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Case of missing Brooklyn Park girl leads to child protection probe

The girl was found safe, but family's Brooklyn Park home was deemed unfit and authorities removed three other children from the home. Authorities also are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy at the home last February.

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks Monday during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war.

Drivers avoiding I-35W construction put pressure on south Mpls. streets

A woman watched as commuters navigated Portland Avenue southbound during the evening rush hour Friday.

Displaced 35W drivers squeeze onto residential roads

U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering

Reporters were ready for a blockbuster ruling on legislative district gerrymandering. It didn’t happen.

Critics hoped justices would scrutinize oddly shaped districts that amplify political power.

Enbridge bolsters pitch as regulators begin deliberating new Line 3

In this July 25, 2017, photo provided by Wisconsin Public Radio, crews begin work on the Wisconsin segment of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 near Superior,

The company offers fresh assurances over safety of proposed oil pipeline, offering a corporate guarantee behind its new Line 3.



Hwy. 23 in Carlton County in northeastern Minnesota was washed out by heavy weekend rains.

Heavy rain washes out roads across NE Minn., NW Wis.; 1 killed

Minneapolis council members want review of 'appalling' ketamine use
Macalester athletic director abruptly leaves post
Drivers avoiding I-35W construction put pressure on south Mpls. streets

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Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but their ongoing struggles have the organization concer

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

Apple Valley's Trent Jr. ready to head full speed into NBA
The Cheryl Reeve Q&A: 'To get real change, you need bold actions'
Toughening course, top-flight field on list for state's new PGA event

Scores, schedules, and stats
Blue Cross and Mayo said their agreement is noteworthy because of its five-year duration and that they aspire to share decisionmaking on emerging tech

Blue Cross, Mayo Clinic agree to new contract

Companies come, companies go. Do headquarters still matter?
Twin Cities home listings rose in May, but sales fell for sixth straight month
Enbridge bolsters pitch as regulators begin deliberating new Line 3

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking last week in Fort Wayne, Ind., cited a Bible passage from Romans in his defense of the Trump administrat

Jeff Sessions, immigration and the Bible: The problems with citing a passage to support an opinion

The primary's the thing in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District
Child separations at the border: Trump administration's case depends on the audience
Readers Write: Child separations at the border, urban density


Sack cartoon: Skyscraper raccoon, post-fame
Skyscraper raccoon, post-fame

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Kevin Costner in “Yellowstone.”

Kevin Costner's fascination with westerns continues in new TV series, 'Yellowstone'

NE. Mpls. getting 2 new Mexican restaurants — one casual, the other refined
How to spot signs of mental illness in your kids
Minneapolis hairstylist realizes he's giving his client a Trump. But is it a trend?

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads
Chip Scoggins

Those who gazed into the Twins future and saw up-and-coming stars have received another blunt reminder that baseball development cannot be scripted or predicted with ironclad certainty.

Souhan: Let's hope Minnesota PGA stop is classier than the U.S. Open
Jim Souhan

In recent years, golf is attracting fans who don't seem to care about the game as much as the opportunity to wander in a beautiful space, screaming inanities while getting drunk.

In the Brainerd Lakes area, alone and loving it
Kerri Westenberg

Being alone at a resort could feel strange. But in this case it was wonderful.




Reporters were ready for a blockbuster ruling on legislative district gerrymandering. It didn’t happen.

U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border
Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage
Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 years

Part of a new exhibit dedicated to Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman who bore some of Thomas Jefferson's children, at Monticello in Charlottesville, Va

Jefferson's Monticello makes room for story of slave Sally Hemings

U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering
Artificial trans fats, once in many foods, are banned
Records: Trump Tower in Chicago failed to follow fish protection rules

In January, Cape Town residents were collecting water in anticipation of Day Zero — July 9 — the day the city was predicting the taps would run dr

Cape Town's water crisis is easing

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election
Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007
Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but their ongoing struggles have the organization concer

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

Major league pitchers of today ditch full windup for simpler approach
One more time? Dozier has turned around slumping seasons
Former National League umpire Dutch Rennert dies at 88

Minnesota United midfielder Darwin Quintero (shown against Montreal at TCF Bank Stadium in May) hit the goal post on a penalty kick, the Loons' best c

Minnesota United falls 1-0 to Houston, ousted in U.S. Open Cup

Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0
After some early angst, Belgium flashes World Cup potential

Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini’s minutes have risen dramatically of late because of Seimone Augustus’ hamstring injury, and she's scored in doub

Smooth shot, stingy defense earn Lynx's Zandalasini more minutes

The Cheryl Reeve Q&A: 'To get real change, you need bold actions'
Lynx return from layoff with victory over New York
Lynx-Dallas game preview

The Sunday-after-church gathering at the home of Curtis and Darlene Bell Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Brooklyn Park. The Bells have fostered over 30 child

'All about family': Movement to reform foster care takes root in Minnesota

A Minneapolis salon owner's kindness project honors beauty within
94-year-old woman thanks 'guardian angel' who saved her from sinking car
Sacramento councilman brings his baby to work, changing perceptions

FILE - In this June 7, 2018 file photo, actor/director George Clooney gets a kiss from his wife Amal as he arrives for the 46th AFI Life Achievement A

AFI highlights Clooney's life of acting, activism and pranks

Fox News exec blasts Seth MacFarlane for trashing network
Northwestern University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree
TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game of basketball