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Drinking-water tests flawed for decades, state health dept. says

Health risk is extremely low, but the Health Department has launched a major review

U law dean says school's deep financial troubles may be ending

Days of falling enrollments, financial troubles may be coming to an end.

Hot Dish Politics
Dakota County employee pleads guilty in data breach

Thomas Berry took confidential report that detailed legislators 'making out' in park.

The Long Snapper's Truck, a short story by P. James Reusse

The Tommy Kramer dream from long ago had dots easy to connect. This one isn't so easy to interpret.

Gridiron Gold
Murray, Boddy-Calhoun and Campbell invited to NFL Combine

Three former Gophers -- Eric Murray, Briean Boddy-Calhoun and De'Vondre Campbell -- will represent the team at this year's NFL Combine.

C.J.: Peyton Manning is going to retire, a relative believes

Peyton Manning just won Super Bowl 50, his second championship and his 200th NFL win, the most of any quarterback — of course, he’s…

Graydon Royce
'Newsies' at Orpheum is a dance-happy celebration of youth

REVIEW: The dance-happy Disney musical tells of scruffy kids who fought for their rights.

Chip Scoggins
Scoggins: Wild's core of young players hasn't improved -- and that's on GM Fletcher

Chuck Fletcher staked his team's future, and possibly his job, on the belief that a group of young players would grow and improve individually. The plan looks murky at present.