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Minnesota teams barred from national baseball tournaments in North Carolina

The Minnesota State College and Universities system announced that all sports travel is nonessential, meaning future trips to North Carolina would be prohibited.

St. Paul police investigate bus stop assault of 5-year-old girl

Police say the girl was discovered Monday bleeding from the nose and mouth.

St. Paul crosswalk safety event calls on drivers to yield to pedestrians

Washington County prosecutor sees uptick in online sex solicitations
Obituary: Bill Morrissey, hotelier and St. Paul promoter
Bike lanes to be added along Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul
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Anderson's milestone victory just part of Gophers baseball's U-turn

Souhan: Lynx leading a Minnesota basketball resurgence
Gophers basketball adding St. John's, Arkansas to 2016-17 men's schedule
TCF Bank Stadium's new field is less sport specific; no football markings yet
Scores, schedules and stats

Choice to revamp Arden Hills munitions site is a surprise

Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan: Food consumers are increasingly values voters
Thor Construction proposes $30 million project in north Minneapolis
3-D printing is coming of age in manufacturing

Paul Douglas on Weather
Comfortable Wednesday - 80s on Friday - 80,000+ Evacuated from Wildfires in Alberta

Yesterday wasn't hard to take, and today should be even sunnier - about 5 to 10 degrees cooler but I suspect there will be few complaints. We warm back into the 70s Thursday with 80s like Friday before a wind shift. Make the most of dry weather - models suggest a return of cooler, wetter weather next week.

The Drive
State troopers help deliver two babies on the side of the road

Minnesota state troopers have the job to protect and serve, and over the weekend two troopers did just that as they helped deliver two babies on the side of the road.

Class Act
Levy-Pounds joins teacher tenure fight

Minneapolis NAACP president to serve as co-counsel in case challenging state tenure and dismissal laws.

'Lucifer in the flesh' and our age of insults

Don't let Iraq turmoil slow down fight against ISIL
Sack cartoon: The status of the Sanders campaign
Readers Write (May 4): 'Unhappy voters,' toddlers and guns, Minneapolis' North Side, climate change, Shakespeare and today's politics

Warner Bros. plans vinyl reissues of Prince's 1985-1992 albums

Dinosaurs are people, too, duo are out to prove
Review: An energetic cast keeps 'Faith' alive in Minneapolis Musical Theatre show
Theater review: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company presents "Bad Jews"

Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Grand Marais saves Beaver House and a bit of our history

When you talk about Minnesota’s affection for iconic fiberglass roadside attractions, the Beaver House in Grand Marais deserves mention — right alongside North St. Paul’s…

Paul Brand
Brand: Shift to neutral at stop? Listen to your mother!

Q: I'm writing to you hoping you can resolve an argument I have with my mother. When stopped at a stoplight on red, I shift…

Chip Scoggins
Scoggins: Gang of 16 interviewers clogging search for Gophers AD

The actual number on University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's hand-picked committee is 16, but it might as well be 900 because the size of that group served as a stop sign for some potential candidates.

Amid Michael Strahan's 'Live!' exit, look what's happened to its ratings

Light-up gowns and gladiators: Met Gala fashion was fierce
Kate Upton announces engagement to Tigers' Justin Verlander
Prince siblings stand to make millions but keep low profiles

Do the Twins miss Torii Hunter and his leadership?

Twins' Santana expected back on mound Saturday
Twins postgame: Should Meyer have stayed in the game?
Leicester City joins list of huge sports underdogs that includes '87 Twins

Ex-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords presses for gun measures in Minnesota

Sanders after his Indiana win: Clinton team thinks race 'is over. They're wrong'
Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather
Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation

Letters from Prince: His biggest fear was dying alone

Prom gone wrong: How a Prior Lake teen's dream night turned into a disaster

Passengers feel 'smushed' on New York City subways

Detroit teachers close schools 2nd day with mass sick-out
Author says he now thinks father wasn't Iwo Jima flag-raiser
Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts
Wildfires cause chaos in Canada town
Migrant crisis creates rifts in Australia