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Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans this week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after speaking about his plan to move a 1,300-page spending measure, which includes

Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

Emmer gets earful on shutdown, immigration at town hall

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer held a town hall in Ramsey.

Frustrations flared over immigration policy and the monthlong government shutdown at a testy town hall meeting U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer held in Ramsey.

Thousands brave cold for Minnesota March for Life rally at Capitol

Hundreds gathered on the steps of the State Capitol Tuesday for the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) March for Life. The annual march was

Abortion opponents plan to back ultrasound legislation again this year.

Medicare Advantage signups jump by 200,000

The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Federal law forced an unusually large number of Medicare beneficiari

Seniors still have options over next several weeks if they find new plans too limited.

Charges: McDonald's manager in Maple Grove repeatedly raped 14-year-old employee

Andrew O. Albertorio

The McDonald's is located near Bass Lake Road and Interstate 494, according to police.



Tiffini Flynn Forslund, pictured in 2016, is the lead plaintiff in the court challenge against teacher tenure.

Minn. Court of Appeals dismisses lawsuit over teacher tenure

Thousands brave cold for Minnesota March for Life rally at Capitol
Target Foundation revamps funding priorities for Minnesota nonprofits
Ringleader of group who terrorized teens pleads guilty to attack, rape on St. Paul's Harriet Island

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Gophers guard Amir Coffey tried to loft a shot over Michigan center Jon Teske in the first half at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Tuesday.

Gophers play No. 5 Michigan tough, fall on a buzzer-beater

New Wild defenseman Hunt relishes 'new beginning'
Saunders chose right in riding Rose's hot shooting hand
Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for Vikings fans young and old

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This home on Lake Minnetonka was one of Minnesota's most expensive listings in 2018 at $15.795 million.

Ranking the hottest housing markets in the Twin Cities

Target joins 'contactless' wave, welcomes Apple, Samsung, Google payments
Home sales dipped, but prices reached record high in 2018
WeWork in Uptown launches new program to help startups

The dome of the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington, Jan. 22, 2019. Senate Republicans and Democrats have scheduled procedural votes Thursday on Pres

Four views of the federal government shutdown mess

Immigration: What we saw in Tijuana, and the solutions it suggests
Sack cartoon: Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Donald Trump
Readers Write: Sports gambling in Minnesota, census ruling, Jordan-Roosevelt dispute, state information technology, youth sports and concussions


Sack cartoon: Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Donald Trump
Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Donald Trump

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Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marco Graf as Pepe, and Daniela Demesa as Sofi in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Netflix has scored its firs

Do all roads lead to 'Roma'? Netflix film leads the 2019 Oscar race

Fans line up in cold to get Mucci's doughnuts before they are discontinued
'She Loves Me' and loves me and loves me, in the Twin Cities' oft-produced musical
For many workers, the sick day itself is in poor health

Lileks: Here's the cold truth: It's OK to hate winter
James Lileks

When the polar vortex strikes, you realize we don’t have enough words to describe extreme cold. Well, nothing you can say within a block of…

Souhan: Missed call was bad for Saints, but the playcalling was, too
Jim Souhan

There were plenty of questionable officiating rulings in both championship games. But based on their earlier decisions, the Saints can't say they were cheated.

Anderson: Minn. needs ideas for saving its natural resources, quickly
Dennis Anderson

Conservation of Minnesota's natural resources is in a lot more trouble than many realize. If actions aren't taken in the next 10 years or so, the outdoors lifestyle that historically has been a hallmark will go the way of the horse and buggy.




U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer held a town hall in Ramsey.

Emmer gets earful on shutdown, immigration at town hall

Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans this week
Measure allowing Minn. homeowners to renounce racist language on titles advances
Thousands brave cold for Minnesota March for Life rally at Capitol

Austin Beutner, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, center talks to the media flanked by United Teachers Los Angeles, Union Pre

Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos
High court lets military implement transgender restrictions
New Mexico avalanche kills Brainerd grad studying out west

FILE - In this June 4, 2008 file photo, a Palestinian carries a box of vegetable oil as he walks past bags of flour, both donated by the United States

US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

Talk about highway speed limit divides Germans
Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93
China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

Derrick Rose spoke with Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders in the second quarter Sunday vs. Phoenix. Rose finished with 31 points, includin

Saunders chose right in riding Rose's hot shooting hand

Kentucky's Calipari: Butler bullied Towns. Butler: I'll confront coach
Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111
Timberwolves-Suns preview

Defenseman Brad Hunt (77), fighting for the puck earlier this season while with the Vegas Golden Knights, brings an offensive approach and experience

New Wild defenseman Hunt relishes 'new beginning'

Vegas haul: Wild wins, moves into playoff spot, deals for Knights defenseman
Foligno does grunt work for Wild on Coyle's go-ahead goal
Wild-Colorado game preview

Gophers guard Amir Coffey tried to loft a shot over Michigan center Jon Teske in the first half at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Tuesday.

Gophers play No. 5 Michigan tough, fall on a buzzer-beater

Gophers volleyball season tickets for 2019 sell out
More than 20 years after Final Four run, Eric Harris graduates from U
Losses finally push Gophers out of AP women's basketball Top 25

Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for Vikings fans young and old

Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for Vikings fans young and old

Let's right some wrongs of Minnesota sports injustices
New Orleans attorney files lawsuit over ending of Saints/Rams game
Saints owner vows to pursue changes in NFL policies

FILE - In this June 7, 2015, file photo, rapper Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

Fox News host, family survive car crash in Montana
Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant feeds furloughed workers
Unseen J.D. Salinger photos shot for 'Catcher' on display