Workers ran, didn't warn others before Minnehaha blast

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice today with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time since he suffered a devastating knee injury well over year ago Wednesday October 18,2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

Zimmer on Bridgewater's return: 'We still don't know where it's going to go'

Butler wants to know if Wolves will be 'the toughest team' no matter what
Say goodbye to some Twins rivalries under this baseball expansion plan
Rodgers injury jolts Super Bowl odds for Packers ... and Vikings

Scores, schedules, and stats
Kevin Brown, chief marketing officer of Select Comfort, with the company's Sleep Number 360 bed in the showroom at the corporate offices in Plymouth. (JEFF WHEELER/Star Tribune file photo)

Select Comfort misses Wall Street mark for third quarter

Former Evine Live executive and partners trying to take over the home shopping business
Abbott Labs earnings beat estimates by penny; St. Jude, other acquisitions help results
NAFTA talks will be extended in 2018

Shooting instructor Frankie McRae illustrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The stock uses the recoil of the semiautomatic rifle to let the finger "bump" the trigger, making it different from a fully automatic machine gun, which are illegal for most civilians to own. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

To protect gun rights, Congress must outlaw bump-stocks on its own

One-two punch from feds punishes Minnesota for health care innovation
Sack cartoon: Pesky press
Readers Write: Puerto Rico and the island territories, sexual misconduct, Vikings game, University of Minnesota



From the art exhibit "Bobby Rogers: The Blacker the Berry" at Public Functionary.

In regal portraits, Minneapolis photographer portrays beauty and power of black lives

Today's culture wars were foretold in tiny Floodwood, Minn., more than 70 years ago
Thirty years at Uptown Y: 'The first and only gym I've ever joined'
Let pumpkin shine anew in a marbled brownie

Pesky press

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Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history
Jim Souhan

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.

Craig: Bridgewater's back today but keep your expectations modest
Mark Craig

The team's rise or fall this season doesn't hinge on Teddy Bridgewater's return. Remember, the soul of the Vikings right now is their defense.

Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference
Chip Scoggins

The Wolves could become the most improved team in the NBA this season, but they'll face a steep climb because of the quality of other teams in the conference.




Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, leaves a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

Senate health deal could spare MinnesotaCare millions in cuts

Minnesota plans a 'modest' bid in high-stakes Amazon battle
Trump speaks with relatives of 4 soldiers killed in Niger, White House says
Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit

Stephen Schuck, left, and Jesus Campos talked about the Las Vegas shooting on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday.

Las Vegas hotel security guard shares his story on 'Ellen'

Federal judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for pregnant, undocumented teen
Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor
States sue DeVos to get for-profit college rule restored

Angry protesters march near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack in which over 300 people were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as two people were arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300.

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

Pink diamond that was a French crown jewel to be auctioned
ISIS fighters fleeing Raqqa leave behind booby-trapped toys and corpses
US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice today with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time since he suffered a devastating knee injury well over year ago Wednesday October 18,2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

Zimmer on Bridgewater's return: 'We still don't know where it's going to go'

Rodgers injury jolts Super Bowl odds for Packers ... and Vikings
Craig: Bridgewater's back today but keep your expectations modest
Rodgers injury adds another level to Vikings-Packers rivalry

Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler

Is this finally the year for the Wolves to dazzle?

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history
Souhan: Timberwolves should win close to 50 games
Thibodeau asks Wolves for more three-point shots

Mikael Granlund is one of three injured wingers, leaving the Wild with only eight healthy forwards for practice Tuesday.

Shorthanded Wild holds subdued practice; Boudreau updates injuries

Life is about to get hard for injury-riddled Wild
Parise leaves ice at practice; Wild suits up assistant to help out
Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to Wild's slow start

Channing Tatum speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Channing Tatum stops development of sexual abuse movie with Weinstein Company

Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor
Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks
'Project Runway' fashion designer Mychael Knight dies