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, …

Duluth pastor gets bionic eye, sees wife for first time

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.”

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.

Greenway agrees to pay cut to remain with Vikings

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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 …

3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry.

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.

St. Olaf cancels baseball season after hazing investigation

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

Alleged Minnesotan conspirator helped feds crack $20 million pot ring

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

French mayor say co-pilot's father distraught with grief

The father of the German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps was distraught with grief over his son's death and over what he may have done, the mayor of a town close to the crash site said Saturday.

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.

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 …

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.

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?

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.

Rally slated over Indiana law some say allows discrimination

Organizers expect a large turnout Saturday afternoon at a rally against Indiana's newest law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

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.

State revokes licenses of foster providers after 6-year-old's death

The state Department of Human Services has revoked the license of the foster home where 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson died last December, as well as the license of the agency that placed the girl in the home.

Search continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast + Video

Emergency workers continued searching Saturday for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings while investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.