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Tornadoes hit central Iowa, leaving major damage, injuries

Damage to production plants at Vermeer Corp., a farm and construction equipment manufacturer in Pella, Iowa, is seen in an aerial view, Thursday, July

A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly injured at least 17 people, flattened buildings in three cities and forced the evacuation of a hospital.

Stillwater inmate accused in corrections officer's death had history of run-ins

Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy spoke Thursday as Washington County Attorney Pete Orput stood next to him.

Prosecutors said they are awaiting end of BCA investigation before deciding on charges against inmate.

'Constantly shooting' suspect wounds 2 officers in South St. Paul

Police investigated the scene of a shooting between a suspect and two South St. Paul police officers on Thursday.

Gunfire broke out at a residence for people with mental illness. The suspect shooter was taken into custody without injury.

Minnesota congressman faces questions over dismissed staffer

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., meets with reporters in Baxter, Minn.

Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers.

Temporary legal status extended for hundreds of Somalis

Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, participated in a news conference earlier t

The Department of Homeland Security cited "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions" in announcing the decision.



Three Bird scooters at 9th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis.

St. Paul orders scooters removed from sidewalks until rules adopted next month

Southwest light-rail freight agreements finalized; now feds need to approve
Thief River Falls city officials charged after chair-swinging brawl
'Constantly shooting' suspect wounds 2 officers in South St. Paul

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Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but have ongoing struggles

False starts to careers of Sano, Buxton leave Twins with hope, concerns

Diggs and Thielen: Can Vikings keep one of the NFL's top receiving duos?
Former Gopher van Rooyen 'on center stage' with opening round at British Open
What to look for from the Twins in the second half of the season

Scores, schedules, and stats
Shinola's new store in the Galleria in Edina shows more of its expanding product line than the Detroit fashion brand, which started with watches in 20

Shinola resurfaces in the Galleria after North Loop closure

After troubles at MSP, Sun Country ditches contractor, hires again
Minnesota adds 6,600 jobs in June, a sign of momentum after big gain in May
St. Paul orders scooters removed from sidewalks until rules adopted next month

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University of Minnesota pronoun policy should not be enacted

It's a bad time for even more 'dark money' secrecy
Sack cartoon: U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis
Readers Write: Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan, U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis


Sack cartoon: U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis
U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis

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Lauren Hertzenberg and members of the South African gospel choir 29:11 sang at a private home in Bloomington.

South African gospel choir brings 'healing' post-apartheid message to Orchestra Hall

In the bawdy comedy 'Hand to God,' Twin Cities director goes mano a mano with puppets
Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' sequel atones for earlier dud
'Mamma Mia!' sequel is as enticing as the original

Reusse: Dozier has been a bargain for Twins from the beginning
Patrick Reusse

The Twins have gotten a bargain on Brian Dozier since signing him for $30,000 in July 2009. Now, a playoff contender is likely to get the same in July 2018 by trading for him.

Kevin Kling presents a breezy 'Summer' at Children's Theatre

This two-man show sparkles with his usual folksy brilliance.

Scoggins: U can't ignore sports when looking for Kaler's replacement
Chip Scoggins

How will the next president view athletics in relation to the overall mission of the university? That should be an important component of the vetting process.




President Donald Trump meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species
Minnesota congressman faces questions over dismissed staffer
Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

Damage to production plants at Vermeer Corp., a farm and construction equipment manufacturer in Pella, Iowa, is seen in an aerial view, Thursday, July

Tornadoes hit central Iowa, leaving major damage, injuries

Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident
Remains found in Texas believed to be those of 95 black forced laborers
Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, participated in a news conference earlier t

Temporary legal status extended for hundreds of Somalis

Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp
Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London
Myanmar military planned Rohingya genocide, rights group says

Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but have ongoing struggles

False starts to careers of Sano, Buxton leave Twins with hope, concerns

What to look for from the Twins in the second half of the season
Hartman: Molitor, Twins have experienced month-long rolls before
Souahn: With shrewd trade, Indians leave Twins in AL Central dust

Minnesota United forward Carlos Darwin Quintero watched his first-half shot roll past New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner

Productive first half helps Loons pick up another home victory

Second Ibarra expected to help Loons (and he won't be confused with team's other Ibarra)
Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'
Third game in nine days a grind for winning but weary Minnesota United lineup

Seimone Augustus left ,Sylvia Fowles, Rebekkah Brunson ,and Maya Moore

Lynx players split up as WNBA All-Star captains select teams

Lynx getting their money's worth from Larkins
Whalen 'not feeling the best' after colliding with Indiana player
WNBA All-Star teams

Thirteen-year-old hot dog entrepreneur Jaequan Faulkner served up a hot dog meals to Yvonne Ross and her son Drameris Ross, 7, at his hot dog stand, M

Teen's hot dog stand serves up food, inspiration, with Mpls. inspectors' blessing

Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling helps people with disabilities learn to ride
How Twin Cities knitters are creating breast prostheses with yarn
Tree Trust adds half million trees to Twin Cities canopy with training program

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in AMC's "Breaking Bad."

Walter White may appear in 'Better Call Saul,' creator says

Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London
Springsteen leaps onto Billy Joel's piano (on second try) at Joel's concert
4 indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion