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Reports: Feds to fine Wells Fargo $1 billion as early as Friday

Wells Fargo could be facing a record federal fine.

Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources.

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

In June, former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night.

Charges: Mentally ill man taken in by Minn. family kills woman, her son

William L. Hillman

It appears that the victims lost their lives because they "were kind enough to let someone into their lives."

Plea deal with prison time for unlicensed driver who hit, killed Wayzata cop

Wayzata police officer Bill Mathews with wife Shawn and son Wyatt.

The crash last year was the latest in a long string of driving violations by the Mound woman, now in prison on a drug conviction.

New charges for former Rocori superintendent charged with indecent exposure

Scott Staska

Eight new counts were added against Scott Staska, who had already faced 10.



Ayub Mohamed, center, 14, gets his hands dirty mixing together ground beef with blueberries, oatmeal and spices to make healthy burgers during class a

Twin Cities YMCA focuses on food along with fitness

Blaine's wetland tree cutting plans spark new controversy
Small freight rail firm rejects Met Council deal for Southwest LRT
Lois Riess captured in Texas, officials say

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The Wild's Eric Staal chased the puck in the first period against the Jets during Game 4

Keeping it simple: Trailing 3-1 to Jets, Wild chasing one victory at a time

Wolves search for points, answers after dropping two games to Rockets
Vikings only NFC team to play both defending conference champs in 2018
Five-hour energy: Twins seek momentum from 16-inning victory

Scores, schedules, and stats
Reception area at the new redesigned Famous Dave’s in Coon Rapids.

Famous Dave's tests a new menu and new look in Coon Rapids

Baby-saving Midwest Fetal Care Center becomes a showplace of medical tech and design
Minnesota added 2,900 jobs in March as hiring slowdown continues
Fortune sees top leaders rising from movements

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, depicted in a courtroom sketch, is presiding over hearings in New York City regarding the disposition of files seized

Who should review Michael Cohen's files? A special master

Walz bill sends message to VA: Get going on medical marijuana research
Counterpoint: Don't discount the role of state investment in affordable housing
Counterpoint: Cities are well-suited to make decisions on fees on new housing development



Caitlyn Smith played outside Waterloo Records during South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last month, tourting her breakout album “Starfire.”

Minnesota songwriting vet Caitlyn Smith is firing up Nashville

Choral legend lands in Minnesota with music composed especially for VocalEssence
Work that shimmers with water and glitter reflects Minneapolis artist's complex story
Visit from Oscar nominee kicks off second week of Mpls. St. Paul film fest

Reusse: Wheeler's journey from Minnesota star to leader of Jets
Patrick Reusse

From superstardom at Breck School to Gophers standout to a multi-team NHL journey, Blake Wheeler has credentials that make him a key part of Winnipeg's success.

Scoggins: 'Mean' Nick Seeler brings fight to Wild's defense
Chip Scoggins

Devan Dubnyk described rookie defenseman Nick Seeler as "mean," praise that underscores the former Eden Prairie high school star's impact only 25 games into his NHL career.

Rosenblum: A new generation says yes to Minnesota grandma's red prom dress
Gail Rosenblum

The strapless gown once considered "risqué" fit perfectly, and offered "the bonus of sentimental value."




Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, welcomed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C.

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Trump backed off after he was told he's not target of probes
Minnesota Legislature on collision course with Gov. Dayton on water bills
'This is my family': Where the travel ban debate hits home

In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, listens as and Donte Robinson, right, addresses a reporter's question during an intervie

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government
Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration
Minneapolis among 15 cities being considered for new Army headquarters

FILE - This combination of two file photos shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Nov. 7, 20

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future
Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds
Who is Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba's new president?

Jeff Teague shoots between the Rockets' Chris Paul, left, and Clint Capela during the second half in Game 1

Wolves search for points, answers after dropping two games to Rockets

You can't take the Tomball out of Wolves star Butler
Hartman: It's do-or-die time for the Wolves
Souhan: Wolves terrible offense makes Barkley look brilliant

The Wild's Eric Staal chased the puck in the first period against the Jets during Game 4

Keeping it simple: Trailing 3-1 to Jets, Wild chasing one victory at a time

Staal doesn't have time to stress over cross-check
Ready, steady, stop: Dubnyk tries to stay relaxed in Wild's goal
Wild-Jets Game 5 preview

The Minnesota Twins celebrate a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in 16 innings in a baseball game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico,

Five-hour energy: Twins seek momentum from 16-inning victory

Hughes will start Sunday for Twins, first time since May
Twins hope Kepler's knee is just a minor issue
Greinke, D-backs beat Giants 3-1 to win 6th straight series

Patrick Warburton, the actor who played David Puddy on "Seinfeld" and wore makeup supporting the New Jersey Devils during an episode of the show, gest

'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

Some books to guide you on the Harry and Meghan wedding path
Pink, and her children, grace cover of People beauty issue
Theron's not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned