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More record warmth then 'potent' storm by week's end

The National Weather Service prepared this graphic, showing where the heaviest snow is expected.

South and east metro communities are the most likely to get the most snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Teen killed, four others injured in crash on I-35W in northeast Minneapolis

The vehicle swerved across three lanes of traffic on I-35W.

Minnesota musical giant Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dead at 93

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, 93, at his home in Plymouth.

Polish emigre who became a lifelong Minnesotan led the Minnesota Orchestra for two decades and built Orchestra Hall.

Teen convicted of being 'mastermind' in huge gun theft from Minn. shop

This gun shop in southeastern Minnesota was hit by thieves who took nearly 80 firearms and ammunition.

Of the 77 guns stolen, 29 have been recovered; some were used in robberies within hours of the burglary.

Wells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry

Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.


Minneapolis City Hall and the privately owned InterPark ramp as seen through rain drops clinging to a skywalk in April 2016.

Parking garage swap would make way for new Mpls. offices

More record warmth then 'potent' storm by week's end
Teen killed, four others injured in crash on I-35W in northeast Minneapolis
Minnesota parents lobby for kids at 'Dyslexia Day' at State Capitol

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Wild fans saluted their team.

Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

Report of Wolves' interest in Derrick Rose is confusing -- until it isn't
Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell
Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'

Scores, schedules, and stats
Medtronic plc said its profit grew 3.3 percent in the November-to-January period.

'Confident' Medtronic 3rd quarter results beat Wall St. expectations

New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty dept.
Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drop as well
Ecolab misses 4Q expectations but posts strong 2017 forecast

President Trump announced Monday that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, will be the new national security adviser.

Trump makes smart move for national security adviser

Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents
Stop the Trump hysteria. His early stumbles are nothing new.
Readers Write (Feb. 21): Workplace standards, a response from U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis on availability, President Trump's travel expenses and more, bike safety

BuzzFeed turned a presidential insult into a moneymaker.

'Nasty woman,' 'deplorable' and other insults become badge of honor

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates
You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America
In becoming a U.S. citizen, I realized I've been an American all along

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Chip Scoggins

This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.

Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus
Jim Souhan

During the Gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over Michigan, Curry, the freshman from Memphis, borrowed Reggie Lynch's job and ran with it.

Mpls. cafe owners charge ahead with pay changes
Neal St. Anthony

Two owners have decided to move ahead with front-to-back-of-the-house wage increases to at least $12.40 per hour by raising prices and discouraging tipping. And a third plans to take up the matter soon with staff.

"It’s time to bring Minnesota liquor laws into the 21st century,” said bill author Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, above. Her colleague, Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, R-Sartell, voted against the measure in Monday’s 85 - 45 vote.

House passes Sunday liquor sales; Senate will be tougher

Trump picks military strategist as national security adviser
GOP lawmakers seek to divert SW light rail money to roads
State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding.

Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

Warhol's death gets new look and it wasn't so routine after all
2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas
Panda express: Bao Bao on nonstop flight to China

An aide of Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, left, gives a head scarf to French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, right, to wear during her meeting with the Mufti but she refused, upon her arrival at Dar al-Fatwa the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Le Pen refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's Grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a head scarf. Le Pen said she met in the past with the Grand mufti of Egypt's Al-Azhar, one of the world's top Sunni clerics, without wearing a veil. Once she was told it is different here, Le Pen walked toward her car and left.

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya
Riot in immigrant suburb of Stockholm after drug suspect is arrested
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

A five-game winning streak puts the Gophers men’s basketball team in the best position in more than a decade to finish with a Big Ten record above .500. That hasn’t happened since the 2004-05 season.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Bracketology: Your guide to following the Gophers' NCAA tournament hopes
Sunday special: Gophers-Badgers season finale set for 5 p.m. on March 5

The Wild have been experimenting with Charlie Coyle, left, playing him at both right wing and center.

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall
Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator. The book, scheduled to come out March 14. was in the top 10 on Amazon as of Thursday afternoon, a day after violent protests led the University of California, Berkeley to cancel his scheduled talk. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File)

Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments

Gamblers think Trump's a goner: 75 percent bet he won't finish first term
Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money
C.J.: Filmmaker Keith Black shows romantic side in the short "Celebrity Sex Tape"