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Family friend charged in sex assault, killing of Meeker Co. girl

Mourners stood with their lit candles during the prayer vigil for Alayna Ertl on Tuesday night in the parking lot of St. Anthony Church in Watkins, Minn.

In Watkins, population 1,000, nearly 1,000 people attended a vigil for Alayna Ert on Tuesday evening.

Twin Cities restaurant owner accused of using eateries as drug fronts

An indictment unsealed Monday has 46 counts including conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, conspiracy to harbor and employ illegal aliens, and money laundering.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Man fatally shot in southern Minnesota state park

The shooting occurred at Helmer Myre-Big Island State Park.

Car slips off jack, fatally crushes Stearns County man changing oil

His wife came home to find him under the vehicle in their garage.


Friends of the Historic Terrace filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court and requested a temporary restraining order in order to halt any demolition of the theater.

Robbinsdale council approves Terrace Theatre teardown; lawsuit filed to halt demolition

Three badly injured dogs possibly linked to St. Paul fighting ring, rescue group says
St. Paul to take final vote on paid sick leave ordinance
St. Paul district seeks a fresh start with in-school officers

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson worked on a separate field with a trainer during part of an afternoon practice.

Norv Turner sees 31-year-old Peterson stiff-arming Father Time

Throwing 100 mph rare for Twins pitchers – for now
Lake Mille Lacs catch-and-release walleye season will end Sept. 6
Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill back to throwing at Vikings practice

Scores, schedules and stats
Target CEO Brian Cornell, shown in 2015 in Boston, has been working to make the company more efficient as well as focus it on the merchandise categories that best set Target apart from competitors.

Schafer: Two years in, Target CEO's job isn't getting easier

Best Buy shares boast biggest one-day jump in a decade
US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007
Talks between Allina Health, nurses union go nowhere

Don't let one judge distort representative government in Minneapolis

Southwest light rail: Despite House intransigence, governor must secure local funding
Sack cartoon: The Hillary Clinton stash
Readers Write (Aug. 24): Minimum-wage ruling, Minnesota Legislature, Southwest light rail, the 'underbanked,' Sid Hartman

The Hillary Clinton stash

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Eat Street Social uses large cylinders in their old fashioned because the solid blocks melt more slowly than standard ice cubes because they have less surface area.

High-end, hand-cut ice is a must for Minnesota's cocktail culture

Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package
Ex-BBC boss says firing Jeremy Clarkson from 'Top Gear' was a big mistake
Fancy or absurd? Twitter goes nuts over Mississippi students' lap of luxury dorm


Scoggins: Will the Bridgewater drama pass? Not yet
Chip Scoggins

When a starting quarterback mysteriously doesn't start a game and then spends two practices working strictly on handoffs, questions are going to be asked. And more than once.

Tevlin: Jury's misunderstanding of instructions altered murder verdict
Jon Tevlin

It was a drug deal gone bad, and when it was over, one man was dead and two were in jail facing murder charges. No…

Souhan: Rio Olympics far more captivating than frightening
Jim Souhan

You've heard about all of the problems that threatened or hampered the Games. Here are the things that went right:

Amy Schumer hospitalized in Hawaii while shooting movie

Burt Bacharach cancels 2 concerts to recover from broken arm
Demi Lovato sued by indie rock band for alleged song theft
Kidnapping trial delayed for man who killed Peterson's son

The Tigers’ Cameron Maybin stole second base in the fifth inning, then scooted to third as Brian Dozier lost the throw from cathcher Juan Centeno at Target Field. Maybin later scored.

Dozier homers again but Gibson's struggles lead to Twins loss

Tim Tebow to work out for Twins, other MLB teams next week
Poll: The Twins must win 14 of their final 37 games to avoid 100 losses. Will they lose 100 or more?
Postgame: Polanco's baserunning impresses Molitor

An EpiPen in Ashburn, Va., Aug. 31, 2012. Lawmakers are demanding answers from Mylan, which produces the lifesaving allergy device, on why its cost has increased 400 percent in 2016, since the company acquired the product in 2007.

Klobuchar, others call for FTC to investigate increases in EpiPen prices

Court to decide if men in wrong burial plots should be moved
Lawmaker aims to axe taxes on Olympics medal winners
Case challenging Md. congressional districts moving forward

FILE -- This March 9, 2016 file photo, shows the Empire State Building, in New York. Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America -- a stake in the company owning New York's Empire State Building. The Empire State Realty Trust Inc., which manages the building, announced late Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, that the Qatar Investment Authority purchased a 9.9-percent stake in the company for $622 million.

Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'
Social Security pays homeless woman $100,000 it owed her
AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. WikiLeaks� global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

Boko Haram pillages northwestern Nigeria; nearly 50,000 children face starvation
Attack underway at American University in Afghan capital
Yemenis say US drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida suspects

Setting up: Craig “Mr. Crabs” Moore has worked at assembling carnival rides since 1973. Thursday he readied the carousel just outside the State Fair grandstand.

In Minnesota, 'We can all use a little State Fair right now'

26 new Minnesota State Fair foods: A bevy of delights
Despite changes, State Fair still brings us together
What do Twin Cities chefs eat at the Minnesota State Fair?

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Looking for an apartment in the Twin Cities? It feels a lot like online dating

Minnesota summer camp: A love story starring my two children

A rendering of the Vikings longhouse next to U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium

Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
Metallica turns it up to 11 in sold-out U.S. Bank Stadium show
Even open, U.S. Bank Stadium work continues; construction warranty lasts two years