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Free-range turkey debate could be reignited because of bird flu

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 9:20pm
Some contend that free-range poultry face less bird flu risk. That theory will be tested in the coming weeks as the chicks are released outdoors for the first time.

Twins open homestand with best record since 2010

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:40pm
Minnesota has exceeded expectations, while Red Sox have been a disappointment

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison in corruption trial

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:00pm
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

List of places to observe Memorial Day weekend in Twin Cities

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:00pm
As thousands of Minnesotans hit the roads or planned to gather with family and friends over the Memorial Day weekend, Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul kicked off its summer season Saturday with a three-day celebration of pioneer days in the 1800s. Visitors explored historic buildings, chatted with costumed interpreters and learned about life in early Minnesota. Events planned for Sunday and Monday include memorial services, veterans celebrations, military speakers, rifle salutes, bell ringing and religious ceremonies across the metro.

Anoka County judge facing censure, suspension over residency

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 7:20pm
A state judicial panel found that Alan Pendleton lived outside his district and violated conduct rules.

For young Americans, a time to serve, not play

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:00pm
At the end of World War II 70 years ago, America finally got back to baseball, boxing and all the games we love. Former Vikings coach Bud Grant, now 88 years old, and others remember the era.

One boy critical after 2 brothers pulled from abandoned St. Paul pool

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:40pm
Firefighters pulled two young brothers from about 6 feet of filthy water in an abandoned swimming pool in St. Paul on Monday afternoon.

Men still cleaning up their act when it comes to housework

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:20pm
Men are spending more of their time on chores. Women are spending less — but it’s still much more than men. And among couples with babies, the gap is magnified.

Souhan: Winning roster, well-stocked farm clubs give Ryan options

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:40pm
With a loaded farm system and a winning big-league team, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan will soon have a rare problem: too many worthwhile players.

Soundset reigns supreme again at Canterbury Park

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:40pm
Another year of dreary weather did not spoil the big hip-hop party Sunday at Canterbury Park.

Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:40pm
Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.

Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:00pm
The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.

Twins complete 4-1 road trip by thumping White Sox

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:20pm
Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and Brian Dozier homered twice as the Twins thumped the White Sox 8-1 to complete a 4-1 road trip.

Activists cross from North to South Korea, say divide can be bridged

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:20pm
Gloria Steinem led group across demilitarized zone from North to South Korea.

Where do ISIL's foreign fighters come from?

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:20pm
Thousands of people from more than 90 countries have gone to wage Muslim holy war in Iraq and Syria the past few years.

Obituary: John Nash, Nobel Prize winner who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind'

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:00pm
John Nash was widely regarded as one of the great mathematicians of the 20th century.

Federer 'not happy' about on-court fan's French Open selfie

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:00pm
As Roger Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a cellphone selfie.

College athletes feeling the love/hate on Twitter

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:00pm
Twitter's 302 million users allow vitriol to hit people in an ugly place that’s hard to avoid, especially for this phone-clutching generation of college athletes.

Conservationists spot endangered piping plovers in Duluth

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:40am
DULUTH – A conservationist group is encouraging the public to stay away from some areas of Duluth’s Park Point beach, after two endangered piping plovers were spotted there earlier in May.

With divided Legislature, what was -- and wasn't -- accomplished in 2015

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 7:20am
A big surplus had some thinking this session would be smooth, but the extra money fueled extra debates.