Rep. Tom Emmer lashes out at fellow Republicans

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Emmer issued a statement calling out Republican House colleagues who don't support fully funding the Department of Homeland Security because of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Ice Bucket Challenge helping people with ALS 'live best lives'

A summer Internet sensation raised millions, eliminating the waiting lists for all kinds of assistive devices designed to help people with ALS live more active lives.

Two MnSCU college presidents under fire

MnSCU calls plagiarism allegations “reckless’’; experts say blog posts merit investigation.

Settlement announced in former Roseville coach's defamation suit against parent

The defendant in the 2013 lawsuit was ordered to retract statements alleging Jeff Pauletti abused Roseville hockey players.

Update: William Shatner reverses decision, will attend Leonard Nimoy's funeral

Earlier, the former Captain Kirk on the hit “Star Trek” TV series had spent hours on Twitter defending his decision to miss the service for his co-star, explaining he couldn’t because he had made an earlier commitment to a Red Cross charity function in Palm Beach, Fla.


Reusse blog: Pay Peterson and he'll play as if possessed

When athletes and agents (and the rest of us, for that matter) suggest that it's not about the money, almost always it is about the money.


Souhan: Guardado's classy call leads to reunion with Twins

Eddie Guardado’s renewed relationship with his first team is different from many other’s. He turned himself into an All-Star closer, became emblematic of their overachieving teams of that era and sometimes butted heads with General Manager Terry Ryan.


Local actors train police to interview abused kids

CornerHouse is a Minneapolis nonprofit that trains police, social workers and child-protection officers to interview children who have been sexually abused. It has revolutionized the way traumatized kids have been treated by humanizing and streamlining the interview process.


Minneapolis will soon have more cabs for disabled customers

Minneapolis program offers incentives to providers with wheelchair accessibility.


Police: Anoka Co. burglar hits unlocked houses, goes back for more

Suspect, 20, told police he went back to one residence “several times.”


Wild GM doesn't feel urgency to make a trade

“I like the team,’’ Chuck Fletcher says as the NHL trade deadline approaches.


Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker: 'I don't believe in amnesty'

Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.


Lady Gaga takes icy charity plunge into Lake Michigan

Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics.


The Drive: Quicker trips coming for Green Line riders

Trip times between Target Field in Minneapolis and Union Depot in St. Paul supposedly will drop from 48 minutes to 45 starting Saturday, the same day that adjustments to 23 bus routes take effect.


KG says 'love you all,' giving fans 1,000 free tickets for Monday + Photo Gallery + Video

“Love you all, and thanks for the love. Enjoy the game on me,” Garnett says.


Fugitive Minnesota cult head captured in Brazil beach lair + Photo Gallery + Video

A Minnesota cult leader who has been the subject of a global manhunt was arrested Saturday in Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports. Victor A. Barnard, 53, faces 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a flock of young "Maidens" as part of a camp in Pine County.


Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy

An obscure state agency loaned $625,000 to a call center that raises money for Democratic candidates.


2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.


Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.