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Inheritance fight lays bare decades of tension in Jacobs family

The fight spilled into the open last week after lawyers for daughter Randi Jacobs won a temporary court order stopping her brother Mark and other siblings from conducting an estate sale at their parents' Lake Minnetonka home.

Tornado warning issued for counties in central Minnesota

The warning is in effect until at least 4:45 p.m.

Democrats debate whether to mobilize base or target swing voters

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks to guests during the Youth Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 21, 201

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change.

Seward neighborhood vandalism suspect is released, but could still be charged

Burhan Elmi, co-owner of the cafe, left, chatted with John Torgeson, right, who works in emergency glass services, who had come to measure the windows

Suspects can't be held more than 36 hours without formal charges, police said.



Joan Gabel, the University of Minnesota's first female president, greeted many during the "Procession to Scholars Walk, as she made her way to the ste

With vegan chili and less pomp, U installs Joan Gabel as its 17th president

Former Ramsey County sheriff disputes accusations of overspending
Weekend traffic: Freeway disruptions come with closures on I-494, I-694
Minnesota volunteers take a different approach to disaster relief

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Randy Dobnak earned his first career victory Friday, eight days before he is getting married in Maryland.

Randy Dobnak, fellow rookie pitchers carry Twins to 4-3 victory over Kansas City

Father's injury weighs on her, but South St. Paul gymnast Sunisa Lee stays on course for Olympics
Beware the Burfict: Vikings well aware of Oakland linebacker
Minnesota United's Mason Toye, Hassani Dotson have hopes to compete in 2020 Olympics

Scores, schedules, and stats
Jeff Harmening’s first two years as CEO saw new trends in the industry that strain the agility of a behemoth like General Mills.

General Mills CEO Harmening's bold first-year bets are paying off

Minnesota wind-solar hybrid project could be new frontier for renewable energy
Persistent age discrimination could stymie economic growth in Minnesota
Inheritance fight lays bare decades of tension in Jacobs family

In Tel Aviv, Israel, an election campaign billboard for the Likud party shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S. President Don

Rash Report: Election leaves Israel hanging in the balance (again)

Build on U.S.-Japan trade momentum
Sack cartoon: What remains of Obamacare
Readers Write: Immigration rules, child care, opioid crisis, nature centers, Minneapolis 2040 Plan


Sack cartoon: What remains of Obamacare
What remains of Obamacare

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Novelist Alice Hoffman is part of Talking Volumes, with her WWII-set “The World That We Knew.” She opens the series Sept. 25 at the Fitzgerald The

'Write my life': A stranger's plea inspired Alice Hoffman's new novel

How one of the oldest homes in Marine on St. Croix was rescued and restored
'You just have to own it': Twin Cities area stay-at-home dads seek community
Edina home is transformed for a couple's next chapter

Reusse: They grow college hockey players on the prairie now?

The results — namely, Jaxon Nelson and Chaz Smedsrud — of hockey fever hitting far southwestern Minnesota two decades ago are now appearing on college rosters.

2 apps that make eating at MSP airport easier

Sitting at a table near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Concourse C, I was hungry. That’s when Robert Rodriguez, wearing a distinctive bright blue shirt, walked…

Schafer: Northrup King's success with artist community shows that capitalism works

You have to wonder, once again, exactly what's wrong with trying to make money or why a nonprofit has to step in.




Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. flips veggie burgers at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday,

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Biden: Trump 'deserves' to be investigated over Ukraine call
Jason Lewis in 2013: Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel
Army recruit dies before training exercise in South Carolina

Ryan Grizzell sits on a barricade, while wearing a tinfoil hat, near an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51, Friday, Sept. 20,

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Secret FBI subpoenas scoop up personal data from scores of companies
Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear
Federal officials try to determine the cause of the worst maritime disaster in modern California history

A damaged installation in Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing plant is pictured on September 20, 2019.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja
Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface
China tightens its grip on the ethnic Hui Muslims

Randy Dobnak earned his first career victory Friday, eight days before he is getting married in Maryland.

Randy Dobnak, fellow rookie pitchers carry Twins to 4-3 victory over Kansas City

Sitting on 399 home runs, Twins' Nelson Cruz doesn't think much about milestone
Frustrated Byron Buxton does best to support Twins while recovering from surgery
Reusse: Gibson's poor pitching leaves Twins' rotation an emaciated mess

Vontaze Burfict

Beware the Burfict: Vikings well aware of Oakland linebacker

Mailbag: Should Vikings trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey?
Week 3 picks: Vikings won't pull a Buffalo this time, will they?
Noon Sunday: Follow the Vikings-Oakland game here

Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Reusse: They grow college hockey players on the prairie now?
Debate over paying college athletes intensifying on both coasts
A 2% chance the Gophers make the College Football Playoff? Well ...

New University students cheered before the Convocation, the official welcome ceremony for incoming freshmen, at Mariucci Arena, Thursday, August 29, 2

Why is it so much harder for U students to graduate debt free compared to the '60s?

How did Minnesota become one of the most racially inequitable states?
What's the best place, time to see the northern lights in Minnesota?
Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?

Suzanne Whang

'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category
Why her fans are insisting it's time to 'Free Britney'
Tiger Woods' girlfriend dropped from wrongful death lawsuit

While some people do turn down her offer of a haircut, many others are eager for Katie Steller’s kind outreach and respect.

Stylist takes her Minneapolis salon to the streets — to cut hair for homeless people

Twin Cities Somali American community is focus of new anti-smoking campaign
This Minnesotan is doing her part in the fight to make local communities more walkable
New Monopoly game celebrates women, and pays them more than men