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'Schoolhouse Rock' composer Bob Dorough dies at 94

A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died.

World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died.

Conductor J.R. Long walked by the Northstar Commuter Rail at Target Field

Efforts to extend Northstar Commuter Rail to St. Cloud begin — again

Minnesota Senate passes bill to tighten sex offender, mental health commitment rules
Mpls. detective moves into new role as homeless liaison
California has nation's most aggressive drivers; Minnesota ranks 39th study finds

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The Vikings could go in many different directions when selecting players for the 2018 NFL draft. Frank Ragnow, Billy Price and Troy Fumagalli are all

Vikings Mock Draft: Projecting every Vikings pick in all seven rounds

Lack of energy? It was a lack of poise that really doomed Timberwolves
Scoggins: Leipold should let new GM make big changes as needed
Vikings' Griffen: Adding Sheldon Richardson 'is music to my ears'

3M headquarters in Maplewood

3M sees strong bump in sales across all units

Target, Walmart rolling out more electric vehicle charging stations
Judge: Enbridge Line 3 pipeline should follow existing route
Life Time acquires six local Massage Retreat & Spa locations

The red-blue, rural-urban dichotomy has solidified into a basic fact of American politics. The truth is that the nation’s regions are interdependent

Two nations, indivisible: How red and blue America depend on each other

After boy's tragic death from abuse, improve child protection training
Starbucks incident: It wasn't implicit bias. It was racism.
Great expectations could sink diplomacy with North Korea

Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor, will host a new documentary series on Lifetime.

Gretchen Carlson to host TV series built around #MeToo movement

Twin Cities' only talent agency for pets puts puppies, kitties, even bees in the spotlight
Elisabeth Moss shares stories behind brutal second season of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
MPR News wins prestigious Peabody award for Philando Castile coverage

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.

In screen grabs from One Nation and Restoration PAC, advertisements targeting Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., which have been airing in Wisconsin since ea

The fight for Wisconsin is on as outside money pours into Senate race

VA nominee accused of hostile workplace, overprescribing drugs
Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate
City asks judge to end lawsuit over fatal school stabbing

Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norris

In closing, defense calls Cosby accuser 'pathological liar'

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt
Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and father of the country's last shah.

Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah

Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime
Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate
US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) is defended by Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler (23) in the third quarter in Game 4 of their series Monday, April 23, 201

Quarter pounded with 3's: Houston buries Wolves with 50-point quarter

Souhan: Wolves learn the hard way, you do not poke 'The Beard'
Unbowed Wolves eager to put hard Game 4 defeat behind them
50 – a number that will live in Timberwolves playoff infamy

Wild owner Craig Leipold spoke to the media about the firing of general manger Chuck Fletcher on Monday. “My feeling is that the last couple years w

After firing Fletcher, Wild owner seeks revisions rather than rebuild

Scoggins: Leipold should let new GM make big changes as needed
Amid Wild changes, Zucker and Dumba say they want to return
Fletcher's best and worst moves as Wild general manager

Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, right, jogged around the bases past Twins starter Jake Odorizzi after hitting a solo home run during the

Another Yankee Stadium disaster for Twins in 14-1 defeat

Postgame: Odorizzi tries to stay optimistic after failing to stop skid
Twins' LaMarre, back from demotion, tries pitching in blowout
Twins call up Tyler Duffey from Rochester; Busenitz demoted

Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor, will host a new documentary series on Lifetime.

Gretchen Carlson to host TV series built around #MeToo movement

'Schoolhouse Rock' composer Bob Dorough dies at 94
Foy: 'Crown' pay gap issue 'definitely opened my eyes'
Macaulay Culkin tells Ellen he avoids watching 'Home Alone'

Civic leader was heart and soul of a young Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights is an inner-ring suburban city of 20,158 people at the southernmost tip of Anoka County. The Heights has been a city for 96…

Nebraska soldier's remains return home, 66 years after death

A Nebraska soldier's remains finally returned home on Monday, more than 66 years after his death in a North Korean prisoner of war camp.

With dogs in tow, Maine community remembers Barbara Bush

About 200 people gathered on a Maine beach — some with dogs in tow — on Sunday to remember Barbara Bush, who with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spent years at their summer home in Kennebunkport.

Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair.

Latest: Vigil held for woman killed in Southwest flight

The Latest on the memorial service for woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines (all times local):