Gophers unravel in second half, fall to St. John's in NIT Tip-Off

St. John’s closed on a 16-2 run at Madison Square Garden, as the Gophers let a double-digit lead slip away in the seconed half.

At Union Gospel Mission, a thankful time for givers and receivers

In a massive operation, clients, many of them homeless, joined volunteers and staffers to gather, pack and carry out about 10,000 grocery bags filled with Thanksgiving dinner for five.

'Prairie Home Companion' gets second guest host ever

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Chris Thile will follow in the footsteps of Nickel Creek bandmate Sara Watkins by filling in for Garrison Keillor.

New official to head Minnesota child protection efforts

The appointment of James Koppel comes amid reports of repeated failures of state’s child protection system.

True Friends nonprofit severs link with Savers thrift store after accusations

Attorney General Swanson questions how thrift store uses its proceeds.


Lawsuit against Cretin-Derham Hall settled in sex abuse case

The former teacher and weight room supervisor, Gail Gagne, settled the case for $1.


Dozens apply for Minnesota's new broadband funds

Goal of $20 million grant fund is to bring broadband to areas that have slow or no service.


Holiday travelers are in for 'roller-coaster' weather + Photo Gallery

Snowy conditions for Duluth and Mankato; East Coast airports have it the worst.


Football and family: Thanksgiving Day traditions

We asked, and readers answered with stories that are as hearty and warm as dinner with all the fixins: You can’t separate family from football, or football from family, on Thanksgiving.


McNeil's future with Gophers in doubt after felony charges + Video

An account of the alleged crime said the woman was strangled and whipped.


Sex offender admits meeting young Park Rapids mom online, killing her

Sentence is nearly 28 years for Harvey Leritz, who choked a young mom after they met online.


Judge rejects new trial in Jesse Ventura defamation case

Judge Richard Kyle said the $1.8 million verdict for the ex-governor should stand.


Minnesota might face tougher smog limits under new EPA rules

Minnesotans could face tighter emission limits on their vehicles or tougher air-permitting standards for businesses under new ozone rules proposed Wednesday by federal regulators, state officials said. “For Minnesota it …


Your plane gets stuck? Russians from the Arctic give it a push

In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.


Medtronic's acquisition of Covidien step closer to completion

The FTC is satisfied with move that allays concerns about competitiveness.


MNsure tops 4,300 private plan sign-ups during first 11 days

The exchange’s sign-up rate is well ahead of last year’s, but projections may be revised.


Mpls. schools chief says new suspension policy isn't unfair to white students

"Some have accused me of discriminating against our white students. That could not be further from the truth."


Long, slow holiday lines put the snail in mail

Merle Minda walked into the main downtown Minneapolis post office with a package one day last week and got in line behind nine other people. Fifteen minutes later, she advanced …


Looking good at Public Kitchen in Lowertown St. Paul + Photo Gallery

REVIEW: At Public, the menu doesn't take a lot of risks. When the setting is this handsome, does it need to?