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Prince's death puts spotlight on opioid epidemic in Minnesota

State records show 336 deaths last year linked to excessive or abusive use of prescription opioids such as oxycodone, or illicit ones such as heroin. That is six times higher than the opioid-related deaths in 2000.

Target faces backlash, praise for position on transgender issue

The Minneapolis-based retailer was the first major one to take such a prominent stance on the legislation over gender identification and bathroom use.


Inspiration to St. Paul Latino officers, community calling it a career

Eagan student wins JFK Profile in Courage essay award
Missing boater sought in Mississippi in St. Paul
Minneapolis approves $800M plan to upgrade roads, parks
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Vikings first-round pick Treadwell puts himself in Cris Carter's hands

Vikings second-round pick touts his 'sick work ethic'
Tigers pitcher Fulmer powers past Twins in MLB debut
New name in Wild coaching search after Boudreau fired by Anaheim
Scores, schedules and stats

Delta Air Lines orders more Airbus planes to replace aging fleet

Abbott is counting on growth turnaround at St. Jude Medical
Schafer: 2 brothers, 2 breweries, but no ill will on tap
Select Comfort stock jumps as company beats Q1 expectations


Twins Insider
Duffey on the mound as Twins try to bounce back

Tigers righthander Jordan Zimmerman will be tough to hit this afternoon at Target Field

Access Vikings
Spielman explains logic behind trading out of the third round

Curious as to what Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was thinking when he traded out of the third round Friday night?

Paul Douglas on Weather
Spring Fever Watch: Next Week May Be One of The Best of '16

If you thought Friday was nice (and it was) stick around a few days. I see a streak of 60s; 70s by Tuesday. If you don't have the fever yet...you will.


Editorial counterpoint: Whoa, think again about Paisley Park as a Prince mecca

New education spending this session should focus on preschool, higher ed
Sack cartoon: Zika virus
Readers Write (April 30): Labor policies, coverage of Prince's death, transgender accommodations, problems and opportunities in housing

Prince and First Avenue: a history of the club's ties to its brightest star

Minnesota's first 'little lama' studies Buddhist faith (and loves Pokemon)
Punches and peas: North Minneapolis gym teaches kids boxing — and nutrition
Chan Poling moves from the Suburbs to 'Olympus' with new musical
Horoscopes

Lee Schafer
Schafer: St. Jude sale is sad, but part of an inevitable industry pattern

As disappointing as it is, there's nothing unique about big companies in Minnesota getting gobbled up.

Patrick Reusse
Reusse: Canterbury Park hopes its gift to bettors gives back

Two weeks ago, Canterbury Park announced it would be making a significant cut in the share that the track takes from betting pools. The initiative drew nationwide publicity — and praise — from horse players and their organizations.

John Rash
Rash Report: Progress is possible on press freedom and journalist safety

World Press Freedom Day, arrest in Daniel Pearl case and push for U.N. action amid a bleak era.


Reagan's daughter blasts Will Ferrell over Alzheimer's comedy about her dad

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith join Obama youth initiative
Lance Armstrong asking judge to end government lawsuit
C.J.: Meet the King twins, who fill tall orders in dressing the hard to fit

Meyer is latest addition to Twins youthful rotation

Postgame: Twins came out flat Friday, and never recovered
Friday's Twins-Detroit game recap
Hughes' poor start sends Twins on path to another loss

Criminal justice leaders hail drug sentencing reform as historic compromise

Fantasy sports industry on verge of a big win at Minnesota Capitol
CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

Prom gone wrong: How a Prior Lake teen's dream night turned into a disaster

Right job, wrong building: Confessions of a U of M tour guide

Arlington National Cemetery needs more room

Got ink? The Navy is relaxing its rules on tattoos
Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner
University of N.H.: Paying $17,570 for dining hall table was mistake

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Anti-government protesters breach Baghdad's Green Zone
Sweden celebrates king's 70th birthday
20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail