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Ranch couple argues that Rucki sisters are better off with them

"We love the children and believe we can provide them the best environment under these circumstances," wrote Doug and Gina Dahlen in a motion seeking to intervene in the child protection case of Gianna and Samantha Rucki.

Target.com crashed for about an hour on Cyber Monday shoppers

The company is running its biggest online sale ever today.

Access Vikings
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: 'We played like a smart football team'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was upbeat on Monday, meeting with reporters a day after his team beat Atlanta 20-10 for its fourth consecutive road victory.…

Yesterday's News
Jan. 5, 1933: It's time to expand our rotten vocabularies

The newspaper career of Wisconsin native Winifred Bonfils spanned five decades, beginning in 1890 at the San Francisco Examiner. Her syndicated pieces for Hearst ran under the byline "Winifred Black," but Examiner readers knew her as Annie Laurie. The Minneapolis Star carried her syndicated column in the early 1930s, including this swell musing published a few years before her death.

The City of Saint Paul is getting a redesign... in cyberspace.

New Stpaul.gov website to go live Dec. 4.

Gail Rosenblum
Rosenblum: Restore former prisoners' vote and restore dignity

Gina Evans, community outreach director for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, has a "pretty long history of low-level criminal activity," beginning at 16, including check…

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Vikings' Anthony Barr is already a star

Sunday, in the Vikings' 20-10 victory at Atlanta, Barr made plays deep in Atlanta's backfield, far downfield, in the flat and far down the sideline.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Vikings' Peterson gets his wish, lots of carries at Atlanta

The Vikings kept going to their star running back, and he responded with a big game vs. the Falcons.

A lesbian mom feels pressure to be perfect

As much progress as we have made in our fight for equality, we still sometimes feel the pressure to be the perfect lesbian family.

Confessions of a Packers fan who married into a Vikings family

"I grew up with the Green Bay Packers, in suburban Milwaukee, the way you grow up with gravity," writes 10,000 Takes contributor Tim Gihring. Then he married into a family of Vikings fans.

Why I love buying vintage from my fashionable Minnesota forebears

Ever since I moved to Minneapolis in 2006 from a teeny-tiny farm town Up North, I've been collecting vintage clothing. I like a history lesson that lives in my closet.