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Giuliani: Trump camp did no wrong by taking Russian help

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, waves to people during White House Sports and

Meanwhile, House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in the special counsel's report.

100 days in, Walz hits the road, hoping to break partisan gridlock

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, alongside DFL Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, listened to pitches from startups at Natural Resources Research Institute

The campaign-style tour, during the Minnesota Legislature's weeklong recess, was designed to use Walz's retail politicking chops and extroverted persona.

St. Francis makes rare request to change development rules along scenic Rum River

The woods along the Rum River in St. Francis. Riverfront development is limited by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program.

The city is asking the state to allow denser development on smaller lots. DNR officials say they've never been faced with a request quite like this.

While hackers threaten 2020 election systems, politics intruding on security fixes

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Minnesota hasn't touched federal money to ward off hackers. A key Republican calls the issue "no big thing."

Lawmakers, lobbyists describe cautious Capitol in wake of #MeToo

“It’s very, very different. I think there’s an absolutely zero-tolerance environment,” said Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brook

There are guidelines for complaints and training, but some question how much has really changed.



Jinjing Liu led children in prayer at Minnesota Mandarin Christian Church’s Sunday school in Edina.

Chinese Christians in Minnesota are praying for Easter rebirth

Neighbors dodge flames, debris to rescue 'Sarge' after St. Paul home blast
Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka, close to normal date
Brooks: In awful times, we can pull each other through

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Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson.

Gibson on mound as Twins try to beat Orioles for 3rd time in 24 hours

From A to O-line: Spielman plots his course for Vikings' biggest draft need
Twins belt 11 home runs in doubleheader sweep over Baltimore
NHL rookie line helped Iowa Wild reach AHL playoffs for first time

Scores, schedules, and stats
Steam rises from an Xcel Energy power plant in St. Paul.

Technology, cost could hamper efforts for carbon-free grid in Minnesota

3M plays big role in U.S. effort to bolster ranks of women inventors
Schafer: UnitedHealth balks at government health solutions
Claims of shoddy production draw scrutiny to a second Boeing jet

Problems are solvable. Look no further for proof than the bald eagle. They were placed on the endangered species list during the middle part of the pr

Hey, look up! (Instead of askance.)

Prevent 'corporate raids' on treasuries of Minnesota's nonprofit health plans
Sack cartoon: Trump and Kim
Readers Write: Electoral college, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, aunts and uncles


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The White Castle building on Lyndale Avenue S. has housed many businesses. Because its historically significant, no signs can be fixed to it.

What's the story behind the marooned Minneapolis White Castle?

Young Minnesotans with 'climate grief' are feeling anxiety – and taking action
Where did the term Minnesota Nice come from, and what does it really mean?
Prince's greatest talent? Self-confidence, says the manager who landed 'Purple Rain'

Scoggins: Ticket price cuts at least a start for Gophers AD Coyle
Chip Scoggins

Gophers AD Mark Coyle and his staff are trying to entice casual fans — or fans who dropped season tickets in protest of Norwood Teague's scholarship seating plan — by reducing what they call "get-in" prices.

Reusse: MIAC issue is 'about football' and that's nothing new
Patrick Reusse

Long before the budding brouhaha over St. Thomas' giant presence in the MIAC, there was outcry over St. John's and its lopsided scores.

St. Paul's PCs for People readies to expand reach as leveler of digital playing field
Gail Rosenblum

The St. Paul-based nonprofit is celebrating 20 years of getting refurbished computers and low-cost internet into homes across the United States.




Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, alongside DFL Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, listened to pitches from startups at Natural Resources Research Institute

100 days in, Walz hits the road, hoping to break partisan gridlock

Lawmakers, lobbyists describe cautious Capitol in wake of #MeToo
While hackers threaten 2020 election systems, politics intruding on security fixes
Dallas area leads American cities in 2018 population growth

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees walk the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner down towards the delivery ramp area at the company's

Claims of shoddy production draw scrutiny to a second Boeing jet

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony
United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies
In Mueller report, portrait emerges of a Justice Department battered from on high

Relatives gather outside a hospital following blasts in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday.

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire
Afghanistan's female musicians push back against Taliban
Chinese Christians in Minnesota are praying for Easter rebirth

Josh Okogie's development is vital, given team’s tight cap situation

Wolves feel salary-cap pinch as they enter offseason

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for 3-1 lead
Butler, Dudley tossed after Embiid's foul in 76ers-Nets game
Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

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NHL rookie line helped Iowa Wild reach AHL playoffs for first time

Wild's Suter to play in World Championships
Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1
Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Gophers AD Mark Coyle

Scoggins: Ticket price cuts at least a start for Gophers AD Coyle

Nichols repeats as NCAA all-around champion; Ramler second
Hurt chose Duke after Jones decided to stay: 'That was the ice-breaker'
Big Ten filled with quarterback competitions as spring football ends

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves to the public as she leaves after attending the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle in

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' hospitalized with stroke
Rep: Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated
Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charges at Canadian border