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The coaching staff may have destroyed the season by sticking with established starters instead of playing the best players available.
Team officials say the caravan service — common throughout the National Football League and paid for by the team — is necessary for security reasons.
Perilously slick roads won’t be improving any time soon despite round-the-clock efforts by Twin Cities public works departments. Sidewalks and bikeways also pose a threat.
Quietly and with little debate, more than half of the licensed detox centers in Minnesota have shut down in recent years, forcing jails and hospital ERs to cope with chronic drinkers and addicts. There are now just 23 in the state.
In complex cases ranging from enlarged prostates to brain tumors, physicians at the University of Minnesota are using virtual-reality simulators more and more to perfect their surgical techniques.
A Star Tribune review of Nursing Board disciplinary actions since 2010 found that at least 173 caregivers lost jobs after allegations of misconduct and managed to find new nursing positions.
Minnesota’s Catholic dioceses under pressure to make public the names of additional accused clerics.
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Snowfall amounts overnight were less than daunting, but they were enough Monday morning to make Twin Cities motorists ease off the accelerator on greasy highways, and snow-packed and icy city streets and county roads.
So much for snuggling in Wisconsin.
The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie "127 Hours," was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.
Hundreds of people were still aboard the Costa Concordia when the commander fled in a lifeboat, an Italian Coast Guard official testified Monday, adding that rescuers received first word of the seriousness of the shipwreck only after a passenger used a cell phone to call family.
At least 13 African presidents and heads of 15 countries outside the continent will come to South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela, according to the government. Three former U.S. leaders and four from Brazil also will attend.
Heavily armed riot troops broke into the offices of a top Ukrainian opposition party office in Kiev and seized its servers Monday, the party said, as anti-government protests crippled the capital for yet another day.
The Gophers are back in the Texas Bowl and will play Syracuse, trying to cap off a successful year with victory No. 9.
Racial trends in suspensions prompt a review of policies.
Out of about 10,500 peace officers in the state, an estimated 10 percent could be eligible to retire early by May 31, 2014, after which pension reductions will increase for those who retire before they turn 55.