Wolf hunt must stop in Great Lakes states, federal court says

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U.S. District Court rules that wolves still require endangered species protection

Wolves trade Brewer to Houston for guard Troy Daniels, picks

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The trade opens up a starting spot and more playing time presumably for hard-playing Shabazz Muhammad on the wing.

State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.

Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses obviously lied to the grand jury.

Charges: Drunk Maplewood mom left 1 child outside, passed out on another

An allegedly intoxicated Maplewood woman passed out on top of her toddler inside her home while leaving an infant strapped to a stroller outside, according to court documents. Alyssa A. …

DFL calls for ethics review into Ortman campaign's alleged payment for endorsement

A onetime rival said Ortman paid him to back her campaign

Nonprofits' founder, charged with buying handbags and jeans with government grants, pleads guilty

Grant money for programs to fight teen pregnancy and provide housing for the poor went for handbags, designer jeans, and a son’s rent, etc.

BCA: Man shot by police on I-694 charged at officers with a knife

Authorities said the suspected murderer emerged from his crashed vehicle, began stabbing himself and then charged at officers.

Who is this mystery couple? Photo captures Rice Park engagement.

A Minneapolis woman unwittingly captured an engagement in Rice Park last night and is trying to get in touch with the couple.

Curtain comes down on the Christian Ponder era + Video

The Vikings effectively gave up on Ponder when they moved on to their next quarterback of the future by drafting Teddy Bridgewater.

Cheers! Hipsters rejoice as Surly opens destination brewery + Photo Gallery

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here, Surly Nation. After four years in the law-changing making, Surly opens the doors to its $30 million destination brewery at …

Woman goes into labor at I-94 crash scene

The woman was 8 months pregnant and went into labor after a traffic accident on I-94 in St. Paul.

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor on only one occasion.

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

300-year-old oak tree at UW-Madison to be felled

The oldest tree on the University of Wisconsin's Madison campus, beloved by some of its youngest students, is coming down.

'Very minor' knee surgery ends Barr's season early

Anthony Barr’s season rookie season officially ended Thursday night when he was told he needs what coach Mike Zimmer described as a “very minor procedure” to repair a knee …

Ely entrepreneur to offer beer runs to ice houses

Starting Christmas Day, Safe Rides of Ely will add alcohol delivery to the list of things it's willing to deliver around town and out on the ice.

Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

An Alaska backcountry skier walked away uninjured after being completely buried under a 350-foot-wide avalanche, and survived because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said.

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