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Colman O'Connell, Catholic nun who led St. Ben's as its last monastic president, dies at 90

Over seven decades, she saw St. Ben's transform from a small women's-only college to a growing school with coed classes.

'A tremendous heart' - woman remembers aunt lost in fires


Pedestrian barricades were placed on the street after crew took them down along the Nicollet Mall on Friday.

Mpls. to spend more on PR for Nicollet Mall project

Nikko the snow monkey dies at age 34 at Minnesota Zoo
Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses
Minnesota Somalis shaken by bombing in Mogadishu

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The Wolves' draft-night trade with Chicago for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler (23) was the first thunderbolt transaction from which everything else tumbled in a dizzying summer when eight All-Stars switched teams and the NBA’s balance of power largely continued to shift from East to West.

Flurry of offseason player movement adding intrigue to NBA season

Bridgewater cleared for practice; Vikings plan to bring him along slowly
National views: Was Barr's hit on Rodgers dirty? Are Packers finished?
Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference

During June there were a record number of home sales in the Twin Cities metro area.

Shortage of listings continues to constrain Twin Cities housing market

Minnesota finalizes pitch for Amazon HQ
Aramark to acquire AmeriPride uniform and linen supplier for $1 billion
Feds drop a whistleblower case against UnitedHealth Group

Thousands of women responded to actress Alyssa Milano’s call Sunday to tweet “Me, too” in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Sexual misconduct: 'Me, too' is what we now must be able to say

After attack, Minnesotans should rally behind Somali neighbors
Sexual misconduct: We all know a Harvey, and he doesn't work alone
Readers Write: Football and injuries, football and politics

How having a sense of purpose keeps older adults healthy and happy

Minneapolis punk haven Triple Rock Social Club to close around Thanksgiving
Minnesota kids react to the Boy Scouts' new gender-inclusive policy
Old Log goes back to the '50s with 'Life Could Be a Dream'

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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.


FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama, center, salutes as an Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., during a dignified transfer event at Dover Air Force Base, Del. President Donald Trump is claiming his predecessors did not sufficiently honor the nation's fallen. Obama's office says Trump is "unequivocally wrong," and says Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors through his presidency — through calls, letters, visits to Arlington National Cemetery, regular meetings with Gold Star families and more. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

Weinstein's bad money put to good use by Minn. charity
Trump and McConnell are 'closer than ever before'
Senate votes to confirm Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy

Joseph Rannazzisi, seen here in September, ran the DEA’s division responsible for regulating the drug industry and led a decade-long campaign of aggressive enforcement until he was forced out of the agency in 2015.

Drug industry undermined DEA as opioid epidemic exploded

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post
California pet stores will be able to sell only rescue animals beginning next year
President says he will declare national opioid emergency next week

Waves break around the church in the harbour at Porthleven, Cornwall southwestern England, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia begins to hit parts of Britain and Ireland. Ireland's meteorological service is predicting wind gusts of 120 kph to 150 kph (75 mph to 93 mph), sparking fears of travel chaos. Some flights have been cancelled, and aviation officials are warning travelers to check the latest information before going to the airport Monday.

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss
Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters
Astronomers witness 'greatest fireworks show in the universe'

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is cleared to practice more than a year after suffering a career-threatening knee injury.

Bridgewater cleared for practice; Vikings plan to bring him along slowly

National views: Was Barr's hit on Rodgers dirty? Are Packers finished?
Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running
Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut

The Wolves' draft-night trade with Chicago for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler (23) was the first thunderbolt transaction from which everything else tumbled in a dizzying summer when eight All-Stars switched teams and the NBA’s balance of power largely continued to shift from East to West.

Flurry of offseason player movement adding intrigue to NBA season

Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference
Healthy Bjelica looks to regain touch with Wolves
Remodel sneak peek: It's Target Center, but it's not Target Center

Zach Parise had another injury setback at Monday's practice, forcing him off the rink after 25 minutes of drills.

Wild's practice includes setback for Parise

Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to Wild's slow start
Newcomers hold their own, but Wild veterans disappoint
Parise has injury setback, leaves Wild practice

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" as President Donald Trump for its cold opening.

'SNL' opens with Alec Baldwin's Trump commanding Mike Pence to leave everything in protest

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
'Game of Thrones' cast gets no scripts, star says
Ex-Miss Kentucky USA fights prison search before drug arrest

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th…


Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his…


California couple had marked 50-year anniversary before fire

At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th…


Thomas Vennum Jr., who helped document Ojibwe music, dies at 82

From an early age, music and Madeline Island figured prominently in the life of Thomas Vennum Jr. As a student at Blake School, he played…


Russ Ringsak, longtime truck driver for 'Prairie Home Companion,' dies at 81

Garrison Keillor introduced Russ Ringsak to audiences as "our truck driver."