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Minn. House passes $300M health premium rebate plan

House Speaker Kurt Daudt and lawmakers on the opening day. On Thursday, the Minnesota House approved a $300 million health premium rebate plan.

GOP lawmakers say they've been talking with Dayton and are open to changes as the bill heads to a conference committee.

Court gives OK to Mpls. sick leave rule, but only for employers in city

When Minneapolis' sick-leave ordinance was unanimously approved in May, some City Council members stood to applaud.

The judge would not grant an injunction based on the argument that state law pre-empts the rule.

3 Rogers High students hit at bus stop; 2 critical, and pickup driver ID'd

Wright County Sheriff's Office officials investigate the scene where a pickup truck, at right, hit three Rogers High School students.

Authorities have released the victims' identities and arrested a 22-year-old driver.

Feds' suit says TCF tricked customers on overdraft fees

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau sued TCF Bank, claiming it tricked customers into paying a $35 service fee to cover each overdraft on their accounts. File photo of Bill Cooper, chairman of TCF who retired as chief executive at the end of 2015.

Lawsuit cites $35 service fee to cover each overdraft. The bank said it has treated customers fairly and will defend itself against the allegations.

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

A vehicle carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.


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Tamir Bayarsaihan, veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, now teaches at Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

For Minnesota performers, circus shutdown prompts shock, grief and nostalgia

Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval
Minneapolis seeks to make taprooms dog friendly
Court gives OK to Mpls. sick leave rule, but only for employers in city

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The Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns celebrated a hard-fought win over the Clippers along with his 37 points Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Towns scores 37 as Wolves edge Clippers

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over Coyotes
Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

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Rick Gomez was promoted Thursday to Target's chief marketing officer.

Rick Gomez will become Target's new chief marketer

Feds' suit says TCF tricked customers on overdraft fees
Hiring in Minnesota accelerated at the end of 2016
Court gives OK to Mpls. sick leave rule, but only for employers in city

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Despite it all, I hope Trump will speak for all of us

It's time to repeal the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota
Sack cartoon: A moment in Earth's history
Readers Write (Jan. 20): Women backing Trump, U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, Meryl Streep, the abortion rate


A moment in Earth's history

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From exhibit "Where the Children Sleep."

What's bedtime like for Syrian refugee children? See the haunting photos at American Swedish Institute

Michael Keaton's take on Ray Kroc: All's fair in love, war and hamburgers
Review: Lumineers' arena show not their 'Hey' day
For Twin Cities troupe Mu, 'Flower Drum Song' will be a celebration


Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Jim Souhan

Boudreau doesn't care if his owner will see the franchise player on the third line, or if his general manager will see an expensive player on the fourth line, or if the expensive player might not be enamored with his decisions.

Reusse: Perkins sees 2017 as make-or-break season with Twins
Patrick Reusse

Twins closer Glen Perkins has been in ­Florida since Jan. 2 rehabbing from a torn labrum in his left shoulder. This is the last guaranteed season of the contract extension he signed in 2014.

Scoggins: Boudreau in tune with Wild players' highs, lows
Chip Scoggins

Bruce Boudreau's deft touch with in-game adjustments and willingness to ride a hot hand demonstrate just how much coaching matters. On his list of attributes is that he doesn't play favorites.



Bob Anderson is very excited to take his trip to Washington, D.C. for president-elect Trump's inauguration. He works in a dental lab in Edina.

Minnesota Trump fans pack bags, head for D.C. to see history

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day
Franken, Perry share awkward 'Saturday Night Live soundbite' moment
Intercepted Russian communications are part of inquiry into Trump associates

A vehicle carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said.

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

US ends probe of Tesla fatal crash without seeking recall
Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars
Army's elite Ranger Regiment will soon have its first female soldier

FILE - In this undated file photo Osama bin Laden is seen in Afghanistan.

Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons

Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel
Intercepted Russian communications are part of inquiry into Trump associates

Cretin-Derham Hall basketball standout Daniel Oturu announced his commitment to the Gophers.

Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

Reusse: Millen back with Gophers, as Lucia's undergrad assistant
Border battle a hot ticket: Gophers basketball close to first sellout in two seasons
Cretin-Derham Hall junior standout Oturu picks Gophers

Nino Niederreiter (22) celebrated the first of his two power-play goal with teammates as the Wild beat Arizona 4-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 19, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over Coyotes

Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Postgame: Wasn't pretty, but two points is two points for the Wild
Wild Minute: Wild survives a nail-biter against Arizona

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright
Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer
President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion dis

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