Vikings lose game, Cassel in New Orleans as Bridgewater debuts

Quarterback Matt Cassel broke his left foot Sunday, leading to the NFL debut for Teddy Bridgewater for a Vikings team that has not scored a touchdown in seven quarters.

Demand for firewood crackles Up North

Last winter’s propane prices and this year’s wet weather have dried up the area’s supply of seasoned firewood.

Blue Line operations could resume by Monday's commute, spokesman says

A Metro Transit spokesman said Sunday it was hoped Blue Line train service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America — suspended as result of an …

Man, 51, is killed while working at Supervalu warehouse in Hopkins

A 51-year-old man was killed Sunday at the Supervalu warehouse in Hopkins in what authorities are calling an industrial accident. Hopkins police and fire were called about 2:35 p.m. to …

2 killed in motorcycle crash near I-394 and Hwy. 100

There was no immediate word on what led to the crash. The victims’ identities have yet to be released.


2 fatal shootings less than 8 hours apart in Minneapolis

A man was shot dead shortly before dawn Sunday down the street from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, and police say they are seeking whoever is responsible in what was the second homicide in the city since late Saturday.


Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.


China, US, India push world carbon emissions up + Photo Gallery

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.


US gas prices fall, extending summer decline

A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37, bringing the decline to 34 cents over the last 13 weeks.


Award-winning Twin Cities doctor, 71, killed in Black Hills motorcycle crash

Ernie Swihart was a behavioral pediatrician in Minnetonka with South Lake Pediatrics, which he helped found in 1974. He also was on the clinical faculty at the University of …


Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.


'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.


Northbound 35W into downtown Mpls, Crosstown at 169 closed this weekend

Northbound I-35W will be closed from the Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis from late Friday until early Monday morning.


Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries

A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said.


Dayton campaign's first TV ad, with hockey theme, debuts

The re-election campaign of Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled its first television ad, a hockey-themed piece called "Darn Good Coach" that talks up the governor's first-term record.


Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Impact of early frost varies from field to field

An early frost came at a bad time for Minnesota farmers, who were hoping to continue to grow their crops into October after heavy spring rains delayed planting or killed crops in the region.


Foul play ruled out in west metro house fire that killed Army veteran

Foul play has been ruled out in a west metro house fire that killed a 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran who ran his own business, authorities said. David J. Reuter, of …


Faith Jenkins stars in new courtroom TV series

Looking for a new, more youthful courtroom show on daytime TV? You gotta have Faith.