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More soil, groundwater pollution in Mpls. suspected

Karl Ebert, shown in 2014, has sued General Mills over the contaminated soil beneath his family's basement. “It’s an emotional drain all the time,” Ebert said of the lawsuit, which argues that General Mills must clean up the contamination because it threatens human health and the environment.

Commercial properties in Como neighborhood, where chemicals were dumped until 1962, will be tested for toxic vapors.

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 said they couldn't release many details about the investigation that 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

At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 2013, where a row of black luxury sedans was parked outside. A privately held Bloomington firm called the North American High Speed Rail Group (NAHSR) is keeping alive the idea of a high-speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities.

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
Police: Woman robbed of pit bull puppy at gunpoint in Minneapolis

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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 advance to NCAA volleyball regional final with 3-1 victory over Missouri

Wild tops Edmonton in a shootout after many chances to win in OT
Second-half collapse again sinks the Wolves
Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

Scores, schedules, and stats
3M headquarters

3M to sell identity management unit for $850 million

H.B. Fuller cutting 40 local jobs as part of restructuring, 220 positions overall
Vendors pitch MNsure on website upgrades
Dougherty to expand by acquiring municipal bond dealer Cronin & Co.


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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

Trump to Air Force One …

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Michele “Coco” Hossle, stage manager for “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie Theater.

Wizards behind the curtain make the Guthrie's 'Christmas Carol' fly

Eyesore or worthy attempt? Sunken greenhouse pushes limits in Minneapolis
R. Kelly opens up, then hangs up, in interview before Orpheum holiday concert
Review: D.C. political thriller 'Miss Sloane' wins the cynics' vote

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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

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles led the NFL in interceptions last season (18) and leads the way this year with 15.

Jaguars all about spirit of giving (turnovers) as they prepare for Vikings

All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place
Vikings' interior offensive line will have matchups to watch in Jacksonville
Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

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
As Trump campaigns, Giuliani won't be part of team

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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