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Falcon Heights traffic stop leads to police chase, fatal car crash

A St. Anthony police officer pulled over a car about 8 p.m. near Hamline and Hoyt avenues. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, it sped away, the police said.

Boater missing since late-night mishap on St. Croix River turns up alive

Authorities have yet to address the man's whereabouts since the boat took on water.

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

This 2006 photo provided by the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church shows a 600-year-old white oak tree that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation, in Bernards, N.J. Crews are scheduled to remove the church's tree which was declared dead after numerous problems started appearing in the summer 2016. The tree has served as a scenic backdrop for thousands of photographs over the years and according to legend, was a spot where George Washington once held a picnic.

A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history.

Past, current Minnesota inmates run to protest 'second prison'

Brady Irons, who spent years imprisoned in Minnesota for drug charges, was among those running a 5k Sunday in St. Paul to highlight the challenges of returning to society. Inmates in Lino Lakes, Stillwater and Shakopee took part on their prison grounds.

More than 200 ex-inmates and friends and 500 current inmates participated in a run Sunday hosted by Prison Fellowship, a national faith-based organization that specializes in second chances.

86th St. bridge in Bloomington, struck Sunday, will be rebuilt this summer

The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.



Brady Irons, who spent years imprisoned in Minnesota for drug charges, was among those running a 5k Sunday in St. Paul to highlight the challenges of returning to society. Inmates in Lino Lakes, Stillwater and Shakopee took part on their prison grounds.

Past, current Minnesota inmates run to protest 'second prison'

Park Board to begin repairs on flood-damaged Meadowbrook Golf Club
Honor guard on duty at MSP for dive team member killed during search
Modest memorial in St. Paul marks where driver died in crash with police in pursuit

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When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Twins' ugly homestand ends with blowout loss to Detroit
Torii Hunter's debut as Twins analyst earns rave reviews
The 25 biggest draft steals in Vikings history (Nos. 21-25)

Scores, schedules, and stats
Buffalo Wild Wings urged shareholders to support its candidates and reject an activist shareholder trying to take control of the company.

Showdown over Buffalo Wild Wings future set for June 2

Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory
Going digital: Device makers chase fast-growing, data-driven market
When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

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Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21

Do female cops make all the difference?
Teachers and staff of color matter big-time
Readers Write (April 24): Cancer research in Minnesota, abortion and politics, Bill O'Reilly's firing, feral cats



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Prince artwork and album covers were projected on a big screen during Friday night’s dance party at First Avenue.

Highlights from Prince memorial weekend, and advice for future years

The 'genius' pianist who also composes
De Waart returns to lead rarely performed Elgar oratorio
Prince's Revolution added to the Bon Iver-led Rock the Garden 2017


Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory
Neal St. Anthony

Indiana-based Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant, a nearly century-old business in the Minnesota town.

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Jim Souhan

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.

Tevlin: Neurosurgeon and her teen patient are put to a marathon test
Jon Tevlin

  When the 15-year-old ninth-grader first met Dr. Uzma Samadani, her back pain was so severe she couldn’t participate in gym class at Richfield High…




Historical painter Edward Peterson moves his scissor lift so workers can move a table down the hallway at the capital rotunda's east side Wednesday.

Dayton wants to strip Historical Society of its preservation role

Trump takes hard line on wall, as threat of a shutdown looms
Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on 'dreamers' and deportation
Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions

Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance.

New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow
Trump calls US astronaut who broke record for time in space
Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron waves before addressing his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris , Sunday April 23, 2017. Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France's rejected mainstream unites for Macron over Le Pen

The sad saga of North Korea's airport ATMs
Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy
N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

The fifth-ranked Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep of Iowa with a 3-0 victory in front of an announced 1,383, a record crowd for Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a day after drawing nearly 1,200 fans for Game 2 against Iowa. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball
Great weather to watch great Gophers teams on the diamonds

When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up
Wild's Granlund named finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo, Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., gestures during an interview in Bridgetown, Barbados. Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit �Everybody Plays the Fool,� has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead due an unknown cause in a car Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House
Tennis star Serena Williams is pregnant, spokeswoman confirms
C.J.: Shaun LaBelle hopes to ride 'Wave' to another platinum seller