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Trade war has already added 5% to typical U.S. shopping basket

President Donald Trump dropped some items from his tariff list last week and delayed others from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15.

Minnesota retailers say they are worried that tariff-driven price increases "will boomerang back" in the form of lost customers.

St. Paul School District threatens to sue unions over health-care dispute

St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard left, and SPFT President Nick Faber talked outside of Hamline Elementary School Thursday June 21, 2018 in St. Paul

The unions representing teachers, teaching assistants voted to leave HealthPartners mid-contract, which would trigger $4 million penalty.

Target CEO Brian Cornell sees turnaround as 'still in early innings'

“I’ve lived here longer than any place in my adult life. So I’m right at home now,” said Target CEO Brian Cornell.

CEO Brian Cornell, during his five years on the job, has taken a measured approach to the retailer's turnaround.

Mpls. hopes 'cultural districts' can become destinations

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis is one of six proposed cultural districts, along with W. Broadway in north Minneapolis, Central Avenue

Mayor Jacob Frey and some council members are calling for an infusion of city spending to clean up litter, improve lighting and spruce up building facades.

MSP limits one TSA checkpoint to PreCheck for 4 months

Travelers made their way through one of the two TSA security checkpoints at Terminal 1 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in May.

One of two checkpoints at the main terminal is being renovated until mid-December.



St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard left, and SPFT President Nick Faber talked outside of Hamline Elementary School Thursday June 21, 2018 in St. Paul

St. Paul School District threatens to sue unions over health-care dispute

In Carver, the new City Hall has an old-fashioned look
Mpls. hopes 'cultural districts' can become destinations
Ex-official accuses DHS of retaliation after he raises concerns of racial bias

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The Vikings saw enough potential in Kaare Vedvik that they gave up a fifth-round draft pick to acquire him. Vedvik could make his preseason debut Sund

Souhan: This is one tough habit for Vikings to kick

The pleasure of a gun dog's company in old age
Patrick Plus: Mother-in-law's love for baseball was brewed up in Milwaukee
Twins Insider: Request to open 2020 season in warmer weather is granted by MLB

Scores, schedules, and stats
“I’ve lived here longer than any place in my adult life. So I’m right at home now,” said Target CEO Brian Cornell.

Target CEO Brian Cornell sees turnaround as 'still in early innings'

Trade war has already added 5% to typical U.S. shopping basket
Schafer: Student loan debt won't lead to another financial crisis, economist says
Demand for halal meats connects Minnesota Muslims, farmers

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter attended Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's State of the City address in April. This week, both mayors gave their 2020 budget

Twin Cities mayors face difficult realities of urban growth

Rash Report: Dissent seen despite rise of autocratic age
Sack cartoon: Trimming the Endangered Species Act
Readers Write: Mining in northern Minnesota, political change and the Kochs, Omar and Israel, city budgets


Sack cartoon: Trimming the Endangered Species Act
Trimming the Endangered Species Act

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Ruth Venegas and Zeek Ramos joined a sea cave tour with Lost Creek Adventures on their visit from Chicago.

Superior's divine isles: Exploring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

'50s rambler in St. Louis Park gets sleek modern makeover
After Facebook rant, Twin Cities morning-show DJ Brian Oake is out at the Current
Thoughtful new leader brings 'a nice shift in tone' to Walker Art Center

Souhan: This is one tough habit for Vikings to kick

They have used up another fifth-round draft pick to land a guy who might or might not be the solution.

Minnesota-based engineering crew plans 2,000 mile trip in self-driving car

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

Schafer: Student loan debt won't lead to another financial crisis, economist says

It's one of those situations where the averages aren't really very helpful in forming a clear picture.




President Donald Trump dropped some items from his tariff list last week and delayed others from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15.

Trade war has already added 5% to typical U.S. shopping basket

Wisconsin Native Americans granted funds for green projects
House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad
Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia

Joseph Oakman and fellow Proud Boys planted a flag in Tom McCall Waterfront Park during a rally in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday.

Bear spray, shields, metal poles seized at Portland protests

Mini horses are cleared for takeoff, but how do you fly with one?
Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely
Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invited

Nyo, 17, an ethnic Wa girl who became a victim of human trafficking, with the baby she was forced to carry, in Mong Yal, Myanmar, March 30, 2019.

China's 'one-child' rule leads to trafficking in brides

UK police officer slain investigating burglary, 10 arrested
Guatemala is ill-prepared to handle the influx of asylum-seekers the United States is planning to send
India's Muslim minority grows more fearful

The Twins’ Eddie Rosario, left, and Jonathan Schoop celebrated Schoop’s two-run home run in the seventh inning. Friday.

Jonathan Schoop's two-run homer carries Twins past Rangers 4-3

Sergio Romo's ninth-inning showdown retrieves a fond memory
Twins DH Nelson Cruz has fond memories of Rangers ballpark
Red Sox LHP Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

The Vikings saw enough potential in Kaare Vedvik that they gave up a fifth-round draft pick to acquire him. Vedvik could make his preseason debut Sund

Souhan: This is one tough habit for Vikings to kick

Vikings' Ameer Abdullah, noting job's unique issues, weighs new running back union
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly, Hercules Mata'afa look to create interior pass rush
Vikings day at camp: Buxton pays Diggs a visit

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan dodged pads thrown at him during a drill at practice Friday.

Winston DeLattiboudere uses his Gophers football perch to give back

Jarvis Johnson joins Gophers as basketball graduate assistant
U receiver Bateman looks to build on record-setting freshman season
Hartman: Coughlin carries family's legacy at University of Minnesota

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?

Actress Heather Locklear attends the TNT and TBS 2013 Upfront in New York.

Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

FCC fines networks for wrongly using emergency alert system
Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90
Aidy Bryant tries her hand at fashion with plus-size line

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