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Dayton, Met Council seek to give Southwest LRT $145M boost

Gov. Mark Dayton and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt earlier in the month when talk of a special legislative session bogged down over the Southwest light rail project.

Money to keep project going would come from Met Council, Hennepin County, metro transit board.

Sears, amid more red ink, says it will close Eden Prairie store

A Sears architect's sketch in 1974 shows the Eden Prairie Center. The Homart Development Co., a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck and Co., arranged a "design preview" of the mall plans.

The retail giant has been an anchor at the Eden Prairie Center since it opened 40 years ago.

Clinton brands Trump a racist; he calls claim 'smears and lies'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Dr. Ben Carson is seated next to Trump at center. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.

Man charged in shooting death in Minn. state park is in the National Guard

David Easter faces charges in the shooting at Myre-Big Island State Park.

The victim was sitting in his car, and all the windows were rolled up, according to the prosecution.

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

Ryan Lochte was interviewed by NBC about his legal troubles in Brazil.

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


Dakota County seeks help, not jail, for those with mental illness

Obituary: Tom Metzen's passion helped horse racing thrive in Minnesota
Prison for St. Paul woman who stole $480K from charities she started
Maplewood police ask for public's help in finding Cub Foods bank robber

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The Wild's Zach Parise is one of several top NHL players helping form a new 4-on-4 summer hockey league playing Tuesday and Thursday nights at Braemar Arena in Edina.

Wild left wing Zach Parise says he's 'good to go' after injury

Big Ten's big powers await Gophers at start of conference season
Spanish Olympian, silver medalist Anna Cruz resigns with Lynx
The Twins have the worst starting pitching in MLB (again)

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FILE - In this July 8, 2016 file photo, a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions is displayed in Sacramento, Calif. EpiPens are used largely by children to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and its price has surged in recent years.

EpiPen manufacturer says it will lower the cost of product

St. Jude stock tumbles as report questions company's cybersecurity
CenturyLink, Minnesota's heir to the old Bell system, wants to be freed from state oversight
Medtronic beats forecasts on earnings, despite lower net income

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin at a campaign stop earlier this year. The release of e-mails shows any “favors done” appear pretty meager.

Clinton connections: No smoking guns, but plenty of rubber bullets

EpiPen price hikes shouldn't be a surprise in U.S. health care system
Sack cartoon: Update from a Zika-transmitting mosquito
Readers Write (Aug. 26): Light rail, EpiPen price hike, Olympic athletes, Trump and trade and immigration

Update from a Zika-transmitting mosquito

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Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series

Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?
What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans
'Southside With You' is a love story worthy of a presidential proclamation


Reusse: Town ball hangs on in Murray County with the Buttermakers
Patrick Reusse

There is only one amateur team remaining in Murray County: the Hadley Buttermakers, representatives of the town of 60 people. They have reached back-to-back Class C state championships.

Hartman: Zimmer pleased with Bridgewater's progress
Sid Hartman

''He feels good,'' Vikings coach says about Teddy Bridgewater's health entering Sunday's game.

C.J.: R.J. Fritz came to the WCCO-TV 'Old Timers' party with a heavy, noisy gift

Retired WCCO-TV sports guy R.J. Fritz brought retired sports photographer Larry Kohout a camera that Fritz's son found stored at R.J.'s home.

Soccer star Hope Solo attends a media event on July 14, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.

Soccer star Hope Solo suspended 6 months over her Olympics rant

Ryan Lochte set to join 'Dancing With the Stars' next season
Leslie Jones’ website hacked; nude photos, personal info exposed
Brock Lesnar suspended by UFC after failing 2 drug tests

Minnesota Twins' Byung Ho Park, of South Korea, watches teammates during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Park's sour 'learning experience' season with Twins ends early

Why has Hector Santiago struggled so badly with the Twins?
Berrios reacts after being sent to Rochester
With 10 games left in Rochester, Twins prospects running out of time

Donald Trump high-fived supporters in the crowd as he arrived at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Va., on Saturday.

GOP, Trump campaign try to quell Minnesota ballot panic

AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?
Judge won't dismiss Pierre-Paul privacy lawsuit against ESPN
Greek clergy seeks Minnesota support for Orthodox leader

An employee closes up the Go Ape course for the day after a 59 year-old woman fell to her death at the zip line course in Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that the rides are inspected on a regular basis. Davis said the Lums Pond attraction is closed for undetermined amount of time to help with the investigation, "and also in respect to the family of the person who died." "The Go Ape company is extremely saddened by this," he said.

Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality
Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images agency
Wave of golf course closures leaves owners stuck in the rough

A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead
In first, self-driving taxis hit Singapore streets
Belgian media report blast at Chimay sports center

A selection of products from Faribault Woolen Mill’s Eco-Woven collection.

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The Dixie Chicks, from left, Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire performed at Madison Square Garden in 2003.

How the Dixie Chicks helped this small-town girl become a creative, independent woman

Looking for an apartment in the Twin Cities? It feels a lot like online dating

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package