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State Rep. Jim Knoblach ends re-election bid after allegations by daughter

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, is pictured on the House floor in a January 2017 file photo.

Knoblach, a Republican from St. Cloud, denied the allegations of molestation from his daughter Laura.

Mpls. council rejects contract with Sally Yates to investigate ketamine use

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Before voting 10-3 against the contract, several council members said paying Yates' firm $195,000 did not make fiscal sense

3 tornadoes confirmed from storm that hit southern Minn.

Destroyed turkey barn south of Northfield.

Downed power lines and blocked roads led to classes being called off in some towns Friday after some wicked weather swept across southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities late Thursday.

More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall

This 2017 photo provided by biologist Rolf Peterson of Michigan Technological University shows the last two surviving wolves at Isle Royale National P

National Park Service lays out a plan to trap six to eight animals in Minnesota and Michigan.

Trump abandons restraint, calls out Kavanaugh's accuser by name

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings earler in the month.

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement.



Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll.

Minneapolis police union chief Lt. Bob Kroll under fire over campaign event

New homeless site emerges after Mpls. council delays decision
More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall
Crosstown closure and lane restrictions on I-35W will be weekend's biggest traffic disruptions

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Vikings' Cook, Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Zimmer says

Vikings' Cook, Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Zimmer says

Souhan: The time to judge P.J. Fleck begins now
Is Bailey the productive kicker Zimmer's never had with Vikings?
College basketball player rankings show little respect for U's Murphy

Scores, schedules, and stats
A century-old oak tree fell on Katie Engelmann’s farm house outside of Northfield during Thursday’s storms, creating a gaping hole in the living r

Northfield storm survivor: 'My farm is a disaster zone'

Job vacancies in Minnesota climb another 16 percent to record
Medtronic buys 'bone bot' maker Mazor Robotics in $1.6 billion deal
Amazon's Alexa is coming for your microwave, clock and more

U.S. President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence, outside the White House this summer. Trump has been a regular speaker at the Values Voter

Left-right divide may be tempered by religion

Evidence mounts that Medicaid work requirements don't achieve savings, boost employment
Counterpoint: No numbers, only words, in apprising single-parent households
Counterpoint: Why Crow Wing Power, a cooperative, is involved in a manganese mine



Legendary set designer and artist Jack Barkla, known for his intricate imaginative sets and flower shows, is poised to have his first gallery show exh

Legendary set designer for Guthrie, Dayton's, Holidazzle reveals lifetime of paintings

Meet the tent dwellers on my Minneapolis block: 'We have children, you know'
Baby makes four: Tips to help your dog adjust to a new baby
St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre brings new colors to 1970s landmark 'Colored Girls'

Souhan: The time to judge P.J. Fleck begins now
Jim Souhan

The Gophers coach excels at connecting with talented teenagers. Whether he's a good Big Ten coach is yet to be determined, but the determining can fairly start Saturday when his young team opens conference play.

Reusse: Butler's trade request builds on what Wolves do best: chaos
Patrick Reusse

It's the 30th season of Timberwolves basketball, so why not start it out with more of the same? The Jimmy Butler Situation is the latest story for a franchise full of turmoil.

Souhan: Wolves, Jimmy Butler have reached the tipping point
Jim Souhan

NBA stars carry all the power, so the Wolves need to carefully explore all their difficult options.




Robert Mueller on February 16, 2011, as he testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington.

Russia inquiry is fair, half of voters in Minnesota Poll say; a third disagree

With right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all
Minnesotans disapprove of President Trump's description of news media
Pence: Bredesen would make Senate Dem center of resistance

A Norman Rockwell exhibition at the Mormon Church History Museum in Salt Lake City in 2013.

Mormons plan new youth program for 2020 after split from Boy Scouts

Gunman in Wisconsin shooting saw guns confiscated in 2004
APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill
87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades

This photo released by the Tanzania Red Cross shows ongoing rescue efforts on and around Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 201

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Mpls. police turn over rape allegations against Chinese tycoon to prosecutors
Kim, Moon head to North Korea's sacred volcano on final day
Little appetite for effort to bolster ag trade with Cuba

Vikings' Cook, Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Zimmer says

Vikings' Cook, Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Zimmer says

Disgusting act? Crowell TD doesn't draw Buck's ire like Moss did
Is Bailey the productive kicker Zimmer's never had with Vikings?
Packers TE Jimmy Graham having immediate impact on offense

P. J. Fleck was all smiles after Minnesota's wide receiver Tyler Johnson's touchdown during the third quarter as Minnesota took on Miami (Ohio) last S

Souhan: The time to judge P.J. Fleck begins now

College basketball player rankings show little respect for U's Murphy
Ex-Gopher Joey King winning titles, finding success in 3-on-3 hoops
The Call: Minnesota will beat talented, troubled Terps if ...

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, left, with his defense attorney Albert DeBlanc Jr., listens to the terms of his plea of no contest to voluntary

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Garrison Keillor's St. Paul home is on the market for $2.495 million
Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein
C.J.: Dress for Success prepares women for jobs with more than clothes

Nurse Bonnie Morcomb felt overwhelmed after her breast cancer diagnosis. Firefly Sisterhood paired her with a caring, and knowing, survivor.

Firefly Sisterhood offers support to women facing breast cancer

North side teens dream big with sweet Green Garden expansion
Problem Solvers: Learning Buddies give kids a boost in school
This 109-year-old is paid to eat — on her birthday, anyway