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DQ celebrates anniversary with free ice cream

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:50pm
The soft-serve and fast-food chain turns 75

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:50pm
Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists.

Jordan Leopold heads to Wild, fulfilling daughter's wish

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:10pm
The Wild traded a fifth-round pick and defenseman Justin Falk to the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Golden Valley native and former Armstrong star.

Kirsten Lindquist, former anchor for KARE, KSTP, dies at age 60

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:50pm
She was put to the test in the KARE studio when a tornado ripped through Fridley in 1986.

Clippers hold off depleted, cold-shooting Wolves

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:30pm
Even in a 1-for-14 fourth quarter, the Wolves' aggressive play got them to the free throw line enough times to keep it close.

Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:30pm
A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.

North Star cycling event may fold due to lack of funding

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:50am
Organizers are scrambling for funding and a new sponsor after General Mills cuts ties.

Sen. Franken sits out, Sen. Klobuchar sits in on Netanyahu address Tuesday

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:50am
Sen. Franken sits out, Sen. Klobuchar sits in on Netanyahu address Tuesday

Minnesotans had record 185K active permits to carry handgun in 2014

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:30am
Nearly 185,000 Minnesotans are legally entitled to carry a handgun.

PreferredOne says it lost $139 million in individual market last year

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:20am
PreferredOne’s individual market losses totaled $139M, forcing the insurer to reboot.

Here's an adorable letter Jordan Leopold's daughter apparently sent the Wild

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:40am
The Wild traded for ex-Gopher Jordan Leopold today before the deadline in a move designed to bolster their defensive group. You could choose to believe that the seeds of the trade were planted during some conversation between execs with the Wild and Columbus, but WE CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IT WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. We’re going to believe it was all thanks to a letter Leopold’s daughter sent the Wild, apparently sometime this season, basically begging them to bring her dad home. Here’s the letter, as tweeted by KFAN: Leopold’s 11 Year old daughter wrote the @MNWild a letter pleading for trade…AND IT WORKED! — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 2, 2015

Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:00am
A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

Blizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:20am
Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter.

$4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:20am
Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.

NASA seeks to unlock secrets of Ceres

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:00am
First readings from Ceres not expected until April.

North Dakota woman accused of locking children in dog kennel

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:40am
A woman is accused of locking four young children in a dog cage in a North Dakota basement and turning out the lights as punishment.

Law enforcement-backed license plate reader bill narrowly survives

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:20am
An amendment to strip retention from 90 days to zero failed 9-8

Zahui named Big Ten player of the year by media

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00am
Gophers center Amanda Zahui B. was the only unanimous selection to all-Big Ten first team, as Shae Kelley and Carlie Wagner also earned honors.

Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years, still shy of record

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00am
The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago.