Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

A county clerk who invoked "God's authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.

Minn., Wis. veterans face big charges for years-old, unbilled co-pays

Minnesota’s congressional delegation, led by Rep. John Kline, are fighting a Veterans Affairs directive that found veterans suddenly being billed for co-payments that were as much as five years …

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer is shot and killed

Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

Survey says: Everyone likes living in Edina

In a survey of more than 500 residents, released Monday, not a single person rated Edina’s quality of life as “poor.” In fact, 96 percent rated it as “good” or “excellent.”

St. Paul retiree wins $100K lottery prize for his 2nd big payout in ’15

Jeffrey Bock won $100,000 in Sunday’s drawing; in January, a scratch-off ticket yielded a $20,000 prize.


Minn. schools take big strides in narrowing achievement gap

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, according to new data released by the Minnesota Department of Education.


Work is sweet for lucky few at Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar at State Fair + Photo Gallery

For many visitors to the State Fair, buying a pail of cookies from Sweet Martha’s is a quintessential Minnesota tradition. But for a lucky group of workers, there couldn’t be anything better than the 12 days spent filling those pails.


North Star legend Lou Nanne putting his name on Edina steakhouse

The owner of Rojo Mexican Grill and Ling & Louie's is partnering with the hockey legend on an Edina steakhouse.


Inside the numbers of Miguel Sano's first two months in the majors

Miguel Sano made his major league debut on July 2. That’s a little crazy to think about because he’s only been in the majors for two months, yet it’s …


Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials

Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.


Vikings waive QB Mike Kafka to get down to mandated 75 players

The Viking announced this morning that they have waived quarterback Mike Kafka, who did not practice yesterday, with an injured designation. Kafka has played sparingly this preseason. He went 7-for-10 …


Step away from that Tweet; There will be a role for young Waynes

What if Trae Waynes doesn’t start the regular-season opener, which we know he won’t? What if Trae Waynes isn’t the No. 3 cornerback initially, which is a distinct possibility considering …


St. Paul Humboldt forfeits football game against Minneapolis North

Injuries to players on an already-thin roster contributed to the decision. The rest of the season could be in jeopardy as well.


007 author gets crushed for saying Idris Elba is 'too street' to play James Bond

New 007 author Anthony Horowitz (“Trigger Mortis”) probably wishes he could redo a recent Mail Online interview, during which he said that Idris Elba (“Luther”) is “too street” to …


Texas A&M locates unopened package with radioactive item

Texas A&M University has located a box containing radioactive research material after the FedEx package was missing since last month.


Live: Climb it. Pat it. Ride it. Day One at the Fair


The Drive: Get the latest on the Twin Cities morning traffic


Music critic Jon Bream lists his faves from 40 years of concerts, interviews

The longest running full-time music critic at a daily U.S. newspaper gives his take on the best of the best during four decades of coverage.


Police union official calls chant at Saturday march 'disgusting' + Photo Gallery + Video

A video posted on Twitter that showed protesters who appear to be in the front of the march and can be heard shouting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon!”