Molitor to meet with Twins officials about managing job today

Paul Molitor has never managed in the majors or minors but has extensive experience. It will be the second time he has met with Twins officials about the managing job.

Full Fleetwood Mac is back but lacked palpable camaraderie

REVIEW: This heyday incarnation — reassembled after some rocky years — came across as a democratic, respectful, polite and mostly sparks-free.

Burnsville man, arrested in case of missing Andover girls, is coach

Anoka County authorities said the girls, who are neighbors in Anover, met Casey Lee Chinn, 23, online and that he picked them up near their homes Monday night.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

Aging suburbs: Apple Valley plots a change

Suburb prepares for a “silver tsunami” with an initiative that could become a pilot program.


Mendota Heights motorist charged with dragging biker along car

Alvin Lee Johnson, 64, is charged with one felony count of criminal damage to property and assault in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor.


Oldest independent bookstore in Twin Cities is closing

The Bookcase in Wayzata will shut its doors Oct. 18, owner Charlie Leonard said, joining the list lost to changing reading habits and the rise of electronic media.


Authorities investigating death of 4-month-old baby in north Minneapolis

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine what caused the death of a 4-month-old baby found unresponsive at her north Minneapolis home Tuesday. Relatives said it appeared …


In tight Eighth District race, Nolan takes a page from Walz

Walz's success against challenges led Democratic leaders to tap him as a mentor for their most endangered incumbents, including Nolan.


Native Mob case wraps up with gang leader getting 43 years

Gang “soldier” also gets 24 years Tuesday as sentencings wrap up a lengthy investigation of 28 people.


Drug, device companies paid $3.5 billion to doctors, hospitals

New federal database covers speaking fees, other payments in the second half of last year.


Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.


Former Sen. Craig ordered to pay for misused funds

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig has been ordered to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to cover legal expenses after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting.


Wrecks kill two in Hubbard, Chisago counties

A 24-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night when a pickup truck she was driving rolled over on southbound 35 near Harris, Minn., about 45 miles north of St. Paul. The …


DNR tries to keep up with spree of lakes infested with zebra mussels

On Tuesday, Lake Independence became the latest lake to join the DNR’s list of infested lakes.


Microsoft skips Windows 9, goes straight to 10

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.


FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.


State steps in with aid for Dakota County after 2nd FEMA rejection

Minnesota is newly able to step in when federal funds aren’t available, thanks to a law passed during the last legislative session.


Doomtree announces one final, 8-day Blowout

The seemingly unstoppable Twin Cities hip-hop collective — whose members include local music stars Dessa, Sims and P.O.S. — announced Tuesday that it is putting an end to its year-end performance marathon after this year’s 10th annual installment.