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U's Board of Regents could see influx of diversity

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents, as seen at a meeting in December 2018.

State legislators are making a push to appoint more women and people of color to the University of Minnesota's male-dominated governing board — an effort that led one of its veteran members to drop out of contention.

HCMC, North Memorial discuss possible merger

North Memorial's Robbinsdale location (left) and HCMC in downtown Minneapolis

Alliance between Hennepin and North Memorial could take many possible forms.

As his body gives out, AIM co-founder keeps his eye on the fight

Clyde Bellecourt, center, attended a dinner for American Indian nonprofits in early February in St. Paul, where he offered a prayer for children and t

Despite cancer, AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt still leads charge for change.

Minnesota lawmaker proposes Rare Disease Advisory Council

Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said the move will help “families reach faster diagnoses, advance groundbreaking research and ultimately find cures fo

Research effort could be named after Chloe Barnes, Hopkins toddler who died.

Minneapolis police officer fired over excessive force used during 2016 case

Minneapolis police car

Pair seen on camera punching handcuffed man; second officer also faces dismissal.



Clyde Bellecourt, center, attended a dinner for American Indian nonprofits in early February in St. Paul, where he offered a prayer for children and t

As his body gives out, AIM co-founder keeps his eye on the fight

U's Board of Regents could see influx of diversity
'Incredible gift' donated to Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota
Twin Cities about to set snowfall record for the month

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The Vikings could take control of the contract of linebacker Anthony Barr, a four-time Pro Bowl player, on Tuesday, but it seems an unlikely action gi

No signs that Barr is close to signing with Vikings

A new approach to preparation as Twins' full squad arrives for camp
Reusse: Twins coach navigates Venezuelan political climate
NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you think

Scores, schedules, and stats
North Memorial's Robbinsdale location (left) and HCMC in downtown Minneapolis

HCMC, North Memorial discuss possible merger

'I didn't know it was an option': Minn. pharmacy offers atypical drug service
Dairy farmers press harder against labeling of nut 'milk'
After leading a Minneapolis riverfront revival, MSR Design heads downtown

A rendering shows the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal riverfront redevelopment in north Minneapolis.

Minneapolis development and economic equity: Upper Harbor Terminal can be a national model

Act now to strongly defend U.S.-European ties
Say what? Not every unfortunate utterance stems from intentional bigotry
Next up at University of Minnesota: Selection of four regents. Value merit, resist politics.


Sack cartoon: Debt dangers
Debt dangers

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Veteran musician Stanley Kipper in front of his childhood home on Oakland Avenue in south Minneapolis. His was the first black family in the neighborh

How a black family integrated a white Mpls. neighborhood in 1950s

Guthrie offers a lusty rom-com 'As You Like It'
Keep, sell or return wedding rings after a divorce?
Minneapolis remembers Willie Murphy as genius musician, curmudgeonly friend

Reusse: Twins coach navigates Venezuelan political climate
Patrick Reusse

Stu Cliburn looked past the ongoing societal and political upheaval in Venezuela to return to this winter as pitching coach for the Magallanes Navigators.

Souhan: Vikings should avoid blunder of using narrow-defined offense
Jim Souhan

Viking coach Mike Zimmer needs to guard against imposing a philosophy on his offense instead of finding ways for his best players to thrive.

Souhan: This is a Wild team in freefall without a parachute
Jim Souhan

On Sunday, the Wild didn't look like it was missing a player or two, a goal-scorer or two. It looked like it lacked competitiveness. That's the worst thing you can say about a hockey team.




Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, speaks to voters during a campaign stop at the Village Trestle in Goffstown, N.H., on Monday.

Klobuchar woos New Hampshire with message of independence

Minnesota lawmaker proposes Rare Disease Advisory Council
Push on at Capitol to help English language newcomers
I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minnesota joins lawsuit to halt Trump's emergency declaration

NYC breaks ground with ban on discrimination based on hair
Union for flight attendants angered by video of skit
Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit

Chinese Vice Pemier Liu He, right, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

Lord Mayor of London: Brexit a 'short-term' issue
Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido
Tense standoff spells endgame for Islamic State militants in Syria

Team LeBron's Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves prepared to dunk on Team Giannis' Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Bucks during the first half of th

NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis 178-164

Guarded life: Towns says 'no one really gets to know what's going on'
Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat
How the Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns fared in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, who stopped the Devils’ Nico Hischier in a Feb. 9 game, said he hasn’t lost confidence in his game during the team’s s

Wild goalie Dubnyk hasn't lost confidence, gets vote of support

It's the end of the Wild as we know it (but be careful what you wish for)
Wild reassigns Rau to Iowa
Coming soon: Puck Drop, a new source for hockey

NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you think

NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you think

Gophers baseball, softball on national radars
U women's basketball victory looks good through the eyes of a child
Coming soon: Puck Drop, a new source for hockey

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009 file photo, Sean "Diddy" Combs unveils his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York. Police say someone attacked the sta

Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

C.J.: Minneapolis is a very sexy city, according to a global sales survey
No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday
Don Cheadle sports political shirts as he hosts 'SNL'