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U.S. House OKs measure taking aim at Met Council

Rep. Jason Lewis sponsored the House measure tackling long-simmering complaints about gubernatorial appointees, rather than elected officials, leading

Amendment linking transportation planning to elected membership would need to clear Senate before becoming law.

'The real Bill Cosby': Comedian convicted of sexual assault

Bill Cosby leaves the courtroom after he was found guilty following his sexual assault trial on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Cou

After decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls — and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life.

Debate brewing over whether to rename Patrick Henry High

Patrick Henry High

Some students and staff at Patrick Henry High object to having school bear name of the Revolutionary War-era leader who also owned slaves.

Minn. Pollution Control Agency gives up on effort to protect wild rice

Todd Thompson and his father Leonard harvest wild rice on Hole In The Day Lake south of Nisswa in 2015.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will turn to the Legislature for guidance.

Blood detected on floor in home of Burnsville woman found dead in icy pond

Elizabeth Perrault

Police called the case "unexplained and highly suspicious."



Founders Shawn Hallett, a Shakopee school board member, left, and Kristin Koller both regularly staff Saber Nation Station.

School resource rooms offer bounty for underprivileged teens

Off-duty Minneapolis police officer found guilty of sexual assault
Debate brewing over whether to rename Patrick Henry High
North Minneapolis man granted new trial after evidence federal juror made racial remarks

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The stage is set for the 2018 NFL Draft, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, April 26, 2018. After a rare winless season, the Cleveland Browns own th

Live: Follow the first round round of the NFL Draft with Access Vikings

Souhan: Trading Andrew Wiggins is the best bet for Timberwolves' future
Rodney gives up 3-run homer in ninth as Yankees beat Twins 4-3
Prep star Steveson wants to take down wrestling's best in Las Vegas

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Ceridian Holdings raised more than $450 million in its IPO Thursday. The company, a maker of software for human resources and related services, is bas

Ceridian's initial public offering of stock is Minnesota's largest ever

Enbridge CEO says company will continue pursuing its preferred route for new pipeline
Ford to phase out most of its cars, focus on trucks, SUVs
Protolabs tops $100 million in sales for first time in first quarter

A steel engraving from 1876, in which a teacher practiced the philosophy of “spare the rod and spoil the child.”

When I was a kid, corporal punishment wasn't an 'issue,' but …

Sounding a warning on air quality backsliding by the EPA
Sack cartoon: Waffle House shooting
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Glitter is a big thing at Minnesota Nice Cream.

New Minnesota Nice Cream shop tops its tie-dye cones with edible glitter

Creepy ceramic kids and 'Moss People' take over a Minneapolis mansion museum
Notorious 1800s Minnesota con man gets his own play — and a cocktail
Minneapolis pop-rocker Al Church channels '80s sounds, Duluth childhood with new album

Minneapolis pop-rocker Al Church channels '80s sounds, Duluth childhood with new album
Chris Riemenschneider

The busy Duluth-bred sideman steps out with a poppy, nostalgic solo album.

Souhan: Trading Andrew Wiggins is the best bet for Timberwolves' future
Jim Souhan

The Wolves can't afford to lose Jimmy Butler to free agency unless Wiggins is going to replace him as an ace defender, Alpha personality and go-to-scorer. What are the chances of that happening?

Scoggins: Leipold should let new GM make big changes as needed
Chip Scoggins

The Wild isn't on the cusp of hoisting the Stanley Cup, so why prevent a general manager from making necessary changes, even if they are grand in scope?




President Donald Trump speaks during an event for the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 26, 201

Trump says Cohen's legal troubles don't involve him

State rep accused by advocate of unwanted touching; he says it was not sexual
Pompeo sworn in as secretary of state, dashes off to Europe
Minn. Senate turns back bills aimed at gun violence

Raise Up, a sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas, on the grounds of the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., April 20, 2018. De

Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

'The real Bill Cosby': Comedian convicted of sexual assault
Fossil footprints show a human chasing an extinct giant sloth
Feds lose track of nearly 1,500 migrant children

Activists in Seoul rallied with signs reading, “We are a nation and our wish is unification,” while wearing cutouts of Moon Jae-in, left, and Kim

Korean summit is planned down to the inch

Dane convicted of killing, dismembering journalist on sub
Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol
Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

Andrew Wiggins

Souhan: Trading Andrew Wiggins is the best bet for Timberwolves' future

Season over: Another third-quarter collapse buries Wolves in Game 5
Three quarters that got away from the Timberwolves
TV ratings show it's still 'State of Hockey' -- but Wolves close gap on Wild

Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton.

Predators' Fenton interviews for Wild GM position

Did Jake Guentzel learn to bleepin' trash talk like this at Hill-Murray?
Bruins advance with 7-4 win over Maple Leafs in Game 7
TV ratings show it's still 'State of Hockey' -- but Wolves close gap on Wild

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning three-run home run vs. the Twins on Thursday.

Rodney gives up 3-run homer in ninth as Yankees beat Twins 4-3

Twins claim Yankees pitcher Hale off waivers
Twins GM Levine believes walk-off loss will 'galvanize' the team
Twins demote struggling Kinley, call up 6-foot-10 Slegers

In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo, Swedish DJ-producer, Avicii poses for a portrait in New York.

Avicii's family hints at 'fragile' DJ's struggle before his death: 'He could not go on'

John Cena says he still loves ex-fiancee Nikki Bella
Hank Azaria willing to stop voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'
Meek Mill: People going through same ordeal depending on him