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Semitrailor truck accident closes I-494 in west metro

Bannon calls white nationalists 'clowns,' discusses purging rivals

Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump

Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury."

South metro Verizon clerk trades gunfire, wounds robber

A second suspect got away in a minivan, police said.

Cleveland busts open game in eighth to win Game 1 of doubleheader

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson heads to the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

The Twins' record dropped to 0-9 against Cleveland at Target Field in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. The Twins fell behind early, wasted prime scoring chances and struck out a team-record 19 times.

Hewing Hotel finally opening coveted rooftop bar to public – for 1 day a week

The showy patio and lounge will now welcome the neighborhood on Tuesdays and feature cocktails by Tattersall Distilling.



One of the new rules proposed Wednesday for St. Paul's skyway system: Skyway doors would be locked at midnight rather than 2 a.m.

St. Paul leaders consider stricter skyway security and use rules

Minnesota attorney general sues companies over loans to vets, seniors
FBI offering $30,000 reward for help in probe of Bloomington mosque explosion
Semitrailor truck accident closes I-494 in west metro

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson heads to the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

Cleveland busts open game in eighth to win Game 1 of doubleheader

Should Twins go from buyers to sellers ... and back to buyers again?
TCF Bank Stadium getting huge food upgrades for Gophers football
New Wolves guard Crawford tweets Shabazz Muhammad: 'C'mon back home'

Scores, schedules, and stats
A crew installs a section of a crude oil pipeline for Enbridge Energy. The environmental impact statement is out for another of the Calgary-based pipeline company's projects, a replacement for Line 3 in northern Minnesota.

Enbridge Line 3 options all would hurt American Indians, report says

US stocks tumble to worst loss in 3 months in broad selling
Hormel buys Fontanini, Chicago-based maker of Italian meats, for $425 million
Chanhassen-based AmericInn sold for $170M to Wyndham

A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can against a white nationalist demonstrator at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors.

The (constitutional) rights and wrongs of Charlottesville

3M CEO takes moral high ground while Trump equivocates
Listen: Bipartisan backlash to Trump's inflammatory comments
Editorial cartoon: Mike Lester on monuments



Khalid has become one of the most promising young R&B singers of pop music’s social-media-ruled era thanks to his hit “Location.”

Khalid talks cellphone romance, Lorde and Minnesota's Spooky Black

Packed with charm, 'Logan Lucky' pulls off the perfect heist
Hewing Hotel finally opening coveted rooftop bar to public – for 1 day a week
Where are there more great pizza farms near the Twin Cities?

Souhan: Buxton finally finds success by copying Molitor at the plate
Jim Souhan

With his new approach and newfound confidence, Byron Buxton is back on track to become a five-tool star for the Twins.

Scoggins: Don't blink, or the Twins' situation will change again
Chip Scoggins

Based on their words and actions, Twins bosses Derek Falvey and Thad Levine can't decide whether to buy, sell or put both options on a dart board and fire away.

Reusse: Area's future might hold PGA Tour stop, more majors or both
Patrick Reusse

With the golf season now likely to end with the Tour Championship on Labor Day weekend starting in 2019, there are potential new markets (including the Twin Cities) looking for places to host on a crowded summer schedule.




President Trump posted several tweets Thursday that complained about the removal of 'our beautiful' Confederate statues.

Trump bemoans removal of 'our beautiful statues' in new tweets

Bannon calls white nationalists 'clowns,' discusses purging rivals
Wisconsin senator wants feds to probe Mexican resort alcohol
Fake Scottish lord sentenced to 4 years in fraud scheme

This frame from video provided by KABC-TV shows a man atop a container loading crane at the Port of Los Angeles, where he climbed after an hours-long high-speed police pursuit of his vehicle in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The man left his car, climbed to the top of the crane and was sitting there as darkness approached.

Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port

Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort
Descendants of Confederate heroes want monuments pulled down
Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

Attacker drives van into crowd in Barcelona; 13 killed, 100 injured

'Red alert' over Zimbabwe first lady, accused of assault
SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff
Ukraine malware expert may blow whistle on Russian hacking

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson heads to the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

Cleveland busts open game in eighth to win Game 1 of doubleheader

Fielding gem shows Miguel Sano's improvement at third for Twins
Souhan: Buxton finally finds success by copying Molitor at the plate
Twins call up 6-foot-10 Slegers for debut after rainout prompts shuffle

Minnesota Vikings kickers Marshall Koehn (1) and Kai Forbath (2) share a light moment during training camp.

Vikings kicker duel: Forbath's experience vs. Koehn's big leg

Sherels: Surviving and thriving as a little man on Vikings special teams
Hartman: Ex-Michigan star Gedeon excelling in Vikings linebacker battle
Several Vikings starters still sidelined

Jeff Dubay

Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

Tom Cruise's injury shuts down 'Mission: Impossible 6' filming for up to 8 weeks
Daniel Craig confirms that he's returning as James Bond: 'Couldn't be happier'
DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option