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Man dies in house fire in western Twin Cities suburb

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:15am
A man was found inside the fully engulfed home in Watertown in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue NW.

Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:35am
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday, with a special focus on engaging men in the fight against a largely hidden problem.

Judge splits clergy sex abuse trial into 2 phases

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:55am
A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases.

Franken, McFadden agree to three debates

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:55pm
McFadden wants more, but Franken campaign says four is plenty.

Smiling fan sporting Peterson jersey and a switch grabs national attention

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:55pm
Tailgater’s image makes it to the cover of the New York Daily News, ignites social media criticism.

Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:55pm
Al Franken gets the backing of 49 percent of likely voters, while Mike McFadden gets 36 percent. But the poll shows that the lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota.

Minneapolis officer accused of strong-arm tactics with canvasser

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:15pm
Community activists said Monday that a Minneapolis police officer used excessive force when arresting an outreach worker and then threatened to shoot witnesses to the incident.

Olive Garden not backing off breadstick policy

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:55pm
Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:35pm
The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

Dayton calls for "more courteous" relationship with N.D. over Red River

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:15pm
Dayton and the chair of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority exchange polite letters, toning down the summer's angry rhetoric.

Men, women face different standards in work-related parenting requests

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:15pm
Want to work flex time to take care of your kids? The impression that creates in your office depends on whether you're a man or a woman, a study found.

Miss America: More to worry about than red-cup talent act

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:15pm
The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

2 killed, 1 critical in head-on crash in Wright County

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:15pm
The Sheriff’s Office said the two people killed were both in the car and from Annandale, Minn.

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:55pm
Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.

Former Auschwitz guard, 93, charged as accessory to 300,000 murders

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:55pm
A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday.

Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:35pm
A 31-year-old Utah man doing research alone in a remote backcountry area has died in a bear attack in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming.

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:35pm
Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat during the Vietnam War.

Former Mankato football player Kolstad suffers seizure over weekend

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:35pm
The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May has suffered a seizure.

Crash at SW Minnesota intersection kills passenger in each vehicle

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:15pm
Killed were a woman from Georgia and a Minnesotan riding with two boys and her husband, according to the State Patrol.

Coast Guard rescues man adrift in water for 30 hours

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:55pm
A man adrift in Gulf of Mexico waters for more than a day after his fishing boat sank was rescued when the crew of a passing oil tanker heard his cries for help, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Monday.