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Dayton, Met Council seek to give Southwest LRT $145M boost

Gov. Mark Dayton and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt earlier in the month when talk of a special legislative session bogged down over the Southwest light rail project.

Money to keep project going would come from Met Council, Hennepin County, metro transit board.

Vin Weber linked to ex-Trump strategist's Ukrainian lobbying effort

The former Minnesota Republican faces uncertainty as to whether he will be part of any federal inquiry into the lobbying.

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing near University of Minnesota

Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department crime lab documented evidence around the car where a stabbing took place Thursday night in Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota.

A male acquaintance of the victim was taken into custody, Minneapolis police said. The two are not believed to be students.

Sears, amid more red ink, says it will close Eden Prairie store

A Sears architect's sketch in 1974 shows the Eden Prairie Center. The Homart Development Co., a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck and Co., arranged a "design preview" of the mall plans.

The retail giant has been an anchor at the Eden Prairie Center since it opened 40 years ago.

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

Ryan Lochte was interviewed by NBC about his legal troubles in Brazil.

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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Fans made their way into US Bank Stadium before the start of Wednesday night’s game between AC Milan and Chelsea FC. ] (AARON LAVINSKY/STAR TRIBUNE) aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com US Bank Stadium opened its doors for its first sporting event Wednesday, as AC Milan played Chelsea FC on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minn. ORG XMIT: MIN1608032034500039

U.S. Bank Stadium doors open for first Vikings practice Friday

Mayor Hodges pitches $10.5 million overhaul of Minneapolis Convention Center plaza
St. Paul tackles repairs for 'Terrible 20' streets, shrinking list to 3
Ridgeview Medical Center grows along with Carver County

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Running back Adrian Peterson sported his full uniform in Seattle for the Vikings’ second preseason game but never saw the field — a trend he says will continue for the duration of the preseason.

Peterson had final say if he'd play in Vikings preseason — and he won't

In Coach Currier, Concordia football looks to past to reinvent future
Lynx players ready to resume play after Olympic break
'Better late than never' now applies to making U.S. Ryder Cup team

Scores, schedules and stats
Although home permits are increasing, apartment building is still going strong. Work began Thursday at NordHaus, a 20-story tower in northeast Minneapolis.

Twin Cities builders turn attention from apartments to new homes

EpiPen manufacturer says it will offer new discounts on the product
St. Jude stock tumbles as report questions company's cybersecurity
Medtronic beats estimates despite a decline in sales


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin at a campaign stop earlier this year. The release of e-mails shows any “favors done” appear pretty meager.

Clinton connections: No smoking guns, but plenty of rubber bullets

EpiPen price hikes shouldn't be a surprise in U.S. health care system
Sack cartoon: Update from a Zika-transmitting mosquito
Readers Write (Aug. 26): Light rail, EpiPen price hike, Olympic athletes, Trump and trade and immigration

Update from a Zika-transmitting mosquito

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Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series

Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?
What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans
How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer gig? Lars Ulrich dishes in backstage interview

Horoscopes

Hartman: Pirsig sees changes working for Gophers football
Sid Hartman

Offensive lineman Jonah Pirsig said the arrival of O-line coach Bart Miller has been a welcomed addition to the Gophers family.

Reusse: Town ball hangs on in Murray County with the Buttermakers
Patrick Reusse

There is only one amateur team remaining in Murray County: the Hadley Buttermakers, representatives of the town of 60 people. They have reached back-to-back Class C state championships.

C.J.: R.J. Fritz came to the WCCO-TV 'Old Timers' party with a heavy, noisy gift
C.J.

Retired WCCO-TV sports guy R.J. Fritz brought retired sports photographer Larry Kohout a camera that Fritz's son found stored at R.J.'s home.


Soccer star Hope Solo attends a media event on July 14, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.

Soccer star Hope Solo suspended 6 months over her Olympics rant

Ryan Lochte set to join 'Dancing With the Stars' next season
Leslie Jones’ website hacked; nude photos, personal info exposed
Brock Lesnar suspended by UFC after failing 2 drug tests

Joe Mauer (7).

Nagging quads slow Mauer again; hopes to return Friday

Byron Buxton: 19 strikeouts in 46 Class AAA at bats since demotion
Twins-Toronto series preview
The Twins have the worst starting pitching in MLB (again)

Donald Trump high-fived supporters in the crowd as he arrived at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Va., on Saturday.

GOP, Trump campaign try to quell Minnesota ballot panic

Clinton says Trump will 'make America hate again'
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery
Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid

President Obama -- the real one, not the virtual version -- spoke in front of Yosemite Falls during a family trip in June.

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images agency
Wave of golf course closures leaves owners stuck in the rough
Facebook 'like' gets Florida man a return trip to jail

Independent miners clash with the police as they run from clouds of tear gas during protests in Panduro, Bolivia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Thousands of independent miners continued their protests with roadblocks which precipitated the clashes as the police attempted to dislodge them.

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'
In first, self-driving taxis hit Singapore streets
Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

First day at Minnesota State Fair

FairCam: Live from the Minnesota State Fair
State Fair schedule for Friday, Aug. 26: Governor's Fire Prevention Day
Take The Great Minnesota Quiz-Together

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The Dixie Chicks, from left, Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire performed at Madison Square Garden in 2003.

How the Dixie Chicks helped this small-town girl become a creative, independent woman

Looking for an apartment in the Twin Cities? It feels a lot like online dating

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package