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Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House Oct. 17, 2018 in Washing

President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job.

Hennepin Healthcare cuts ties with sheriff, considers armed security

In 2014, dozens of shell casings littered the street outside HCMC after a shooting.

Hennepin Healthcare says shift to private security will be safer, but officials disagree.

Archbishop 'troubled' that allegations vs. Nienstedt are unresolved

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and predecessor John Nienstedt.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda wrote in a letter to Twin Cities Catholics that he's pushing for full investigation of allegations against his predecessor.

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Santa Teresa, N.M. A coalition of envir

Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the end of the two-hour drive, she had stopped breathing.

Wisconsin's Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

Gov. Scott Walker signs three pieces of legislation during a news conference Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Green Bay, Wis. Walker signed a sweeping package

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.



Dave Titus, left, shown in 2008 with Bob Fletcher.

St. Paul police union chief to join Ramsey County sheriff-elect's team

Ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor dismissed as defendant from mental health hold lawsuit
Pinky Swear Foundation helps families of children with cancer pay the bills
Blogger, Minneapolis official settle legal claims over Wedge Live moniker

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer walked out during a preseason game with retired lineman Joe Berger in August.

Vikings' O-line still at the heart of team's issues

Tolliver maintains an active entrepreneurial side off the court
Kaler: Fleck's extension 'a pretty common way of doing business'
Reusse: Spielman needs to assert control over Zimmer, not the other way around

Scores, schedules, and stats
Sun Country unveiled the new look for its fleet of Boeing 737s in a hangar at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport earlier this week. The compan

With $5.4M loan, Sun Country moves closer to hangar-to-office makeover

Planned 40-story tower across from downtown Mpls. sets groundbreaking
Rothschild retires as chairman of Twin Cities Rise
Hy-Vee acquires some Shopko pharmacies in Minnesota, nearby states

Soybeans being harvested in November on a farm in Kansas. Congress this week approved a much-delayed $867 billion farm bill by votes of 369-47 in the

Finally, a bipartisan deal on farm bill

Rash Report: Journalists cover, and are central to, Senate's Saudi rebuke
Sack cartoon: The search for a chief of staff
Readers Write: Wisconsin and democracy, Colin Covert, U president's salary, Walz's snub of Trump


Sack cartoon: The search for a chief of staff
The search for a chief of staff

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First Ave, Electric Fetus named best in U.S. again by Rolling Stone

First Ave, Electric Fetus named best in U.S. again by Rolling Stone

Cool as ice: 7 best holiday skating rinks in the Twin Cities
See the winners of Star Tribune's 40th annual 'Oh, You Turkey' coloring contest
The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year

Reusse: Spielman needs to assert control over Zimmer, not the other way around
Patrick Reusse

Message to Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Stop listening to your famously impatient coach.

Brooks: What do you think a new U president is worth?

Minnesota taxpayers won't know how much the Board of Regents will propose to pay Joan Gabel until a public offer is made, probably next week.

Souhan: Cousins' play leads to firing; are Zimmer, Spielman next?
Jim Souhan

Kirk Cousins' performance Monday at Seattle got offensive coordinator John DeFilippo fired, a move that should be viewed as a possible preview of coming events.




Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House Oct. 17, 2018 in Washing

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Sen. Tina Smith visits detainees at Mexico border
How Russian Maria Butina infiltrated U.S. conservative causes
AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

Gov. Scott Walker signs three pieces of legislation during a news conference Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Green Bay, Wis. Walker signed a sweeping package

Wisconsin's Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions
California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records
This Virginia school cafeteria manager has gone bananas, and the kids love it

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2015.

Turkey's Erdogan reveals part of Khashoggi killing audio

Somalia scrambles to prevent al-Shabab's former No. 2 from running for office
One 'nebulous' word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks
Minnesota-based Reconciliation Project sends 10,000 books to Mosul

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer walked out during a preseason game with retired lineman Joe Berger in August.

Vikings' O-line still at the heart of team's issues

Reusse: Spielman needs to assert control over Zimmer, not the other way around
VP of Officiating: Wagner should've been flagged on blocked Vikings field goal
'I'm ready for the challenge.' Stefanski takes over Vikings offense

Mikko Koivu

Koivu a game-time decision as Wild has rematch with Flames

Ovechkin, Vrana lead Caps over Hurricanes 6-5 in shootout
McDavid scores twice as surging Oilers beat Flyers 4-1
Keeping Parise with Niederreiter and Coyle should be easy call for Wild

Anthony Tolliver works hard on business pursuits such as real estate and apparel, as well as managing an NBA career with the Timberwolves.

Tolliver maintains an active entrepreneurial side off the court

Antetokounmpo matches career high with 44, Bucks beat Cavs
Pacers spoil Embiid's 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101
Wolves-Suns preview

P.J. Fleck

Kaler: Fleck's extension 'a pretty common way of doing business'

Fourth Final Four brings another big spotlight on Nebraska's Foecke
Reusse: Ex-Gophers setter Berg has old and new ties to Stanford volleyball
Setting up the NCAA volleyball championship match at Target Center

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2012 file photo shows Colombian singer Shakira arriving at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards cerem

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

CBS settled with Dushku over 'Bull' star's sexual comments
Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74
C.J.: 'This Is How We Heal' grew out of a Minnesota-born actor/dancer doing the 'heart work'

Volunteers unloaded books at the University of Mosul Nov. 25. The academic topics included medicine, engineering, law and IT.

Minnesota-based Reconciliation Project sends 10,000 books to Mosul

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis
Walser CEO drives home importance of work-life balance
Pinky Swear Foundation helps families of children with cancer pay the bills