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In nod to new stadium, Vikings-themed lottery game is launched

New scratch game lottery tickets being sold in Minnesota starting Tuesday have a Vikings theme.

The scratch game not only pays cash, but a second-chance contest offers game tickets and other team-related prizes.

Minneapolis tenants seek over $1 million in sanctions against landlord

Stephen Frenz, shown in 2013

Waseca teen opts for felony conviction over probation in bomb plot

John Ladue and his father, David, walked down the steps in front of the Waseca County Courthouse.

John LaDue has said he believes a felony conviction may not hurt his job prospects as much as he first feared.

Plan to reconnect Cedar-Riverside, downtown Mpls. hits roadblock

The idea, called "Samatar Crossing" in tribute to the city's first Somali politician, was a parting priority for former Mayor R.T. Rybak.

Fargo thief steals award given to baseball great Roger Maris

A thief broke a museum window in a Fargo mall early Tuesday and made off with a prestigious trophy awarded to the hometown hero in 1961.

46 protesters arrested outside governor's residence in St. Paul

After a long day of conflict between demonstrators and police at the governor's residence in St. Paul, Summit Avenue seesawed between being open and closed. At least 46 people have been arrested, police said.

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.


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Vikings celebrate Minnesota artists at U.S. Bank Stadium art party

Minnesota artists, Viking's owners, veteran players and fans partied Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium's unveiling of its 300-piece art collection.

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MnDOT hosts open house on Hwy. 12 median barrier

Detours and weekend and nightly closures are coming to a stretch of Hwy. 12 in the west metro this fall and they may be welcome.


Worker buried when trench collapsed in Minnetonka has died

One of the two construction workers trapped when a trench they were digging collapsed Monday morning in Minnetonka has died, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s…


Duluth bear enjoys an afternoon snack, a dip in the pool

A bear in a kiddie pool is cute, but not normal.


Chisholm, Minn., semi driver is year's 201st traffic victim

The number is keeping pace with 2015 fatalities.


Vikings celebrate Minnesota artists at U.S. Bank Stadium art party

Minnesota artists, Viking's owners, veteran players and fans partied Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium's unveiling of its 300-piece art collection.


Youngest Peace Prize winner surprises her young Minneapolis fans

Targeted by the Taliban for promoting education, Malala Yousafzai encourages students to pursue their dreams.


Obituary: Jeanne Bearmon, World War II veteran and psychologist

Jeanne Goldoff Bearmon had longed to go to college. But that was a tall order for a young woman from a working-class Brooklyn family in…


Mother is third in family to die in Dakota County crash

The collision occurred after the family's SUV made a tight passing maneuver. The woman's unborn child also died.


Scott County judge reprimanded for 'accusatory, hostile and discourteous comments'

Judge Rex Stacey has faced discipline other times.


Malala Yousafzai surprises young women in Minneapolis

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai surprised young Somali women in Minneapolis


Labor is key to a Democratic victory, Minnesota delegates say

Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.