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Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

A federal judge on Friday threw out as unconstitutional a host of Wisconsin election laws passed in recent years, saying they unfairly benefited Republicans who had enacted them and made it more difficult for Democrats to vote.

Anoka adds resources to crack down on homeless, panhandling

People walked and biked in Anoka in 2014. Strict new panhandling and overnight camping laws, combined with more security, have failed to eliminate an uptick in homeless people in downtown Anoka and nearby parks. So city leaders vow to throw more resources at the problem.

City leaders are adding more security in an effort to stem "cancer" on downtown streets.

Choi adds special prosecutor to probe of Castile shooting

Don Lewis, background, looks on Friday as Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announces that he's adding Lewis to help as a special prosecutor in the inquiry into the death of Philando Castile.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has asked a veteran attorney with roots in St. Paul's Rondo community to join his office as a special prosecutor in the inquiry.

St. Croix County girl allegedly attempted 'first kill' in savage attack on brother's girlfriend

Homicide charge against the 14-year-old girl says she attempted suffocation and cut victim's neck with a piece of a broken bowl.

Carver County judge narrows list of potential Prince heirs

Prince's sister Tyka Nelson made her way into the Carver County Justice Center on June 27, 2016 in Chaska.

In a 19-page ruling Friday, District Judge Kevin Eide partly untangled the complicated issues surrounding the question of who stands to inherit Prince's bounty.

Using a city grant, Tim Knopik, left, with son Doug Meyer, was able to update the store and saw business improve. "Customers would wander in and ask, 'Is this a new store?' " Knopik said.

Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses

Metro area braces for Super Bowl sex trafficking
New public square to liven up W. Broadway in Minneapolis
West-metro trainer helps clients get physical, go digital
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Center John Sullivan, testing his surgically repaired back in camp, got a helping hand from newcomer Alex Boone (76) while blocking Linval Joseph.

Offense gets a hard look during Vikings' first practice

Minnesota United's fate in Major League Soccer appears imminent
Pitino has high praise for the Gophers' four newcomers
Injuries to Cordarrelle Patterson, Adrian Peterson don't worry Zimmer
Scores, schedules and stats
President Obama on Friday signed a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The legislation will cover most food packages.

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

Edina's Galleria adding space for as many as 12 new stores
New home construction permits rose slightly in Twin Cities this month
Arctic Cat stock sheds $10.6 million in second quarter

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, and then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in March 2010 during negotiations on a nuclear arms reduction treaty. Were Russian hands behind the latest cyberattack?

Rash Report: 2016 campaign narrative defies expectations

Twin Cities transit projects reach a perilous pass
Why Democrats' abortion stance is a deal-breaker
Readers Write (July 30): 2016 campaign

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The Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market draws 7,000 visitors a week to Phoenix Park on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Midwest Traveler: Exploring the revived Eau Claire, Wis.

50 ways to explore the new Eat Street on Nicollet
Basketball career behind him, Mpls. rapper Mac Irv bounces to new beat
Even with Matt Damon back in action, 'Jason Bourne' crashes and burns

Itasca State Park, BWCA, Ely recover from storms
Kerri Westenberg

When storms ripped through northern Minnesota in the early morning hours of July 21, it wreaked havoc in beloved vacation spots. But the area is recovering fast.

Travel Troubleshooter: Flight is rescheduled, but they're not on it anymore
Christopher Elliott

Q: While visiting Los Angeles with my husband, I received an e-mail from United Airlines saying that our flight back to Cleveland in two days…

Sound Advice: The best radio antenna might not even be a radio antenna
Don Lindich

Q: I need an indoor AM/FM antenna for my 30 year-old Technics receiver. It works well enough for the most part, but I have trouble…

Latest late-night battle: Stephen Colbert vs. corporate lawyers

Fox 9's Jonathan Choe takes his talent and sartorial style home to Boston
No spoilers, but 'Gilmore Girls' star says chemistry is back
C.J.: 'Funniest Dad' Outrageous Davis aims to be Dave Chappelle minus potty mouth

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario is hoisted by Miguel Sano after he scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk by Chicago White Sox pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the 12th inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins win on Mauer's pinch-hit, walk-off walk

Twins pitchers Abad, Kintzler could be on the move
Postgame: Nolasco finished his extra-long start with a flourish
Friday's Twins-White Sox game recap

Gov. Mark Dayton of Minnesota speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Gov. Mark Dayton looks back on 40 years of Democratic National Conventions

Officials encourage travelers not to shun Florida for Zika
More bug spray, less dining al fresco planned in Zika zone
Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

FILE � An inspector with Miami-Dade County�s Mosquito Control Division spread a bacterium that kills mosquito larvae during a neighborhood check in March, 2016. Four cases of Zika infection in Miami are highly likely to have been caused by infected mosquitoes, the state Department of Health said Friday, July 29, 2016. It is the first documented instance of local transmission in the continental United States. (Max Reed/The New York Times) ORG XMIT: MIN2016072917443729

'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis
2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop
Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case

Pope Francis walks through the gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016. Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews. (Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP) ORG XMIT: MIN2016072910130308

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

Migration group: Over 3,000 died trying Med crossing in 2016
Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know
Flight info screens at Vietnam's 2 major airports hacked

The art of parting: 'We used to spend so much time there'

How I came to see bipolar disorder as my greatest strength
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