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Black students in suburbs find strength, safe spaces together

Throughout the Twin Cities, black student unions help to confront recent incidents on campuses and talk about race in their mostly white schools.

Embezzlement investigation opened at Town & Country Club

The Town and Country Club in St. Paul moved to its present location near the Mississippi River and Marshall Avenue in 1890, according to the club history on its website.

Authorities and club officials said they couldn't release many details about the investigation, which began Monday.

Orono reviews event policy after complaints about Lorie Line recitals

Pianist Lorie Line on the steps of the round room with her piano and a view of the lake.

When is a private party a special event? The city is reviewing its regulations after neighbors objected to pianist's recitals.

Medtronic eliminating some Twin Cities jobs in favor of contractor

Medtronic is eliminating lower-skilled jobs in Columbia Heights and shifting the work to an outside contractor whose team will be based in the Philippines.

Outside contractor hired to replace Columbia Heights jobs.

Private plan for Twin Cities-Rochester high-speed rail draws pushback

The Zip Line has vociferous opponents among the farmers and citizens in Goodhue and Olmstead counties. They include Heather Arndt, who lives in Hader on a small hobby farm near where she grew up.

To some, a high-speed rail line financed by Chinese and other private investors is an exquisite dream. To others, it's folly.


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Alison Weiler, left, showed off a necklace she made to Camille Story during an afternoon of jewelry making for community service.

Hennepin County adds alternative community service for women

Hundreds donate to pay overdue lunch accounts for Twin Cities students
Would urbanist Jane Jacobs have approved of Mpls. changes? New collection offers hints
Historic home tied to Chaska's brickmaking past to be razed

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The University of Minnesota’s Alexis Hart (19) spikes a shot over the University of Missouri’s Emily Thater (2) and Kira Larson (10)

Gophers rattled, then roll into volleyball region final

Wild contains Edmonton's star, relies on its own for shootout win
Rubio: Wolves 'didn't play with heart' in loss to Detroit
Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

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This 3M biometrics scanner captures and reads fingerprints and is sold to law enforcement, border control and civil identification authorities. The identity security division being sold generates $215 million a year and has 450 employees who will become part of Amsterdam-based Gemalto.

3M to sell identity management unit for $850 million

Medtronic eliminating some Twin Cities jobs in favor of contractor
Vendors pitch MNsure on website upgrades
H.B. Fuller cutting 40 local jobs as part of restructuring, 220 positions overall


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My jump-the-gun top 10 list of incongruous thoughts for 2017

A special session of the Minn. Legislature could do a lot of good
That story about fake news and Russia? Pretty thin gruel
Readers Write (Dec. 10): Minneapolis City Council and Wells Fargo, wedding-services lawsuit, health insurance, John Glenn, civil war paintings

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It's happening! Broadway's 'Hamilton' is coming to Minneapolis

Minneapolis' tiniest four-star restaurant, Piccolo, is closing
Orono reviews event policy after complaints about Lorie Line recitals
Would urbanist Jane Jacobs have approved of Mpls. changes? New collection offers hints

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Scoggins: Minnesota ticket-buyers sick of hope, hype — and losses
Chip Scoggins

Sharply declining figures should alarm local teams. They also send a message: Fans are withholding financial support until they see their home teams start winning.

Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork
Jim Souhan

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.

Anderson: Who's entitled to a prized buck killed by a van in Wisconsin?
Dennis Anderson

At one point, after a crowd gathered by the side of the road, tensions rose and 911 was called.



FILE -- Mark Burnett, creator and producer of the reality show "The Apprentice" with his star Donald Trump in the control room for the TV series at Trump Tower in New York, Sept. 22, 2003. Often met with scoffing disdain by wealthy elites and mainstream civic leaders, Trump delivered perhaps the greatest shock to the American political system in modern times.

Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'

Actor Judge Reinhold released from jail after TSA incident at Dallas airport
'Jeopardy!' contestant dies a week before episode is to air
C.J.: Miss Richfield, stubble and all, before her annual Illusion Theater holiday show

Anthony Harriswill start for Harrison Smith on Sunday in Jacksonville.

Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

Zimmer will coach from sidelines, wear special sunglasses
All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place
Cowboys lineman Thornton not fined for hit on Bradford

President-elect Donald Trump arrives at a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

Trump's election could affect Minnesota's search to fill two federal judge vacancies

CIA: Russia acted in election to boost Trump
Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill
Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still 'Apprentice' producer

A photo from security footage shows Dylann Roof entering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain
Michigan lets autonomous cars on roads without human driver
John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

This frame grab shows smoke rising following an air strike that hit insurgent positions in eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo on Friday.

Syrian forces squeeze Aleppo, bring new wave of evacuations

Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment
Iraqi officials: Separate bombings kill 10 people in Baghdad
CIA: Russia acted in election to boost Trump

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