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Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:00pm
Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for Sept. 14.

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:00pm
The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Lion trophies just a drop in vast exotic species trade

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:00pm
Vulnerable but coveted, animals and plants at risk of being endangered are traded into the U.S. every year, and it’s completely legal.

Twin Cities bike couriers fight reckless drivers — and job-killing tech

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:20pm
About 50 bike couriers continue to ply Twin Cities streets despite having been labeled an endangered species repeatedly over the past decades. They're committed to a calling that is as much a lifestyle as it is a career.

4-car pileup near Albertville kills only person not wearing seat belt

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:20pm
A four-car pileup along Interstate 94 near Albertville killed one person and injured four others among the eight people involved, authorities said.

Flood of solar garden applications leaves some counties wary

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:20pm
Regulations are fuzzy as developers push for energy savings.

Pelfrey erratic, Twins waste prime chances in loss

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:00pm
Mike Pelfrey couldn’t get out of the fourth inning as the Twins stumbled Saturday night against the Astros.

On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:40am
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:20am
Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

Vikings get Texas-sized final tune-up

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:00am
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Greetings from Jerry World, the gigantic monument to American football that the Cowboys call home. In a little under an hour, the Vikings will play their all-important penultimate preseason game. As I wrote in today’s paper, the Vikings starters are expected to play into the second quarter. Whether they stick around after halftime will depend on whether they satisfied coach Mike Zimmer with their performance. Two starters will not play, though. Running back Adrian Peterson will not touch the football in his homecoming because it’s the preseason and the Vikings won’t risk injury with him. Center John Sullivan, meanwhile, has not practiced in 10 days due to back spasms, so he is out tonight. Also out for the Vikings are tight end MyCole Pruitt, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, nose tackle Shamar Stephen and cornerback Josh Robinson. The Cowboys are expected to be without star wide receiver Dez Bryant. Still, this will be a tough test for the Vikings, especially their defense, in this final tune-up. The Cowboys were the NFC East champs last year and have one of the NFL’s best offensive lines, led by left tackle Tyron Smith. Keep an eye on Gerald Hodges, who will start at middle linebacker for the first time in his life. That position battle remains wide-open in late August. At safety, Antone Exum will return from a hamstring injury, so keep an eye on him, too. That being said, Robert Blanton can probably cement a starting spot as long as he doesn’t have an awful performance here at Jerry World.

Sano back in Twins lineup to face Astros

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 9:20am
Rookie slugger Miguel Sano returns to lineup against the Astros' Mike Fiers, who no-hit the Dodgers last time out.

Tangletown Gardens owner keeps exotic oasis in St. Paul

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:40am
Tangletown Gardens owner has created a junglelike landscape to complement the fanciful new porch on his Victorian home.

Community groups fear loss of UCare from state plans

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:00am
The state says other HMOs will step up, but some groups fear the road ahead if a public health plan option is lost.

Changing Minneapolis puts squeeze on industrial land

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 7:20am
Factories and warehouses now occupied by churches, schools and apartments.

Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 7:20am
A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months.

UND won't add 'no nickname' option to ballot; voting rules set

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 7:00am
A vote will be held in October among five new nicknames for the University of North Dakota and the vote is open to anyone -- for a price.

Newest invasive species on Minn. lakes puts squeeze on plants, fish

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:15pm
Starry stonewort, found in two lakes, chokes out even Eurasian milfoil.

Stephen Colbert mercilessly mocks his Time cover

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 9:35pm
Stephen Colbert apparently thinks that his Time cover photo is just about the un-funniest image in the world — but he’s managing to get a lot of laughs out of it anyway.

Innovative thinker turning Blaine's 'Garbage Hill' into innovation hub

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 9:15pm
An innovative thinker is turning “Garbage Hill” into a hive of innovation.