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Nurses' strike is over, but their dispute with Allina is not

Thousands of nurses walked around Abbott Northwestern on the first day of the strike, June 19, 2016, in Minneapolis.

Allina, nursing union appear to be as far apart as ever on health insurance, staffing and safety.

2 shot after bar closing in downtown Minneapolis

Police said the violence is not related to Pride festivities this weekend.

Teen speeding in I-94 construction zone is critically hurt in fiery crash

A speeding car crashed in an I-94 construction zone in Maple Grove.

The crash occurred in Maple Grove early Saturday evening.

Minnesota's invisible caregivers are a growing army of children

Mark Robinson helped his mother Andrea get dressed. It's just one of the 9-year-old boy's many responsibilities.

Each day, thousands of Minnesota children, some as young as 8 or 9, serve as unpaid caregivers for family members who are too sick or frail to care for themselves.

Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

Fentanyl patches, marked with warnings about non-precribed uses. Fentanyl is a narcotic that is typically administered to people in chronic pain, including end-stage cancer patients. It is also used as an anesthetic. It is considered 80 times more powerful than morphine and can kill by inhibiting breathing.

The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing and undercover operations, law enforcement officials say.


Lightning sets house on fire on, yes, Sparkman Avenue in Duluth

Can Can Wonderland part of St. Paul Midway resurgence
Met Council pushes to preserve mobile home parks in suburbs
Appeals court ruling bottles up part of Fargo flood project
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With salary-cap money to burn, Blues captain David Backes is one potential free-agent target.

How will Wild reshape roster after a dull finish to draft?

Ryan: Suspended Allen will return to job when he completes treatment
Draft just the start for Wolves' new regime
United falls to Club Leon in Target Field exhibition
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Greg, top, and Jeff Brink of United Language Group started working in their father’s business as kids..

After buying back family business, brothers eye growth in language services

Best Buy tests in-home service to help customers figure out their tech needs
Anheuser-Busch brings another Mexican beer to U.S., betting on immigrants' hometown loyalty
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Norman Ornstein is a Minnesota native and prominent political scientist. The death of his son, Matthew, he says, “was shaped by a lack of judgment driven by a 10-year struggle with mental illness.”

Mental health and civil liberties: Unwell and untouchable

Here's a way to save the legislative session
Sack cartoon: European Union
Readers Write (June 26): Gun enthusiasm, Minnesota Legislature, Garrison Keillor's retirement

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DeParis Frazier, 6, nephew of trainer Adonis Frazier, kept a close eye on Dwight Lewis as the fighter from South St. Paul did abdominal work. The flags of 50-some nations hang from the gym’s rafters.

Young people get a fighting chance at Minneapolis boxing gym

For $1.25 million, a house that 'says hello' in North Oaks
St. Paul cat lover pounces on a solution for homeless felines
Orchestras grapple with how to boost diversity
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James Lileks
James Lileks: Hundreds of channels and everything to watch

There has to be a term for this condition: the empty, vacant emotion you have when you've finished bingeing on a show on Netflix and…

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Eden Prairie's Bykowski to battle for spot on Vikings line

The offensive line competition figures to be intense, but Carter Bykowski is ready to show what he can do after sitting out last season because of injury.

Lee Schafer
Schafer: Angel investor's lesson – it takes plenty of at-bats before you hit home run

When people put the first outside capital in a start-up company, it’s usually called angel investing, and it’s yet another one of those activities that…


Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel makes a court appearance at the Frank Crowley Courts Building on May 5, 2016 in Dallas.

Johnny Manziel's father says he hopes 'druggie' son gets help

Kanye West unveils "Famous" video of him, celebrities
More than 30 injured in motivational speaker Robbins' hot coal walk
C.J.: What won't WCCO-TV's Heather Brown research? Good question

Saturday's Twins-Yankees game recap

Escobar's error, Yankees relief extend another Twins losing streak
Whose 6th-inning hit halted Duffey's perfect game vs. Yankees?
Postgame: Santana knew long first inning would shorten start

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes a speech at his revamped Trump Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland Friday June 24, 2016. Trump, in Scotland the day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, saluted the decision, saying the nation's citizens "took back their country." (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

Report: It's harder to know who's paying for political ads
British expatriates fear for their future after UK vote
Florida mayor: Carjacking was 'a random act of violence'

3 killed as boat capsizes off Catalina Island

Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead
Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore
The Latest: Police: 6 stabbed outside California Capitol

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Lofven, as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Germany's Merkel at center stage as EU faces Brexit fallout

Italian police capture fugitive mob boss sought for 20 years
Vatican names Italian as acting Latin Patriarch
IS video shows killing of 5 captured Syrian media activists

Spectators watched the Twin Cities Pride Parade in 2015.

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