U.S. court rules gray wolf hunts in Great Lakes states illegal

Returning the wolf to “endangered” status ends three years of hunting in the region.

Jones returns to Apple Valley an even bigger star

On a visit home to Apple Valley on Friday night, Duke freshman Tyus Jones said he is adjusting to the big time of college basketball.

Fans fill new Surly brewery at furious pace

Doors open on Surly’s new $30 million destination brewery in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood

Mystery couple identified after viral photo captured Rice Park engagement

A Minneapolis woman unwittingly captured an engagement in Rice Park last night and appealed to the public to help identify the couple.

12 Minnesota hospitals face penalties for infection rates, bedsores

Medicare performance data cite high infection rates, bedsores and other preventable problems.

Mall of America braces for Saturday protest

The Black Lives Matter Facebook page has drawn more than 3,000 confirmations for rally.

New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.

State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.

Wolves deal Brewer again, this time to Houston for picks and cash + Video

On Friday the Wolves dealt Corey Brewer away for a second time in four years, to Houston that sent back young shooter Troy Daniels, two second-round draft picks and cash.

Gordie Howe's family reports 'miraculous' improvement following stem cell treatment

Gordie Howe's family says the hockey great has made a dramatic improvement after he participated in a stem cell clinical trial.

Charges: Drunk Maplewood mom left 1 child outside, passed out on another

An allegedly intoxicated Maplewood woman passed out on top of her toddler inside her home while leaving an infant strapped to a stroller outside, according to court documents. Alyssa A. …

Grand jury clears officers in Hwy. 212 shooting that killed couple

A grand jury has cleared the four police officers involved in the deadly shooting that killed a couple nearly a year ago on Hwy. 212 in Eden Prairie. The decision comes more than 10 months after the Feb. 7 shooting.

Woman goes into labor at I-94 crash scene

A woman eight months pregnant went into labor Friday after she was involved in a multicar crash during the morning rush hour on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, authorities …

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.

Police arrest dozens of protesters blocking Milwaukee highway

Dozens of demonstrators have been arrested while blocking traffic on Interstate 43 during a march to protest the death of a black man shot by Milwaukee police earlier this year.

Gophers show no rust in smooth victory over Seattle + Photo Gallery

Minnesota put together 40 minutes of tough defense and fundamental basketball running past Seattle, 92-57 at Williams Arena.

Penalties unlikely in CIA computer search of U.S. Senate network

WASHINGTON – A panel investigating the CIA’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the CIA’s use of …

Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses obviously lied to the grand jury.

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