Molitor to meet with Twins officials about managing job today

Paul Molitor has never managed in the majors or minors but has extensive experience. It will be the second time he has met with Twins officials about the managing job.

Full Fleetwood Mac is back but lacked palpable camaraderie

REVIEW: This heyday incarnation — reassembled after some rocky years — came across as democratic, respectful, polite and mostly sparks-free.

Burnsville man, arrested in case of missing Andover girls, is a coach

Anoka County authorities said the girls, who are neighbors in Anover, met Casey Lee Chinn, 23, online and that he picked them up near their homes Monday night.

Oldest independent bookstore in Twin Cities is closing

The Bookcase in Wayzata will shut its doors Oct. 18, owner Charlie Leonard said, joining the list lost to changing reading habits and the rise of electronic media.

General Mills, buffeted by weak sales, to cut 700 to 800 more jobs

The company didn’t say how Minnesota would be affected but said the cuts will include salaried positions.


Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during annual gun training

Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility.


Police: Floodwood man dies when SUV falls off jacks, crushes him

Police say a Floodwood man has died after an SUV he was working on fell off its jacks and onto him.


MNsure's 2015 plans come today and they're expected to cost more

The state will soon release information on 2015 rates for health insurance policies sold on MNsure.


Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Record-breaking success in the pool. Trouble on dry land. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time …


Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.


Twin Cities foreclosure rate falls to nearly half of last year's rate

The foreclosure rate in the metro fell to 0.52 percent from 0.95 percent last year.


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In tight Eighth District race, Nolan takes a page from Walz

Walz's success against challenges led Democratic leaders to tap him as a mentor for their most endangered incumbents, including Nolan.


Native Mob case wraps up with gang leader getting 43 years

Gang “soldier” also gets 24 years Tuesday as sentencings wrap up a lengthy investigation of 28 people.


Authorities investigating death of 4-month-old baby in north Minneapolis

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine what caused the death of a 4-month-old baby found unresponsive at her north Minneapolis home Tuesday. Relatives said it appeared …


Drug, device companies paid $3.5 billion to doctors, hospitals

New federal database covers speaking fees, other payments in the second half of last year.


Mendota Heights motorist charged with dragging biker along car

Alvin Lee Johnson, 64, is charged with one felony count of criminal damage to property and assault in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor.


Aging suburbs: Apple Valley plots a change

Suburb prepares for a “silver tsunami” with an initiative that could become a pilot program.


Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.