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Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump,speaks during a news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club as Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, left, looks on, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. Carson endorsed Trump in the presidential race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Security guard fatally shoots masked armed robber in Eagan

Police tape marks the scene of a shooting in Eagan where a security guard shot and killed a man during an attempted robbery. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune) leila.navidi@startribune.com

Officers responded to the call at 985 Aldrin Drive just after midnight and found a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound and the security guard injured, said police spokesman Aaron Machtemes.

Breitbart speaker's visit this month to NDSU suddenly canceled

Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in February.

Campus College Republican group cites worries about disruption from protesters on both sides of pipeline dispute.

Wrong-way driver who killed mother-daughter on I-494 is in critical condition

Dylan Bailey, left, and Dawn Chiodo

Two others hit by the wrong-way motorist in Bloomington also are in critical condition.

Mentally ill inmates go from bad to worse in solitary confinement

PART 2: Many of Minnesota’s prison inmates struggle from psychological problems. For those who act out and are sent to solitary, those problems often get more serious.


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Police tape marks the scene of a shooting in Eagan where a security guard shot and killed a man during an attempted robbery. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune) leila.navidi@startribune.com

Security guard fatally shoots masked armed robber in Eagan

Excessive solitary confinement scars Minnesota prison inmates
Minnesota veteran receives mortgage-free Forest Lake home
Breitbart speaker's visit this month to NDSU suddenly canceled

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Wisconsin's Leo Musso couldn't catch Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner as he ran into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter

Gophers will head to San Diego for Holiday Bowl, facing Washington State

Vikings' Zimmer returns to coaching, expected to travel to Jacksonville
Wild beats Oilers 2-1 on Koivu's fifth career OT goal
Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork

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Breitbart has called on readers to boycott Kellogg, Michigan maker of breakfast cereals, and devoted a chunk of its front page to stories about Kellogg or the boycott, and sparked a social media outcry. Kellogg is the latest American corporation to get caught in a political crossfire after the presidential election.

U.S. companies get dragged into a volatile political climate

Legislation holds clues to what will replace Dodd-Frank
Small businesses seek to turn awards into catalysts for growth
As Digi draws bids, CEO seeks more time to work strategy


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U.S. has moral obligation to Afghan interpreters

Minnesota shouldn't flinch on human rights laws
It's time for America to get out of Afghanistan
Readers Write (Dec. 5): Earned income tax credit, skyways, outdoor lighting, libraries, JROTC, College in the Schools

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Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses at Target Center in 2011.

Guns N' Roses reward fans' patience with July 30 date at U.S. Bank Stadium

You've seen his art all over Minnesota; now meet the real Adam Turman
New Standards stay merry, despite a messy 2016
Once more with 'Purpose:' Bieber to tackle U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 18

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Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork
Jim Souhan

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.

Anderson: Who's entitled to a prized buck killed by a van in Wisconsin?
Dennis Anderson

At one point, after a crowd gathered by the side of the road, tensions rose and 911 was called.

Tevlin: Stadium officials should listen to people who tilt at windmills
Jon Tevlin

You can't say Chuck Turchick didn't warn them.



President Barack Obama presents rock legend Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Dylan writes Nobel Prize banquet speech; Patti Smith to sing in tribute

'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis opens up in new book, calls Mpls. fight an 'uphill battle'
Musician answers door to find 'terribly lost' Garrison Keillor looking for help
Designers mixed on dressing former model Melania Trump

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had emergency surgery on the retina in his right eye. Photo taken at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., on November 16, after a different eye surgery.

Vikings' Zimmer returns to coaching, expected to travel to Jacksonville

Most Vikings leave fantasy football to the fans
Hartman: Greenway says Vikings must learn to close out games
Zimmer reportedly has fourth eye procedure

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump,speaks during a news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club as Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, left, looks on, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. Carson endorsed Trump in the presidential race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court
Green Bay mayor sentenced to fine, community service

Two women watch the scene of a warehouse fire, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Officials said they are continuing to search the charred rubble from the fatal fire that ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse earlier in the weekend.

Death toll grows to 36 at Oakland warehouse fire

Bipedal bear's apparent death motivates bear hunt opponents
Making the most of holiday charitable giving
Breitbart speaker's visit this month to NDSU suddenly canceled

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, shakes hands and talks with Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the 1945 Atomic Bombing and chairman of the Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of A-bomb Sufferers Organization (HPCASO), at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Renzi quits; Italian populists seek quick vote to win power
Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions
No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

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