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Deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year, federal budget office says

FILE-- President Donald Trump speaks at the Shell Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019. The federal budget deficit is growing faste

"The nation's fiscal outlook is challenging," said Phillip Swagel, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Lawsuit alleges off-duty Mpls. police officer assaulted man at bar, causing brain injury

The case was turned over to the St. Paul Police Department for investigation to avoid a conflict of interest.

Target shares soar past $100 for first time after strong results

The Nicollet Mall Target store.

The surge came after Minneapolis-based Target announced a 17% gain in profit for its fiscal second quarter and a 3.4% jump in comparable sales. Executives also raised their profit outlook for the rest of the year.

Minneapolis Park Board to vote on renaming Calhoun parkways after Bde Maka Ska

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Park Board commissioners see the change as a small way to do undo institutional racism and teach residents about the land's indigenous history.

Trump moves to end limits on migrant children detention

Asylum-seeking immigrants line up at a border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 20, 2018.

The Trump administration is moving to end a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. A court fight will almost certainly follow over the government's desire to hold migrant families until their cases are decided.



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Minneapolis Park Board to vote on renaming Calhoun parkways after Bde Maka Ska

Arrest made after woman's texts from moving semi on I-94 say driver raped her
Bidding on Bunyan: Auction of a 17-foot-tall lumberjack sets off bidding war
Lawsuit alleges off-duty Mpls. police officer assaulted man at bar, causing brain injury

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Bill Guerin addressed the media in 2013 before his induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Detroit.

Wild names Bill Guerin team's new general manager

Will the Twins keep hitting? Follow today's action on Gameview
'Miracle on Ice' skater jailed on assault charges; family suspects CTE
'There's nobody like Billy G.' Five things to know about Bill Guerin

Scores, schedules, and stats
The Nicollet Mall Target store.

Target shares soar past $100 for first time after strong results

New co-working space in Linden Hills focuses on retail innovation
Del Monte will close 89-year-old Minn. plant, lay off all workers
Genesys Works places 318 high school interns in Twin Cities

Jared Kushner took a phone call before a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East in February at U.N. headquarters.

How the Palestinian-Israeli peace process became a farce

Trump takes aim at endangered species
Sack cartoon: He did what he could
Readers Write: Brian Oake and the Current, the next recession, Otto Bremer Trust grant, Polymet's transparency


Sack cartoon: He did what he could
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Brian Enloe and his wife Jennie Enloe laughed as they watch their sons play in the Hideaway Speakeasy.

White Bear Lake family traded their home for a life traveling to state fairs across the country

Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally
Calmed down and sobered up, Minneapolis-bred comedian gets her first Amazon special
$4M retreat on Lake Minnetonka is mountain lodge, beach house in one

Bidding on Bunyan: Auction of a 17-foot-tall lumberjack sets off bidding war

Plenty of Minnesotans are interested in buying the face of the Eco Experience's clothing and textile recycling exhibit at the State Fair since 2016.

Reusse: Townball tradition rewarded amid tales of beer and cheese curds

The Cologne Hollanders townball team has rewarded its faithful followers in ways that set them apart from rivals and from baseball's mainstream. Their success is worth a look.

Minnesota engineers begin 'drive' to California in self-driving car tonight

Someone from VSI Labs always will be in the driver seat, ready to take command at a moment's notice.




Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke with Better Futures Minnesota President Thomas Adams and other staff at the nonprofit’s Minneapolis warehouse Tuesday, w

Candidate Elizabeth Warren launches criminal justice reform plan at Minneapolis roundtable

Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain
Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks
Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-tr

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department
As wildfires get worse, insurers pull back from riskiest areas
In new Facebook effort, humans will help curate top news stories

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, right, is flanked by Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini as he addresses the Senate in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The pol

Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

New documents show Japan's wartime emperor had deep regrets
Trade war will start to hit harder in U.S.
Sudden darkness over Sao Paulo baffles thousands

Minnesota Twins center fielder Max Kepler homered off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez in the third inning that also scored Mitch Gar

Twins crush White Sox 14-4 with late-game offensive explosion

What bad wrist? Cruz comes back swinging from injury
Return of the squirrel: Furry visitor again brings brief halt to Twins game
Castillo rebounds as Reds beat Padres 4-2 to win series

Seattle running back Travis Homer (25) is upended by Vikings defender Bene Benwikere, left, during the second half of Sunday's game.

Depth in Vikings defensive backfield being called into question

Sloter's strong preseason doesn't mean he'll become No. 2 quarterback
Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab
Edwards says defense not focusing on rankings

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck directed his team at practice this month.

Gophers using GPS tracking data and purposely slowing down more

Former Gophers QB Croft charged with multiple counts of rape
Gophers volleyball gets cool treat: An air-conditioned home
Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?

A Chinese ban on accepting American recyclables is having a ripple effect in Minnesota, where the price of recycled goods has imploded. The economics

How much of what we think we're recycling is actually getting recycled?

We call Wisconsinites cheeseheads. What do they call us?
What makes a manhole cover go airborne during storms?
What do you want to know about the Minn. State Fair?

FILE - In this Monday, April 22, 2019, file photo, Liam Hemsworth, left, and Miley Cyrus arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Ange

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years
Paul Ryan moving to Maryland, not selling Wisconsin home
The Rock announces wedding on Instagram

Anthony Desnick of Cycling Without Age picked up Sister Susan Smith and Sister Rosalind Gefre for a ride from their home Carondelet Village, through S

Minn. nursing homes embrace Danish cycling idea that puts older adults on wheels

Twin Cities paramedic works magic — literally — when responding to emergencies involving kids
Tutapona offers emotional healing to victims of war, including Minnesotans
San Francisco airport becomes first to enact a plastic water bottle ban