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To clean murky Minnesota River, must control septic systems, livestock manure

Most of the Minnesota River basin land is agricultural, and water quality is tainted by aging septic systems and animal runoff.

Cleaning up bacterial pollution will cost $4 million to $10 million over two decades, according to a new MPCA plan, the state's latest effort to solve a decades-old pollution problem.

Legionnaires' sickens 4 at NW. Minnesota hotel; pool and spa closed

Crookston Inn

State health officials have offered no specifics on how serious the illnesses have been.

Couple's Valentine's Day crash: She's dead, he's in jail suspected of being drunk

Terri Stephenson, Michael Serres

The wreck occurred about a quarter-mile from their home shortly before 11:20 p.m., according to the State Patrol.

Report: Wisconsin governor pushes to decriminalize marijuana

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in his plan for the next state budget, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Expand Hwy. 610 in Maple Grove? Not just yet



Terri Stephenson, Michael Serres

Couple's Valentine's Day crash: She's dead, he's in jail suspected of being drunk

Ruling: Shakopee officer justified when he killed man aiming gun at him
Legionnaires' sickens 4 at NW. Minnesota hotel; pool and spa closed
Snowmobiler hits tree, dies in northeastern Minnesota; 'speed and alcohol' factors

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The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko celebrated with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal in the first period against the Wild on Sunday.

Disastrous special teams play buries Wild vs. Blues

Reusse: Sano looks like 'same old Miguel,' and this time that's, good
Gophers women's basketball team wins sixth in a row
New Loons goalkeeper Mannone absent for travel issues

Scores, schedules, and stats
Rhys MacPherson, left, project manager, and Jack Poling, managing partner of MSR Design talk about their new office in downtown Minneapolis on Thursda

After leading a Minneapolis riverfront revival, MSR Design heads downtown

With a new campaign, Greater MSP makes a push for tech talent and firms
Toys 'R' Us is trying to stake a comeback
Biofuels are key to reducing carbon dioxide emissions

Outside an H&M store in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. The country is capitalist, but Scandinavian capitalism is different from that in the United St

Capitalism with Scandinavian characteristics

Weigh all the options to curb health care costs in Minnesota
Sack cartoon: Debt dangers
Readers Write: Democratic socialism, California travel, winter plowing


Sack cartoon: Debt dangers
Debt dangers

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Engaged St. Paul couple Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey contacted Hershey Co., maker of Reese’s Pieces and Hershey’s bars, about the coincidences in

With these sweet names, Minnesota couple are 'Hershey PR team's dream come true'

Clarkson's voice, personality dazzle, but St. Paul concert could have been stronger
Inspired by Bob Dylan, Kenyan folk-rocker journeyed to Minnesota to tour the world
What do you wonder about our state and the people who live here?

Brooks: Fighting for health care in a system that doesn't care

Every American knows the only thing worse than our health coverage is losing our health coverage.

Scoggins: Murphy belongs with Gophers basketball greats
Chip Scoggins

Saturday afternoon was a vintage Jordan Murphy performance. He was fearless in taking on taller Indiana defenders and crafty with his post moves. Gophers fans should take time to savor Murphy's career.

Schafer: In light of 2017 law, Minn. needs to take a look at its income tax
Lee Schafer

Perhaps it's time for at least a little concern that Minnesota, a state that gets more than half its general fund revenue from individual income taxes, has the kind of problem that has been brewing elsewhere.




Kamala Harris fielded a question in Des Moines during a town hall gathering telecast by CNN.

Who gets to have the mic and question candidates at CNN town halls?

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison
White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency
Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fire

Investigators enter an apartment building Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., where a man who police say fatally shot several people and injured p

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban
Controversial algorithms help decide who stays in jail
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Pope Francis kisses the hand of a child during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses
'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians
Prime minister in Haiti breaks silence

Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.1 points and 12.0 rebounds at the All-Star break.

'True to who I was': All-Star selection validates Towns' resoluteness

Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday
Game-changers: Big things expected from major move to young coaches
Souhan: Thrilling win over Houston offers glimpse into Wolves future

The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko celebrated with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal in the first period against the Wild on Sunday.

Disastrous special teams play buries Wild vs. Blues

'We feel the pressure' Latest defeat another blow to Wild's psyche
Stuck in neutral, what should Wild do at trading deadline?
St. Louis 4, Wild 0

Gophers guard Kenisha Bell drove around Penn State forward Lauren Ebo (33) on the way to the basket in the first quarter Sunday.

Gophers women's basketball team wins sixth in a row

Blowout win over Indiana shows Gophers' fight is back on
Gophers stave off No. 2 Buckeyes to complete weekend hockey sweep
Gophers women's basketball team runs over Penn State

Country star Miranda Lambert performed at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in March 2017.

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash
Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can't copyright 'Carlton' moves
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case