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Ex-Gov. Carlson says Franken should stay in Senate, for now

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson during a news conference im Minneapolis in 2011.

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson came to Sen. Al Franken's defense Sunday when he posted a commentary to his blog that said he is "deeply troubled by the resignation of Al Franken and the complete absence of anything resembling due process."

Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4

Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York.

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.

Satanic Temple sues Belle Plaine for canceling park's public space

The dispute arose after Belle Plaine allowed a cross at a local veterans park.

It was to be the first Satanic monument erected on public property in the nation.

Fridley man challenges FBI search in terrorism investigation

Jordan Kushner, shown in 2016, is the attorney representing the Fridley man accused of having ties to ISIS.

Lawyer for Fridley man says FBI should return phones and computers taken in raid.

Multiple people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

The collision occurred on I-94 near Dowling Avenue, the State Patrol said.



The dispute arose after Belle Plaine allowed a cross at a local veterans park.

Satanic Temple sues Belle Plaine for canceling park's public space

MnDOT's pink arrows along highways point to the future
Passing motorist among 3 killed in crash on Minn. hwy.; her 1-year-old among the dead
Multiple people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

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The Panthers' Kevin Short celebrates a sack of Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on the Vikings last drive of the game.

Streak-snapper: Vikings make too many mistakes in 31-24 loss to Carolina

Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings
'They got it right.' Committee votes Morris into Hall of Fame
Don't assume Wentz's injury means Vikings will take home field from Eagles

Scores, schedules, and stats
Curio CEO Anne Sempowski Ward said Thymes’ Frasier Fir products have become part of many families’ holiday traditions.

The Frasier Fir candle, the 'smell of Christmas,' started in Minnesota

Analysts see fast-rising stock market slowing, but no big retreat expected
Smart businesses are helping workers take on growing caregiving role
As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

A Metro Transit light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis made its way toward the stop for U.S. Bank Stadium, which will be the site of Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.

A Metro Transit strike would be a Super Bowl loss for Twin Cities

Counterpoint: The Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure
In hindsight, Clarence Thomas needs to resign
Readers Write: Bike lanes, medical marijuana for treating autism, paying for government, cellphone signal inequity



A wooden model of US Bank Stadium built by Gregory Kelly of Minneapolis. Kelley spent about 400 hours of work over 7 months using about 6,400 toothpicks, 3 8-ounce bottles of glue. The dimensions are approximately 4 feet long, 3 feet wide, 1.5 feet tall. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï cgonzalez@startribune.com - November 30, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Greg Kelly - Gregory Kelly wooden three-foot scale model of the US Bank Stadium took months to build, cost maybe $100 and is covered in toothpicks.

New Minnesotan puts 'spirit' (and 6,400 toothpicks) into U.S. Bank Stadium replica

Oft-burned Vikings fans temper joy to avoid Super Bowl jinx
With lots of hot new restaurants, Wayzata is suddenly 'the place to be'
Skiers head to Lake Tahoe for Olympic-worthy runs

Getting ready for Roy Moore

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Craig: Two huge Carolina runs helped ruin the Vikings afternoon
Mark Craig

Carolina had 1,540 pounds of manhood focused on the right side of its line, including an out-of-position Matt Kalil, on the play when Jonathan Stewart ran 60-yards for a touchdown..

Reusse: Jack Morris makes it a St. Paul Hall of Fame trifecta
Patrick Reusse

Jack Morris' call to Cooperstown means he will join Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as St. Paul players forever donned in bronze.

Souhan: Suggs, Minnehaha stop Jones, Apple Valley in hoops showcase
Jim Souhan

Tre Jones scored 39 points, but Minnehaha Academy sophomore Jalen Suggs led a team effort that resulted in the smaller school's youth-filled lineup beating the top team in Class 4A.




Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., talked Sunday about swift passage of a bill aimed at helping caregivers of those with autism and Alzheimer's and about the replacement for Sen. Al Franken.

Klobuchar: It doesn't matter if man or woman replaces Franken

8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction
Joe Biden promotes book in Minneapolis about son's death
The Latest: RNC official quits over group's support of Moore

Last month, Ohio’s East Liverpool City Council sent a protest letter to the EPA over pollution from Heritage Thermal Services.

Under Trump, EPA has slowed actions against polluters, and put limits on enforcement officers

With last push, Democrats put discreet focus on black voters in Alabama
Oklahoma City officer shoots and kills man after scuffle
Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

In this May 11, 2016 photo, graffiti reading "Go Home" is sprayed on a map of bicycle paths at the entrance to Amsterdam's Vondelpark, a popular spot for tourists to ride their rental bicycles. "If the only reason for you to visit Amsterdam is to get loaded, to get stoned out of your mind, look, we can't hold you back from coming, but we don't want you here," City alderman Udo Kock said in a recent interview.

As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back

South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea
Pentagon foresees a long road ahead fighting militants in Somalia
Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

The Panthers' Kevin Short celebrates a sack of Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on the Vikings last drive of the game.

Streak-snapper: Vikings make too many mistakes in 31-24 loss to Carolina

Craig: Two huge Carolina runs helped ruin the Vikings afternoon
Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings
Five extra points: Keenum is Tarkentonesque, Diggs gets his way

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was fouled in the first quarter by Dallas forward Maximilian Kleber

Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Thibodeau is sticking with his eight-man rotation for now
Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre
Wolves-Dallas game recap

Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter (22), center, is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. Minnesota won 4-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Overtime goal rescues Wild from Sharks after blown three-goal lead

Stalock grateful to Sharks for support through severe injury
Postgame: String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild
Wild cap off road trip with overtime win over Sharks

John Boyega arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Boyega escapes Atlanta snow, makes 'Last Jedi' premiere

'SNL' opens with kids putting Santa on the spot by asking about Franken, Moore
Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump
Geoffrey Rush sues Sydney newspaper over theater story