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Michelle Kennedy grabbed a pack of cigarettes behind the counter for a customer at Vernon BP gas station in Edina, which along with St. Louis Park and Bloomington have raised the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.

Cities across Minnesota begin to tackle tobacco regulations

Recount set for Tuesday in Minneapolis City Council race between Warsame, Noor
'Blackout Wednesday' in Minnesota nets nearly double typical arrests
Woman shot in Minneapolis during apparent argument with cousin

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Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward

Gophers race past Massachusetts in opening game of Barclays Classic
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum
Prep Bowl 4-1-1: Everything about today's state high school football championships

The Mall of America holiday decor provided the perfect selfie backdrop for shoppers Friday. An early report had 2,500 people in lines around the mall to get in at 5 a.m.

Black Friday shoppers hit stores early, with friends and plans

Burnsville small business attracts big box-sized crowds on Black Friday
Schafer: Saving for retirement isn't easy at any level of income and is hardest for the poor
Minnesota Chamber says economy could be better

Sales were brisk — especially for the hot item of TV sets — when the Ridgedale Best Buy store in Minnetonka opened for Black Friday last year. The day after Thanksgiving offers traditions like shopping at nonstandard hours.

Ode to Black Friday: Such tradition, so many memories

Back to the future with Dayton's on Nicollet Mall
Sack cartoon: Reacting to harassment news
Readers Write: P.J. Fleck's contract extension, sexual misconduct, school lunches, eating disorders

The Gateway District in Minneapolis was a colorful, skid-row area wiped out by urban renewal in the early 1960s.

Mpls.' notorious Gateway District razed 60 years ago; time to stop mourning loss

Nuns in Chanhassen's 'Sister Act' forge a true sisterhood
'Daddymoons' give fathers-to-be one last hurrah with buddies before baby
Sense and Santability: Jungle Theater's holiday show is a gift for Jane Austen fans

Reacting to harassment news

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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken is accused of forcibly kissing a woman while rehearsing for a 2006 USO tour; Franken also was photographed with his hands over her breasts as she slept wearing a flak vest. He has apologized, while maintaining that he remembered the rehearsal differently. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

Split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to deal with Mueller
Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances
Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

This Oct. 4, 2017 photo taken by Megan Rohrer shows Mauricio Gonzalez posing for a photo at THE CIBC Theatre in Chicago while attending the performance "Hamilton: An American Musical" in downtown Chicago. Gonzalez was among the approximately 2,000 first year students at Northwestern University who got to see the show for free as part of the school's "One Book One Northwestern" program. It's one of the ways colleges are using the hugely popular musical to teach students about history, art, critical thinking, performance, culture, and even politics.

Colleges, high schools use "Hamilton" to enhance teaching

Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name
Hundreds of thousands of names purged from background check database for gun purchases
Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls, study says

Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Olympian Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled to 13 1/2 years

'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing
'We dare not squander the moment:' Zimbabwe's new leader
Minn. Holocaust survivor's help leads to new criminal charges against Nazi guards

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) split two Lions defenders for a first quarter touchdown at Ford Field Thursday November 23, 2017 in Detroit , MI.

No pain, big gain: Vikings take three-game division lead by beating Detroit

Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum
Craig: Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit

Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague and Orlando guard Elfrid Payton battleed for a loose ball during the second half.

Wolves' fourth-quarter failings reason for concern

Timberwolves welcome four-game homestand
Fans annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
Thibodeau takes apart Wolves' fourth-quarter woes

The Wild's Nino Niederreiter has been on a scoring tear.

Wild's Niederreiter goes where the goals are

Wild set for critical three-game stretch vs. Central Division
Ex-Wild winger Pominville, back with Sabres, sees better days ahead for Buffalo
Wild-Colorado preview

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein, 'wicked conspirators' in cryptic post

Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online
Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to media
Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement _ never