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Gov. Walz trims budget plan after lower surplus prediction

Gov. Tim Walz spoke with Tony Sanneh of the Sanneh Foundation during the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's annual policy kickoff event in January.

His budget provides the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature. House Democrats will lay out their spending targets Monday, and Senate Republicans plan to unveil their proposals next Friday.

Missing southern Minn. man, 92, may have drowned in drainage ditch

Marvin Borkenhagen's car was found near a culvert that he often cleared of debris.

Minn. attorney general, lawmakers look to crack down on wage theft

Nely Bautista had to confront her boss to get the $390 she was owed for a cleaning job.

New laws, more staff would help vulnerable workers.

PolyMet receives last major permit to begin mining in northeast Minn.

A former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., would be used by PolyMet as part of a planned copper-nickel mining operation.

Decision marks milestone for copper-nickel mine; opponents weigh lawsuit.

Minneapolis seeks to transfer Commons park to Park Board

The Commons park in downtown Minneapolis.

Minneapolis City Council to vote on transfer in response to court ruling.



Mississippi Mushrooms president Ian Silver-Sharp near tall shelves of incubating mushrooms Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Minneapolis.

In changing north Mpls. riverfront, mushroom farm fights to fit in

Twin Cities metro cities try carrot, stick to deal with hoarding, avoid evictions
Hennepin County Drug Court graduates share stories of healing, triumph
St. Paul Central's Mary Mackbee hears the praises

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Minnesota's Jordan Murphy shoots over Louisville's Jordan Nwora (33) during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA Tournament

Gophers, Spartans have made big strides since February meeting

Wild stays hot away from home, topping Capitals 2-1
Gophers women's hockey tops Cornell 2-0 to advance to national title game
St. Cloud State beats Colorado College 5-2 in NCHC semifinals

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Out of about 300 Target stores around the country slated for an end-to-end makeover in the year ahead, 14 of them are in Minnesota.

Target will do end-to-end makeovers of 14 Minnesota stores in 2019

After Fed halts rate hikes, Kashkari signals a rethink on fundamental measure
C.H. Robinson CFO Andrew Clarke is leaving the company
Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread

Special counsel Robert Mueller arrived at his office building in Washington on Thursday. On Friday, Mueller delivered a report to the Justice Departme

Barr can, and should, release the Mueller report

Continue studying passenger rail to twin ports
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith: Speak up to help Liberians in Minnesota who face deportation
Rash Report: 'World Happiness Report' reveals much about true wealth


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There are two lucky (or unlucky) charms at the University of Minnesota: the Goldy Gopher statue at Coffman Union (above) and the “Platonic Figure”

Minnesota college students study up on their campuses' good (and bad) luck charms

90-year-old queen of cabaret Marilyn Maye is coming to Minnesota
Minneapolis theater gives life to historic women behind 'Roe v. Wade'
Burger Friday: The famous La Belle Vie lamb burgers are back, at P.S. Steak

Mendota Heights personal trainer opens gym for athletes with special needs
Gail Rosenblum

Andrew Cameron elaborates on his inclusive vision for the soon-to-open Lions United Fitness Center.

Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future
Jim Souhan

Gophers coach Richard Pitino refused to play the "Him vs. Louisville" game all week, even after the Gophers had dribbled out the clock in their NCAA first-round victory over the Cardinals.

Scoggins: From tiny Minnesota town to NCAA, Utah St. coach takes a long road
Chip Scoggins

Craig Smith grew up in Stephen, Minn., and has gone from a class of 18 students to the 2018-19 NCAAs. His coaching journey began while he was still in high school.




Attorney General William Barr said he is “committed to as much transparency as possible” when it comes to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller

Mueller concludes Russia probe; no new indictments are planned

Gov. Walz trims budget plan after lower surplus prediction
Trump to nominate conservative Stephen Moore for Fed board
Washington awaits results after Mueller wraps Russia probe

The aftermath of flooding caused by snow melt and rainfall, in downtown Hamburg, Iowa, March 20, 2019. Hamburg residents held back the Missouri River

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims
NTSB: Plane didn't slip off snowy Maine runway, pilots missed it altogether
Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

U.S. President Donald Trump walked with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Sofitel

Trump cancels new sanctions on N. Korea, contradicts Treasury

Truck driver involved in hockey team bus crash gets 8 years
Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash
Brexit deal still looks like a no-go

Josh Okogie endured a “gloomy” period that passed.

Finish strong, keep growing: Wolves' Okogie busts through rookie wall

Covington, Rose, Teague expected to miss rest of year for Wolves
Injuries? Sure, but awful defense has hurt the Timberwolves just as much
Wolves-Memphis gameday preview

Wild left wing Jordan Greenway celebrates his goal during the first period

Wild stays hot away from home, topping Capitals 2-1

Wild's rookies lead the way in win over Capitals
Wild's Rask to face Hurricanes for first time since trade
All-rookie line steps up in Wild's win over Capitals

Minnesota's Jordan Murphy shoots over Louisville's Jordan Nwora (33) during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA Tournament

Gophers, Spartans have made big strides since February meeting

Gophers women's hockey tops Cornell 2-0 to advance to national title game
Gophers top scorer Pitlick leaves early for deal with NHL's Predators
Souhan: Kalscheur always had the outside shot, thanks to Mom

“I’m no stranger to working here, and I certainly love it here,” Emilio Estevez said.

C.J.: Emilio Estevez admits his pitch for a homelessness movie didn't push Hollywood's blockbuster button

DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids' Choice Awards
'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms
David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long