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Noor trial testimony: No fingerprints on squad belonged to Damond

Justine Ruszczyk Damond

A fingerprint specialist testified that none of the 51 prints belonged to Justine Ruszczyk Damond. But she said that doesn't necessarily eliminate the possibility Damond slapped the vehicle.

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

FILE - In this May 21, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade with China outside of the White House in Wa

The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security.

White Bear Lake groups lose water level case on appeal

In 2012, White Bear Lake's water level plummeted from a combination of drought and groundwater pumping. Water levels have rebounded since then.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with the state Department of Natural Resources, saying it has adequately regulated groundwater use in the community.

FAA grounds Cirrus jets made in Duluth after malfunctions

The FAA has grounded Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft's SF50 aircrafts until they can get a sensor replaced. Pictured here is one of the SF50s when the co

Sensor problem in the Model SF50 jets similar to those being investigated in connection with Boeing Max 737 crashes. Cirrus notified owners of the seven-seater, single-engine jets late last week of the need to get them repaired.

2 siblings who died in crash in St. Francis are ID'd

Their vehicle burst into flames after hitting a tree early on Easter Sunday.



The weather was just right for a walk and a bit of stick tossing on Lake Nokomis on Tuesday.

Green light given to $444,000 restoration of Lake Nokomis' shoreline

South St. Paul students lobbying to wear ethnic-pride sashes at graduation
St. Paul man burned in house explosion is enduring 'practically unbearable' pain
Man reprimanded after sending offensive e-mails to Hennepin County judges

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If you could have one player, who would you take? These players might be in that conversation: Ed Oliver, T.J. Hockenson, D.K. Metcalf, Devin White an

The 25 best players in the NFL draft? Here's a list

Lynx get guard Sims in trade with rival Sparks
Twins take their hot-hitting lineup to a ballpark that's bad luck for them
If Wolves want to keep Saunders, will that impact basketball boss search?

Scores, schedules, and stats
The FAA has grounded Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft's SF50 aircrafts until they can get a sensor replaced. Pictured here is one of the SF50s when the co

FAA grounds Cirrus jets made in Duluth after malfunctions

UnitedHealth CEO's pay was $21.5 million in 2018
Target launches its own line of earth-friendly products
US stock indexes end mostly lower after listless trading day

Sri Lankan Army soldiers secured the area around St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, the nation’s capital, on Sunday after devastating bombings struc

Attack on Sri Lanka is attack on us all

After attacks, Sri Lanka shut down social media. Good, I thought. And I'm a tech journalist.
Election security: Some lawmakers just don't understand
Election integrity: An appeal to the Minnesota secretary of state on voter eligibility


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Editorial cartoon: Walt Handelsman on the Mueller report

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep."

'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'overcome with joy and grief' while taping final season

Basking in new No. 1 album, Lizzo adds heat to chilled-out Coachella fest
What are the origins of Minnesota Nice? Here are 3 theories.
What's the story behind the marooned Minneapolis White Castle?

Scoggins: Ticket price cuts a start for Coyle. Are more alcohol sales next?
Chip Scoggins

U athletic director Mark Coyle acknowledged that he's had discussions with school leaders about expanding alcohol sales in Williams Arena and 3M Arena at Mariucci beyond suites and club rooms.

Reusse: MIAC issue is 'about football' and that's nothing new
Patrick Reusse

Long before the budding brouhaha over St. Thomas' giant presence in the MIAC, there was outcry over St. John's and its lopsided scores.

Schafer: UnitedHealth isn't the one to listen to when it comes to Medicare for All
Lee Schafer

UnitedHealth's experience with the ACA says a lot about how big insurance companies react to changes out of Washington.




FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washin

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases
Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump drilling plan
Couple get 7 years in prison each for enslaving Guinean girl

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Indiana State Police Peru post public information officer Tony Slocum provides the latest details of the inv

Video released of suspect in 2017 killings of Indiana girls

U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak
Customers videotaped at spa in Robert Kraft case sue authorities
New York outbreaks drive US measles count up to 626

An Egyptian voter displays her inked finger after she cast her ballot on constitutional amendments during the second day of three-day voting at pollin

Egypt polls close after 3-day vote to extend el-Sissi's rule

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants
New Ukrainian leader's campaign took page from sitcom script
Sri Lanka accuses Islamic extremists of deadly Easter bombings

If Wolves want to keep Saunders, will that impact basketball boss search?

If Wolves want to keep Saunders, will that impact basketball boss search?

Ex-Wolves Billups, Booth among 4 candidates for team's basketball boss
Warriors beat Clippers, take 3-1 series lead to Bay Area
Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers

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NHL rookie line helped Iowa Wild reach AHL playoffs for first time

Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7
Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7
Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

Linebacker Blake Cashman, shown at Gophers pro day in March, had a breakout season as a senior.

Former Gophers linebacker Cashman climbs the NFL draft board

Gophers complete softball sweep at Nebraska
Scoggins: Ticket price cuts a start for Coyle. Are more alcohol sales next?
Nichols repeats as NCAA all-around champion; Ramler second

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum split after wedding in July

C.J.: Prince protégée Ashley Támar Davis performed with pre-Destiny Beyoncé
Henry Winkler has 3-book deal for new middle-grade series
Luke Perry's final 'Riverdale' episode will air this week