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Defying mayor's ban, Mpls. police union offers free 'warrior' training

Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll said that he consulted with the police union’s attorneys, who said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s

Union president said he consulted with attorneys, who said Jacob Frey's directive was unlawful.

Gov. Walz's tax plan hits lowest-income Minnesotans hardest

Gov. Tim Walz

At the same time, low-income Minnesotans also would benefit most from the governor's spending proposals, which are funded by the tax increases.

Son says Irwin Jacobs struggled with health before he shot wife, self

Members of the Jacobs family at the PACER Center's annual benefit in 2005. Alexandra and Irwin Jacobs, at right, were Patron Party co-chairs.

Mark Jacobs said, "I so wish he had been able to reach out and share his thoughts so we could have helped him."

Use-of-force expert: No force, not even Taser, justified in Noor's fatal encounter with Damond

Flanked by his lawyers, Peter Wold, left, and Thomas Plunkett, right, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor made his way into court on April

Witnesses said Justine Damond was shot because of bad decisions; defense questions their credentials.

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew "AJ" Freund. Crystal Lake police say the missing boy's Freund

Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would "no longer have to suffer."



Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

St. Paul trash collection: More acceptance, but many still not paying their bills

Use-of-force expert: No force, not even Taser, justified in Noor's fatal encounter with Damond
Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of DNR conservation officer Eugene Wynn
Woman killed in two-vehicle crash in north Minneapolis

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WR, N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
DE, Nick Bosa, Ohio State
DT, Quinnen Williams, Alabama
RB, Josh Jacobs, Alabama
QB, Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Mark Craig's NFL mock draft: Murray will have to wait

Scoggins: O-line too big a draft need for Vikings to ignore any longer
Souhan: Drafting for need? Remember lessons from picking Ponder
Loons earn second consecutive draw at Allianz Field, 0-0 with L.A. Galaxy

Scores, schedules, and stats
This photo by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture shows Palmer amaranth plant discovered in a soybean field in Redwood County last fall.

Invasive weed that threatens corn, soybean crops is spreading in Minnesota

Minnesota's General Mills and Hormel buy wind power to offset energy used to make food
Schafer: If you want to be rich, don't be young during recession
After a slow start, Ameriprise ends Q1 with solid numbers

Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, chairwoman of the Senate’s State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee. She has bee

Stop playing games with election security

Easter carnage in Sri Lanka was horrific but, tragically, not shocking
Sack cartoon: The environment
Readers Write: South St. Paul Secondary School, health care, Brexit, Target's green line of products, 'time-restricted dieting,' ratings and reviews


Sack cartoon: The environment
The environment

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“Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel's Avengers series concludes with overstuffed but entertaining 'Endgame'

6 spring food and drink events from the Twin Cities to the North Shore
Paisley Park tours draw celebs, including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Shania Twain
Want to be smarter about wine? 5 Twin Cities events offer lessons and tastings

Scoggins: Retiring Studwell gave it all on field, as scout for Vikings
Chip Scoggins

Scott Studwell, a football lifer, said goodbye Tuesday by announcing his retirement from the Vikings organization after 42 years as player and scout.

Broadway vet Betty Buckley shines in 'Hello, Dolly!' revival at Orpheum

Review: The surprisingly fun Broadway revival stops at the Orpheum.

Reusse: For Boudreau and Wild, it's torture on the outside looking in
Patrick Reusse

On Monday, Boudreau was starting his third week of digesting the fact that the 2018-19 Wild was only his second team in a dozen NHL seasons to miss the playoffs.




President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 24, 2019.

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

Gov. Walz's tax plan hits lowest-income Minnesotans hardest
Senate GOP lawmaker: Minnesota gun bills not 'germane' to public safety spending bill
Minnesota House DFL puts off sweeping health care budget for another day

This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew "AJ" Freund. Crystal Lake police say the missing boy's Freund

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect
Frustrated pilots got Navy to stop dismissing UFO sightings

FILE - This combination of file photos, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leade

Russia's Putin arrives for summit with North Korea's Kim

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now
U.N.: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5
Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Jimmy Butler 'brought the best out in people,' Thibodeau says

Jimmy Butler 'brought the best out in people,' Thibodeau says

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games
Jokic, Murray lead Nuggets' 108-90 romp of Spurs
Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, right, lies on the ice next to Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL

Payback is a KO: Sharks score 4 power play goals after major in Game 7 win

Iowa one win away from advancing to second round of Calder Cup Playoffs
Hockey great Neal Broten cited a 3rd time for drunken driving
Drop the Gloves: Do NHL prospects really gain by leaving high school early?

Fans sat in the stands in February for the third period during the Gophers men's hockey game against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The announced atten

U turns to alcohol to boost revenue at Williams, Mariucci

Gophers add 6-9 German prospect Ihnen to 2019 class
No. 16 Gophers sweep Badgers in softball
U women add Texas junior college transfer to recruiting class

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Jennifer Garner attends the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala in Culver City, Calif. Garner graces the cover of this year'

Jennifer Garner graces cover of People's annual 'Beautiful Issue'

New photos mark first birthday of Britain's Prince Louis
Luke Perry's final 'Riverdale' episode will air this week
Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

Hudda Ibrahim chatted with fellow residents at the St. Cloud Public Library.

St. Cloud teacher counters hate with sambusas and Somali tea

St. Paul's PCs for People readies to expand reach as leveler of digital playing field
Dell hiring program creates opportunities for adults with autism
Twin Cities strummer Katy Vernon breaks out of 30-year funk to write songs of hope