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Wisconsin lawmakers consider introducing highway tolling

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering introducing highway tolling in the state as part of the next state budget.

Judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations

Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they're kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the country.

Jeff Bezos' rocket engine plant to come to northern Alabama

A rocket company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos is coming to Huntsville.

2 GOP lawmakers to take seats after special election wins

The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever is scheduled to take her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts on Monday, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat.

The Latest: Supreme Court orders re-argument in 2 cases

The Latest on the final day of the Supreme Court term (all times local):

Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case

A New Jersey rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday.

The Latest: Senate GOP adds penalty for lapsed insurance

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local):


Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau posed for photos in the Pride parade Sunday in downtown Minneapolis.

Pride, protest and passion were on display at Twin Cities parade

Safe stolen during break-in of church just north of Twin Cities
Ridgedale Library to close soon for major overhaul aimed at connectivity needs
One dead, others ill after boating incident on St. Croix River

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Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler, left, slaps the ball out of Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins' hands during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Chicago.

Butler joins the Wolves: What will it look like and what happens now?

Berrios vs. Sale starts off four-game Twins series in Boston
Michael Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court this afternoon
'Are you kidding me?': 45-year-old hits homer in lone at-bat with Saints

General Mills unveiled its newest yogurt product, Oui by Yoplait, on Monday. With it, the company hopes to regain lost market share in U.S. yogurt sales.

General Mills takes the wraps off Oui, aiming to retake yogurt market

Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F
Oil country eases into break from frantic growth
US stocks mostly higher in midday trading; oil recovers

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has told a Senate panel that President Donald Trump has given him the authority to make all of the ground-level military decisions in Afghanistan, including decisions about troop deployment:

American war policy: Mattis can't do it all alone

Improvements at North High lay foundation for even more academic advancement.
The average American eats out five times a week. Why have restaurant sales fallen?
USS Fitzgerald incident recalls another disaster at sea

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Reese Burnett of Woodbury recently combed Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

Minnesota metal 'detectorists' track down rings, keys and memories

Minnesota has its own 'adventure cat' – Max the paddleboarding kitty
Force not with all of St. Paul during one-man 'Star Wars' revue
10 Minnesota eateries with spectacular food and waterfront views

Ex-WCCO Radio guy gets national TV face time with a Weiner
C.J.

Former WCCO-AMer Jeff McKinney shot to international fame Tuesday after he inadvertently photo-bombed Anthony Weiner's latest sexting news conference.

Franken can't hide love for corn
C.J.

Sen. Al Franken knows how to find a few minutes of semi-privacy at the State Fair so he can eat an ear of corn.

GOP Muslim: Right is wrong on mosque
Jon Tevlin

Imam Ikram ul-Huq thinks the debate over a mosque near the site of the former Twin Towers is dumb and downright un-American.


U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee addresses the California Democratic Party convention, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ORG XMIT: CARP127

Key Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacks

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's
Sanders responds to ongoing fraud probe into wife's 2010 bank loan
The Latest: US to rule on California's massive water tunnels

In this June 24, 2017, image made from a video provided by Leeann Winchell, a 14-year-old girl falls from an amusement park ride at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park in Queensbury, N.Y. After she lost her grip on the slow-moving gondola ride Saturday she fell into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered under the ride to catch her before she hit the ground.

Man catches teen falling from NY park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

Homes evacuated after California river swells from snowmelt
Winners at Sunday night's BET Awards in Los Angeles
Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

Campaigners face-off with police as they protest over the death of 25-year old young father Edir Frederico Da Costa, who died on June 21 six days after he was detained by police, in London Sunday June 25, 2017. Protesters allege Edir Frederico Da Costa was beaten and died of his wounds after being stopped in a car by Police officers in east London, while pathologists have said there were no injuries to suggest severe force was used by police.

London protests over man's death leave 4 police hospitalized

Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157
Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found
UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco (11) and Eddie Rosario (20) celebrate after they defeated the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Twins back in first after shutting out Cleveland for second time in series

Twins' Rosario gets well quickly, leads sweep into first place
Hartman: Derek Falvey says Twins are adapting well to change
Berrios vs. Sale starts off four-game Twins series in Boston

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd

Michael Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court this afternoon

Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?
Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp
Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'

Lady Gaga performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Indio, Calif.

Gaga on gay pride: It's a time to shine light on equality

Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president
Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger
Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

The Latest: US to rule on California's massive water tunnels

The Latest on the first in a series of government rulings on Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build $16 billion water tunnels from Northern California (all times local):


First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins

The Navy has charged one of its commanders with accepting gifts and sex with prostitutes from a Malaysian defense contractor.


The Latest: US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

The Latest on the U.S. Conference of Mayors' resolutions to fight climate change (all times local):


Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.


Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting

An attorney for a union that represents black St. Louis police officers says a black officer who was off-duty when he was mistakenly shot by a white colleague is willing to wait for the findings of an investigation into whether race played a role.