Dayton's $42B budget prioritizes children, targeted tax relief

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Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a $42 billion budget proposal that showed increases to spending on education and human services. It also provides tax relief for middle-class Minnesotans.

New concept for Sculpture Garden mixes wildness, formality

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A group that’s advising the $10 million revamping of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is opting toward crossing its 16th-century formality with 21st-century sustainability. The garden’s signature Spoonbridge and Cherry …

Suspect in Mendota Heights cop killing was busy texting, calling that morning

Jury could have the case by Friday.

Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets worth roughly $10,000, police said.

Weather throws Minneapolis' City of Lakes Loppet a curve again

Unseasonable temperatures are forcing the sports festival to scramble


Minnesota Dept. of Human Services plans layoffs in budget squeeze

Job cuts include nurse supervisors and clinical managers


Nothing but the tooth: Tiger Woods recounts his Italian dental adventure

Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.


Principal at Green Central school in Mpls. placed on administrative leave

Parents were notified Monday that Lorraine Cruz, who has led the school since 2013, would no longer be returning, but district officials are not saying why.


Man who recorded himself torturing, killing dog to appear in court Wed.

Anthony Sather smiles and licked his lips as he videotaped himself torturing and killing his girlfriend's dog, Draco.


Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.


Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby.


'American Sniper,' 'Boy Next Door' have changed box-office game

“American Sniper” and the sexy Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door,” the top two movies at the box office this weekend, could be giving Hollywood a glimpse at its future.


Minnesota terror suspect to be released to halfway house

A Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will be released to a halfway house while his case is pending.


Saks Off 5th will reopen across street in City Center in 2016

Saks Off 5th, which closed its downtown Minneapolis location this month, said Tuesday that it will return in April 2016 -- in City Center, across the street from its former location.


Army to pay for New Brighton water treatment for next 30 years

The agreement settles the city’s lawsuit against the Army, filed last year.


Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.


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Fatal fall from Sparboe Farms roof prompts OSHA to fine subcontractor

Ruben R. Esquivel Solis, 23, of Okabena, Minn., was installing tin atop a chicken barn in June 21 and fell nearly 30 feet to the concrete floor. A board …


No mercy: Blizzard slams Boston area with 2 feet of snow + Photo Gallery + Video

Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.