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Permit denied for large hog feedlot in southeastern Minnesota

FILE - A hog feedlot in Minnesota

Decision by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency upset opponents of the facility, who had hoped for a stringent environmental review of the land and the proposal's impact.

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

FILE - In this 2016 file photo, Donald Trump, left, stages a check presentation with an enlarged copy of a $100,000 contribution from the Donald J. Tr

President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to go out of business, even as Trump continues to fight allegations he misused its assets to resolve business disputes and boost his run for the White House.

Trucker who killed pregnant driver could be charged with 2 deaths

Casey Myers

Casey R. Myers was five months pregnant at the time of the crash. Her husband is a teacher and varsity basketball coach in the Holdingford School District in central Minnesota.

Minn. AG task force sends recommendations on rape investigations to lawmakers

Attorney General Lori Swanson's spoke about the task force's final recommendations on how to reform sex assault investigations during a press conferen

Attorney General's task force finished 47-page report for lawmakers to consider.

More homes on Twin Cities home market, a good sign for buyers

For now, prices continue to rise as median sale breaks $265,000 in November, a record.



Motor vehicle supervisor Tereza Bazac helps a customer at the Roseville License Center.

Local DMV offices bear brunt of costs from MNLARS system

Mayor:Grain elevator fire in Superior, Wis., will 'burn for a while'
Electrical suspected as cause of NorwoodYoung America church fire
Minn. AG task force sends recommendations on rape investigations to lawmakers

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Film review: Less is more for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense

Film review: Less is more for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense

Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7
Wolves forward Taj Gibson tried to block a shot ... with his shoe?
Wolves return to comforts of home with resounding rout of Kings

Scores, schedules, and stats
FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson speaks during an interview at the Capitol in St. Paul.

Minnesota AG Swanson seeks law on for-profit health plan deals

Opus closes on purchase of former Target campus
Canada's climate-change plans are stuck in Alberta's tar sands
More homes on Twin Cities home market, a good sign for buyers

Joan Gabel mingled in the room just before the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted unanimously to hire her as the university’s first fema

A historic 'new beginning' for Joan Gabel and the U

Counterpoint: Sorry, but our state budget surplus isn't what it appears
Transportation funding counterpoint: Yes, we need more money, but don't raise the gas tax
Transportation funding counterpoint: The fact is, we can provide money without raising taxes



Those attending November’s Aurora Summit in Two Harbors didn’t spot Northern Lights, but they still did a lot of sky watching.

Secrets to spotting the Northern Lights revealed at Minnesota gathering

Emily Blunt is super as Mary Poppins returns to thrill a new generation
How to care for poinsettias, the Christmas forever flower
Made in Minnesota: the ultimate guide to the best edible gifts

Souhan: Stefanski succeeds in debut, but tougher tests are ahead
Jim Souhan

In his debut as offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski faced one of the NFL's worst defenses and his game plan led to the Vikings' largest point total of the season.

Fly smarter: Make sure to do this before heading to MSP
Kerri Westenberg

Everyone can use a plan to help avoid a maddening backup on the way to the airport when you fly out for the holidays or spring break. Here's a great place to start.

Reusse: Steep prices keeping fans away from Gophers' big sporting events
Patrick Reusse

Where is everybody? Many Gophers' single-game ticket prices have been sent to the stratosphere by being prorated at a similar price to the fee-attached season tickets.




Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, after a second closed-door interview with two R

Ex-FBI head Comey blasts GOP over Trump's attacks on FBI

Gov.-elect Walz prepares to name his first commissioners
Dayton's proudest accomplishments came late in his career
Minn. AG task force sends recommendations on rape investigations to lawmakers

Manatees find refuge in the warm waters of Blue Spring located at Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, Fla.

Florida raises estimate for the state's manatee population

Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars
Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train
More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping in the past year

Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive socia

Instagram was a bigger Russian election tool than Facebook, Senate report says

New business aims to mend broken family trees, from Sweden to Minnesota
U.S. holds talks with Taliban over ending Afghan war
Chinese internment camp factory sends sportswear to US

Tight end David Morgan (89) was among the Vikings to celebrate with running back Dalvin Cook after Cook's first touchdown Sunday.

Tight end David Morgan, fullback C.J. Ham lift Vikings' running game

Scoggins: Masterful Sherels shows again why he's still with Vikings
Unblocked Mackensie Alexander a home run blitzer for Vikings
Three takeaways from Sunday's Vikings victory over Miami

Forty seconds after the opening faceoff Saturday, Wild defenseman Matt Dumba took on Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk. Dumba didn't play in the second or t

Just as Koivu returns, Wild loses top-scoring defenseman Dumba

Wild-San Jose game preview
Wild closes out homestand vs. Sharks without Matt Dumba
Greenway seizing on new opportunity with Wild

Wolves rookie guard Josh Okogie made a spectacular descent from the hoop after dunking in the second quarter on Kings forward Harry Giles.

Wolves return to comforts of home with resounding rout of Kings

Taj Gibson pleads ignorance on Instagram likes
Covington says he's 'fine'; Thibodeau says 'basketball rhythm' isn't
Wolves-Sacramento game recap

North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP

North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP

Stanford, Nebraska made NCAA championship must-see volleyball
Reusse: Steep prices keeping fans away from Gophers' big sporting events
Gophers recruit Logan Richter trading grayshirt for maroon

FILE - In this April 23, 2009 file photo, Alice Walker stands in front of a picture of herself from 1974 as she tours her archives at Emory University

Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance
C.J.: 'Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead is finally doing comedy her way
Rapper T.I.: No contest to violating ban on public cursing

Volunteers unloaded books at the University of Mosul Nov. 25. The academic topics included medicine, engineering, law and IT.

Minnesota-based Reconciliation Project sends 10,000 books to Mosul

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis
Walser CEO drives home importance of work-life balance
Pinky Swear Foundation helps families of children with cancer pay the bills