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Watchdog sues White House for Twin Metals lobbying details

Fall Lake, near Winton, Minn., part of the Boundary Waters, a vast landscape of federally protected lakes and forests along the border with Canada, Ap

The group's goal is to shed light on how Antofagasta, the powerful Chilean mining company that owns Twin Metals, lobbied to get its crucial mining leases renewed after the Obama administration ruled that the mine posed too many environmental risks.

'Serious complications' for boy thrown from MOA's 3rd floor

This is the scene at the Mall of America where a boy was thrown nearly 40 feet to the floor below in April. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

The 5-year-old boy thrown off a Mall of America balcony has undergone many surgeries and will be hospitalized indefinitely, his family says.

Norway terror attack survivor: Shooter wasn't a monster, but 'a human being like us'

Bjorn Ihler, who survived terrorist Anders Breivik’s shooting rampage in 2011, spoke at Macalester College this week.

Bjorn Ihler shares lessons of 2011 extremist violence.

Former University of Minnesota Duluth track athlete sues regents

Paige du Bois claims UMD punished her for supporting her coach.

Rep. Matt Grossell penalized after trespass, disorderly conduct charges

Guled Ased, 14, put gloves on at the Urban Oasis Community garden in north Minneapolis on Wednesday.

North Side community gardens are labor of love for teens

Citing diverse population, St. Louis Park to drop Pledge of Allegiance at City Council meetings
Bloomington twins killed in Montana crash remembered as joyful, caring
Edina City Hall closes one entrance in an effort to tighten security

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Twins DH Nelson Cruz hit a three-run double in the seventh inning to give the Twins the lead.

Homer-free Twins still find way to batter Rays

Keeping track of the dirt at Canterbury Park
One week away: 3M Open throws a golf party 50 years in the making
Lynx guard Sims arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

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General Mills hit its profit mark, but missed its sales results

Misstep in snack bar business drags General Mills' sales results

Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)
Flight from health insurance market slows in Minnesota
Big projects could put pressure on Minneapolis office market

The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, on the bank of the Rio Grande on Monday in

A painful image of drownings at the border, and an indelible reality

Listen: Border crisis resonates
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Readers Write: Ilhan Omar, immigration raids, council member's anti-gay comments

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After 16 years in business, Kafe 421 is shutting its doors.

Kafe 421 ending its 16-year run in Dinkytown

These Twin Cities women are propelling the body positivity movement
12 great scoops of local ice cream in the Twin Cities
New seafood restaurant off Lake Minnetonka opening in July

North Side community gardens are labor of love for teens

  It was morning in the garden. The start of the workday. Half a dozen 14- and 15-year-olds fanned out across an overgrown lot at…

Minneapolis venture capitalists zero in on ways to solve massive student debt
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Sen. Bernie Sanders seems completely serious about the proposal he offered this week to wipe out all the debt of student loan borrowers, and if…

Reusse: Skip ahead 12 years, and Twins' Kepler is a budding star
Patrick Reusse

The Twins gave Kepler a five-year contract for $35 million in February, after taking a leap of faith when first signing the outfielder from Germany as a teenager.

‘All foam and no beer’: Sen. Amy Klobuchar took aim at Donald Trump’s failed promise to bring down drug costs.

Klobuchar looks for breakout chance during debate

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis
Rep. Matt Grossell penalized after trespass, disorderly conduct charges
Technical snafu interrupts NBC's first presidential debate

Ryan Zeigler, Apollo sample curator, with a nitrogen-filled case displaying lunar samples collected during Apollo missions.

NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants losing hope of asylum
Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge
Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 photo, George Aoun, head of the municipality of the village of Hadat, speaks during an interview with The Associated P

Lebanese town bans Muslims from buying, renting property from Christians

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit
Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience
UN expert: Millions face dire poverty from climate change

Helping to direct a basketball camp in his native Colombia is, for Wolves President Gersson Rosas, “one of the highlights of my career.”

Rosas fights 'tooth and nail' for Basketball Without Borders

Reusse: Lakefield's Resch is quiet, confident and at the top of her game with Raptors
Wolves extend qualifying offer to Tyus Jones
Butler's next stop. Maybe Houston? What about Russell to the Wolves?

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Johansson hopes to live up to billing as Wild's top 2018 draft pick

Aberg cut loose as Wild makes qualifying offers to seven players
Buddy system: Prospects Boldy, Warren help each other on, off the ice
Wild's schedule announced, season opens with three-game road trip

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Hoping for clarity, NCAA adjusts transfer waiver guidelines

Judge tosses out former football players' lawsuit vs. university
NCAA Final Four economic infusion for Twin Cities set at $143 million
Hartman: Gophers football has amazing recruiting success in June

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2013, file photo, Duane "Dog" Chapman, right, and Beth Chapman present an award at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' co-star Beth Chapman dies at 51

Lizzo's performance rocks BET Awards, gets standing ovation from Rihanna
C.J.: Former radio show talker Turi Ryder is scheduled to return for "She Said What?" book event
Cosby's wife hasn't visited him in prison and that's the way he wants it

Susan Gethin hugged Norman Irving as they arrived in the visitation area of Red Wing prison. Said Irving about Gethin: “It helps you to know you hav

Once homeless and now in prison, this Minnesotan still has his mentor from years ago in his corner

MacPhail musicians, one who is blind and one with autism, hit just the right note as a duo
They fled different countries. In Los Angeles, they found a friendship without borders
From Valyrian to Dothraki, amateur language inventors get in the last word