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Iran threatens more U.S. drone attacks; Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton watch as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Prime Min

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince after days of mounting tensions following the downing of a U.S drone last week and after President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of retaliatory military strikes on Iran.

New documents revisit questions on Rep. Omar's marriage history

A state probe of campaign finance violations showed that Rep. Ilhan Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, w

Although she has legally corrected the discrepancy, she has declined to say anything about how or why it happened.

Wisconsin claims it has more lakes than Minnesota (It doesn't.)

The latest border rivalry between Minnesota and Wisconsin challenges the very essence of the North Star state. Wisconsin is claiming that it has more

It depends on what you consider a lake. But the Badger State may be overcounting.

Immigration pushes one-time hedge fund exec into politics

Steve Kuhn, a Minnesota native and one-time hedge fund hot shot, has jumped into politics with a goal of increasing legal immigration.

The wealthy Minnesota native has plunged into politics for the first time with a proposal for a new kind of work visa intended to greatly increase legal immigration into the country.

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looks on during a town hall community meeting, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Washing

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor.



Minnesota Valley Transit Authority has launched a pilot program called MVTA Connect that offers on-demand bus service in Savage.

MVTA debuts on-demand bus rides in Savage

Federal case involving Jamar Clark returns to federal court next week
Jurors convict Brooklyn Center woman of murder in death of baby in her care
Brooks: There'll be July 4th fireworks anyway, even if not in St. Paul

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There were fans to quiet at Hazeltine National this weekend — this marshal on the 18th green Saturday could attest to that — but attendance for th

Reusse: Where were they? State's golf crowds fail to show at Hazeltine

Shorthanded Twins lose to Royals, lead now at eight games
Surprise champion: 114th-ranked Green completes wire-to-wire win at Hazeltine
'It felt pretty good.' Twins want Buxton 100% healthy before using him

Scores, schedules, and stats
Epoch Lacrosse founder and CEO James Miceli with some of his finished carbon fiber lacrosse sticks, in the company's Roseville facility.

Epoch Lacrosse on pace to produce $15 million in annual revenue

Minneapolis animation studio finds nimbleness, integrity build a brand
As new market booms, which meat alternative will win out?
Business forum: Making a case for Canada's oil sands

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell announced the firing of five police officers for failing to intervene in an assault last year.

Reveal more about the firing of five St. Paul cops

Stonewall uprising, 50 years later: A milestone, not a starting point
We're living in historic times. Or are we?
Reader's Write: Amy Klobuchar, Trump's fake military heroism, white terrorism


Sack cartoon: The PolyMet 'process'
The PolyMet 'process'

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The Revs. Tim Hart-Andersen and Sarah Brouwer recently led a bike-inspired service, which included a blessing of the bikes, at Westminster Presbyteria

Why so many Twin Cities clergy members bicycle religiously

A spontaneous Hugh Jackman charmed with his greatest live show in St. Paul
With big-name talent, new Minneapolis Comedy Festival aims to make a summer splash
Mick Jagger delivers satisfaction after health scare, heart procedure

Reusse: Where were they? State's golf crowds fail to show at Hazeltine
Patrick Reusse

Take your choice of options. The bottom line is Minnesota's reputation as a golf mecca took a hit over the four days of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Minneapolis animation studio finds nimbleness, integrity build a brand
Neal St. Anthony

You would not mistake Caitlin Rogers, a former nonprofit employee and union organizer, as a gung-ho entrepreneur. That said, her Next Day Animations employs 15…

Schafer: The economy soars, but many see little benefit
Lee Schafer

We are now just weeks from breaking the record for the longest uninterrupted stretch of economic growth. But will this feel like a record worth celebrating?




FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, Immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administ

Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

In Wisconsin, cannabis and CBD users close as Main Street
Trump's popularity could be tested if Sanders runs in 2022
Trump suggests other countries pay US for protecting tankers

Chicago and the rest of Illinois have lost population in recent years, partly because of a lack of economic and housing opportunities for black reside

Job losses, inequities trigger population exodus from Illinois

Bikers bid goodbye to 7 motorcyclists killed in crash
Flying Wallendas safely cross Times Square on high wire
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits California near Pacific Coast

In this June 23, 2019, photo, people carry on about their business in the main bazaar in Tehran, Iran. As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Ir

Iranians say their 'bones breaking' under US sanctions

Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed
Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest
Huge crowds for LGBT pride parade in Brazil's biggest city

Wolves President Gersson Rosas is settling into his new home. “This is where I was supposed to be.”

El Presidente: New Wolves boss Rosas brings worldly view to basketball

Hartman: Surprising Wolves took another wing instead of a point guard
Wolves' second round pick Nowell 'at a loss for words' after being drafted
Yelich: Giannis winning NBA MVP in Milwaukee would be 'cool'

The Wild selected Hunter Jones during the second round of the NHL draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver

Wild's draft picks unlikely to be factors in short-term rebuild

Wild takes left winger Matthew Boldy with 12th pick in NHL Draft
Minnetonka's Brink selected early in round 2 of NHL draft
Minnesotans picked in the NHL draft

Ryan Johnson, an incoming Gophers defenseman, accepted his Buffalo Sabres jersey from General Manager Jason Botterill after being selected with 31st o

Motzko encouraged with Gophers' showing in NHL draft

Grunewald to be honored with Tuesday public ceremony
Coffey to sign deal with Los Angeles Clippers
College basketball, NBA form uncomfortable combination under current draft model

Cardi B performs at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91
C.J.: St. Kate's commencentment speaker sought speech advice from 'This Is Us' Emmy winner
Tom Petty estate, Soundgarden among those suing record label

Susan Gethin hugged Norman Irving as they arrived in the visitation area of Red Wing prison. Said Irving about Gethin: “It helps you to know you hav

Once homeless and now in prison, this Minnesotan still has his mentor from years ago in his corner

MacPhail musicians, one who is blind and one with autism, hit just the right note as a duo
They fled different countries. In Los Angeles, they found a friendship without borders
From Valyrian to Dothraki, amateur language inventors get in the last word