Beaten toddler dies; mom's boyfriend charged with murder

Three-year-old Dante Sears was taken off life support “and was able to be a hero to two other children through organ donation,” said a friend of the Pine County family.

Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal

President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."

Bill Cooper steps down as TCF CEO, Craig Dahl to succeed

Over three decades, Bill Cooper built Twin City Federal, as it was known then, into a much larger firm with nearly $20 billion in assets and about 400 branches in seven states.

Man pleads guilty to stalking Current radio DJ Mary Lucia

A 56-year-old Eden Prairie man pleaded guilty Monday to stalking The Current radio DJ Mary Lucia. Patrick H. Kelly pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court to felony stalking and …

Motorcycle deaths are mounting, surpass total for all of 2014

Public safety officials are pleading with motorcyclists and motorists alike to exercise caution and make safety a priority after the state recorded its 47th motorcyclist death of the year, …


Anoka-Hennepin policy for varsity play frustrates coaches, parents

Anoka-Hennepin School District must approve seventh- and eighth-graders for varsity play.


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.


Zimbabwe's first lady: 'Dentist who killed the lion must be left alone'

Grace Mugabe holds no official post with the government, leaving it uncertain whether her view of Cecil’s death would hold sway with her nation’s legal authorities.


With bi-weekly no-hitters in MLB, does anyone still care?

A no-hit bid in Major League Baseball, as recently as a decade ago, was a “drop what you’re doing” occasion for baseball fans — and the completion of a …


Robinson placed on PUP list, Bykowski to IR, and Sullivan sits out yet again

The Vikings have placed cornerback Josh Robinson on the reserve PUP list. Under this injury designation, Robinson will not count against the team’s roster. He is eligible to return as …


$20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win

A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.


Hooray for Staples-Motley! Its 5-year football losing streak is over

The head coach quoted the rapper Ice Cube after the game as the small school near Brainerd won for the first time after 39 straight losses. (We have the …


Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges Monday, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings.


White supremacist convicted of killings at Kansas Jewish sites

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. admitted that he killed the three in April 2014, but argued that he was compelled to do it because Jewish people are trying to wipe out the white race. None of the victims was Jewish.


Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley + Photo Gallery + Video

Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The 22-year-old wild child …


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Suspects in robbery of elderly Minneapolis woman arrested

Minneapolis police on Sunday arrested the second of two suspects in the robbery of a 90-year-old woman as she walked home from a grocery store in south Minneapolis earlier …


Women drive success of Somali mall in south Minneapolis

The women who run the shops cover their heads, and many of them believe it is a man’s responsibility to pay bills for the family. Yet they prize entrepreneurship.