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US troops scramble for the exits in Syria

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to a gathering of soldiers at the University Club at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Friday, O

U.S. troops scrambled for Syria's exits Monday while the Trump administration threatened economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group -- the fighters who were the reason U.S. forces came in the first place.

Heart disease ruled cause of collapse and death of Esko football player

Jackson Pfister who would have turned 16 late this week. Credit: Facebook

His mother on Facebook said the teen had a congenital heart defect and open-heart surgery several years ago.

Questions remain in St. Croix Valley as Warner Nature Center prepares to close

Anne Cammack, cq, held onto a barred owl as she welcomed visitors to the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center during their annual "Fall Color Blast," event

Staffers, volunteers and visitors regret that the work and play that makes the center unique will end.

White House: Trump to watch violent parody, 'condemns it'

President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

The White House says President Donald Trump has yet to watch a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, but based on what he's heard, he "strongly condemns" it.

One person hurt in early morning shooting at Blaine Walmart

Authorities investigate the scene at a Walmart in Blaine. At least one person was injured in a shooting Monday morning at the Walmart.

No arrests have been made in the shooting that happened about 5:15 a.m. Monday.



Brian Henderson owner of the Highland Park BP station in St. Paul replaced a box of cigarillos. A proposed St. Paul law raising the tobacco purchasing

St. Paul's Tobacco 21 ordinance won't penalize buyers

Cub Foods joins other stores in asking customers not to openly carry guns
1st time hosting Governor's Pheasant Opener, Walz bags a rooster
Jayme Closs, who freed herself from captor, feels 'stronger every day'

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Eagles linebacker rips Cousins before game, dodges questions afterward

Eagles linebacker rips Cousins before game, dodges questions afterward

Jamal Mashburn Jr., commits to Gophers; dad played for Rick Pitino
Is it worth it? No. 20-ranked Gophers answer Fleck with 6-0 start
Fly, Vikings, fly: Diggs big as Vikings follow script to smack Eagles

Scores, schedules, and stats
A portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka

UnitedHealthcare plan faces Medicare sanction

Proposed 25-story apartment tower renews debate over Dinkytown's future
Twin Cities Startup Week, last year's diversity initiatives working, looks outstate
Minneapolis-based Studio Grey owner has designs for restaurants, homes and cable shows

President Donald Trump arrived to speak at a campaign rally on Oct. 10 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey: Why I asked Trump's campaign for reimbursement

Gathering boosts Minnesota's reputation for health and wellness leadership
Trump's retreat in Syria, though felt inevitable by some, turns quickly into a mess
Delicate debates won't prepare Democratic front-runners for the campaign to come



Corin Tucker, left, and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney.

Riot-grrrl heroes Sleater-Kinney hold steady as they tout a fractious new album in St. Paul

John Cusack encourages Minnesotans to 'ask anything' about his most beloved film
Half of St. Paul's iconic 'double house' listed for $2.35M — complete with half a skyway
Graphic norovirus graphic from city of Minneapolis causes a stir

Former Eden Prairie fire chief sparks a new conversation about the safety of his peers

Among their often-unspoken dangers: high rates of cancer and heart disease, as well as mental health challenges

Scoggins: Gophers take big leap forward

The Gophers stood up and stood tall in delivering a mature performance that felt like a fork in the road. Big game, important moment and they pounced like a tiger stalking prey.

Souhan: These next two Vikings games mean everything

If the Vikings lose their next two games, they will have to make up ground against such quarterbacks as Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. That's a bit scary, given that they've already lost a game to Chase Daniel.




Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential hopeful, spoke at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 23, 2019. Sanders is seeking to rebo

Tuesday's Democratic debate in Ohio holds high stakes for Sanders

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress
Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote
Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status

A woman enters a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles drivers license service center, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. Census Bur

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

Columbus statue vandalized: 'Stop celebrating genocide'
Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged
More localities drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

This photo shows a flooded area in Nagano, central Japan following Typhoon Hagibis , Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The typhoon dropped record amounts of rain

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers
Royal Pomp: UK tradition on display for Parliament opening
After typhoon, dramatic rescues of residents trapped by floods

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates after his walk-off home run against the Yankees during the 11th inning in Game 2 of the American League Cham

Correa's 11th-inning homer gives Astros 3-2 win over Yankees

Twins bench coach Shelton to interview with Mets, Pirates
Twins need a top starter to take next step, but how do they get one?
Yanks' bullpen buckles in 11th after Paxton hooked in 3rd

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) reacted after scoring a touchdown early in the second quarter.

Fly, Vikings, fly: Diggs big as Vikings follow script to smack Eagles

Eagles linebacker rips Cousins before game, dodges questions afterward
Pass protection set up Cousins for big plays throughout win over Eagles
Kendricks made the key play ... in fact, a whole bunch of them

Jamal Mashburn Jr's father was a standout for Rick Pitino at Kentucky before moving on to the NBA.

Jamal Mashburn Jr., commits to Gophers; dad played for Rick Pitino

Is it worth it? No. 20-ranked Gophers answer Fleck with 6-0 start
Wisconsin ends Gophers' 10-match winning streak in volleyball
Gophers No. 20 in AP college football poll, first top 25 ranking since 2014

IN THIS PHOTO: Minneapolis,MN., Tuesday, 6/5/2001. (far lower left) The old Washburn A mill, on the river in downtown Minneapolis, the proposed site o

Why do so many Fortune 500 companies call Minnesota home?

Is Minnesota part of the Midwest? Should it be?
Why are Honeycrisp apples still so expensive?
Playing favorites: What's the story behind the Twins' game jersey picks?

Fox News Channel chief news anchor Shepard Smith, shown in 2017.

Shepard Smith abruptly signs off, leaves Fox News Channel

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78
Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honored at women's event
Report: Driver recklessness caused crash injuring Kevin Hart

Car 1267 being loaded at the Snelling Shops on its way to Maine in 1953. Pictured from left to right are Twin Cities Rapid Transit (TCRT) General Mana

Rare streetcar restoration united three generations of Minnesotans

Former Eden Prairie fire chief sparks a new conversation about the safety of his peers
80-year-old Minnesotan 'lives his faith' — from early civil rights to comforting the sick today
Nurse says battling Ebola outbreak is 'best job in the world'