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Opioid overuse kills more Minnesotans than homicide

The runaway use and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone has emerged as a public health threat in Minnesota.

U.S. Rep. Ellison emerges as key political leader amid Jamar Clark protests

Stakes are high as Keith Ellison negotiates between local black community, state and local leaders.

Patrick Plus: Gophers' volleyball is just the ticket

This is what makes Gophers volleyball unique among sports attractions with a notable following in the Twin Cities: There is absolutely nothing to complain about.

Great Kiskadee continues to be seen in SD, just over MN line

A tropical bird in very non-tropical weather

Gridiron Gold
Halftime report: Gophers can't stop Badgers run game, fall behind 28-14

The Gophers came in thin at defensive tackle, and Wisconsin exploited that weakness.

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Vikings' receiver splurge falls incomplete

A very close look indicates that Mike Wallace is a costly bust.

Chip Scoggins
Scoggins: What rivalry? Badgers could have left Axe in Madison

The best rivalries swing back-and-forth like tennis matches. Gophers-Badgers in football has become terribly one-sided.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Gophers' turnovers ruin hopes of victory over Badgers

A Gophers team that had turned the ball over only twice in the past four games combined turned charitable Saturday and did something you don’t do if you want to win football games.

A lesbian mom feels pressure to be perfect

As much progress as we have made in our fight for equality, we still sometimes feel the pressure to be the perfect lesbian family.

Confessions of a Packers fan who married into a Vikings family

"I grew up with the Green Bay Packers, in suburban Milwaukee, the way you grow up with gravity," writes 10,000 Takes contributor Tim Gihring. Then he married into a family of Vikings fans.

Minnesota on Tap
Republic and GYST both set to host sour beer events on December 12th

Sour beer lovers will be glad to know that there are two great events coming up on December 12th.