Twins cut Aaron Hicks, Rosario; choose Milone as fifth starter

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Aaron Hicks was optioned to Rochester, along with another outfield candidate, Eddie Rosario. The decisions mean the Twins plan to use Jordan Schafer and Shane Robinson in center field, …

3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top poultry producing counties.

Woman, 22, missing after leaving Dinkytown bar; police ask for help

Minneapolis police are asking for help as they search for a 22-year-old woman last seen in a Dinkytown bar early Friday, saying the lack of contact doesn't match her normal behavior.

Pelfrey unhappy with bullpen role; Hicks sent to minors

Mike Pelfrey wonders if he got a fair shake after learning he would start the year in relief; Aaron Hicks is opening the year in Class AAA Rochester.

Greenway agrees to pay cut to remain with Vikings

Chad Greenway will be back with the Vikings in 2015. The Vikings and the veteran outside linebacker have agreed to a restructured contract, a league source confirmed. Greenway has a …


Charges: St. Paul pizza, ice cream parlor was front for marijuana operation

The suspects trafficked marijuana from California to St. Paul, according to charges filed Friday.


Rowdy fans vs. noise famine at NCAA hockey regional sites

The NCAA wants to take home-ice advantage away from its regional hockey tournaments. Yet, the effort to secure neutral sites reveals an imbalance between an electrifying atmosphere and hundreds of empty seats.


Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.


Alleged Minnesotan conspirator helped feds crack $20 million pot ring

Minnesotan was caught with cash, drugs and wore a wire to implicate an accomplice.


St. Olaf cancels baseball season after hazing investigation

The Northfield college suspended the rest of the season after policy violated.


Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.


Kelm-Helgen's stadium role duplicates Mondale's, critics say

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair called the criticism “a big distraction.” The criticism was a rare instance of the board’s members arguing among themselves over the role they play with the stadium.


Volunteers to expand search for missing Crystal boy

Saturday's effort comes after authorities again focused by the Mississippi River, east of Crystal from Interstate 694 south to Minneapolis.


Duluth pastor gets bionic eye, sees wife for first time + Photo Gallery + Video

Caregivers at the University of Minnesota Medical Center activated the device attached to his left eye this week to check what he could see. And then: “Oh, boy, yup!” he exclaimed. “Whoa, that’s ... that’s startling.”


Single-engine plane crashes in Pine River

A small single-engine plane crashed Friday evening in Pine River, Minn., according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Information about the number of passengers and injuries has yet to …


Food makers encourage dairy farms to end painful dehorning practice

Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding horn tissue from calves so farm workers or other animals don't get gored later.


Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter

After the Big Dig-out, it's time for the Big Payout. Or will it be the Big Denial?


Italian court throws out Amanda Knox conviction once and for all

Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.


St. Paul boy, shoeless and in PJs, escapes abuse by fleeing into school

The woman allegedly chased the boy in his school and threatened to kill him.