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Changing course, Kaler now favors search firm for new Gophers AD

Two months after saying he was leaning against using a search firm to hire a new athletic director, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has changed his mind.

Fargo officer shot at domestic dispute dies hours later

Jason Moszer was the first Fargo police officer to be killed on duty in 134 years. His suspected killer was found dead inside a home.

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VP Joe Biden to stop in St. Paul next week in tour promoting stimulus act

VP Joe Biden to stop in St. Paul next week in tour promoting stimulus act

The Roman Empire
Play ball! Gophers open softball season Friday

The Gophers, ranked No 14 in the USA Today/NFCA poll, open their season today with two games. They will the heavy favorite in one and the slight underdog in the other.

The Long Snapper's Truck, a short story by P. James Reusse

The Tommy Kramer dream from long ago had dots easy to connect. This one isn't so easy to interpret.

Dennis Anderson
Anderson: RV market sees greater interest, just in time for Twin Cities motor home show

Interest is rising just in time for the 48th motor home show.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Recovering Leidner eager to get back at it for U

The Gophers QB hopes to get three weeks of spring practice in following left foot surgery last month.

Chip Scoggins
Chip Scoggins column, Jan. 19: Nothing golden about status of U athletics

The whole "You can't win at Minnesota" excuse is a tiresome loser's lament. Unique challenges exist, but the Gophers athletic program also holds enough potential to not have to accept mediocrity, or worse.