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Trump pressures DOJ as Giuliani says probe may end this fall

President Donald Trump delivers remarks inside the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 18, 2018. Trump on May 20, demanded that the Justic

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

Pink birth control bus ad in Twin Cities catches some flak

Metro Transit bus with the Planned Parenthood advertisement.

A Metro Transit bus shrink-wrapped in hot pink is making the rounds this spring and attracting lots of attention, not surprisingly. But one Drive reader noticed it in St. Paul for another reason.

Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. Kilauea volcano began erupt

A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury.

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, waves to reporters as he arrives to a hotel after meeting with

The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Charges: 3rd provocation was deadly for firefighter beaten outside Minn. bar

Troy Traut, left, and Jacob Larson

Video from bar in Forada shows suspects trying to provoke a fight before the attack led them outside.



Blake A. Lindahl

Dealer sent to prison for supplying fatal heroin dose to Oakdale man

15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.
Driver hits farm implement west of Twin Cities after dark and dies
Charges: 3rd provocation was deadly for firefighter beaten outside Minn. bar

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Chelsea Gray (12) celebrated with Los Angeles teammates after her buzzer-beater made the Sparks a winner at Target Center on Sunday, to the dismay of

Lynx's season-opener spoiled by Sparks' buzzer-beater

Morrison doesn't homer, doesn't matter as Twins salvage Brewers series finale
Minnesota United loses early goal but ties Kansas City
Gameview: Follow the Gophers-Washington NCAA regional softball final here

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Sarah Edwards interviewed Ashley Ochiagha of FMYH.co for her video series on new entrepreneurs. Dylan Garrison of Press Play Media shot the video.

More marketing dollars and scrutiny focused on social influencers

Want a Fitbit that measures how productive you are at work? This company is betting your boss does
For a business, not all media impressions are created equal
Yes, it's getting harder to find starter homes

Counterpoint: Yes, 'The Price is Right' for higher education – and it's not at all unfair

Counterpoint: Yes, 'The Price is Right' for higher education – and it's not at all unfair

'First-in-the-nation' gathering will empower young American Indians
Showing 'respect' won't help Democrats win over whites who vote Republican
Readers Write: 'Joggers' vs. runners, abortion and the University of Minnesota Medical School, gun violence, Trump and immigration, self-driving cars vs. light rail


Sack cartoon: If Trump and Kim shake hands
If Trump and Kim shake hands

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Cara Hanson, daughter of Pehrson Lodge Resort owner Eric Hanson, waved to a passing fishing boat while out on an afternoon sailing trip on Lake Vermil

Come sail away at this fun northern Minnesota resort on Lake Vermilion

How 'risk-taking' SPCO is making classical music cool
DIY radio theater makes a comeback across Minnesota
Minnesota widower rebuilds from grief, one birdhouse at a time

Minnesota widower rebuilds from grief, one birdhouse at a time
Gail Rosenblum

His daughter is helping him sell them: "We're spreading joy and happiness, and we didn't even know it."

Young Minneapolis rockers the Carnegies strike gold with retro style
Chris Riemenschneider

Brothers Roman and Royce Mars continue mining rock's past after tragic loss of a bandmate.

Souhan: Unselfish Lynx stars make it easy for team to attract talent
Jim Souhan

The Lynx are the most successful WNBA franchise this decade, but in basketball, winning teams aren't always the most attractive to incoming players.




Kamala Harris, an incoming U.S. senator, said she has charged Backpage executives Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey and James Larkin with 13 counts of pimpin

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks
Mayor who pulled Confederate statues honored with JFK award
Civil rights icon, Trump critic speak at BU commencement

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner’s and a King County Sheriff’s deputy on

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger
Police search for motive in Texas school shooting
More than 25 hospitalized in NYC due to synthetic marijuana

Smoke rises at sunrise after airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June
Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday
Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

Twins first baseman Logan Morrison was congratulated by catcher Mitch Garver after their team beat Milwaukee 3-1 on Sunday at Target Field.

Morrison doesn't homer, doesn't matter as Twins salvage Brewers series finale

Hartman: Falvey says Twins are ready for current, future challenges
Souhan: Mauer's latest DL stint could be troubling
Twins-Detroit series preview

Loons forward Christian Ramirez controlled a pass behind Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara. The Loons managed to control more than that, endurin

Minnesota United loses early goal but ties Kansas City

Mounting injuries become a concern for Loons
Minnesota United playmaker Darwin Quintero gives his thoughts on the crowd and team chemistry
The Loons want to mirror Sporting Kansas City's evolution as a franchise

Chelsea Gray (12) celebrated with Los Angeles teammates after her buzzer-beater made the Sparks a winner at Target Center on Sunday, to the dismay of

Lynx's season-opener spoiled by Sparks' buzzer-beater

Souhan: Coach Whalen reminds us she remains an outstanding player, too
Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch
MVP Fowles ready for an encore: 'They'll be coming at me from the start'

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda holds the Palme d'Or for the film 'Shoplifters' following the awards ceremony at the 71st international film festival, Cann

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding
'Arrested Development' stars stand by co-star Tambor
Met says it has evidence Levine abused or harassed 7 people

North High student Maryama Yusuf said“I don’t really like to talk in front of people,” but spoke with power as she presented research she did on

In Ms. Bell's North High classroom, sociology is a way to break stereotypes

What University of Minnesota students did at summer camp: help kids dealing with cancer
First he stopped a Tennessee gunman, then he set up fund for victims
He searched for his Japanese birth mother. He found her and the restaurant she named after him