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Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:35:53 -0500


2 dead in wave of Anoka County heroin overdoses

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:21:38 -0500

Officials suspect the five men and one woman who overdosed in separate incidents Saturday all used heroin from a single source. Bloomington also reported treating three for likely opiate overdoses.

Mostly 50s this week; rain returns Tuesday

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:55:32 -0500

Our Saturday was spectacular, with sunshine and a high of 64 degrees in the Twin Cities. A few spots in southern Minnesota even touched 70. Our Sunday high temps will be cooler, but still slightly above normal in the south: A few spots in southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities could touch 60 Sunday afternoon, with…

A very nice autumn weekend

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:01:08 -0500

The timing of weather systems is good this weekend. A high pressure system will bring plenty of sunshine to Minnesota as we start the weekend, and winds will be light. Our Saturday highs will be above normal, ranging from the middle 60s over southwestern Minnesota to the lower 50s near the Canadian border: Lower 60s are expected in the…

Ask a bookseller: Left Bank Books in St. Louis

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Bookseller Shane Mullen has two eerie, unsettling reads for your October book list. The first deals with a horror film gone awry in the Amazon and the second revolves around the mysterious disappearance of young twin girls.

One-woman show looks at war through child's eyes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:15 -0500

Playwright and actor Ifrah Mansour offers a work based on her own experiences as a child in Somalia's civil war.

What's up with the internet today? Sites lag, don't load for many in U.S.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:20:00 -0500

A hacking attack against a major Internet infrastructure company, Dyn, has prompted intermittent disruptions across numerous sites, including Twitter and Spotify.

Fine October weekend, 3rd longest growing season at MSP?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:57:01 -0500

Renewables and natural gas are taking a bigger a bite out of coal power generation.

Endgame near for those claiming family ties to Prince

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:36:17 -0500

Prince's legal family portrait is coming into focus as the process to establish his estate's heirs moves toward a conclusion. Millions of dollars are at stake.

Cleveland pitcher, Minnesota bride-to-be find the Internet is a nice place

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:27:09 -0500

Most fans of the Cleveland Indians had never heard of Ryan Merritt, until he pitched his team into the World Series. Now they're rewarding Merritt and his fiancee, a Rochester area native.

Duluth seeks volunteers for the 'Minnesota Tip'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:19:39 -0500

Duluth parks workers are on the lookout for volunteers to help "tip" the 2,800 roses at Leif Erikson Park underground to enable them to survive the cold, dry winter.

St. Paul's Bedlam venue to close its doors

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:59:27 -0500

The multifaceted performance and event space had operated under a debt burden that grew too heavy.

Mpls. police: Internal probe clears cops in Jamar Clark shooting

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:40:00 -0500

The two Minneapolis officers involved in the Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark did not violate department policy and will not face discipline, Police Chief Janee Harteau said Friday.

Is Wonder Woman suited to be a U.N. ambassador?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:58:00 -0500

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Many women's rights advocates are in an uproar.

Justice Ginsburg will make her operatic debut - sort of

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500

The Supreme Court justice is set to play a nonsinging role on opening night of the Donizetti opera "The Daughter of the Regiment" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

A cure for politics? Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:45:56 -0500

No pressure, Boundary Waters, but the New York Times this afternoon is telling the nation you're the cure for the political cesspool gripping the nation right now.

Dayton wants deal soon on health insurance relief

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:08:57 -0500

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll call a special session to address rising health insurance premiums, if House and Senate leaders can quickly agree on a fix.

U.S. Bank Stadium to open doors to runners, skaters

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:07:52 -0500

The new home of the Vikings will open 16 times through mid-March for runners and in-line skaters, continuing a tradition that started at the Metrodome before it was torn down, officials said Friday.

WNBA says officials missed late call in Game 5 of Finals

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:03:16 -0500

The WNBA says its officials missed a shot-clock violation late in Game 5 of the Finals on Thursday night.

What's being done to stop voter fraud? #askmpr

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:41 -0500

Talk of rigged elections has some voters alarmed about Election Day security. But election experts and Minnesota officials say the system's defenses work really well right now.

Cybercriminals staging major attack on U.S. websites

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:41:22 -0500

What's happening to the nation's big websites today is yet another reminder how vulnerable we are.