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Wedge and Linden Hills co-ops to merge; Eastside says no

The Wedge Co-Op in Minneapolis.

The two south Minneapolis natural foods co-ops have been around since the mid-1970s and have a combined 25,000 members. The vote in favor of consolidating operations was 80 percent.

Hopkins police seek witnesses in hit-and-run that killed woman, 75

Hopkins police are offering a $6,000 reward in hopes that somebody will come forward with the tip needed to find the driver.

Man accused of killing 5-year-old Meeker County girl charged with first-degree murder

Alayna Ertl

Zachary Anderson, 25, is charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing Alayna Ertl in August.

Supreme Court to rule in Virginia transgender teen bathroom case

The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.

Cottage Grove Lutheran pastor charged with six counts of possessing child porn

He told investigators he would Photoshop "innocent" images of children he took at church events.


Weekend traffic: Hwy. 7 opening nears; Hwy. 36 and part of the Blue Line shut down

Family of mentally ill man killed by Burnsville police sues city
Failing septic systems set off alarms in Randolph, Minn.
Stearns County man found guilty in death of infant son

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Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer

Priefer vows Vikings special teams will remain aggressive

Wild practice report: Spurgeon back, Scandella likely out
Left turn: Indians start Carlos Santana in left for Game 3
Aladdin, Willy Wonka: Vikings show off some impressive Halloween skills

Scores, schedules, and stats
St. Jude Medical's corporate headquarters are located in Little Canada.

St. Jude halts certain pacemaker implants over data issue

Best Buy's holiday campaign stars Don Rickles, Bobby Flay
Kraus-Anderson unveils the Elliot, the hotel portion of its downtown Minneapolis project
Lowe's challenges Menards with its own 11-percent rebate offer

FILE – In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Defense attorneys rushing to stop Ohio's first execution in three years filed court documents Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, arguing the state's new 3-drug lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Why the death penalty seems immortal

Editorial Board endorsement: Tim Walz is clear choice in First District
Sack cartoon: MetLife drops 'Peanuts'
Readers Write (Oct. 28): A case for Trump, Clinton and the left wing, confidence in voting integrity, white privilege

Hillary Clinton's e-mails

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Two women clung to each other at the Haunted Basement at the Soap Factory.

Are haunted Halloween attractions in the Twin Cities getting scarier?

Wedge and Linden Hills co-ops to merge; Eastside says no
Watch Ellen DeGeneres get Halloween costume ideas from Minn. 2nd graders
Tom Hanks' new 'Da Vinci Code' movie lacks any hint of a spark

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Schafer: Groceries get cheaper, to retailers' dismay
Lee Schafer

Great news for shoppers is a problem if you are in the food business at any level.

Scoggins: Zimmer delivers hard punch with 'soft' insult
Chip Scoggins

When a coach uses that label — soft — to describe a performance by a player, position group or entire team, the reaction grabs everyone's attention.

Souhan: Evidence says Spielman asked right questions about Bradford
Jim Souhan

The front office held a mock draft of quarterbacks who might be available. That process helped steer a muddled, panic-inducing situation to an obvious solution. "Sam Bradford was the best quarterback out there," Spielman said.

Mayim Bialik arrives at a charity event in March in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'Big Bang Theory' star Mayim Bialik to speak in St. Paul

Bob Dylan says he wants to attend Nobel Prize ceremony if he can
Watch Ellen DeGeneres get Halloween costume ideas from Minn. 2nd graders
Eric Clapton sued by musician's estate over iconic song

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison

Robison, Childress strongly deny accusation Vikings had 'bounty' program

Waiting for ratings? Vikings disagree that NFL games have gotten ugly
Hartman: Greenway says Vikings typically respond well to adversity

In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C.

Minnesota Poll: 54% say Clinton not truthful about her e-mail

Gov. Dayton proposes rebates to ease sting of rising health premiums
Libertarian Gary Johnson charms crowd in Shakopee
US appeals court: Michigan can enforce ballot selfie ban

An analysis of eight states shows more than half of young children in rural ZIP codes live in a “child care desert.”

'Child care deserts' affect parents in urban and rural areas

New standoff in pipeline protest ebbs without violence
New satellite will improve weather forecasts
8 injured after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

U.S. Air Force service member Dennis Marshall, 26, from Memphis, Tenn., uses his radio at a coalition air base in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The U.S. military says Iraqi forces have retaken 40 villages from the Islamic State group near Mosul since a massive operation to drive the militants from the city began last week. It says Iraqi troops are consolidating gains made east and south of the city earlier this week, but insisted "momentum" was still on their side.

Thousands of Iraqis being used as human shields near Mosul

North Korean defectors recall harrowing escapes at U seminar
Experts uncover hidden layers of Jesus' tomb site
Weeks after hurricane, Haitians struggle for clean water

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Making the acquaintance of wildlife is one of the joys of living in rural Minnesota.

I'm a millennial who traded big-city Minneapolis for rural Minnesota

At 91, I'm content to drive only down Memory Lane