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Transportation bill deeply cuts Metro Transit bus service

Austin Gay laughed as he realized the bus was full when he got on Bus 5 in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., on March 27, 2017. Route 5 goes from Brooklyn Center to the Mall of America through downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Gay says he uses the bus three times a week and the bus is always crowded. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER •

Met Council says cuts would be 'devastating.’, but Republicans say transportation proposal simply reflects budget realities.

Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

FILE -- A group of coal miners waved signs for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as they waited for a rally in Charleston, W.Va., Thursday, May 5, 2016.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.

Restaurant group: Minneapolis servers make $28.56 per hour

A server places menus on the table for lunch at Manny’s Steakhouse on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Any minimum wage hike should target support staff, an industry group says.

Cycling in Minn. creates jobs, cuts health spending, state finds

Despite its cold winters, Minnesota — and the Twin Cities in particular — has long been recognized as one of the country’s biking-est places.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's first economic impact analysis of the state's cycling industry also found that 13.6 percent of Twin Cities residents commute by bike, at least once in a while.

Grab the Kleenex: Allergy season is upon us

A bee enjoys early bloom crocus flowers this week at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Blame the early start on recent warm temperatures.


Kyra Jackson skied with her dog, Daria, on the groomed trails of the Theodore Wirth Park golf course in early March.

Why a mild winter is creating problems for local parks

Appeals court rules against Minneapolis landlord Mahmood Khan
Suit alleges faulty appraisal in PolyMet land swap
Nice Ride's 1,700 bikes will be back in the racks Monday

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The biggest victory in Clem Haskins’ coaching career, winning the Midwest Regional final over UCLA in 1997, is no longer officially part of NCAA or Gophers history, having been wiped out by an academic scandal.

Haskins, Gophers stung by U's silence 20 years after Final Four run

Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild
Boshers, Field pack up as Twins make roster cuts
Vikings GM Spielman hasn't lost faith in himself or his system

Scores, schedules, and stats
The Amazon Go convenience store launched in Seattle last year began with great hype, but the company is still struggling with the selling of groceries.

Amazon struggles selling groceries online; might open brick-and-mortar stores

Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist
Polaris paid out $132 million in 2016 related to recalls
Enbridge tax challenge could cost northern Minn. counties millions

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau ranked No. 22 on Fortune magazine’s fourth annual list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” which was issued last week.

Can't reconcile reality with federal report on Minneapolis Police Department

Last in, first out requirement hurts Minnesota schools and students
Minnesota's limits on farm wineries are unconstitutional
Readers Write (March 27): Religion and education, Destination Medical Center investment, air travel decorum

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Ocean Watch squeezes through tight sections of pack ice during the successful 2009 Northwest Passage voyage.

'It's important to tell my story': Iowa man sailed the world and witnessed this

'Bones' stars reflect on 12 years of record-breaking TV
Who gets to keep the dog in the divorce?
The kindness of kids: 1,800 respond to essay contest

Reusse: Pitching a shutout the night after his mother died
Patrick Reusse

Friday's start by Brody Rodning for Minnesota State Mankato vs. UMD wasn't for the baseball scouts. It was for his mom, Tiffany. And as the game progressed, Brody had a message for teammates: "Just get me one."

Rosenblum: You're smart to hang on to your old car
Gail Rosenblum

Vindication has come, at long last, and from a surprising source.

Tevlin: For Kenyon's police chief, humanity comes first
Jon Tevlin

Funny, self-deprecatory and guileless, Lee Sjolander may be the male Marge Gunderson, the cop from the movie "Fargo," only in the internet age.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz addressed the crowd during the dedication of the State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minn., on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz running for governor

Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations
Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview
Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Teresa Elam, a distant relative of President James Polk's, at the site where he and his wife are buried on the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, March 23, 2017. Polk�s body has been buried in three places since his death. Lawmakers are now considering moving it again, to a family home in tiny Columbia, Tenn. Elam said a proposal to disinter their remains would amount to desecration of their graves.

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B
Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost
Rural Minn. hospitals fear fallout as work visas slow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking, as his lawyer Olga Mikhailova listens, in court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 27, 2017. Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was fined 20,000 rubles ($340) on Monday by a Moscow court. It was a comparatively lenient punishment for organizing an unsanctioned rally for which he faced up to 15 days in jail. The court has yet to deliver its ruling on charges accusing the opposition leader of resisting arrest.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Mexican fishermen burn boat, demand environmentalists out
Agustina Castro, Fidel and Raul's sister, dies in Cuba at 78
Thieves steal 221-pound gold Canadian coin from Berlin museum

The biggest victory in Clem Haskins’ coaching career, winning the Midwest Regional final over UCLA in 1997, is no longer officially part of NCAA or Gophers history, having been wiped out by an academic scandal.

Haskins, Gophers stung by U's silence 20 years after Final Four run

Reusse: Who cares about the record books? 1997 Sweet 16 saw greatest game U ever played
Gauging the Gophers: Where's each program at for next season?
Poll: What would be best way to honor 1996-97 Gophers' Final Four team?

Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) celebrated his goal with left wing Daniel Winnik as Wild defensemen Jared Spurgeon (46) and Ryan Suter skated by during the third period of Washington's 4-2 victory on March 14. The Caps have surged and the Wild slumped ever since.

Best to bumbling: Wild, Washington on different paths since last meeting

Gourde scores in OT, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-4
Schwartz has 2 goals, Blues get 10th straight win vs Coyotes
Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs at the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Memorial Service at The Forest Lawn on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

Ted Koppel says Sean Hannity is 'bad for America'; Hannity fires back
Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane
Actress, producer-writer of 'Orange Is The New Black' marry