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New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measure

Kentucky Republican U.S. Sen Rand Paul tells reporters he plans to vote against a GOP bill that would repeal and replace most of former President Barack Obama's health care law on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.

Conservative Sen. Rand Paul remained opposed Monday to the Republican bill repealing the ACA despite fresh revisions, darkening hopes of staving off defeat in a Senate showdown this week.

School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots

Kathryn Lusack checked in with her son, Roderick Bright, 11, when he took a water break during football practice Tuesday evening at Knob Hill Park in Burnsville.

Parents are going the distance to enroll their children in schools that offer the programs and services they want, effectively redrawing the map of district boundaries in the process.

First McDonald's to open in Minnesota celebrates 60th birthday

Man dies during diving excursion near Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse

He and others were in Lake Superior near a shipwreck site that is popular with divers.

Baby born prematurely after attack on mom has died at Mayo Clinic

Police say an infant delivered by emergency surgery following an assault on the mother has died at a Rochester hospital.



St. Paul officer Tom Reis recounted how Chao Vang and Daniel Miller aided in apprehending a knife-wielding shoplifter. Chief Todd Axtell is at right.

Civilians, officers recognized for saving lives in St. Paul

Eye candy? Art on Grand Ave. honors St. Paul native F. Scott Fitzgerald
Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts
Overnight Lowry Hill Tunnel, I-35W closures among this week's road projects

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Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks

'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs
Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game
Vikings' defense breaks a slump with three game-changing interceptions

Scores, schedules, and stats
Target will lift its entry-level wage to $11 an hour next month and aims to have it at $15 an hour by 2020.

Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

Chaska-area barn sports financial history lesson
Settlement may be in works in partner fallout at Pine River Capital
Fairview Wine & Liquor in Roseville, first Twin Cities liquor store to battle a nearby Total Wine, decides to close

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is right about 'political correctness,' wrong to push it on NFL

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security
Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?
Readers Write: Cargill and veterans, nuclear weapons, the situation in Myanmar, Amazon's second HQ, health care policy



Ed Sheeran's big-league tryout set for U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 20, 2018

Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M
An ode to fall: Minnesota's loveliest and shortest season
Guthrie hosts regional premiere of 'Mala' about caring for ailing parent

A trip to Duluth proves City Hall isn't sinking under data requests

So back in July, when the Duluth city staff presented the idea of charging $35 an hour for any data request that takes more than 15 minutes, I decided to ask: How big a burden are these?

Souhan: Hitch a ride on the Vikings' quarterback carousel
Jim Souhan

With Sam Bradford missing a second straight game this week, the Vikings at best are facing a season of week-to-week doubt at the most important position in sports.

Tevlin: Vet's phone call was inspired by strong feelings toward the VA
Jon Tevlin

If you work at the VA and met Mike Krueger, you should know that he appreciates you more than you can imagine.




Travelers walk near a sign for international arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New Trump travel ban bars citizens of 7 nations

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill
Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages
FBI reveals sketch of person of interest in post office bomb

Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house in Juncos when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof. The Puerto Rico town remains largely isolated from the rest of the island — and the world.

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation

Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year
Classified US spy satellite launched from California
Across Puerto Rico, agriculture is nearly wiped out

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

North Korean diplomat says Trump has 'declared war'

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament
Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament
Tropical Storm Pilar pelts Mexico coast near Puerto Vallarta

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

With Sano out, Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins
Postseason field almost set, but HR chases providing drama

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks
Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Vikings took care of priority: Keeping handle on Bucs' McCoy

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola