Minnesota's Al Franken won't run for president in 2020

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is definitely not running for president in 2020.<p>"I got way, way, way too much to do right now to even think …


Journalists protest University of Minnesota news leak investigation

More than 260 journalists have signed a petition urging the University of Minnesota to halt its investigation into the source of news leaks about an …

University of Minnesota

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.


State drastically tightens limits on 3M chemicals in groundwater

New limits, half the level set last year by the E.P.A., mainly affect East Metro and Bemidji drinking water.


Wild is now one of four existing teams never to make a Stanley Cup final

Nashville is going to the Stanley Cup Finals, having clinched the Western Conference title with a Game 6 home victory over Anaheim on Monday.<p>This is …

Ice Hockey

Scientists planting 400 acres of Minnesota pines to survive climate change

Scientists are identifying planting spots that will be strongholds against climate change.

Climate Change

Boudreau, a month after playoff exit, still laments Wild's missed chances

“I’ve been bored out of my mind. It seems we last played a year ago,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Tuesday.

Ice Hockey

Lynx still perfect but their play needs improvement

Minnesota remains perfect in May (21-0) dating back to 2012. Minnesota won Tuesday despite 22 turnovers.

Women's Basketball

Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. …


OTA primer: It's Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices

For the first time Tuesday, Vikings’ top pick Dalvin Cook will line up against Linval Joseph and the rest of Mike Zimmer’s defense. Zimmer won’t be …


To Arabs, Trump is just America without its mask

Melania’s dress? Avoid a rude thumbs-up? What’s “rude” is U.S. failure to support Arab people’s aspirations.

Middle East

After surgeries, resilient Banham making her hometown WNBA debut

“I can hardly wait,” former Gopher and Lakeville high school star Rachel Banham said about facing the Lynx at the X. "I worked hard for this.”

Before and after: Popular Nicollet Mall street corner changed drastically since 1960

Vintage photos show the corner of 6th and Nicollet in all its old-school glory.

Eagan teacher collapses, dies during rugged North Shore race

Jon Mathson, 41 and an Eagan High School teacher, had finished the 25K race three times previously.

GOP seeks delay on ACA subsidy ruling

The Trump administration is considering whether to continue an appeal on payments under the Affordable Care Act.

Health Care

New chef, new menus, new focus at the North Loop's Hewing Hotel

Goodbye, Nordic sensibilities. Hello, local and seasonally focused ingredients.


Another 1-0 loss to Alabama ends Gophers softball season

The Big Ten champions finished the season with a 56-5 record, and with lingering indignation over how they were sent on the road as an unseeded team …

College Football

Another day, another doubleheader for the Twins

The Twins and Royals will play a traditional doubleheader today before they head to Baltimore for three games against the Orioles


You NEED to be in Minneapolis the weekend of June 9...

You NEED to be in Minneapolis the weekend of June 9…<p>Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on May 21, 2017 | 0 comments<p>If you’re reading this blog, I can 100% …

Mall of America

United Sent Puppy on a 24 Hour Journey After Flying the Wrong Dog to Minneapolis

United Airlines hasn’t just come under criticism for how it treats its human passengers, it’s received recent attention for how it (mis)treats …


Trump the man: What you see is what you get. It never evolves.

I wrote “The Art of the Deal” with him. His drive for domination, and his self-sabotage in the pursuit thereof, is rooted in his past.

Donald Trump

Construction boom sweeps away worries about Rochester's DMC project

At least 14 projects are in the works or completed.

Urban Design

Waterlogged Mpls. cancels Twins, other weekend events

By Saturday night, most Minnesota towns will have collected 3 to 4 inches of rain, with a few places surpassing 5 inches — likely the wettest week of …


Oops! Forgotten weed stash donated to Once Upon A Child in Maplewood

Maplewood police: "Hey genius, Once Upon A Child thanks you for the clothing donation, but you forgot something in your pant pockets."

5 questions Congress needs to answer about Trump and Russia

Analysis: Lawmakers in a position to get clarity as controversies intensify around Russia probes.


Harmless measles? Minn. officials want parents to know it's a deadly virus

Measles’ impact on children, even after they recover, can last for years.

Public Health

Milwaukee high school student accused of selling pot cookies

A 17-year-old Milwaukee high school student is being investigated for allegedly selling marijuana-laced cookies to other students.


Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he had another eye surgery this week

Mike Zimmer had surgery No. 8 on his right eye this week. The Vikings head coach, speaking at his foundation’s first youth football camp, told …


Minneapolis Police Uncover Bomb-Making Materials, Weapons in SUV

It all started with a complaint over littering – and ended with two men arrested and the discovery of an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices by …

Cellphone video prompts Metro Transit investigation of cop's immigration query

A cellphone video of a Metro Transit police officer asking a Blue Line light-rail passenger for his immigration status went viral Friday, prompting …