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Liz Dawn, former 'Coronation Street' actress, dies aged 77

Liz Dawn, the actress who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the British soap opera "Coronation Street" for more than 30 years, has died, her family said Tuesday. She was 77.

Former US Rep. Joseph McDade of Pennsylvania dies at 85

Joseph M. McDade, an 18-term Republican congressman who was known for bringing federal dollars home to his northeastern Pennsylvania district and who was acquitted in 1996 on a bribery charge, has died. He was 85.


Newly promoted to sergeant, Renee Lewis stood with her colleagues on Monday after they were officially sworn in to their new roles with the department.

Minneapolis police recognize newest leaders at promotion ceremony

University of Minnesota offers students a furry study break
Feds charge one alleged supplier of deadly carfentanil in Twin Cities
Eastbound I-94 in north Minneapolis reopens following fatal crash

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) hit seven of his 11 throws for 137 yards when he had more than 2.5 seconds to throw against the Bucs, according to Pro Football Focus, and the Vikings’ ability to give their quarterbacks time to throw has made deep shots possible.

Lid pops off the Vikings offense with deep balls, big catches now in play

Twins in driver's seat for wild-card berth entering season's final week
'That's what I call Loserville.' Angry Reeve unimpressed with Lynx comeback
Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future

Target will lift its entry-level wage to $11 an hour next month and aims to have it at $15 an hour by 2020.

Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

Fairview Wine in Roseville, which battled nearby Total Wine, to close
Polaris Slingshot under investigation for alleged faulty seat belts
Berman-led Black Ridge Oil affiliate trying to raise acquisition capital

Linda Breitag and Ray Makeever held signs opposing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that NFL teams fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

Yet again, Trump chooses divisiveness

Elections in Germany generate an alarming outcome
Editorial cartoon: Mike Lester on Jimmy Kimmel
Readers Write: Trump and the NFL, the Affordable Care Act, YouthLink and homeless young people

Traffic is a sticky situation

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Michelle Hensley received the lifetime achievement award at the Ivey Awards.

Ivey Award caps a life in theater for founder Michelle Hensley

Ed Sheeran's big-league tryout set for U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 20, 2018
Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M
Fall in Minnesota is a sad story, but it's so beautifully written

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.


Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, accompanied by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, on Capitol Hill, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Washington.

Sen. Collins' opposition kills GOP health care drive

Sen. Klobuchar steers health care debate to middle ground
At least six White House advisers used private e-mail accounts
Man on trial for weapons theft confesses during trial

Full federal court to hear 'Making a Murderer' appeal

Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's fragile electricity system and the people are suffering
Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year
Tennessee church shooting suspect carried large arsenal

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament
Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria
Antarctic glacier loses piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan

The Twins' Eduardo Escobar circled the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Twins in driver's seat for wild-card berth entering season's final week

Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future
Latest Wild Card update: Twins win and they're in
Twins go on the offensive with hitting surge

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) hit seven of his 11 throws for 137 yards when he had more than 2.5 seconds to throw against the Bucs, according to Pro Football Focus, and the Vikings’ ability to give their quarterbacks time to throw has made deep shots possible.

Lid pops off the Vikings offense with deep balls, big catches now in play

Vikings' Cook tries to keep up with new workload
Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig at noon, open for questions now
Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL again

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola

US-based actor Jan Triska dies after fall from Prague bridge

Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, has died, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80.


Barbara Blaine, founder of abuse victims group SNAP, dies

Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. She was 61.


Defense attorney for Oklahoma City bomber dead at 57

Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, former colleagues said. He was 57.


Deaths: Albert Speer Jr., prominent architect whose father was in Hitler's inner circle

Albert Speer Jr., 83, an internationally prominent architect who sought throughout his life to distance himself from the dark legacy of his father,…


Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

Charles Bradley, known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68.