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Dayton says pitch to Amazon doesn't pledge specific tax break

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton

The governor said the state's proposal to land the company's second headquarters focuses on the state's strengths, rather than promises of tax breaks.

JetBlue says it will begin MSP-Boston flights starting in May

FILE - In this file photo made Oct. 26, 2009, a JetBlue plane takes off from Miami International Airport.

MSP officials say they worked for several years to convince the low-fare carrier to enter the Twin Cities market.

Denny Hecker transferred to Duluth federal prison

Denney Hecker has been moved back to the Duluth federal prison. (TOM SWEENEY/Star Tribune file photo)

He was transferred to the Duluth Federal Prison Camp

Rochester doctor facing deportation granted 30-day reprieve

A Rochester physician facing deportation to her native Malaysia has been granted a 30-day reprieve by federal immigration officials.

Man killed when house he was moving in Beltrami Co. falls on him



Pedestrian barricades were placed on the street after crew took them down along the Nicollet Mall on Friday.

Minneapolis to spend more on PR for Nicollet Mall project

Nikko the snow monkey dies at age 34 at Minnesota Zoo
Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses
Public will comment tonight on the proposed renaming of Lake Calhoun

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Rodgers injury adds another level to Vikings-Packers rivalry

Strong defensive tackle play stopped Packers before Rodgers' injury
Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig
Gophers picked third in Big Ten preseason men's hoops media poll

Scores, schedules, and stats
FILE - In this file photo made Oct. 26, 2009, a JetBlue plane takes off from Miami International Airport.

JetBlue says it will begin MSP-Boston flights starting in May

UnitedHealth Group profit up 26 percent
Dayton says pitch to Amazon doesn't pledge specific tax break
Shortage of listings continues to constrain Twin Cities housing market

A voter displays a "I voted" sticker in a polling station at the Chinese Community Church in Washington, April 3, 2012. Voters are headed to the polls in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington Tuesday to continue the narrowing of the field in the Republican presidential nominating contest. (Doug Mills/The New York Times) ORG XMIT: MIN2012103114204975 ORG XMIT: MIN1605270022560612

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Yes, the census is worth more than one Big Mac a year
Sexual misconduct: 'Me, too' is what we now must be able to say
Sexual misconduct: We all know a Harvey, and he doesn't work alone



Sasha Houston Brown, center, battled for the ball during an evening of the Creator’s game, which closely resembles lacrosse, in a Minneapolis park.

Minnesota's Native American health advocates use old games as new cures for obesity

How many billion birds are there in the world?
'Music Man' delivers its irresistible pitch at Bloomington arts center
Imagine Dragons pick up steam in sold-out Xcel show

Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference
Chip Scoggins

The Wolves could become the most improved team in the NBA this season, but they'll face a steep climb because of the quality of other teams in the conference.

Mpls. company's business: Selling gifts, planting trees
Neal St. Anthony

Woodchuck, which expects to double sales to $10 million next year, was conceived in 2012 by a University of Minnesota architecture graduate.

Reusse: P.J. Fleck is a master at lowering expectations
Patrick Reusse

Beating Michigan State would be a monumental achievement for the Gophers, especially with their coach's constant woe-is-my-roster spiel in his campaign to lower expectations during his first year.




FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama, center, salutes as an Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., during a dignified transfer event at Dover Air Force Base, Del. President Donald Trump is claiming his predecessors did not sufficiently honor the nation's fallen. Obama's office says Trump is "unequivocally wrong," and says Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors through his presidency — through calls, letters, visits to Arlington National Cemetery, regular meetings with Gold Star families and more. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump suggests predecessors fell short in honoring fallen military

Weinstein's bad money put to good use by Minn. charity
Trump and McConnell are 'closer than ever before'
Jury to deliberate in case of Liberian accused of war crimes

Texas DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera, center right, puts her arm around Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law as he arrives on the scene of a hot air balloon crash Saturday, July 30, 2016 near Lockhart, Texas. The balloon hit high-tension power lines, killing 16 people.

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

Drug industry undermined DEA as opioid epidemic exploded
Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post
California pet stores will be able to sell only rescue animals beginning next year

In this picture taken on Monday Oct. 16, 2017 and provided by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), shows Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters on a destroyed building during their battle against the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria.

Syrian commander says Raqqa has been captured from militants

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh
Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain
Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

One journey ends, another starts: Bridgewater cleared to practice

National views: Was Barr's hit on Rodgers dirty? Are Packers finished?
Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running
Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig

The Wolves' draft-night trade with Chicago for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler (23) was the first thunderbolt transaction from which everything else tumbled in a dizzying summer when eight All-Stars switched teams and the NBA’s balance of power largely continued to shift from East to West.

Flurry of offseason player movement adding intrigue to NBA season

Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference
Healthy Bjelica looks to regain touch with Wolves
Remodel sneak peek: It's Target Center, but it's not Target Center

Zach Parise had another injury setback at Monday's practice, forcing him off the rink after 25 minutes of drills.

Parise leaves ice at practice; Wild suits up assistant to help out

Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to Wild's slow start
Newcomers hold their own, but Wild veterans disappoint
Assistant coach Henderson skates again at Wild practice

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte walks with Prince William and Prince George as they arrive in Warsaw, Monday, July 17, 2017.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting child in April

NBA Coach Gregg Popovich calls Trump a 'soulless coward' in latest rant against president
Marilyn Manson takes another swipe at Justin Bieber: 'I don't like to fight with girls' (Audio)
'SNL' opens with Alec Baldwin's Trump commanding Mike Pence to leave everything in protest