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Season's fleeting for what's left of state high school spring sports

Pole vaulter Sam Adair of White Bear Lake’s track and field team takes to the air Wednesday on the first day the team has been able to practice outs

After last weekend's storm, hundreds of games have been scrapped. One local official says it could be May before outdoor fields are ready for play.

Twin Cities home sales plunge 12 percent as supply thins even more

Marni Zimlin, who moved into her first house this weekend after getting outbid on two previous houses, sat for a portrait at her new house in the McKi

People shopping for homes last month encountered 26 percent fewer listings than a year ago.

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

In this photo released by Cuba's state-run media Cubadebate, Cuba's President Raul Castro, center left, enters the National Assembly followed by his s

HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.

Trump passes up chance to say if he'll fire Mueller, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, for dinner at Trump's private Mar-

"We want to get the investigation over with, done with," Trump said at a news conference in Florida with Japan's prime minister, adding that he hoped that the probe was "coming to an end."

Man charged with assaulting bus driver in north Mpls. after false racial accusation

Sterling V. Smith

The defendant's girlfriend had accused the driver of making racial comments; video reveals none, according to the charges.



Ji Chen skied the cross country course Wednesday at Theodore Wirth Park.

Tired of endless winter? Twin Cities skiers can't get enough

New videos show 'coldblooded killer' Lois Riess in Ocala, Fla.
Dead wolves or live foxes? State Patrol pulls over vehicle on I-494 to check
Minnesota Appeals Court to consider release of serial rapist

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Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was not a factor on either end for the second consecutive game. He scored five points — all in the first quarter.

Paul delivers for Houston to take 2-0 lead, Towns quiet again for Wolves

Berrios right at home before LaMarre's 16th-inning game-winner
NHL suspends Morrissey for Game 5, calls hit 'a reckless strike' on Staal
Tight end is position to watch for Vikings at No. 30, former GM says

Scores, schedules, and stats
Marni Zimlin, who moved into her first house this weekend after getting outbid on two previous houses, sat for a portrait at her new house in the McKi

Twin Cities home sales plunge 12 percent as supply thins even more

Amazon's Bezos calls Best Buy turnaround 'remarkable' as unveils new TV partnership
U.S. Bank's profit rises, but investors fret about spending growth
Heart devices help Abbott Labs beat earnings estimates

The University of Minnesota needs to fill a spot on its Board of Regents with the resignation of Patricia Simmons. A joint legislative committee will

Legislature should value thorough vetting in U regent selection

Listen: Comey book roils Washington
2018 Legislature: Possible harm to wild rice is simply un-Minnesotan
Counterpoint: Rest assured, DNR is being rigorous and thorough on Polymet



The moment the schedule drops, Bonnie Palmquist begins mapping out the 60-plus films she will see in the course of the two-week Minneapolis St. Paul I

How this superfan sees 64 movies in 17 days at Minnesota's largest film festival

Meet the master of design for more than 50 Twin Cities restaurants
At Rock Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi thanks KQRS radio man for giving him a break
Prince had his hair done before bed, and other 'alumni' stories at U symposium

Reusse: Wheeler's journey from Minnesota star to leader of Jets
Patrick Reusse

From superstardom at Breck School to Gophers standout to a multi-team NHL journey, Blake Wheeler has credentials that make him a key part of Winnipeg's success.

Scoggins: 'Mean' Nick Seeler brings fight to Wild's defense
Chip Scoggins

Devan Dubnyk described rookie defenseman Nick Seeler as "mean," praise that underscores the former Eden Prairie high school star's impact only 25 games into his NHL career.

Rosenblum: A new generation says yes to Minnesota grandma's red prom dress
Gail Rosenblum

The strapless gown once considered "risqué" fit perfectly, and offered "the bonus of sentimental value."




President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke during a news conference at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club on Wednesday in Palm B

Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

With time running short, still no tax fix at Minnesota Legislature
Big group of candidates seeks to replace Walz in southern Minnesota
Son found guilty but insane in death of Oklahoma politician

In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, listens as and Donte Robinson, right, addresses a reporter's question during an intervie

Men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks say they feared for their lives

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380
Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot
Former President George H.W. Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

An Israeli soldier places a flower on the name of a fallen soldier at the National Memorial Hall For Israel's Fallen before the official ceremony for

Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage

Queen Elizabeth loses her last corgi, Willow, marking end of a canine dynasty
Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba
Mpls. man acquitted of murder, guilty of battery in killing of UW-Stout exchange student

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was not a factor on either end for the second consecutive game. He scored five points — all in the first quarter.

Paul delivers for Houston to take 2-0 lead, Towns quiet again for Wolves

Souhan: Wolves terrible offense makes Barkley look brilliant
Wolves first-round pick Patton has more surgery on left foot
Thibodeau: Towns needs to play with more energy

Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk came out of his crease as he challenged a shot attempt in the third period of Game 4 against the Jets.

Ready, steady, stop: Dubnyk tries to stay relaxed in Wild's goal

NHL suspends Morrissey for Game 5, calls hit 'a reckless strike' on Staal
Reusse: Wheeler's journey from Minnesota star to leader of Jets
Stanley Cup visits Minneapolis, nears tough transition time

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios, right, and third baseman Miguel Sano celebrate the team's 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in 16 inni

Berrios right at home before LaMarre's 16th-inning game-winner

Twins place Buxton on 10-day DL with bout of migraines
Twins hope Kepler's knee is just a minor issue
Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Charlize Theron arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Gringo" at Regal L.A. Live. Theron was quoted in an E

Theron's not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned

Pink, and her children, grace cover of People beauty issue
Bridal designers talk princess moments and Meghan Markle
C.J.: Everything was cool once keyboardist Morris Hayes figured out which Prince had arrived