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Sen. Klobuchar says she supports legalization of marijuana

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Presidential candidate says "states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders."

Stillwater man admits killing girlfriend in St. Paul, staging scene like an overdose

Ivan Dan Walker pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault, and will be sentenced this spring to 30 years in prison.

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department pleased religious conservatives, a key building block of President Donald T

The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court.

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 2

Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump's first veto.

Chicago prosecutors charge R. Kelly with abusing 4 victims

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.



Fawn E. Wilderson, playing Aunt Frankie, and Roxanne Poindexter, playing Nellie, rehearsed "Not in Our Neighborhood" at Landmark Center in St. Paul.

Play about St. Paul's racist past sparks discussion and sold-out crowds

Stillwater man admits killing girlfriend in St. Paul, staging scene like an overdose
Police offer reward in connection with Hopkins gas station robbery
Balky BWCA permit reservation system to reopen March 4

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Twins sign Houston's versatile Marwin Gonzalez to two-year contract

Towns involved in car accident, questionable for tonight's game
List of MLB's 100 best players is an indictment of Twins' farm system
Warroad coach carries weight of grief to girls' hockey tournament

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Ben Trapskin of Sleep Sherpa is successfully straddling the new world of mattress sales, with one foot online and one foot in brick-and-mortar stores.

Mattress sales bounce between stores and online shoppers who try them at home

Target adds new $9.99 wine, marketed as a 'premium' line
GM extends life of its only Detroit factory until early 2020
UnitedHealth Group denied restraining order over executive's departure

Doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that

Refund react shows how GOP misunderstands taxes

Legislature should fix state's flawed probation system to focus resources, better assist ex-offenders' return to society.
How many detectives assigned to the Jussie Smollett case?
The 2020 vision for Bernie Sanders


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Director Daniel Bergin’s new documentary on the history of housing discrimination in the Twin Cities airs Monday at 9 p.m. on TPT.

Like our own Ken Burns, TPT filmmaker mines Minnesota history

Amazon movies branch out with thrillers, 'sexy date night' flicks, horror and more
Burger Friday: Rosedale food hall's fabulous $6.95 burger comes with a U.S. patent
See Peter Tork's pre-Monkees 1963 yearbook photo from Carleton College

Brooks: Freedoms Foundation votes to send Medal of Honor back to Minnesota

Maj. Henry Courtney Jr.'s Medal of Honor is coming home to Duluth after long years in storage in a Pennsylvania vault.

Reusse: Twins coach navigates Venezuelan political climate
Patrick Reusse

Stu Cliburn looked past the ongoing societal and political upheaval in Venezuela to return to this winter as pitching coach for the Magallanes Navigators.

Souhan: Vikings should avoid blunder of using narrow-defined offense
Jim Souhan

Viking coach Mike Zimmer needs to guard against imposing a philosophy on his offense instead of finding ways for his best players to thrive.




President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 2

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

Sen. Klobuchar says she supports legalization of marijuana
Minnesota to become a 2020 'Super Tuesday' primary state
No criminal charges in fatal shooting by Illinois officer

David Turpin, second from right, and wife, Louise, far left, listen to their charges as they are joined by their attorneys, Allison Lowe, second from

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

Arizona marshal faces backlash over dustup with 12-year-old reporter
Chicago's vast camera network helped Smollett investigation
Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

People begin to fill the Venezuela Aid Live concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia,

Venezuela power struggle turns to music at aid concert

Russian court extends detention for alleged American spy
Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit
India orders 'staggering' eviction of 1 million indigenous people to protect wildlife

Center Karl-Anthony Towns, fresh off his All-Star appearance, says the Wolves “have to capitalize on the opportunity” to earn a playoff berth.

Wolves have mysteries to solve, games to win as season resumes

Hartman: Okogie has responded after being pushed into starting role
Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97
Towns involved in car accident, questionable for tonight's game

The Wild's Jordan Greenway, center, celebrates his empty-net goal with teammates Eric Staal, left, Ryan Donato, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt

Donato's debut provides spark in Wild's 4-1 win over Rangers

'I'm a good player.' Donato welcomes fresh opportunity with Wild
Stars snap Blues' record 11-game win streak
Encouraging signs, but has Wild really snapped out of its funk?

Gophers guard Amir Coffe tried to squeeze between Michigan defenders Colin Castleton, left, and Charles Matthews.

Bad shooting, defensive lapses frustrate Gophers in loss to Michigan

U loses seven-point lead in final minute, falls to Maryland at buzzer
Fleck on Kill's criticism: 'I'm really sorry he feels that way'
Gophers hockey will try again to build on success after repreated stumbles

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at a gala in Los Angeles.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

Amal Clooney among the gang at Meghan Markle's baby shower
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with making false police report
C.J.: Wearing shorts in winter, even this one, is the only way for UPS veteran