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Minn. opening med marijuana program to those in chronic pain

Signing up: Elisa McCann, 3, is enrolled and ready to become one of the first pain patients admitted to Minnesota’s medical marijuana program. Elisa has epidermolysis bullosa, which causes her skin to blister and tear at the slightest contact.

Enrollment spiked in July after the pain patients were admitted to state program ahead of Monday's expansion.

On the stump, U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen steps around Donald Trump

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen greeted parade attendees in Edina on July 4th.

In district known for ticket-splitting, Minnesota Republican has distanced himself from the Republican presidential nominee.

Auction buyers breathe new life into vacant North Side homes

Bree St. Peters walked around the kitchen of the home she’s refurbishing with her daughter Zea Andriolo, 4, in her arms on Friday.

Half of buyers on track to finish rehabs in county's first year of new program.

Texas officials: No one survived balloon crash with at least 16 aboard

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, causing what authorities described as a "significant loss of life."

A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

Target's IT chief set a new direction, starting with smaller budget

CIO Mike McNamara, shown in his office, said one of his first changes was honing Target’s focus: “Even a company as big as Target doesn’t have 800 priorities.”

Mike McNamara, who arrived last June from British-based grocer Tesco as one of the key outside appointments to the Target executive team, isn't done making changes yet.

Tiffany Schauls of the MPCA and Brett Ostby of the Zumbro Watershed Partnership kayaked the walled-off Zumbro River in downtown Rochester.

As big remake proceeds, Rochester rediscovers it's a river town

Concerned about bad PR, Vadnais Heights keeps $12,000 audit confidential
Cottage Grove couple wrap $250K honeymoon treehouse around old bur oak
Growing Inver Grove Heights considers tighter regulation on bowhunting
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breakthrough year: Gwen Jorgensen won her first three World Triathlon Series titles in 2013, including the event in Stockholm (above). Since then she has won 14 more times.

St. Paul's Jorgensen a favorite to win triathlon gold

Zimmer looks hard and finds the Vikings' doubters
Fortysomethings Stricker, Furyk enter Ryder Cup conversation
Nerves, excitement high around U.S. Bank Stadium's debut
Scores, schedules and stats
Boston Scientific Corp. has more employees in Minnesota than its home state of Massachusetts.

After stumbling big, Boston Scientific has regained its stride

Growing corn like it's 2065 to study climate change effects
Ex-MNsure board member Tom Forsythe on past mistakes and future of exchange
Schafer: Changing health care landscape favors UnitedHealth Group

The real history of Mount Rushmore

End battles over reservation's border in Mille Lacs County
Sack cartoon: Visiting Earth during campaign season
Readers Write (July 31): River origins, leadership and judgment

Visiting Earth during campaign season

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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling

Is J.K. Rowling selling out? Some Harry Potter fans wonder

168 shows, 850 performances, 11 days: Why Minnesota's Fringe Fest matters
Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart on full display in Walker exhibit
1958 St. Louis Park rambler gets 'Finnish lake home' makeover

Scoggins: Money is a factor in pivotal year for Peterson
Chip Scoggins

Transition season puts Peterson in a role where he must adapt to Teddy Bridgewater as the Vikings' focal point

Hartman: Spielman, Vikings putting their focus on the here and now
Sid Hartman

"Our No. 1 task right now is going down to Mankato and getting ready for the season," Vikings GM Rick Spielman said.

Anderson: Recent violent storm reminds campers who's in charge
Dennis Anderson

Winds throughout the Arrowhead Region were clocked at more than 60 miles per hour July 21, strong enough to upend age-old white pines.

Latest late-night battle: Stephen Colbert vs. corporate lawyers

Fox 9's Jonathan Choe takes his talent and sartorial style home to Boston
No spoilers, but 'Gilmore Girls' star says chemistry is back
Wizard magic: JK Rowling hopes Harry Potter play goes global

Kansas City pitcher Yordano Ventura (left) and catcher Salvador Perez.

MLB insider: Royals find it's hard to repeat

Twins pitchers Abad, Kintzler could be on the move
Reusse: Not so fast on ideas for quicker baseball
Polanco at DH, Sano sits in speedy Twins lineup vs. White Sox

President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited a government cybersecurity center in Arlington, Va., Jan. 13, 2015. Recent revelations of hacking into Democratic campaign computer systems in an apparent attempt to manipulate the 2016 election is forcing the White House to confront a new question: whether, and if so how, to retaliate.

After recent hacks, U.S. debates how best to respond

Water quality a top issue at FarmFest 2016
Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine: Trump lacks empathy for Khans
Donald Trump rescued from stalled elevator in Colorado city

Sgt. Gary Rose, center, a medic, is to receive the first Medal of Honor acknowledging heroics of a soldier in the secret war in Laos.

In first, veteran of secret war in Laos will get Medal of Honor

Reagan shooter Hinckley's return to normalcy has been years in making
Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole
Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carries aid to southern besieged village of Nawa in the province of Daraa, Syria, Saturday, July 30, 2016. International aid organizations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been distributing aid to besieged areas around Syria over the past weeks.

Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Pope to young: Try politics, activism; don't be couch potato
Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack
Tokyo votes for governor as it readies for 2020 Olympics

The art of parting: 'We used to spend so much time there'

How I came to see bipolar disorder as my greatest strength
Thanks, Pokemon Go, for helping me meet cool people in Minneapolis
In the narrative of race, why only black ink on white paper?

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