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Medtronic nears resolution of its Infuse lawsuits

Medtronic Inc.'s "InFuse" device

Medtronic did not release figures for the confidential settlements. The company reported that it set aside $300 million for all of its legal settlements in the fiscal year that ended in April, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

No quick fix for commute woes near downtown Minneapolis

Traffic jammed near the Walker Art Museum as construction crew worked on the interstate leading into the Lowry Hill tunnel, Monday, June 26, 2017 in downtown Minneapolis.

Road construction, light-rail repairs and rain combined to turn the Wednesday morning commute into a long slog. A Metro Transit official warns that rush-hour relief might not come until next week.

Minnesota woman charged with killing boyfriend in video stunt

Monalisa Perez and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, appeared in numerous YouTube videos and talked about trying to attract more viewers.

A 19-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting her boyfriend outside their home in northwestern Minnesota in what officials say was a stunt for YouTube that went awry. "We called him our little daredevil," said the man's aunt.

Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

President Donald Trump gets off Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Fla., April 13, 2017.

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.

Teacher tenure lawsuit heard by Minnesota Court of Appeals

Lead plaintiff Tiffini Flynn Forslund spoke in 2016 when the lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of Minnesotaís teacher tenure, dismissal, and "last in, first out" laws.

In Wednesday morning's oral arguments in the Minnesota Court of Appeals for Minnesota's teacher tenure lawsuit — the third of its kind nationally — an attorney for the parents argued that students' right to an adequate education calls for the dismantling of the tenure laws. Defense attorneys for the state fired back that teacher quality is an issue for the Legislature, not the courts, and that previous cases make the arguments worthless.

Marcus Abrams, now 19, says he was attacked by two Metro Transit Police officers at the Lexington Avenue LRT stop after working at the State Fair in 2015.

Teen at center of police violence protest charged with assaulting Mpls. cop

Minnesota woman charged with killing boyfriend in video stunt
No quick fix for commute woes near downtown Minneapolis
St. Paul Police reshuffle staff, boost community outreach to fight gun violence

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Mike Muscala stresses to kids at his summer camp to do things right and work on their games.

'Little details' to lead to potential big NBA payoff for Roseville's Muscala

Seoul sisters: Brandts chasing Olympic hockey dreams
Twins activate Hughes for bullpen, put Breslow on DL with rib soreness
RandBall: We have too many stadiums, but they're in the right places

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General Mills finished its fiscal year with quarterly results that beat investors' expectations. Its stock rose in early trading.

After solid profit growth, General Mills will try to get sales growing again

Minneapolis leaders negotiate timing of $15 minimum wage amid national debate over impact
Best Buy to roll out expanded displays to highlight Amazon Echo, Google Home
Sycamore to pay $6.9 billion for Staples

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has one viable export industry: oil and gas. The Prirazlomnaya, shown here, is Russia’s only offshore Arctic oil platform, located in the Pechora Sea.

Russia, elections, money and Minnesota

Supreme Court's travel ban decision creates new confusion
Sack cartoon: Traffic
Readers Write: Media vs. Washington, $15 minimum wage, Syria


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Office life is seeing a rise in casual profanity.

As language grows more profane, office talk takes a turn for the curse

Three top restaurants for the hungry on Wisconsin's western edge
Moody Blues journey through 'Days of Future Passed' at Orpheum
Where to find fresh fashion accessories? Try these Twin Cities farmers markets

Rosenblum: In a world divided, four truths bring us closer
Gail Rosenblum

Ellie Krug is a Twin Cities-based lawyer, writer and founder of Human Inspiration Works, which trains organizations locally and nationwide to be more inclusive and welcoming.

Scoggins: Ex-Hopkins star in NFL hosts camp with focus on leadership
Chip Scoggins

Marcus Williams envisioned something more useful than a few hours on the field and a picture with a pro football player. Here's how his idea came to life at a Minneapolis park.

Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F
Neal St. Anthony

75F, in its third year of commercial operations, is not what its founder envisioned when he won the Minnesota Cup and National Clean Tech Open in 2014.

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, pedestrians crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry wait in line in San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump's revised travel ban into effect on Thursday, June 29, affecting visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. The busiest point of entry is San Diego's San Ysidro crossing with Tijuana, Mexico, with 31.8 million admissions during the latest 12-month period, an average of 87,000 a day. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Questions and answers about officers who enforce travel ban

Animal cruelty law has governor's signature, dog's paw print
GOP health care bill could strip schools of billions for special education
The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

The new Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., is blocked off Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, after someone crashed into it with a vehicle, less than 24 hours after the privately funded monument was placed on the Capitol grounds. Authorities arrested a male suspect. (AP Photo/Jill Zeman Bleed)

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

GOP health care bill could strip schools of billions for special education
Don't like needles? Flu shots could be replaced by this patch
Average pay for public college presidents hits $501K, study finds

The Supreme Court gave President Trump a partial victory in reinstating most of his travel ban, while it reviews the merits of the ban.

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse
Thousands gather in India to protest attacks on Muslims
Cyberattack meant to paralyze, not make a profit, analysts say

The Twins placed righthander Phil Hughes on the 10-day disabled list because of shoulder discomfort.

Twins activate Hughes for bullpen, put Breslow on DL with rib soreness

Rosario passes Fenway Park Green Monster test
The fastest runner in baseball? The fastest Twins? Take this quick quiz
Perez, Moustakas homer to lift Royals over Tigers 8-2

Former Vikings great Jim Marshall. Jerry Holt/Star Tribune photo

Vikings pushing hard to get Jim Marshall into Hall of Fame

Vikings defensive line: More hands on deck, key opening to fill
Reusse: On board with Peterson in New Orleans. What about Rubio?
How will wide receiver position shake out for Vikings behind top targets?

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and his wife, Vicky.

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell was 'on a rant' before his death, widow says

Lin-Manuel Miranda has celebs singing 'Hamilton' for a cause
Pregnant Serena Williams goes nude for artistic 'Vanity Fair' cover
U2 bassist thanks band for helping him through addiction