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U.S. withdrawing from northern Syria; full pullout is possible

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to a gathering of soldiers at the University Club at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Friday, O

The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war.

Violent parody video of Trump attacking media shown at Doral

The most violent clip shows Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the “Church of Fake News” on parishioners who

The video depicted a macabre scene of a fake President Donald Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents.

Proposed 25-story apartment tower renews debate over Dinkytown's future

After years negotiating with landowners, and contentious meetings with neighbors, a developer is closer to building a high-rise apartment complex near

A Chicago developer is pitching an ambitious project that would reinvent a commercial block that includes the McDonald's at 4th St. and 15th Av. SE.

U tests new apps to help teen brains fight psychosis

University of Minnesota researchers will use a smartphone app called BrainHQ to see if it can improve cognition, and the PRIME social networking app t

Teens, young adults test a new non-drug treatment.

One person hurt in early morning shooting at Blaine Walmart

Police taped off a portion of the Walmart parking lot in Blaine Monday morning.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, which happened about 5:15 a.m. Monday.



Brian Henderson owner of the Highland Park BP station in St. Paul replaced a box of cigarillos. A proposed St. Paul law raising the tobacco purchasing

St. Paul's Tobacco 21 ordinance won't penalize buyers

Cub Foods joins other stores in asking customers not to openly carry guns
1st time hosting Governor's Pheasant Opener, Walz bags a rooster
Authorities ID man slain in north Minneapolis; another man also was shot

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) reacted after scoring a touchdown early in the second quarter.

Fly, Vikings, fly: Diggs big as Vikings follow script to smack Eagles

Souhan: Cure for an uncommon 'cold?' A hot game for Diggs
Is it worth it? No. 20-ranked Gophers answer Fleck with 6-0 start
Kendricks made the key play ... in fact, a whole bunch of them

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After years negotiating with landowners, and contentious meetings with neighbors, a developer is closer to building a high-rise apartment complex near

Proposed 25-story apartment tower renews debate over Dinkytown's future

Twin Cities Startup Week, last year's diversity initiatives working, looks outstate
Minneapolis-based Studio Grey owner has designs for restaurants, homes and cable shows
MDI, Medtronic, others form coalition to support hiring disabled workers with disabilities

Minnesota lawmakers are expected to consider a proposal that leaves the pardon power with the governor but creates a panel to conduct hearings and mak

A new pardons process would nix drama, meet constitutional standard

Gathering boosts Minnesota's reputation for health and wellness leadership
Educational disparities still plague Minnesota students
Readers Write: Electric vehicles, Trump's Minneapolis visit, Congress, hunting with dogs



Corin Tucker, left, and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney.

Riot-grrrl heroes Sleater-Kinney hold steady as they tout a fractious new album in St. Paul

James Lileks: Fitted bed sheets leave us fit to be tied
John Cusack encourages Minnesotans to 'ask anything' about his most beloved film
Minnesota novelist who thought he'd die in Vietnam wrestles with mortality once more

Scoggins: Gophers take big leap forward

The Gophers stood up and stood tall in delivering a mature performance that felt like a fork in the road. Big game, important moment and they pounced like a tiger stalking prey.

Souhan: These next two Vikings games mean everything

If the Vikings lose their next two games, they will have to make up ground against such quarterbacks as Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. That's a bit scary, given that they've already lost a game to Chase Daniel.

Schafer: Best way to cut health care costs is keeping people healthy

One person's runaway and wasteful costs are someone else's core business revenue.




Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential hopeful, spoke at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 23, 2019. Sanders is seeking to rebo

Tuesday's Democratic debate in Ohio holds high stakes for Sanders

Ambassador to testify no quid pro quo assurance was Trump's
Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote
Calls for Trump to condemn violent parody video

In an undated photo, Atatiana K. Jefferson. A police officer early Saturday morning fired the shot that killed Jefferson from outside her bedroom wind

Family seeks answers after police kill Texas woman at home

More localities drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day
Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits
Serial stowaway arrested at Chicago airport again

A Japan Self-Defense Force helicopter hovers above submerged residential area after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibi

After typhoon, dramatic rescues of residents trapped by floods

Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art community
Chaos in northeast Syria as Turkish troops advance and U.S. troops withdraw
Pullout order followed days of agitation by president

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates after his walk-off home run against the Yankees during the 11th inning in Game 2 of the American League Cham

Correa's 11th-inning homer gives Astros 3-2 win over Yankees

Twins bench coach Shelton to interview with Mets, Pirates
Twins need a top starter to take next step, but how do they get one?
Yanks' bullpen buckles in 11th after Paxton hooked in 3rd

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) reacted after scoring a touchdown early in the second quarter.

Fly, Vikings, fly: Diggs big as Vikings follow script to smack Eagles

Souhan: Cure for an uncommon 'cold?' A hot game for Diggs
Kendricks made the key play ... in fact, a whole bunch of them
Hunter's sack keeps him on fast track in NFL history

The Gophers, led by head coach P.J. Fleck, took the field before Saturday night's game against Nebraska.

Is it worth it? No. 20-ranked Gophers answer Fleck with 6-0 start

Wisconsin ends Gophers' 10-match winning streak in volleyball
Gophers No. 20 in AP college football poll, first top 25 ranking since 2014
Hubbard stands out in Gophers women's basketball scrimmage

IN THIS PHOTO: Minneapolis,MN., Tuesday, 6/5/2001. (far lower left) The old Washburn A mill, on the river in downtown Minneapolis, the proposed site o

Why do so many Fortune 500 companies call Minnesota home?

Is Minnesota part of the Midwest? Should it be?
Why are Honeycrisp apples still so expensive?
Playing favorites: What's the story behind the Twins' game jersey picks?

Fox News Channel chief news anchor Shepard Smith, shown in 2017.

Shepard Smith abruptly signs off, leaves Fox News Channel

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78
Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honored at women's event
Report: Driver recklessness caused crash injuring Kevin Hart

Car 1267 being loaded at the Snelling Shops on its way to Maine in 1953. Pictured from left to right are Twin Cities Rapid Transit (TCRT) General Mana

Rare streetcar restoration united three generations of Minnesotans

Former Eden Prairie fire chief sparks a new conversation about the safety of his peers
80-year-old Minnesotan 'lives his faith' — from early civil rights to comforting the sick today
Nurse says battling Ebola outbreak is 'best job in the world'