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Minn. Poll: Franken accusers believed; resignation not needed

Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken smiled as his successor U.S. Sen. Tina Smith spoke fondly of him during Walter Mondale's birthday program Saturday night.

A majority of voters in the state believe Al Franken groped or sexually harassed multiple women, but more voters believe he should not have resigned from the U.S. Senate than those who think he should have, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.

Runaway semi crashes through wall of school in southern Minnesota

A few minor injuries were reported in the frightening incident Tuesday morning.

Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia investigation

Orono mayor and council warned after trimming of tree limbs on Big Island

Orono Mayor Dennis Walsh

Watershed officials said the city didn't follow a Big Island preservation plan.

Witness: Rochester teen said 'I dare you,' and motorist pulled trigger

Muhammed Rahim

A Rochester teen dared an armed man to shoot him after the two were involved in a minor collision, according to a friend who was in the teen's car and saw the fatal shooting.

Server Peter Tazin took an order from Mayo colleagues, from the left, Hannah Wright, Jean Fox, Stacy Weelborg and Ruth Grimm in an igloo on the rooftop at La Vetta on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.

Rochester's popular rooftop 'igloo' dining may not survive

Investigator finds no bullying by Stillwater school board members
Lino Lakes cuts nearly 30 recreation programs, staff position
State death report: Neglect led to Roseville nursing home resident's suffocation

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Here's what the Star Tribune's "Seven Heaven" story looked like in the print edition.

Ten seconds of 'Seven Heaven'

Saints coach taunted Vikings fans with 'Skol clap' just before winning score
Back to earth, Vikings move on to prepare for Eagles
Gophers' unsightly slide ends with overtime victory at Penn State

Scores, schedules, and stats
FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

UnitedHealth Group doubles its profit, surpasses $200B in revenue

State of Minnesota makes progress on minority contracting, employment
Citigroup reports $18.3 billion loss, caused by new tax law
Dow Jones industrial average crosses 26,000 points

Sack cartoon: Minnesota Vikings

Getting a flu shot is even more important when vaccine effectiveness ebbs
Reflections of a Minnesotan from a country on the president's list
Readers Write: Minnesota Vikings, earmarks, nuclear energy, well testing, smoking on Nicollet Mall, '40 books we should all read'

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This Lake of the Isles home once sold for the highest sale price in Minneapolis.

Lake of the Isles mansion that once sold for record price hits market for $5.9M

More Minnesota women are ditching diets: 'Weight loss is not a goal for me'
Prince to perform 'live' via video at Target Center on 2nd anniversary of death
City of Lakes Loppet starter: 'My customer is the racer'

Scoggins: Vikings' epic sports moment is seared in our memory
Chip Scoggins

Minnesotans woke up in a dream state Monday. The mood the day after the Vikings' dramatic finish was a beautiful blend of sleep deprivation and slap-happy.

Craig: Vikings have a fan in Brett Favre
Mark Craig

The quarterback of the last Vikings team to face the Saints says he'll be watching - and rooting for his former team.

Anderson: Will millennials step up as hunting and angling continue decline?
Dennis Anderson

Many millennials aren't hunters and anglers like their forebears — and that spells trouble.

FILE- In this April 9, 2017, file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Breitbart News Network announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that the former White House chief strategist is stepping down as chairman of the conservative news site. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication
Sen. Jeff Flake will compare Trump to Stalin in a speech this week
Dallet outraises Screnock in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

These Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show Louise Anna Turpin, left, and David Allen Turpin. Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a Perris, Calif., home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County sheriff's deputies arrested the parents David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin on Sunday. The parents could face charges including torture and child endangerment.

Parents arrested after children found chained in house

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader
Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market
Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia investigation

FILE - This is a April 30, 2008 file photo of submarine owner Peter Madsen.

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts
South Africa summons U.S. envoy to demand explanation for Trump comments
2 newly confirmed van Gogh drawings on show in Netherlands

Here's what the Star Tribune's "Seven Heaven" story looked like in the print edition.

Ten seconds of 'Seven Heaven'

Back to earth, Vikings move on to prepare for Eagles
Saints coach taunted Vikings fans with 'Skol clap' just before winning score
Scoggins: Vikings' epic sports moment is seared in our memory

Veteran Jamal Crawford of the Wolves has the sixth most 3-pointers in NBA history.

Winning without threes: Wolves defy what's trendy in the NBA

Wolves sign Amile Jefferson to two-way contract
A closer look at the Wolves' grand homestand
Wolves-Magic game preview

Vancouver Canucks Ben Hutton (27) controls the puck in front of Minnesota Wild's Mikael Granlund (64) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Wild ends otherwise productive week with OT loss

Wild players, staff make plans for five-day break
Burnsville's Boeser becoming fixture as Canucks rookie
Meet the Star Tribune's new sports analytics writer, Chris Hine

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in “All the Money in the World.”

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies
Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: 'I had no idea'
Liam Neeson: Some sex allegations, such as Keillor case, 'bit of a witch hunt'