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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.

Contaminated land in Cass Lake held homes and a ball field.

EPA sues city of Cass Lake over clean up costs of Superfund site

Roseville police chasing 'active leads' in shooting death; victim ID'd
Husband arrested after wife found dead in south Minneapolis home
Feds charge one alleged supplier of deadly carfentanil in Twin Cities

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Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks

Tommies-Johnnies: So when will the Target Field rematch take place?
Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game
'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

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 & Liquor in Roseville, first Twin Cities liquor store to battle a nearby Total Wine, decides to close
Polaris Slingshot under investigation for alleged faulty seatbelts
Chaska-area barn sports financial history lesson

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is right about 'political correctness,' wrong to push it on NFL

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security
Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?
Readers Write: Cargill and veterans, nuclear weapons, the situation in Myanmar, Amazon's second HQ, health care policy

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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
Guthrie hosts regional premiere of 'Mala' about caring for ailing parent

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.

Travelers walk near a sign for international arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New Trump travel ban bars citizens of 7 nations

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill
Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages
Dayton says U.S. Senate health care plan is a 'sham' that will hurt Minnesotans

Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house in Juncos when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof. The Puerto Rico town remains largely isolated from the rest of the island — and the world.

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation

Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year
Classified US spy satellite launched from California
Across Puerto Rico, agriculture is nearly wiped out

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
Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

With Sano out, Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins
The turnaround Twins are closing in on a postseason clinch

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks
Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Dayton questions athletes kneeling during national anthem

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

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.

US priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance.

Guatemalans travel to Oklahoma to honor 1st US martyr

Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance.