Koch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.

Urban-rural split in Minnesota grows deeper and wider

At the Capitol, both sides are lunging to lock down support in rural Minnesota, after the November elections. The outstate-metro debate has far-reaching implications for Minnesota politics.

Teen's death under investigation in Eagan

The death of a 13-year-old boy Sunday morning at a home in Eagan is under investigation as “suspicious,” police said. Paramedics and police were called to the home in the …

Patrol: Man drinks, runs stop sign and kills ER manager in other car

The victim in the crash south of McGrath in Aitkin County served in the Army during the Gulf War. Man who ran sign has troubling history behind the wheel.

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.


Official: Man on tracks illegally when Green Line train hit him

The man survived the impact and was hospitalized in stable condition, said transit spokesman Howie Padilla.


Grammy-nominated Sam Smith's concert wasn't as great as album + Photo Gallery

Smith is a rising young pop star from England, popular enough to earn six Grammy nominations and to draw a sell-out crowd on Saturday night at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul for his Twin Cities debut.


For that special ex-Valentine: Zoo offers hissing cockroaches, scorpions for 'adoption'

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.


Deer River man indicted in infant son's death

A northern Minnesota man now faces first-degree murder charges in the child abuse death of his infant son.


Krzyzewski gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John's

Coach 1K. How grand.


Hennepin History Museum has Facebook page shut down for hours over Klan book event

The page was restored by Sunday, but the museum used the incident as a teachable moment.


Wisconsin lawmaker hopes to end 'vaping' indoors

Lawmakers are set to reignite conversations this week about whether vaping — using electronic cigarettes and other vapor smoking devices — should be included in Wisconsin's smoking ban.


Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.


Winter Carnival queen makes history + Photo Gallery

The St. Paul Winter Carnival crowned its king and queen, making history in the process.


Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday.


Kyrgios to meet Murray in Australian Open quarterfinals

He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park.


Minnesota man accused of escaping from Fargo halfway house

A man serving time on a racketeering charge is accused of walking away from a Fargo halfway house.


11 hurt when bus crashes on I-94 in SE Wisconsin

Police say 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.


Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.