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Budget panel to consider UW tuition cut, performance funding

University of Wisconsin System students would save hundreds of dollars on tuition and campuses would have to compete for additional state dollars under provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's budget up for votes Tuesday in the Legislature's powerful finance committee.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's Legislative session.

Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

The Ohio Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a convicted killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009.

US raid kills 7 al-Qaida militants in Yemen

The Defense Department says U.S. forces have killed seven members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula during a raid in Yemen early Tuesday.

Judge triples award for people called by Dish Network

A federal judge in North Carolina has tripled the award for more than 50,000 people on the Do Not Call Registry who were contacted by Dish Network, setting up a potential $60 million payout.

Report: Poor roads on tribal lands lead to school absences

The federal government released a report Monday that casts a critical light on the poor conditions of roads on tribal lands nationwide, highlighting the widespread challenge of getting Native American children to school during bad weather.


Donna Fester, 95, and her sister Norma Stromswold, 97, carried groceries into Norma’s apartment at the Interlachen Court Apartments in Edina. Many longtime tenants of the building, who have enjoyed below-market rent for years, suddenly are confronted by new owners who are charging more.

With rent spike, tenants forced to face cost of living in Edina

Happy birthday to the Minnesota driver's license lady
City report: Mpls. minimum wage should make no exception for tips
Special session starts now: Budget deal is within reach

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Miguel Sano flashed a big smile while celebrating his two-run homer with teammates in the ninth inning.

Twins battle back to pound Orioles

Vikings' Zimmer, after eight eye surgeries, heads home to recover
Banham, from Gophers to WNBA, stays resilient through surgeries
Scoggins: Equipment man 'Matty' ensured Gophers stayed stocked with laughs, essentials

Target CEO Brian Cornell will speak at a hearing of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee later this week against a border adjustment tax.

Target CEO Brian Cornell to testify in DC against import tax

New chief pledges to get Ford back on track
Contract negotiations back on after AT&T workers strike over the weekend
Jay Debertin named president and CEO of Inver Grove Heights-based CHS Inc.

President Trump speaking Sunday at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

To Arabs, Trump is just America without its mask

How NAFTA can be improved for the digital economy to help U.S.
I'm a trucker; as summer travel season starts, please join me in helping keep our roads safe
Readers Write: Aging issues and the death of Roger Ailes, the exchange of ideas, the professionalism of teachers, the responsibilities of voters

Trump and Paul Ryan

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70 percent of people in office jobs have or have had work spouses, according to a 2017 study.

How having a 'work spouse' contributes to happiness on the job

Before and after: Popular Nicollet Mall street corner changed drastically since 1960
Quest for identity drives 'Refugia,' getting its world premiere at Guthrie
'We can never forget': Volunteers to cover Fort Snelling with 20,000 flags for Memorial Day

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.


Michael Flynn is under scrutiny both by congressional committees and by federal law enforcement agencies for his ties to Russia and his business dealings with Turkey.

Flynn misled Pentagon investigators, top Dem says

Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit
"Co-govern"? No-veto promise? Mpls. candidates face all kinds of questions
Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access pipeline under construction near St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked about 100 gallons of oil in western North Dakota in two separate incidents in March as crews worked to get the four-state line ready for operation. They�re the second and third known leaks on the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school
'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation
New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

Police and other emergency services are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion. Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident during an Ariana Grande concert at the venue. Reported Explosion at Manchester Arena, UK - 22 May 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images) ORG XMIT: 8828037h

Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people

South African hunter dies after being trampled by elephant in Zimbabwe
Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Miguel Sano flashed a big smile while celebrating his two-run homer with teammates in the ninth inning.

Twins battle back to pound Orioles

Twins outfielders mindful of Buxton's speed
Postgame: Mauer shocks with bunt single; Buxton misses miracle catch
After 40 games: Five Twins comparisons with the ugly 2016

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, shown prior to a December 2016 game against Jacksonville, said doctors gave him “really good news’’ after the latest eye surgery.

Vikings' Zimmer, after eight eye surgeries, heads home to recover

Hartman: Vikings' Newman learns to adapt in an ever-changing NFL
Bud Grant celebrates 90th birthday with humor, tips on his longevity
Timeline of Zimmer's eye issues

Billy Bush said his 15-year-old daughter called him in tears and asked him why he had laughed at the things Trump had said on the tape.

Billy Bush speaks out about life after Trump tape: 'I fell apart'

'SNL': Baldwin's Trump sings 'Hallelujah' with closest advisers and ScarJo as Ivanka
English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on
Olympic great Michael Phelps says he has no plans to return to competition

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration.


Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies.


With budget unfinished, Legislature heads to special session

Minnesota's legislative leaders planned to immediately return to the Capitol to finish a new budget in a special session after blowing past Monday's midnight deadline to finish their work.


The Latest: Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):


The Latest: Legislature needs overtime to finish budget

The Latest on the last day of the Minnesota Legislature's regional session for 2017 (all times local):