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Braden Eichten of St. Paul cheered on the Vikings at Brit's Pub earlier this season as they scored a touchdown. Collective celebration and Vikings viewing are growing for Sunday's NFL Championship Game.

As the Vikings travel to Philadelphia to take on the host Eagles in Sunday's NFC title game, some Minnesota fans opt for collective celebration.

St. Paul, Minneapolis aren't in tandem when it comes to dockless bikes

Nice Ride bikes lined up at a station in downtown Minneapolis on June 9, 2011.

St. Paul won't be part of a proposal being rolled out in Minneapolis.

Charges: Ex-boyfriend killed Edina woman in Minnesota, burned body in New Orleans

Cristina Prodan

Felony charge reveals chronic violence against the woman, and marriage of the suspect to another man.

MLB inquiry into Twins' Sano has no timetable

Miguel Sano

Miguel Sano remains in Fort Myers, putting his surgically repaired shin through workouts. There is no word from Major League Baseball what their investigation into an alleged assault two years ago has uncovered.

Saints coach wants his free couch, donates it to Children's Hospital

A burn directed at the coach of the New Orleans Saints from a local furniture store has turned into yet another donation for Minnesota Children's Hospital.



Heidi Riley dumped plastic into a recycling bin after a game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

NFL's super challenge: Recycling food wrappers and beer cups from 60,000 fans

Gold Line bus rapid transit wins critical federal approval
St. Paul night services speak to those who feel exiled from church tradition
Why no march here? Some Twin Cities women want to take movement to the streets again

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Injured Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, foreground, sat on the bench with his backup, quarterback Case Keenum during the Steelers' first series Sunday. ] JEFF WHEELER ï jeff.wheeler@startribune.com The Minnesota Vikings faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Vikings, Eagles both came out winners in Sam Bradford trade

Pitino: 'Not fair' to make Gophers give up home game to play in New York
MLB inquiry into Twins' Sano has no timetable
After losing ground during layoff, Wild returns to face Lightning

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Former Starkey president Jerry Ruzicka and former Starkey human resources manager Larry W. Miller (far right) leave the federal courthouse in Minneapolis in 2016. On Friday, their trial on charges of embezzlement continued.

Starkey trial continues with FBI testimony

Judge dismisses fraud suit against Medtronic
Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys
Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was pictured during a meeting at the Al-Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo in December.

It's not the countries that stink, it's the regimes

Veterans Affairs should move ahead with marijuana research
Sack cartoon: The stock market
Readers Write: University of Minnesota's athletes village, immigration, parking, prosecution


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In the opening scene, Frank Kohlasch, left to right, Rachel English, Megan Lee Anderson and Ariel Leaf welcome the audience with the song “People’s House.”

Minnesota State Capitol is the star attraction of a new play

Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine premieres his 'Postcard' show in Minneapolis
Super Bowl Live free concert schedule revealed with new Minnesota all-stars
Super Slide arrives at CHS Field for Super Bowl

Trash talking with Philly? Not exactly a tough assignment
C.J.

The Philly columnist kicked things off with: "Like almost all Americans, I've never been to Minnesota. What am I missing, other than frostbite...?"

Craig: Eagles believe their defense on par with Vikings' - and they're not wrong
Mark Craig

"We always have the mind-set every week that we are the best," Philadelphia defensive end and sacks leader Brandon Graham said.

Two weeks after igniting an old-school dance party, Lady Lark returns to First Ave
Chris Riemenschneider

A year after her first singing gig, the '80s-flavored R&B groover is already playing her second First Ave show.




Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on senators to clean up the budget mess. The Senate will return to work at 11 a.m. CT Saturday.

U.S. government shuts down, with Senate returning to work today

Rift in Carver County GOP causes chairman to quit
Trump bends, but doesn't break, ways of Washington in year 1
AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, police officers stand along the Las Vegas Strip near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino during a shooting at a country music festival, in Las Vegas.

Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer
Sen. Rand Paul's alleged attacker charged with federal crime
100 million dead trees in California: A recipe for wildfires

FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. .

Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'
Not guilty verdict reached in Quebec train disaster trial
Gaza family kills relative after Hamas says he aided Israel

Injured Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, foreground, sat on the bench with his backup, quarterback Case Keenum during the Steelers' first series Sunday. ] JEFF WHEELER ï jeff.wheeler@startribune.com The Minnesota Vikings faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Vikings, Eagles both came out winners in Sam Bradford trade

Reusse: Vikings in position to duplicate 1973 dominance
Brady wearing gloves, even during interviews, but will he play?
Craig: Minnetonka's Allen has turned his family into Philly fanatics

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau questions a call by officials during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won 108-102. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Wolves will try to avoid first three-game losing streak

Afflalo suspended two games after scuffle with Wolves' Bjelica
LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams
Wolves can't handle Houston's outside game in 18-point loss

The Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba celebrated a goal last week against the Jets, but the Wild hasn't been able to gain any ground due to a mandatory layoff. They return to the ice Saturday.

After losing ground during layoff, Wild returns to face Lightning

Wild's Niederreiter out until after the All-Star break
How is Wild in playoff hunt despite being last in this statistic?
Wild-Lightning game preview

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, Ed Sheeran attends Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. heeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, saying the two got engaged right before the new year.

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut
In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault
Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations