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Published: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:59:07 -0500


Flakes as Spring arrives on Tuesday; Friday rain and snow

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:39:08 -0500

The astronomical beginning of Spring, which is called the vernal equinox, is at 11:15 a.m. CDT on Tuesday. Maybe it’s appropriate that many Minnesotans will see snowflakes as Spring arrives. March is a fickle month! Late Monday into Tuesday A mix of rain and snow is expected to move into western Minnesota Monday afternoon. The…(image)

Twins' Jorge Polanco suspended 80 games for PED use

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:24:26 -0500

Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended for 80 games after he tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance.(image)

Jets sign former Vikings QB Bridgewater to 1-year deal

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:44:08 -0500

The former Vikings quarterback is looking to return from a serious knee injury in 2016 that sidelined him for most of the last two years.(image)

Results: Putin far ahead in fraud-tainted Russian vote

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:22:57 -0500

The Russian leader's popularity remains high despite his suppression of dissent and reproach from the West over Russia's increasingly aggressive stance in world affairs and alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election.(image)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 'no crime' in Russia probe

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:09:29 -0500

Weekend tweets attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's probe as meaningless and biased. They also exulted in the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, once a leader of the bureau's investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email practices.(image)

Three Minnesota teams make NCAA men's hockey tournament; no Gophers

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:00:50 -0500

St. Cloud State, Minnesota State University and Minnesota Duluth will play in the West Regional. The University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota were not among the teams announced Sunday.(image)

Minnesota's next hurdle is the second-seeded Duck women

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:29:59 -0500

The Gopher women take on the number two seed Oregon Ducks Sunday night in the NCAA women's basketball tournament.(image)

Study: Helmets reduce neck injuries in motorcycle crashes

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:09:40 -0500

The study looked at more than 1,000 patients who'd been treated for motorcycle crashes from 2010-15, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Almost 70 percent of patients hadn't worn helmets.(image)

Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:52:33 -0500

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.(image)

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false documents with NYC

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:44:01 -0500

The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city of New York declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.(image)

Trump elevates simmering Mueller, McCabe grievances to boil

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:09:27 -0500

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump criticized both special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired Friday.(image)

Police: 2 men fatally stabbed in Salvation Army apartment

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:28:58 -0500

The stabbings were reported around 7:15 p.m. Saturday at a building in Rochester. A suspect is in custody.(image)

Photos: Bemidji's 'Shortest St. Pat's parade' parties for the title

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Bemidji celebrated St Patrick's Day on Saturday with a 78-pace long parade downtown between Brigid's Pub and the Keg n' Cork, which calls itself the first Irish pub on the Mississippi.(image)

Snow melt continues today; Tuesday and Friday snow potential

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:28:41 -0500

In March we sometimes take two steps forward, then one step back. Our snow cover will continue to melt today, but a couple of snow opportunities are in the forecast for this coming week. Monday into Tuesday Snow, possibly mixed with rain, is expected to move into western Minnesota Monday afternoon. The snow expands into…(image)

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:00:15 -0500

After the poisoning of a former spy, Russia and Britain are blaming each other, saying the chemical used was produced by the other. The incident led to both Russia and Britain each expelling 23 diplomats.(image)

Militia members accused of targeting Somalis in Kansas to stand trial

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:45:59 -0500

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trials of three men who were planning an attack on a Wichita, Kansas-area apartment complex where Somali refugees live and a mosque. A federal investigation thwarted their plot.(image)

All victims recovered in Miami bridge collapse, police say

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:11:11 -0500

Police recovered five bodies from the wreckage Saturday and said a sixth person died at the hospital. Florida International University said engineers met hours before the collapse to discuss safety.(image)

Photos: MN United home opener brings out the blue -- and the green

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:00:00 -0500

The game drew a sellout crowd of 23,138, and many of the faithful fans were on hand, wearing St. Patrick's Day colors, along with United gear.(image)

Minnesota bowling league embraces kids with disabilities

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:35:32 -0500

Super Strikers is a casual bowling league for children with disabilities and their families. The league, hosted by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota, aims to help children develop planning, social and muscle and motor skills.(image)

AP: McCabe kept memos on Trump; Mueller now has them

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:33:21 -0500

Andrew McCabe kept personal memos that detail his interactions with Trump. Those memos have been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller.(image)