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Decades of new laws caused Minn. prison population spike

Over the past 25 years, the state's incarceration rate has soared by 150 percent. The majority of that growth can be attributed to changes made by lawmakers to the state's criminal code

High life expectancy strains Minnesota pension systems

Our 2nd-highest U.S. life expectancy throws a wrench in retirement funds' projections.

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Reading Neruda's Seashells

Did Neruda see his poetry as an exoskeleton that would outlast his own skin? Or did he just think seashells looked nice?

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Wolves have first winning streak since December

Late spurt from Andrew Wiggins closes out win over Chicago

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Highlights as Favre, Dungy share the stage as part of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2016

Brett Favre and Tony Dungy got to share the stage tonight as reporters interviewed the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 in San…

Dennis Anderson
Anderson: Brainerd ice fishing extravaganza blends fishing, fun and prizes

Many trek to Brainerd Jaycees contest to win, but the party welcomes all comers.

Sid Hartman
Super Bowl spectacle had simple beginnings in 1967

With this being Super Bowl 50 and seeing all of the enormous coverage and celebrations surrounding it, it serves as a stark contrast to Super Bowl I, then called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.

C.J.: The Original Larry Fitzgerald says Jr. nice-talks, not trash-talks, NFL opponents

Pregame a couple Sundays ago in Charlotte, Michael Jordan told the Original Larry Fitzgerald something bad was about to happen to Jr. “It’s…