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More than $780,000 in late money raining on Minnesota campaigns

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:50pm
Two organizations not controlled by candidates have netted more than $250,000 in the last week, union campaigns have refueled with more than $300,000 in fresh cash

Democrats start final sprint to Election Day at State Capitol rally

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:10pm
Minnesota Democrats, aiming to maintain their current grip on state government, gathered at the Capitol to launch a six-day tour of the state aimed at getting out the vote.

Metro Transit seeks $72M yearly for upgrades in next 10-15 years

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:50pm
Metro Transit has an ambitious plan to dramatically improve both local and express bus service over the next 10 to 15 years, but it comes with a hefty price tag: $72.3 million a year. On the upside, it could increase ridership by nearly 16 million annually.

Japanese deputy mayor dies on sister-city trip to Honolulu

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:50pm
A Japanese deputy mayor visiting Hawaii to establish a sister-cities relationship with Honolulu died after he was pulled from waters off popular Waikiki Beach.

Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:50pm
North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said.

Barr named NFC's Defensive Player of the Week

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:50pm
Rookie outside linebacker Anthony Barr has been named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week after his 27-yard fumble return for a touchdown gave the Vikings a 19-13 overtime victory Sunday. Barr, the ninth overall pick in May’s NFL draft, recorded eight tackles and a sack in the win. And on the first play from scrimmage in overtime, he forced a fumble after a catch by Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, scooped it up and returned it for the game-winning touchdown. Barr is the first Vikings player to win the Defensive Player of the Week award since cornerback Antoine Winfield in 2010 and the first Vikings rookie to win since cornerback Cedric Griffin in 2006. Barr is the sixth rookie linebacker to win the award since 2006. The others were DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews, Brian Orakpo, Sean Lee and Luke Kuechly. That’s pretty good company right there. Barr ranks second on the Vikings with 54 tackles this season and his three sacks are tied for third on the team. He has forced one fumble and recovered three of them, which is tied for the NFL lead.

USDA extends habitat funding for honeybees

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:30pm
Minnesota and other Upper Midwest states to receive $4 million

Adrian Peterson has a courtroom MVP as defense lawyer

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:10pm
For more than 20 years, Rusty Hardin has overcome negative pretrial publicity to win favorable verdicts against heinous criminal charges and complex civil matters.

Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states for fuel tank leaks

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:10pm
Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire.

Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden to reveal identity on Fox News

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:10pm
Fox News has landed an interview with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, the network announced Wednesday.

Wolves Opener: Getting Ready for the Grizz

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:10pm
Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine discuss at Wednesday's morning shoot playing their first NBA game and Thad Young talks about coming home to Memphis.

Reggie Fowler no longer has a stake in Vikings

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:10pm
Reggie Fowler, who attempted to buy the Vikings in 2005 before settling in as a limited partner, no longer has a stake in the team.

Minn. bank official, teller among 28 charged in check fraud case

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:10pm
The U.S. attorney's office announced criminal charges against two dozen people in a conspiracy to steal IDs and write counterfeit checks.

ACLU report: Blacks arrested far more than whites for low-level crimes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:30pm
Gap found in arrests for pot possession, loitering, vagrancy, report on Minneapolis says.

Twin Cities first responders ramp up for Ebola possibility

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:10pm
Twin Cities first responders tweak protocols and add new ones in case they must respond to the virus.

State considers banning class of pesticide to help bees

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:50pm
Public concern over the plight of honeybees caused the Ag Department to revise its study.

Minnesota Zoo IMAX theater getting $1.2M upgrade, including rocker seats

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:30pm
The Apple Valley zoo's Great Clips IMAX Theatre recently added an IMAX Digital Projection System and will be adding a cloud-based ticketing system. It also is installing 482 rocker seats.

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:10pm
An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

Daniel Radcliffe throws down with flawless Blackalicious rap cover

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:50pm
After Daniel Radcliffe revealed his love of rap music on "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon called out Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics.” Then Radcliffe unleashed an “impromptu” performance.

North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:50pm
The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.