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Police say video shows abuse of 3-year-old child by nanny

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:55pm
Police say video from a nanny cam shows a baby sitter beating a 3-year-old Connecticut girl and burning her on a hot stove.

Buffalo woman, 87, dies in crash three miles from home

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:35pm
An 87-year-old Buffalo woman was killed in a broadside crash Wednesday afternoon three miles from her home.

Meet the St. Paul man who will make you love laundry — really

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:35pm
Patric Richardson has managed to fall in love with one of the most hated chores in American households. And he’s making it his mission to help others conquer the laundry beast with gusto.

Irish balladeer Damien Rice and Northrop's acoustics shine

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:15pm
REVIEW: Wednesday's concert was the Irish balladeer's first Twin Cities show since the late-'00s.

Mpls. parks officials reject ending 10 mph bike trail speed limit

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:15pm
Opponents said they found eliminating a numerical limit in favor of an existing rule requiring bikers to use “reasonable and prudent” speed was too vague.

Giving wife cocaine to hide not the same as selling it to her, Minnesota Supreme Court rules

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Abshir Abtidon Barrow had the legal right to withdraw his guilty plea, the court said, reversing both the district court ruling that prohibited him from changing his plea and the state Court of Appeals.

UnitedHealth shares up 3 percent as earnings top Wall St. estimates

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:55pm
On a per share basis, UnitedHealth’s earnings came in at $1.46, which was better than the $1.35 per share expected among analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

'Whole block is gone': Fire strikes W. Broadway retailers, offices

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:35pm
Fire erupted in a building Wednesday morning that houses numerous side-by-side businesses on West Broadway in north Minneapolis, authorities said. Firefighters were forced from the building's interior in the wake of a second-floor collapse.

Legalized silencers, other gun measures head to Minnesota House floor

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:15pm
A handful of gun bills are ready for a final vote.

Pedaling America: Oklahoma is better than OK

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:15pm
Next to the ghost towns of the Texas Panhandle (photo above) Oklahoma sparkles with optimism. Minneapolis-based bike blogger Tony Brown is riding across the country — from San Diego to Savannah, Ga. — with his childhood friend.

Legislative auditor to investigate Minneapolis Urban League

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:55pm
The legislative auditor will look into alleged double-billing for education programs.

A double dot victory: Dayton restores umlauts to Lindström

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:55pm
Gov. Mark Dayton issues executive order requiring MnDOT to allow cities to use umlauts.

Minneapolis mayor rejects tax break plan for soccer stadium

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:15pm
Mayor Hodges renewed her criticism of tax breaks, putting her at odds with powerful council bloc.

Mall of America won't seek $40,000 restitution in Black Lives Matter protest case

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:15pm
Mall wants focus to be on actions of Black Lives Matter protesters, not on damages.

After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:35am
Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles.

Pierre Collins, charged in son's death, makes first court appearance

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:35am
Family members were present but declined to talk to journalists.

Minnesota seeing spike in deaths from low-lying dams

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:15am
For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.

Dubnyk's persistence to play in goal is the Wild's gain

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:35am
At 9 years old, Devan Dubnyk asked if he could play goal. His buddy was a goalie, and he thought the gear was cool. But his father wanted his boy to continue to develop as a skater.

As Ebola outbreak calms down, U must wait to test vaccines

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:35am
Experiment now pointless in Liberia after country’s success in controlling virus.