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MINNEAPOLIS — Good news for Minnesota: The last true road game of the season is this weekend. The Gophers need a win at Purdue on Saturday to get back on track before the Big Ten tournament and they’ve lost seven in a row away from cozy, noisy Williams Arena. The latest slip on a trip was came Wednesday at Nebraska, an ugly 53-51 loss. Three of their top five scorers, Rodney Williams, Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman, failed to score. One of the biggest problems that night was foul shooting.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he was almost certain to drop his bid to broaden the state sales tax to service transactions, a key revenue element of his proposed budget but also one that provoked protest from the business community.
The mother of three Minnesota boys who died with their father in a 2010 plane wreck in western Wyoming is suing a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport. Michelle Bucklin sued Virginia-based Serco Inc. in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne this week, claiming an air traffic controller's negligence caused the crash. She brought the suit as personal representative of the estates of her three sons who died in the crash.
MINNEAPOLIS — The balance Ricky Rubio is trying to strike as this difficult Minnesota Timberwolves season heads into its final month isn’t really a balance at all. On one side, Rubio’s surgically repaired left knee is finally back to normal, and the sizzle in his game has returned right along with it. The behind-the-back passes, the uncanny defensive instincts, the boundless energy that made him a rookie sensation last year. They’re all there again as he approaches the one-year anniversary of his torn ACL.
“Oz the Great and Powerful” aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on “The Wizard of Oz” and still hold the classic dear while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Holly Williams says she could have put on a cowboy hat, called up a record company and been on her way to making a living as a country musician, she's not bragging. The Nashville, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter is simply acknowledging that with her musical pedigree — she's the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of country music icon Hank Williams — she probably could have taken a shortcut to success.
LOS ANGELES — Returning to the mystical land of “The Wizard of Oz” took more than 70 years and several hundred millions dollars. Disney releases its highly anticipated prequel to the 1939 movie classic on Friday. Directed by Sam Raimi, “Oz the Great and Powerful” explores the origins of the wizard (James Franco) and the witches (Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz) in a three-dimensional Oz.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans stepped up borrowing in January to buy cars and attend school, while staying cautious about using their credit cards. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans stepped up borrowing in January to buy cars and attend school, while staying cautious about using their credit cards.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is trying to breathe new life into its social network with a redesign of its News Feed. By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is trying to breathe new life into its social network with a redesign of its News Feed.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers are reporting modest sales gains for February as consumers, uninspired by cool weather and worried about the economy, shopped cautiously for spring merchandise. By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer