Gophers take advantage of late Michigan State fouls to win in OT

The Gophers got to the line 16 times in overtime and fought off a tough and physical Michigan State team 96-90.

Minneapolis compost rules scrutinized with pets in mind

Dog’s poisoning leads couple to seek rule changes in Minneapolis

Federal judge overturns Adrian Peterson's suspension

Judge David Doty determined that the NFL arbitrator exceeded his authority in suspending the Vikings running back. The league will appeal.

Charge: Dad left 2-year-old in car, got drunk in Minn. bar

A preliminary breath test at the scene put his blood alcohol content at 0.23 percent, authorities said.

Driver spent 40 minutes clinging to ice before lake rescue

The man, a paraplegic, was accompanied by his yellow Lab, Balou, who didn’t make it off Lake Minnetonka alive.


Should sex offenders still be in custody? Officials say they don't know

Administrators said program lacks the staff and funding to determine if certain sex offenders should be released.


Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.


St. Jude device gives early warning on heart failure

A new device made by St. Jude Medical detects subtle changes in blood pressure, allowing doctors to treat failing hearts before patients end up in the emergency room.


Charge: Man, 21, with killing 65-year-old Montevideo man with leash during sex

According to the complaint, the defendant admitted during a police interview to strangling Dickson during a sex act.


Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter.


Sen. Franken wins his (complicated) cause celebre: Net neutrality

Sen. Franken wins his (complicated) cause celebre: Net neutrality


Twin Cities teen pleads guilty to conspiring to join ISIL

A Somali-American teenager from Inver Grove Heights pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiring to join terrorists fighting in the Middle East. Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, is the first defendant …


Robin Williams’ daughter opens up about his suicide: ‘No point questioning it’

Zelda Williams, daughter of comedy legend Robin Williams, is not questioning her father’s decision to end his own life.


Pinball bounces back in the Twin Cities + Photo Gallery

After losing momentum to home video games, the retro arcade game is enjoying a resurgence in the Twin Cities.


How restaurants use psychology to get you to spend more

You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize.


Tribes study potential of selling marijuana

The first Tribal Marijuana Conference is set for Friday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation in Washington state as Indian Country gets ready to capitalize on the growing industry.


Illegal betting operation working out of St. Paul garage busted

A Wisconsin couple were stopped in St. Paul last year with more than $81,000 in cash from illegal college and professional football bets, according to charges filed Thursday. Cher Thao, …


2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.


Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.