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Freeman: No evidence yet to prosecute officer in Justine Damond's death

In September, City Council member from Ward 13, Linea Palmisano, hosted an event where Mike Freeman answered questions about the Justine Damond shooting and other issues at a community meeting in southwest Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told a group of activists that he does not yet have the evidence to file charges in the shooting death of Justine Damond.

McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul is closing abruptly

McNally Smith started the nation's first accredited hip-hop diploma program. During a summer program for teenagers. Brandon Bagaason talked to students during a studio session.

The school's administration told students and staff members in an e-mail that financial difficulties have forced the decision.

Sun Country Airlines being sold; HQ to stay in Minnesota

A Sun Country airplane was being prepared for takeoff in 2011 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Apollo Global Management, a New York-based investment group, will purchase the airline for an undisclosed sum. The Minnesota owners said they decided to sell to a group that could help grow the airline faster.

University of Minnesota plans 15% tuition hike for nonresidents

"I think this tuition price reflects the value that a University of Minnesota degree can command," President Eric Kaler said.

Hey, high fliers: Zipline across the Mississippi added to Super Bowl events

Former Minnesota Viking Robert Griffth's company XOOX will sponsor the line for the daring to ride 750 feet from Nicollet Island to the West River Parkway during Super Bowl Live.



Construction crews begin demolition of the Minnehaha Academy campus damaged by a natural gas explosion. Over the next, two weeks, will be working to remove debris from the site.

Minnehaha Academy staff looks at old digs before damaged buildings come down

Contempt finding rescinded for Ramsey County public defender who challenged court
Transit union leaders recommend approval of contract offer to avert Super Bowl strike
McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul is closing abruptly

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Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns, right, looks to shoot against Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple (17) and forward Skal Labissiere (7)

Towns' monster game leads Wolves over Sacramento

Wild shuts out Toronto for fourth consecutive victory
Here's the catch: Vikings' receivers must move on from dropped passes
Bullseye: Twins to sign veteran reliever Rodney

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A Sun Country airplane was being prepared for takeoff in 2011 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Sun Country Airlines being sold; HQ to stay in Minnesota

New implantable heart monitor shares data with patient's smartphone
Nostalgic for Dayton's annual holiday show? Drive by a piece of it in Plymouth
Schafer: Ignore the talk of new paradigms in rise of bitcoin

Mayo Clinic’s St. Marys Hospital campus in Rochester.

Garrison Keillor: A few thoughts, in limerick, from a Mayo Clinic O.R.

Impact of embassy site move reaches beyond Jerusalem
Sack cartoon: Tina Smith
Readers Write: Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska name change, dual roles for new lieutenant governor, tax reform



Octavia Spencer, left, and Sally Hawkins in "The Shape of Water."

'The Shape of Water' is a fantastic fantasy

Fantasy master Guillermo del Toro takes pride in being called weird
Minnesota music notes: Black Diet, So It Goes reunite for weekend concerts
'Phantom' challenge: How do you get the crowd to empathize with a creep?

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Reusse: Four-position Sirles provides Vikings needed versatility on the line
Patrick Reusse

What any contending team in the NFL comes to appreciate on the offensive line is a reliable utility man. And at 6-6, 310-pounds, Jeremiah Sirles can play both guards and tackles.

Famed Vikings trash-talker Randle tells players to ignore boorish fans
Mark Craig

Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson could have used that advice from the Hall of Fame defensive tackle Sunday in Jacksonville after he was ejected for fighting.

Scoggins: Osseo boxer Truax is a true Cinderella Man (and now a world champion)
Chip Scoggins

In an outcome that stunned the boxing world, Truax captured the world title by majority decision Saturday -- after nearly quitting the sport last year.




Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., a member of the Senate Finance Committee, confers with an aide as tax bill conferees gather to work on the sweeping GOP plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

U.S. attorney, federal judgeship vacancies in Minn. close to being filled
St. Paul City Attorney Sam Clark announces campaign for Minnesota attorney general
What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Suspect in car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire
Teen smoking, drug and alcohol use fall to lowest level in decades
Interior Dept. says 1 in 3 employees report being harassed

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong US economy

UK police arrest leaders of far-right group retweeted by Trump
Cruise ships return to hurricane-shattered islands, bringing hope after misery
Facebook says Russia spent 97 cents meddling in Brexit vote

The Vikings had six drops last week against the Panthers. “You’ve just got to make the next one,” Stefon Diggs said.

Here's the catch: Vikings' receivers must move on from dropped passes

Souhan: Best keep your head on a swivel when Bengals come to town
Vikings' tight end depth tested with Rudolph, Bell missing practice
Randle: Loss to Carolina will turn into good thing for Vikings

Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns, right, looks to shoot against Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple (17) and forward Skal Labissiere (7)

Towns' monster game leads Wolves over Sacramento

What should Wiggins do to break his shooting slump? Keep shooting
Kevin Garnett wants to buy the Timberwolves from Glen Taylor
Wolves win one with ease, 119-96 over Kings

Tyler Ennis (63) celebrated after scoring a goal in the first period.

Wild shuts out Toronto for fourth consecutive victory

Stalock gets first chance at steady work for Wild
Wild finally wins in regulation, blanks Leafs 2-0
Goaltending, defense shine in Wild's win over Maple Leafs

Actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Meyerowitz Stories' during the London Film Festival in London, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

Simmons says he will 'defend' himself following rape claims
Spurlock on sexual harassment: 'I am part of the problem'
Walmart, book distributor suspend ties with Tavis Smiley