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U.S. ambassador to South Korea slashed in face
Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
U.S. attorney general: Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment
North Dakotan troopers find 136 pounds of pot, arrest two
Boys basketball: CMCS to play for trip to state tonight
Girls basketball: Cardinals get quarterfinal win
Boys basketball: ACGC beats Springfield 63-61 in final seconds
Women's basketball: Gophers’ center Zahui B. thrives in leadership role
Boys basketball: Dutchmen down Sauk Centre
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Birdie L. Swenson
Margit O. Erickson
John G. Holland
Gloria J. Wiese
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 2, 2015
Carroll explains Seahawks’ final play
While the New England Patriots celebrated the stellar game-sealing interception by rookie Malcolm Butler in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was left to explain his decision on the fateful play. With his team trailing 28-24 with...
February 2, 2015 - 11:49pm
Mavericks survive Wolves’ late surge
DALLAS — On a night when the Minnesota Timberwolves were excited to finally get point guard Ricky Rubio back, and the Dallas Mavericks readied for life without Rajon Rondo, there was no question which deep team boasts the deeper nucleus. Dallas guard Monta Ellis led all scorers...
February 2, 2015 - 11:45pm
February 1, 2015
Rodgers named NFL MVP
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the MVP of the 2014 season. Rodgers, who also won the award in 2011, was one of three two-time winners in voting results revealed at the “NFL Honors” on Saturday night in Phoenix. Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals was named...
February 1, 2015 - 11:07pm
Vikings great Tingelhoff picked for Hall of Fame
PHOENIX — Legendary Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff finally has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tingelhoff, a Seniors’ Committee nominee, got the necessary 80 percent of the vote Saturday by the 46-member hall selection committee on the day before the Super Bowl. He will...
February 1, 2015 - 11:06pm
Wiggins scores 33, but Love gets win in return to Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — Apart from a dose of boos, Kevin Love didn’t know exactly to expect Saturday night in his first game back in Minnesota since being traded to Cleveland in August. While a portion of the sellout crowd at Target Center voiced their displeasure, Love ended up turning...
February 1, 2015 - 11:05pm
January 30, 2015
Woods misses cut at Phoenix after carding career-worst 82
Tiger Woods slumped to his worst round as a professional when he carded an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix...
January 30, 2015 - 11:36pm
Vikings' Bridgewater gets fans' vote for Pepsi rookie of the year
PHOENIX — Memo to Vikings officials: Teddy Bridgewater wants Adrian Peterson back next season. The Minnesota quarterback made that declaration Friday, the day he also was named Pepsi NFL rookie of the year at a downtown Phoenix ceremony during Super Bowl week.
January 30, 2015 - 11:20pm
January 25, 2015
Hawks outlast Wolves to win 16th straight
ATLANTA — Forward Paul Millsap and center Al Horford continued their campaigns for the NBA All-Star Game by scoring 20 and 19 points, respectively, Sunday to help the Atlanta Hawks to a 112-100 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and extend the team’s franchise-best winning streak...
January 25, 2015 - 11:55pm
Twins, Duensing agree to 1-year deal
The Minnesota Twins avoided arbitration with reliever Brian Duensing, reaching agreement Saturday on a one-year contract worth a reported $2.7 million. The two sides compromised after Duensing requested a $3.1 million salary and the team offer $2.4 million last week. Duensing is...
January 25, 2015 - 11:53pm
January 24, 2015
Pelicans too tough for Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS — In need of momentum in the already-tight Western Conference playoff race, the New Orleans Pelicans picked up some on Friday night by fending off the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 92-84 victory and their first back-to-back wins since mid-December. The Timberwolves,...
January 24, 2015 - 12:06am
NFL: Patriots used footballs that were under-inflated in AFC title game
The NFL said on Friday that its ongoing investigation into the New England Patriots has shown that the team used balls that were under inflated during a victory that clinched a Super Bowl berth. But the league said it has not made any judgments and will not do so until it concludes...
January 24, 2015 - 12:01am
January 23, 2015
HOF shortstop Ernie Banks dies
Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his optimistic attitude as well as his baseball skills, has died, according to a family attorney. Banks was 83 years old. The announcement of Banks’ death was made Friday evening by Chicago lawyer...
January 23, 2015 - 11:54pm
January 22, 2015
Minnesota to finally get outdoor NHL game, likely Wild versus Blackhawks
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is finally going to get the outdoor NHL game it long has coveted. While it’s been widely reported that the Wild would play host to a Stadium Series game in the next year or two, an announcement is expected this weekend that the Wild will face the Chicago...
January 22, 2015 - 11:30pm
January 19, 2015
Seahawks rally to get shot at defending title
SEATTLE — Shortly after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime of the NFC Championship Game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson knelt down at midfield and led a group of players in prayer. That is when the tears swelled up and began gushing out. Wilson...
January 19, 2015 - 12:09am