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Landmark law aims to protect elders, but who writes rules?

“This legislation absolutely will save lives,” said Sen. Karin Housley, chairwoman of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee and author of the

Minnesota lawmakers have approved the broadest expansion of the state's oversight of the long-term care industry in generations.

Online attacks that began with abortion record spark BCA probe

The posting of a Minnesota woman's abortion records on Facebook without her consent has touched off a criminal investigation by state authorities while revealing the fragility of medical privacy in the social media era.

Surly and other craft breweries target regional, not national expansion

Legislature wraps up $48.3B budget; Walz expected to sign

Lawmakers returned to the State Capitol on Friday for a special session.

The Legislature adjourned early Saturday after a 21-hour special session in which they labored through a series of bills to fund Minnesota schools, parks, prisons, public health care and other services for the next two years.

With oldest, youngest candidates in 2020 race, will age matter?

Activists at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on May 16, 2019. Warren joins Sen. Bernie Sanders, Joe Bide

Voters differ on whether some candidates are too old — or too young.



In this 2009 photo, a group of Marines en route to the home base in Arizona are greeted -- and fed -- by volunteers from the Armed Forces Service Cent

At MSP, there's always a warm welcome waiting for troops and veterans in transit

Minneapolis looks at strains of off-duty cop work
St. Paul sober-living home sues Anoka and Cambridge over tenant limits
Minnesota colleges get creative to court low-income students

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Gophers pitcher Amber Fiser was mobbed by teammates after getting the win on Saturday, sending Minnesota to the College World Series.

OKC bound: Gophers softball clinches first College World Series berth

St. Thomas' dismissal from MIAC triggers firestorm: 'Don't cry about it ... try to get better'
Big crowd energizes Gibson as Twins keep rolling with win over White Sox
Loons pick up a home victory, 1-0 over Houston

Scores, schedules, and stats
Robots at the Best Buy e-commerce facility in Compton, Calif., increase the speed and efficiency of getting Best Buy products out to customers by the

How Best Buy is meeting the need for speed

Delta's growing labor clash has its roots in Minnesota's Northwest
An affordable-housing project in Minneapolis will use unusual financing
Schafer: Pair has a new idea for a great product: Happiness

A solar eclipse in 1919 was a definitive demonstration of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

A total eclipse of the mind

Why the Trump administration secrecy on BWCA mining study?
Diamonds are a boy's best friend
Readers Write: Diversity and Willmar, 'Econ 101' and taxes



Charles Gilbert Kapsner in the Committal Hall of the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, where his finished murals hang.

Calling it 'my Sistine Chapel,' painter puts final touches on a memorial to Minnesota veterans

Downtown St. Paul condo is refreshed in red, the owner's favorite color
Meet the Minnesotans who helped bankroll Broadway's hottest new musical
Classically trained Cantus singers hear 'masterpiece' in Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'

At MSP, there's always a warm welcome waiting for troops and veterans in transit

  During the Vietnam War, when airports could feel like hostile territory to troops traveling in uniform, a young sailor from Minneapolis dreamed of a…

Reusse: Gophers softball eyes Oklahoma City, but not there yet
Patrick Reusse

The Gophers are a game away from joining the eight-team field, but don't try to engage coach Jamie Trachsel, or the team in general, in conversation about joining next week's College World Series

A quest to collect stories of kindness has driven her to 39 states (and counting)
Gail Rosenblum

Mary Latham's remarkable cross-country road trip collecting stories of kindness in every state, including Minnesota, will be turned into a book.




Activists at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on May 16, 2019. Warren joins Sen. Bernie Sanders, Joe Bide

With oldest, youngest candidates in 2020 race, will age matter?

Minnesota lawmakers approve $48B budget in special session
DFL operative: Look for return to split-ticket voting after Trump
Lawmaker's 'lonely ship' fills as support for cannabis grows

A New York designer took matters into his own hands to get Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Surprise: Harriet Tubman ready to grace the $20 bill

Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations
Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coast
Facebook says it won't remove doctored video of Nancy Pelosi

FILE - In this Friday, May 24, 2019 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May walks away after announcing her resignation, outside 10 Downing Str

New candidates vie to succeed UK's May with focus on Brexit

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues
Bong d'Or: Korean director wins Cannes' top prize
Stolen NSA hacking tool hijacks some U.S. cities

Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard holds up the trophy after the team's 100-94 win over Milwaukee in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

Towns misses out on All-NBA selection, $32 million in raises
Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor a big booster for hiring Saunders as coach
Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead

Mike Modano played 20 seasons for the Stars franchise, and had his number retired in 2014.

Wild hires Mike Modano as executive adviser

Wild missed out on wide open playoffs at worst possible time
Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston's title parade
Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

Gophers pitcher Amber Fiser was mobbed by teammates after getting the win on Saturday, sending Minnesota to the College World Series.

OKC bound: Gophers softball clinches first College World Series berth

Sunday morning baseball: Gophers reach delayed Big Ten tournament semis
U recruit Ihnen not sure he'll play for German U20 national team
Scoggins: Don't tell this Gophers softball team it can't happen

In this April 23, 2018, file photo, Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan arrive at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Morgan, t

Stan Lee's former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

Bong d'Or: Korean director wins Cannes' top prize
Adam Levine leaving 'The Voice' after 16 seasons
Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

The Kindness Club with Matt Greenhoe, top left, and Ashley Justen, right.

Elk River fifth-graders combat bullying by adding kindness to the curriculum

Students at Apple Valley's School of Environmental Studies win gold for green
A quest to collect stories of kindness has driven her to 39 states (and counting)
For California fire survivors, handwritten recipes offer bittersweet taste of home