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Published: Fri, 28, Apr 2017 15:18


Hwy. 169 turmoil prompts effort to oust city leaders in Hopkins

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 12:30

A big traffic flap is brewing in Hopkins, where a group residents fed up with rogue motorists cutting through neighborhoods to bypass the official Hwy. 169 detour has launched an effort to recall the mayor and four city council members, claiming they have not done enough to address the problem.

Congress OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 12:44

But on President Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted.

Trump: 'I thought it would be easier'

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 14:57

President Donald Trump is sounding wistful as he reflects on his first 100 days on the job.

S.D. eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into trafficking trade

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 14:12

A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds offers a rare window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers, parts and handicrafts, including one alleged dealer who called himself the "best feather man in the Midwest."

Man survives I-494 crash but is fatally hit trying to cross highway after

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 13:56

“Freeways are dangerous places, especially at night.”

Uh, oh: Chance of significant slush or snow starting Sunday

Thu, 27, Apr 2017 21:36

Oh brother. The entire weather blog should be a series of apologetic disclaimers today. We still don't know what we don't know, but models continue to suggest accumulating slush late in the weekend, especially Sunday night when we lose the sun's infrared radiation. No problems today; the sun may even peek through. Saturday looks tolerable, but Sunday will be a good Netflix-day with a cold rain mixing with or even changing to wet snow late. Monday, the 1st day of May, could bring plowable amounts of snow to portions of Minnesota. Where those heavy snow bands will set up is anyone's guess right now. Stay tuned.

Twins' potential top pick touted as 'Baseball's LeBron or the new Babe'

Tue, 25, Apr 2017 15:20

If 17-year-old Hunter Greene really is that good, then the Twins should have their No. 1 pick in for the June 12 MLB draft already decided.

‘Roseanne’ revival in the works with original cast on board

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 14:52

“Roseanne” is the latest 90s TV show eyeing a comeback.

Lost Twin Cities: Rare today, row houses were once a common sight here

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 12:27

Most of them fell into disrepair and were demolished before their unique structure gained appreciation.

Ten intriguing prospects still available to Vikings in NFL Draft's second day

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 8:19

Unless the Vikings trade up today, fifteen picks will be made until Minnesota is finally on the clock at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Sitting at No. 48, there is a good chance a handful of these 10 intriguing prospects will still be available. One could be the Vikings’ first-overall pick. Should the Vikings want to move up to secure a player, Rick Spielman has a couple third-round picks (No. 79, No. 86) and fourth-round picks (No. 120, No. 128) to do so. OG Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky: The draft’s best guard prospect is still on the board after only two offensive linemen — Utah’s Garret Bolles and Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk — were taken in Thursday’s first round. OT Cam Robinson, Alabama: Three-year starter at left tackle for the Crimson Tide who could play either guard or tackle in the NFL. Known as a road grader in the run game, but a liability at times in pass protection. OG Dan Feeney, Indiana: Four-year starter at right guard and right tackle for the Hoosiers. Helped pave the way for NFL running backs Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard. Our Matt Vensel has Feeney going to the Vikings in his full mock draft. OG Taylor Moton, Western Michigan: One of the biggest (6-5, 319) guard prospects in this draft, Moton could immediately compete at right guard after being a four-year starter for Western Michigan. OT Dion Dawkins, Temple: Settled in as Temple’s left tackle as a three-year starter. Like Moton, Dawkins could play either guard or tackle at the next level. RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State: The first-team All-American back may be the best talent left in this draft. Cook ran for 4,464 yards and 46 touchdowns in three seasons at Florida State. RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee: Kamara is one of the more versatile backs. As a receiver, he caught 74 passes for 683 yards and seven touchdowns for the Vols in two seasons. He also averaged 6.2 yards on 210 carries at Tennessee. RB Joe Mixon, Oklahoma: Mixon may not be on many draft boards nearly three years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face. In two seasons at OU, he paired 2,027 rushing yards with 894 receiving yards. Is he on the Vikings’ board? DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State: “It’s always come easy for him. I would never say he’s lazy.” The enigmatic McDowell is a first-round talent, but he wasn’t drafted Thursday night as questions surround his work ethic. S Budda Baker, Washington: A fiery free safety who compiled 18 pass deflections, 13 tackles for a loss, five interceptions and three forced fumbles during three seasons for the Huskies.

Mercy in downtown Mpls. ignites backlash against double-patty cheeseburgers

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 9:37

Chef Mike Rakun uses steak trimmings to beef up the flavor, and the juices. The happy hour price? Even better.

GOP’s Erik Paulsen spent big last cycle, on track to do so again

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 13:52

In the previous election cycle, Paulsen spent far more defending his congressional seat last year than any other Minnesotan in Congress

AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 15:13

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move even for an NBA legend known for making swift decisions.

St. Paul unleashes new weapon against invasive plants: goats

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 13:59

Thirty goats will be unleashed Monday afternoon.

GDP report shows U.S. economy off to slow start in 2017

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 11:52

The economy barely grew, expanding at an annual rate of only 0.7 percent.

Pickles and jams: Nordic approach offers easy, modern recipes for busy cooks

Thu, 27, Apr 2017 15:16

A new cookbook offers a perspective from a master gardener's backyard.

Got a 1905 chair from Minnesota State Capitol? Cass Gilbert Society wants to know

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 12:20

Missing: 800 pieces of furniture from the Minnesota State Capitol. If you know where any of it is, the Cass Gilbert Society wants to hear from you.

Target is shutting down food lab in Massachusetts after all

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 11:0

An offer to buy Target's Food + Future lab surfaced at the last minute as the Minneapolis-based retailer was preparing to wind it down. But Target apparently couldn’t come to terms with the buyer.

Man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 13:39

The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done.

From beehives to bow ties, Minnesotans show off 70 years of prom photos

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 9:48

We usually don’t need an excuse to take a walk down memory lane, but some events almost require it. Case in point: prom. You'll love these reader photos going back decades.

Mpls. mayor had 90 minutes' notice on 4th Precinct pick

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 8:46

In the latest sign of the leaders' tense relationship, Hodges is said to have told Harteau to undo the appointment of John Delmonico, or Hodges would undo it herself. Harteau left the task to the mayor.

Denver developer closes in on 8-story tower near Lake Calhoun

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 9:26

Its effort to demolish a 1950s office building on the lake's north side to build a 200-unit residential tower moves forward.

Lindaman already becoming a home run legend for Gophers softball

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 7:28

Kendyl Lindaman on Wednesday hit her 16th home run of the season for the No. 4-ranked Gophers, breaking the single-season record which had stood since 2003.

Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Fri, 28, Apr 2017 0:20

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.