Playoff booster: Wild regroups for win at NHL-best Nashville

The Wild rebounded from a disappointing home loss at Edmonton earlier in the week to win impressively over NHL leader Nashville on Thursday.

Minneapolis compost rules scrutinized with pets in mind

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

Gun rights advocates up in arms over proposed ammunition ban

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s administration has proposed banning the manufacture and sale of one of the most popular bullets used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, a move that has enraged …

South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap

A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997. Her parents never gave up hope and, 17 years later, they have found her.

Driver tells of 40 minutes of terror on Lake Minnetonka ice

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


US blogger, a voice against religious extremism, hacked to death in Bangladesh

A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death in the streets of Bangladesh's capital as he walked with his wife, police said Friday.


Officials don't know what sex offenders deserve

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


Free throws give Gophers first win in 18 years at Michigan State

The Gophers rallied from a late six-point deficit, got to the line 20 times in overtime and fought off a tough and physical Michigan State team.


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.


Scott Walker: Wisconsin 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.


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.


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.


Judge overturns Peterson's suspension; NFL to appeal + Photo Gallery + Video

Judge David Doty determined that the NFL arbitrator exceeded his authority in suspending the Vikings running back. The league returned him to the commissioner's exempt list.


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.


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

Complaint says Harley Hatch, 21, and Thomas Dickson, 65, were having sex involving a leash.


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

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


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.


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.