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Farm income in Minnesota fell 8 percent last year, worst year since early 1980s

Median farm income fell 8 percent in Minnesota last year as high output and lower commodity prices continued to squeeze the bottom line of the state's

It's been a down cycle for nearly five years, and the trade war and weather have exacerbated the problem.

Man with explosives and guns in U-Haul arrested in Eden Prairie

The Bloomington Bomb Squad was called in and found no active explosive devices

Can Rep. Ilhan Omar turn page after string of controversies?

Rep. Ilhan Omar listened as nursing assistant Christina Wilson spoke during a press conference on the impacts of the DED cancellation Thursday in New

The freshman lawmaker from Minneapolis has Democrats chattering about her future in wake of congressional rebuke.

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

Attorney Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity.

'Hands-free' cellphone bill advances in Minn. Senate

Female driver texting on mobile phone while driving.

State House passed similar measure last week.



Female driver texting on mobile phone while driving.

'Hands-free' cellphone bill advances in Minn. Senate

Man with explosives and guns in U-Haul arrested in Eden Prairie
Minnesota House GOP proposes crackdown on child care fraud
From "March Madness" to "Dribble," NCAA trademarks cover a range of Final Four phrases

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Jets official takes shot at Barr for backing out of agreement

Jets official takes shot at Barr for backing out of agreement

Parise sidelined for tonight's key Wild game
Which Twins players will have a big season? Time to cast your vote
Revenge served late? Could Wild beat out Dallas for last playoff spot?

Scores, schedules, and stats
Maurices has been sold to private equity firm OpCapita.

Duluth-based retailer Maurices sold to private equity firm in $300M deal

Farm income in Minnesota fell 8 percent last year, worst year since early 1980s
How brokers' big bonuses can lead to ruin
Know how to make a better vegan cheese? Some Minnesota firms have money for you

A copy of a letter from Attorney General William Barr advising Congress of the principal conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The many problems with the Barr letter

In search of truth, release full special counsel report
Sack cartoon: The long and short of it
Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on the Mueller investigation


Sack cartoon: The long and short of it
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The Minnesota Beer Bracket is heating up this round.

Will North Shore sink Twin Cities? Big matchups ahead in Beer Bracket's Ale-ite Eight

Patti LaBelle sounded great, sang too few lyrics at Mystic Lake Casino concert
Minnesota office workers inspired actor's energy-sucking vampire character on new FX series
Ask Amy: Husband's deep research into webcomic isn't funny

Freewheel Bike owner plans to ride faster through Penn Cycle acquisition
Neal St. Anthony

The discussions began two years ago, said Kevin Ishaug, who also expressed confidence that the consolidation would work.

Souhan: Murphy deserved more in final game for Gophers
Jim Souhan

Jordan Murphy spent all but four minutes of his last college game standing, gingerly stretching his aching back as the Gophers were sent packing from the NCAA tournament.

Mendota Heights personal trainer opens gym for athletes with special needs
Gail Rosenblum

Andrew Cameron elaborates on his inclusive vision for the soon-to-open Lions United Fitness Center.




President Donald Trump give two thumbs up to guests after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Was

No Trump collusion; obstruction question left open by Mueller

In summary of Mueller report, Democrats seize on obstruction question
President Donald Trump's allies embrace 'no collusion' finding
11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year

FILE - Students attend a poetry reading at a memorial garden on the anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkla

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

'A State of Emergency': Flooding strands Pine Ridge Indians for days
Parkland grieves again after two apparent teenage suicides
Texas sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop dies

In this image made from video, Will Connolly, 17, breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, Saturday, Marc

'Egg Boy' teen defends egging anti-Muslim Australian senator

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers
Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack
Fight against ISIS is far from over

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns shoots against Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and forward Bruno Caboclo (5)

Out, not down: Wolves open final stretch with win in Memphis

Wolves turn to Wiggins as point guard injuries add up
Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips
Listen: Stay or go -- which Wolves will still be here next year?

Zach Parise

Parise sidelined for tonight's key Wild game

Revenge served late? Could Wild beat out Dallas for last playoff spot?
Wild rookies Donato, Greenway, Kunin learning in real time
Wild hoping Parise's injury isn't long-term

Wisconsin's Maddie Rowe waved her championship towel after her team defeated the Gophers for the NCAA women's hockey championship Sunday in Hamden, Co

Wisconsin's 2-0 win denies Gophers seventh women's hockey title

Gophers 'set expectations high' as they look to build on NCAA tourney
Whalen's first season ends with WNIT loss to Cincinnati
Souhan: For all its flaws, here's why we love all that madness

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018 file photo, Cyndi Lauper performs at the 8th annual "Home for the Holidays" benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New Y

Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement

'Fuller House' actress gets co-star's support
Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar
C.J.: Pot smoking on 'Grace and Frankie' may be smoke and mirrors but the wardrobe isn't