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Trump expected to pick Hardee's chief, wage critic Puzder for Labor

Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence wave as they visit to Carrier factory, in Indianapolis, Ind. Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico. Trump tweeted Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 2016: "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs.

Embattled Mendota Heights police chief resigns

Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener, right, in this 2015 photo after guilty verdicts were awarded in the trial of Brian G. Fitch, who shot to death Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.

Longtime Chief Mike Aschenbrener, 57, steps down in anticipation of big changes on the council.

Man in car on Hwy. 169 shoots at van while chasing one another

The gunfire in southern Minnesota failed to wound anyone; suspected shooter arrested.

One more foe for those who are fighting Dakota Access oil pipeline

A cruel blast of winter has put one more strain on oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota. These veterans tried to stay warm and scrambled to cook food in a tent.

As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.


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This is the Minntac taconite mine in Mountain Iron, Minn.

Environmental groups drop suit vs. MPCA over Minntac's long-expired water permit

Man in car on Hwy. 169 shoots at van while chasing one another
Twin Cities pastor is ousted from 'Survivor'
Raunchy rap video shot in rented Mpls. high school gym; district officials repulsed

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Anthony Harris (41) practiced blocking punts.

Anthony Harris gets additional work during Vikings practice without Harrison Smith

Dubnyk's excellence: Three stats that show his value to the Wild
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Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say

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Andy Puzder, who is expected to be named as President-elect Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary pick, is a successful businessman who is an outspoken critic of worker protections enacted by the Obama administration.

Trump expected to pick Hardee's chief, wage critic Puzder for Labor

Second helping for Golden Corral is in Maplewood
United Properties is moving its headquarters to downtown Minneapolis
Toro reports record earnings


FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File) ORG XMIT: WX102

Is Roe v. Wade doomed?

Keep the pressure on for-profit schools to be accountable
Sack cartoon: Kellogg's, Breitbart
Readers Write (Dec. 8): Fake news, wedding-services lawsuit, sanctuary cities, 'Cold Outside' lyrics, ranked-choice voting

Kellogg's, Breitbart

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The billionth Noel! This Minnesota Jew is tired of all the Christmas songs

How movies became the latest concert craze for Minnesota Orchestra
Real advice on fake news: How to maneuver that personal minefield
Plenty of new Twin Cities restaurant options filling void left by closings

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Scoggins: Minnesota ticket-buyers sick of hope, hype — and losses
Chip Scoggins

Sharply declining figures should alarm local teams. They also send a message: Fans are withholding financial support until they see their home teams start winning.

Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork
Jim Souhan

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.

Anderson: Who's entitled to a prized buck killed by a van in Wisconsin?
Dennis Anderson

At one point, after a crowd gathered by the side of the road, tensions rose and 911 was called.



Cindy Stowell stood with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek.

'Jeopardy!' contestant dies a week before her episode is to air

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy
Amy Schumer responds to 'Barbie' fat-shamers with swimsuit photo
UK Vogue editor shames designers who refuse to dress plus-size model Ashley Graham

Adrian Peterson

Peterson plans to play this season -- only if Vikings have shot at playoffs

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries
Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say
Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence wave as they visit to Carrier factory, in Indianapolis, Ind. Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico. Trump tweeted Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 2016: "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

Rep. Keith Ellison: I will resign my seat if I win DNC chair
Trump picks fossil fuel ally from Oklahoma to lead EPA
Trump expected to pick Puzder for Labor

Meteorologist Kait Parker knocked Breitbart in a video posted by the Weather Channel.

Weather Channel rips Breitbart: 'Stop using our video to mislead' people

Raging Oakland warehouse fire trapped victims in smoke
Textbook that says some slaves treated like family is pulled
Pizzagate gunman: 'The intel on this wasn't 100 percent'

Rescuers use excavators to search for victims under the rubble of collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing a large number of people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list
In her real-time Aleppo diary, girl's silence is more than a cliffhanger
Klobuchar, Emmer urge Trump to keep Obama's Cuba policies

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