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Prince's death puts spotlight on opioid epidemic in Minnesota

State records show 336 deaths last year linked to excessive or abusive use of prescription opioids such as oxycodone, or illicit ones such as heroin. That is six times higher than the opioid-related deaths in 2000.

U of Minnesota bumps Drum Corps show from TCF Bank Stadium again

Drum Corps International organizers, told they would have to move the July 16 event because of a private football camp run by Gophers coach Tracy Claeys, are crying foul.


Inspiration to St. Paul Latino officers, community calling it a career

Eagan student wins JFK Profile in Courage essay award
Minneapolis approves $800M plan to upgrade roads, parks
Battling a surge in suicides, Minnesota investigators wield a new weapon: data
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New name emerges for Wild coaching search after Boudreau fired by Anaheim

Reusse: Canterbury Park hopes its gift to bettors gives back
Give credit to Spielman for going off-script by being predictable
Now enough local Target Field workers to avoid busing in out-of-staters
Scores, schedules and stats

Delta Air Lines orders more Airbus planes to replace aging fleet

Abbott is counting on growth turnaround at St. Jude Medical
Schafer: 2 brothers, 2 breweries, but no ill will on tap
Select Comfort stock jumps as company beats Q1 expectations


Paul Douglas on Weather
Spring Fever Watch: Next Week May Be One of The Best of '16

If you thought Friday was nice (and it was) stick around a few days. I see a streak of 60s; 70s by Tuesday. If you don't have the fever yet...you will.

Access Vikings
Vikings draft Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander in Round Two

With their second-round selection, pick No. 54 overall, the Vikings drafted confident Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander this evening.

Twins Insider
Twins announce Milone to bullpen, Meyer to rotation ahead of Tigers series

The Twins open a three-game series tonight against the Tigers at Target Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.


Editorial counterpoint: Whoa, think again about Paisley Park as a Prince mecca

New education spending this session should focus on preschool, higher ed
Sack cartoon: Zika virus
Readers Write (April 30): Labor policies, coverage of Prince's death, transgender accommodations, problems and opportunities in housing

Prince and First Avenue: a history of the club's ties to its brightest star

Punches and peas: North Minneapolis gym teaches kids boxing — and nutrition
Review: With a neo-Nazi Patrick Stewart, 'Green Room' is diabolically good
Three Minneapolis gallery shows celebrate Earth and its troubled beauty
Horoscopes

John Rash
Rash Report: Progress is possible on press freedom and journalist safety

World Press Freedom Day, arrest in Daniel Pearl case and push for U.N. action amid a bleak era.

Chris Riemenschneider
More Prince parties this weekend: From concerts to 'Purple Rain' screenings

More options to celebrate his legacy in his hometown, including a literally old-school party at Sabathani Community Center.

Gail Rosenblum
Rosenblum: Minneapolis artist turns barbed wire from Holocaust camp into 'eternal light'

When a St. Louis Park woman finally summoned the inner strength to return to Poland, a place of devastating loss for her family in World War II, she found the seeds of Jewish life in the most unexpected of places.


Reagan's daughter blasts Will Ferrell over Alzheimer's comedy about her dad

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith join Obama youth initiative
Lance Armstrong asking judge to end government lawsuit
C.J.: Meet the King twins, who fill tall orders in dressing the hard to fit

Meyer is latest addition to Twins youthful bullpen

Postgame: Twins came out flat Friday, and never recovered
Friday's Twins-Detroit game recap
Hughes' poor start sends Twins on path to another loss

Criminal justice leaders hail drug sentencing reform as historic compromise

Pot limits for Colorado tourists could be on the way out
President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House
Gov. Mark Dayton, Speaker Kurt Daudt renew call for transportation funding

Prom gone wrong: How a Prior Lake teen's dream night turned into a disaster

Right job, wrong building: Confessions of a U of M tour guide

Arlington National Cemetery needs more room

Got ink? The Navy is relaxing its rules on tattoos
Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner
University of N.H.: Paying $17,570 for dining hall table was mistake

Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic
At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer
Eurozone GDP scrapes back to precrisis level