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4-12 inches of snow in forecast for Twin Cities, but stay tuned

A bare-chested runner enjoyed the last of the spring-like weather while running around Lake Nokomis on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Up to a foot of snow is forecast for the Twin Cities, starting late Thursday.

Up to 18 inches could fall southwest of the metro, including in Fairmont and Mankato, the National Weather Service said.

Driver who struck, killed St. Paul jogger appeared impaired, police say

The crash occurred at the intersection of Dayton Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard.

Rep. Tom Emmer's town hall proves largely Minnesota Nice

Rep. Tom Emmer faced a crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Sartell, Minn.

An overflow crowd raised questions but not voices at Sartell meeting.

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

This illustration provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows an artist's conception of what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three are in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water and, possibly life, might exist. The others are right on the doorstep.

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

U law professor, alleged rape victim have extensive legal history

His lawyer contends rape charges linked to pending case over condo deal.


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John Flynn, right, Eagan American Legion post head, with adjutant Wayne Beierman.

Veteran brings energy — and nearly 100 new members — to Eagan American Legion

Minnesota lawmakers choose General Mills CEO, three others as U regents
Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting
4-12 inches of snow in forecast for Twin Cities, but stay tuned

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Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer (1) reacts in front of teammates after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in College Park, Md. Minnesota won 89-75. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mission to March: Gophers make big statement with victory at Maryland

Adrianza looking for elusive job security with Twins
Thibodeau 'happy with the team we have' on eve of NBA trade deadline
Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Scores, schedules, and stats
Macy’s is liquidating some of the many animatronic figures and props from decades of holiday shows. More than 20 figures are currently for sale for $200 to $1,500 each. Characters from Dickens Village (1960s), the Nutcracker (1973) Harry Potter (2000) and others were put out last week.

Macy's empties its attic: Elf, Harry Potter holiday animatronics for sale

Activist investor applies more heat to Buffalo Wild Wings
Mattamy will close its homebuilding unit in Twin Cities
Big-box janitors win three-year labor contract and $4.5 million in wage hikes

Listen: Keith Ellison and the future of the Democratic National Committee

Stand with JCCs against religion-based hate and anti-Semitic threats
Sack cartoon: Mar-a-Lago perks under Trump
Readers Write (Feb. 23): Immigration enforcement, Trump and the media, Southwest light rail and the Legislature


Mar-a-Lago perks under Trump

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Taking a break from Facebook

Unfriending Facebook: Overwhelmed by social media, more Minnesotans are taking a break

100 women pack Mpls. tattoo shop to get inked with 'Nevertheless, she persisted'
Serious or fun? We rank the Oscar winners for best picture since 1929
Gee wiz, Weezy! Saturday's Lil Wayne concert at Target Center postponed


Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Chip Scoggins

This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.

Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus
Jim Souhan

During the Gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over Michigan, Curry, the freshman from Memphis, borrowed Reggie Lynch's job and ran with it.

Mpls. cafe owners charge ahead with pay changes
Neal St. Anthony

Two owners have decided to move ahead with front-to-back-of-the-house wage increases to at least $12.40 per hour by raising prices and discouraging tipping. And a third plans to take up the matter soon with staff.



Protestor Amanda Wolfson, second from left, of St. Paul, sent a message without speaking while joining other protestors at a hearing that included discussion on a pair of house bills that would stiffen penalties on protestors who block highways, roads and transit Wednesday, Feb. 2017, at the State Office Building in St. Paul, MN.

Bills to crack down on Minnesota protesters advance in House, Senate

Rep. Tom Emmer's town hall proves largely Minnesota Nice
Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Dakota Access pipeline opponents burn structures in their main protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as authorities prepare to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Houses of worship open doors to immigrants who fear deportation
American commute is worse today than it ever has been
ACLU sues Milwaukee over 'unconstitutional' stop-and-frisk program

In this image made from Feb. 13, 2017, airport closed circuit television video and provided by Fuji Television, Kim Jong Nam, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, talks to airport security and officials after he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia. Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport.

North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo
DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations
US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations

Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer (1) reacts in front of teammates after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in College Park, Md. Minnesota won 89-75. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mission to March: Gophers make big statement with victory at Maryland

Postgame: Gophers guards dominate in sixth straight victory
Pitino in victorious Gophers locker room: 'Let's keep this train moving'
Kill brings energy, message to another rebuilding project at Rutgers

Minnesota Wild players celebrate after scoring during the first period on Saturday against Nashville.

Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Fair play? Parise questions double standard of penalty calls at net
Souhan: Old nemesis Blackhawks return, but Wild has new stature
One line does all the damage as Chicago powers past Wild

Tarek and Christina El Moussa began starring on "Flip or Flop" in April 2013.

'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa reveals testicular cancer battle

Former teen idol David Cassidy reveals he has dementia
Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments
100 women pack Mpls. tattoo shop to get inked with 'Nevertheless, she persisted'