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Trump sets odds of reaching deal on wall at less than 50-50

President Donald Trump waves as he walks through the Colonnade from the Oval Office of the White House on arrival to announce a deal to temporarily re

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50."

Minneapolis wants to tie funding of neighborhood groups to their diversity

Sagirah Shahid read poetry at Sisters’ Sludge Cafe during an event hosted by the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association.

Minneapolis weighs linking funding to diverse leadership.

Two cats take home the crown at the St. Paul Winter Carnival cat show

Commander Wolffe, a one-eyed Selkirk Rex, borrowed his sister Rosa’s crown after confusion over a tiebreaker led to two cats being declared winner.

In another first, the annual Saintly City Cat Show crowned one queen but two kings.

If this landfill regulation gets revamped, home remodeling costs in Minn. may surge

In this undated photo, debris pile up in front of a home construction site in Minneapolis. For decades in Minnesota, landfills for construction and de

For decades in Minnesota, landfills for construction and demolition debris have not been required to use linings that stop toxic pollutants from seeping into groundwater. As the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency tells it, the waste wasn't considered to be an environmental risk when the landfill rules were first implemented in 1988.

Walz considers shift away from school referendums to fund Minn. schools

Gov. Tim Walz spoke after taking the oath of office at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn.

DFL governor weighs making local referendums "either rare or extinct."



Sagirah Shahid read poetry at Sisters’ Sludge Cafe during an event hosted by the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association.

Minneapolis wants to tie funding of neighborhood groups to their diversity

Walz considers shift away from school referendums to fund Minn. schools
Smart Arrow Boards could announce short-term lane closures on Minnesota roads
Speeding driver veers off NW. Wisconsin hwy., hits trees and is killed

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Forward Eric Curry helped cap the Gophers' 92-87 upset of No. 19 Iowa with a late second-half dunk at Williams Arena on Sunday.

Sizzling-hot Gophers knock off No. 19 Iowa

Wolves can't solve Jazz for second time in three days
Twins considering Romero as a reliever
Cruz ready to take mentoring role with Twins

Scores, schedules, and stats
Dr. Clark Chen, a neurosurgeon at the University of Minnesota, uses a device made by Monteris Medical to remove tumors from the brainstem.

Minnesota-developed device saves brain cancer patients. But what's next?

NDC turns troubled street corners into areas of opportunity in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Unemployment unplugged: There are more people out of work than you think
How Brandless walks a tightrope as it rises in online retail

The Minnesota State Capitol.

Minnesota bill is a good start to reducing, ending violence against American Indian women

Democracy is failing to protect our privacy rights
What follows, should U.S. troops indeed leave Syria?
Readers Write: Income tax reporting in Minnesota, paid leave, race and law enforcement, presidential primary in Minnesota


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Neil Young performed Saturday at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, the first of four shows over six days.

In the first of four Mpls. shows, Neil Young becomes mellow, reflective 'Old Man'

'Black Panther' wins top honor at SAG Awards, 'Maisel' soars
Gleaming kitchens and posh social spaces: How hotels are competing with Airbnb
Forget the big screen: 12 superb movies you can see only by streaming

Souhan: Lady Luck tends to favor Super Bowl winners
Jim Souhan

The point here is not that the Patriots and Rams are headed for Atlanta only because of lucky breaks, but that winning NFL teams often require a combination of luck and ability.

Lileks: When is it OK to scream your head off in public?
James Lileks

This shouldn't be controversial, but someone needs to say it: We're entitled to yell "GUYAHHGH!" when it's below zero.

Scoggins: Point-guard puzzle stymies Gophers basketball
Chip Scoggins

Relying on a piecemeal point guard approach is not what Richard Pitino had in mind but, "that's all right. Just find a way to win."




In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets the audience at George Washington University in Washington, during an event kicking o

Sen. Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America

Analysis: Give 1st round to Pelosi in shutdown skirmish
New York pols vie to become city's official 'loudmouth'
Military recruits getting Made-in-the-USA athletic trainers

Investigators work the scene of a shooting in Livingston Parish in Louisiana. Authorities in Louisiana say a shooting has left five people dead in two

Louisiana murder suspect caught at grandma's Virginia home

Big solar project splits farmers and clean energy proponents
Small earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off coast of Oregon
Trump's N.Y. golf club fires a dozen workers in U.S. illegally

Thierry Paul Valette, founder of a group called "yellow vests citizens" answers the Associated Press in Paris Monday, Jan.14, 2019. Yellow vest protes

France: 'Yellow vest' violence prompts 'red scarves' rally

Spanish boy found dead in borehole after dire 13-day search
Singer in Thai girl band apologizes for swastika shirt
Singapore actor's death puts spotlight on conscription risks

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns tried to beat the double-team of Utah’s Ricky Rubio, left, Rudy Gobert in the first half Sunday.

Wolves can't solve Jazz for second time in three days

Timberwolves on lengthy injured list making progress
Postgame: Jazz pick-and-roll picks apart Wolves
Are the Wolves poised to be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

Jordan Greenway’s kitchen serves as more of a backdrop for eating from restaurant containers than a place to prepare meals. But he’s learning.

Wild's Greenway keeps life simple as he acclimates to NHL

Solo no more: Wild All-Star Dubnyk doesn't feel alone in net
No All-Star time off: Wild sends Eriksson Ek, Kunin to Iowa
Wild claims defenseman Bitetto off waivers from Predators

Forward Eric Curry helped cap the Gophers' 92-87 upset of No. 19 Iowa with a late second-half dunk at Williams Arena on Sunday.

Sizzling-hot Gophers knock off No. 19 Iowa

Gophers women's basketball-Ohio State game preview
Backups to Gophers' Oturu produce in the post
Pitino, Gophers react to win over Iowa

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick each have demonstrated their abilities over the years, but they've also had a little luck go N

Souhan: Lady Luck tends to favor Super Bowl winners

AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando
Souhan: Super Bowls more compelling since 'Brady era' began
How the Vikings fared in the Pro Bowl

FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2015, photo, Wayne Newton poses for a photo at his home in Las Vegas. Newton will mark his 60th anniversary with a return to Ca

Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show

XXXTentacion's son born 7 months after rapper's death
'Black Panther' wins top honor at SAG Awards, 'Maisel' soars
Shia LaBeouf turned rehab into a writing room for new film