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Billy Graham, who was pastor to millions, dies at age 99

The Rev. Bill Graham has died at age 99.

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, and whose ministry was long based in the Twin Cities, died in North Carolina.

Mpls. police say they can't track all officers' use of body cameras

The Minneapolis Police Department’s struggle to get officers to use the cameras came under intense scrutiny after an officer shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

The department is not tracking whether all officers are routinely activating body cameras and has not fully staffed the office tasked with reviewing footage.

Students who survived shooting tell Florida lawmakers it's time to act

Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday and had one overarching message: It's time for action.

3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million

Attorney General Lori Swanson announced Tuesday that 3M Co. has agreed to give Minnesota $850 million to settle what has been a long and contentious lawsuit over the decades-long contamination of groundwater in the east metro.

The money will be used to clean up drinking water and groundwater contamination in east metro communities.

Victims denounce a failing state system for responding to reports of elder abuse

Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee

Senate committee chair says too many reports of abuse have "fallen through the cracks."



Rick Johnson hauled away dead deer from Anoka County roads for more than 20 years.

Deer-carcass hauler prevails in his $420K legal battle with Anoka County

Suspect in Minnetonka park-and-ride killing found guilty
Minneapolis Mayor Frey hires new chief of staff
Victims denounce a failing state system for responding to reports of elder abuse

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Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning the gold medal in the during women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Frantic rush for gold: Diggins makes U.S. Olympic history

Scoggins: At Olympics, it's finally a day for Minnesota success
Out with a bronze: Vonn nabs podium finish in final Olympics downhill
Gonsalves could be the Twins' big fish on the mound - someday

Scores, schedules, and stats
Exterior of St. Paul’s Church on the Hill on Summit Ave., just east of Snelling Ave.

St. Paul's Church on the Hill sold to developer who plans performing arts center

Health care billing process is costly and inefficient, study concludes
3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million
Bremer Trust grant helps Junior Achievement expand business-ed programs

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrived at a meeting with his supporters in Moscow last month.

Meanwhile, in foreign affairs: Why Russia meddled

The Russian threat isn't going away despite indictments
Sack cartoon: Trump-Russia fishing expedition
Readers Write: Florida school shooting, Russian meddling


Trump-Russia fishing expedition

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Penthouse condo is 5,100 square feet over two-levels, now listed for $1.8 million in downtown St. Paul.

Penthouse with rooftop terrace in downtown St. Paul hits market for $1.8M

Surly unveils 'gluten-reduced' canned beer, a rarity for Twin Cities craft breweries
2,000-year-old terracotta warrior sculpture that lost thumb once visited Minnesota
Twins third-base coach has his own great American pastime: birding

Scoggins: At Olympics, it's finally a day for Minnesota success
Chip Scoggins

Team USA sure needed a pick-me-up. These have been tough Olympic Games for the Americans in terms of winning medals, and a batch of Minnesotans came through.

Souhan: Emotion-choked night ends in loss, but lingering hope for Gophers
Jim Souhan

The Gophers' women's basketball team this season ranks third in the nation in scoring, behind only UConn and Baylor.

Scoggins: No checks (wink), just 'collisions' in women's hockey
Chip Scoggins

The no-checking rule should be placed in air quotes. It seems more like a suggestion than a hard and fast rule, judging by some of the physical play in the Olympics.




Three minutes after the noon call of the chair, Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach waited for the DFL Senate members to come into the Senate chamber on Tuesday.

Legislature opens with short sessions and a dose of drama

Trump says more must be done to protect children
3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million
Plumber gets probation in trench collapse that killed worker

Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Students who survived shooting tell Florida lawmakers it's time to act

South Carolina bill targets same-sex marriage
Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns
Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, poses with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, during a reception to mark the opening of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018.

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

Britain astir over accusation that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was 'paid asset' during Cold War
Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard
Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mystery

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler said he hasn’t talked to coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau about whether free agent Derrick Rose (pictured) can help their team win.

Wolves' Butler says he's leaving Rose decision up to coach

Wolves' Towns proves he belongs in first NBA All-Star Game
Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback
'I got to rest.' Butler chooses not to play in All-Star Game

Ryan Suter

Wild defenseman Suter still eating up the minutes

Wild's Eriksson Ek ends 50-game goal-scoring drought
Wild holds off Islanders to open road trip with victory
Czechs eliminate US in shootout in Olympic quarterfinals

Twins pitcher Stephen Gonsalves

Gonsalves could be the Twins' big fish on the mound - someday

Twins move May to 60-day disabled list to open roster spot for Sanchez
Will a faster ballgame attract more fans? Attendance figures say otherwise
Brewers finalize details of spring complex renovations

Russian athletes celebrate after scoring a goal against the U.S. team in a preliminary men's hockey match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 17, 2018.

Rock band O.A.R. enjoying renewed attention from Pyeongchang's OAR

Serena Williams champions issues on -- and off -- tennis court
'SNL' alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor
Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback