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Father granted wish to see son graduate early from the U dies from ALS

Ken Brown was able to see his son graduate early from the University of Minnesota.

Ken Brown wasn't expected to live until May so the U held a special ceremony in March.

Remains found likely is 10th victim of Arizona flash flood

Remains found Wednesday in a water- and debris-filled canyon in central Arizona are believed to be those of a missing 27-year-old man who's the 10th and final victim of last weekend's flash flood, authorities said.


"We've had enough of our residents raise this issue that we think it’s important to study it,” said Edina Mayor James Hovland, shown in May.

Edina investigates possible Dan Patch commuter rail service

Minneapolis Park Board moves closer to closing Hiawatha golf course
St. Paul woman in crash was trapped for hours, near death before rescue
Minnesota Department of Education approves toolkit to help transgender students

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Jose Berrios needed advice/scolding from catcher Chris Gimenez and pitching coach Neil Allen in his first two dicey innings, then carried a shutout into the seventh to help the Twins beat the Yankees 6-1 on Wednesday.

Support group helps Berrios settle in, beat Yankees for series win

Next up for Wolves: A big contract for Wiggins
Reusse: Granite puts boyhood love of Yankees on hold
Fowles goes 'top level' as Lynx crush Dallas 100-74

Charles Barry is accused of spending corporate money on his longtime mistress, now his wife, Kathleen Bryan-Barry.

Lawyers say feds are probing Twin City Fan Cos. after family dispute

Regulators deciding whether to raise 'social cost of carbon' in Minnesota
U.S. Bank turns a corner on efficiency, momentum builds for revenue growth
Abbott Laboratories revenue grows 4.4 percent, but pacemaker sales drop

Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, was fatally shot by police in a south Minneapolis alley Saturday night.

Listen: The global, local impact of the Justine Damond case

Even after liberation of Mosul, U.S. must stay involved in Iraq
Minnesota Supreme Court should review Dayton veto
Sack cartoon: Trump and health care reform

Trump and health care reform

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A rundown on pizza farms close to the metro area. Photo by Rick Nelson

Why pizza farms are a summer sensation – and 5 you must try near Twin Cities

Overweight Minnesotans are among those who are ditching the diet
Why craft markets are proliferating at Twin Cities breweries and taprooms
Dave Chappelle to headline five shows at intimate Minneapolis club

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.


Gov. Mark Dayton

Judge strikes down Dayton's veto of legislative budget plan

Back in spotlight, Bachman praises Trump, addresses police shooting
Sen. John McCain has cancerous brain tumor
NY transit officials chew on possible ban on subway snacks

Jude Sparks said when he found the remains of a Stegomastodon, he “just knew it was not something that you usually find.”

9-year-old trips and stumbles upon million-year-old fossil in New Mexico

Vermont's governor is also one of its top stock car racers
Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline
Case against officer who killed unarmed motorist is dropped

Staying on a four-day official visit in Hungary, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks during his joint press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, right, in the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

PET scans may change the way Alzheimer's is diagnosed and treated
There's a ton of plastic trash for every person on Earth
Trump, Putin had undisclosed meeting at G-20 summit dinner

Jose Berrios needed advice/scolding from catcher Chris Gimenez and pitching coach Neil Allen in his first two dicey innings, then carried a shutout into the seventh to help the Twins beat the Yankees 6-1 on Wednesday.

Support group helps Berrios settle in, beat Yankees for series win

The end? Next start may decide whether 44-year-old Colon retires
Reusse: Granite puts boyhood love of Yankees on hold
Hartman: Sano put himself in position to succeed with Twins

Minnesota Vikings newly acquired player Mike Remmers worked out on a bike at Winter Park, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

The 17 most important Vikings for 2017: No. 3, RT Mike Remmers

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
Could quarterback Kirk Cousins wind up with Vikings in 2018?
The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 2, LT Riley Reiff

In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, television personality Rosie O'Donnell attends "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," presented by SiriusXM in New York.

Rosie O'Donnell draws criticism over online anti-Trump game

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV
Ed Sheeran back on Twitter after brief disappearance
Daniel Radcliffe comes to aid of a muggle who was mugged

Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison

A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees (31.11 Celsius) inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys for inmates say the sweltering summer heat is endangering their health.


Ex-banker, who helped bring World's Fair to Knoxville, dies

Jake Butcher, who helped bring the World's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, died Wednesday. He was 81.


Ex-banker, who helped bring World's Fair to Knoxville, dies

Jake Butcher, who helped bring the Word's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, has died. He was 81.


Co-founder of Purdue Pharma dies at 97

The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97.


Walmart class-action suit plaintiff dies in California

The Walmart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died, a family member said Tuesday.