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Dayton disagrees with kneeling protests, but also Trump response

Gov. Mark Dayton, pictured at a news conference Sept. 22, said he disagrees with kneeling protests, but defends players’ right to kneel. GLEN STUBBE glen.stubbe@startribune.com

The DFL governor said athletes should find other ways to protest, but he defends their right to kneel during the national anthem.

Husband arrested after wife found dead in south Minneapolis home

Police have yet to say how the woman was killed or what led to her death.

First McDonald's to open in Minnesota celebrates 60th birthday

Baby born prematurely after attack on mom has died at Mayo Clinic

Police say an infant delivered by emergency surgery following an assault on the mother has died at a Rochester hospital.

'Rock bottom': Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) leaves federal court following his sentencing, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in New York. Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in a sexting case that rocked the presidential race.

Anthony Weiner's sexting compulsion cost him his seat in Congress, his shot at becoming New York mayor and his marriage, and may have even denied Hillary Clinton the presidency. On Monday, it cost him his freedom.



Contaminated land in Cass Lake held homes and a ball field.

EPA sues city of Cass Lake over cleanup costs of Superfund site

Roseville police chasing 'active leads' in shooting death; victim ID'd
Husband arrested after wife found dead in south Minneapolis home
Overnight Lowry Hill Tunnel, I-35W closures set for this week

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Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks

Tommies-Johnnies: So when will the Target Field rematch take place?
Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game
'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Scores, schedules, and stats
Target will lift its entry-level wage to $11 an hour next month and aims to have it at $15 an hour by 2020.

Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

Chaska-area barn sports financial history lesson
Settlement may be in works in partner fallout at Pine River Capital
US stock indexes fall as weak tech stocks overshadow market

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is right about 'political correctness,' wrong to push it on NFL

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security
Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?
Readers Write: Cargill and veterans, nuclear weapons, the situation in Myanmar, Amazon's second HQ, health care policy



Ed Sheeran's big-league tryout set for U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 20, 2018

Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M
Fall in Minnesota is a sad story, but it's so beautifully written
Guthrie hosts regional premiere of 'Mala' about caring for ailing parent

A trip to Duluth proves City Hall isn't sinking under data requests

So back in July, when the Duluth city staff presented the idea of charging $35 an hour for any data request that takes more than 15 minutes, I decided to ask: How big a burden are these?

Souhan: Hitch a ride on the Vikings' quarterback carousel
Jim Souhan

With Sam Bradford missing a second straight game this week, the Vikings at best are facing a season of week-to-week doubt at the most important position in sports.

Tevlin: Vet's phone call was inspired by strong feelings toward the VA
Jon Tevlin

If you work at the VA and met Mike Krueger, you should know that he appreciates you more than you can imagine.




Travelers walk near a sign for international arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New Trump travel ban bars citizens of 7 nations

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill
Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages
The Latest: Indiana plans to appeal abortion law order

Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house in Juncos when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof. The Puerto Rico town remains largely isolated from the rest of the island — and the world.

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation

Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year
Classified US spy satellite launched from California
Across Puerto Rico, agriculture is nearly wiped out

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

North Korean diplomat says Trump has 'declared war'

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament
Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament
Tropical Storm Pilar pelts Mexico coast near Puerto Vallarta

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

With Sano out, Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins
Judge breaks McGwire's HR rookie record, Yankees top Royals

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks
Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Dayton questions athletes kneeling during national anthem

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola