Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists.

Jordan Leopold heads to Wild, fulfilling daughter's wish

The Wild traded a fifth-round pick and defenseman Justin Falk to the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Golden Valley native and former Armstrong star.

Minnesota GOP leaves unpaid bills with national vendors

The party, still in financial straits, owes firms several hundred thousand dollars.

Police say Minnetonka man shot by son, 15

A Minnetonka man is in critical condition after he was shot Monday by his 15-year-old son, police said. Minnetonka Police and firefighters were called about 5 p.m. regarding the sound …

Clippers hold off depleted Wolves + Photo Gallery

Offense stalls at wrong time vs. L.A. despite Rubio’ triple-double.


Bloomington prosecutor not backing down on Mall of America protesters

Bloomington city attorney says she can’t be swayed by a letter from ministers asking for Mall of America cases to be dropped.


No jail time for Philip Nelson in Kolstad beating

The former U quarterback apologized to Isaac Kolstad, as he received 100 hours of community service and no jail time for the Mankato fight at bar-closing time.


Execution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.


Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.


Cult leader Barnard was with long-time follower when caught

The young woman had been a member of Victor Barnard's River Road Fellowship since her teens.


DQ celebrates anniversary with free ice cream

The soft-serve and fast-food chain turns 75


Kirsten Lindquist, former anchor for KARE, KSTP, dies at age 60

She was put to the test in the KARE studio when a tornado ripped through Fridley in 1986.


Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.


North Star cycling event may fold due to lack of funding

Organizers are scrambling for funding and a new sponsor after General Mills cuts ties.


Sen. Franken sits out, Sen. Klobuchar sits in on Netanyahu address Tuesday

Sen. Franken sits out, Sen. Klobuchar sits in on Netanyahu address Tuesday


PreferredOne says it lost $139 million in individual market last year

PreferredOne’s individual market losses totaled $139M, forcing the insurer to reboot.


Here's an adorable letter Jordan Leopold's daughter apparently sent the Wild

The Wild traded for ex-Gopher Jordan Leopold today before the deadline in a move designed to bolster their defensive group. You could choose to believe that the seeds of the …


2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.


Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.