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If plans for a 300-unit apartment complex just north of Interstate 94 in Lake Elmo are approved, it will be the biggest in the city. The city’s planning commission approved the Springs Apartment proposal Monday, and the city council is expected to consider it March 5. Continental 483 Fund LLC...

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The highly-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones won’t begin until April 14, but the Twins will have the show’s fans covered two days early. The Twins will give away a Game of Thrones-themed Twins flag for their 7:10 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers on April 12 at Target Field, the...

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These days, Robert Covington is simply getting in some shooting with his teammates. But even that feels good after more than a month away from the court. Sidelined since the end of 2018 with a bone bruise on his right knee, the Timberwolves’ defensive stopper is slowly trying to work his way back...

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For sliding Gophers, Nebraska is must-win territory

Wednesday night's game at struggling Nebraska is the nearest thing to a must-win Big Ten road game for the struggling Gophers, who have lost three straight games to ranked teams and are 1-6 away from Williams Arena this season.

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Trump says Ilhan Omar’s apology for tweets is ‘lame’ and she should resign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so was “lame” and that she should resign. In a pair of tweets over the weekend, the Minnesota Democrat, who is one...

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MN Jewish leaders talked with Ilhan Omar about anti-Semitism last year. Why they remain frustrated.

Ilhan Omar has been talked to about this before. Last year, before she was elected to the House of Representatives, before she emerged from a crowded Democratic field in Minnesota’s liberal Fifth District, leaders of Minneapolis’ Jewish community fashioned what could be described as an...

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St. Paul boiler breakdown left 200 seniors, disabled in the cold

The Edgerton Hi-Rise off Payne Avenue offers subsidized rental housing for more than 220 seniors and disabled single adults. On Sunday morning, all of them woke up cold. A boiler failure left tenants of the St. Paul Public Housing Authority property huddling for warmth late Saturday until 10 p.m....

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John Tauer has St. Thomas men’s basketball back on track and thinking big

Three points. That is what separates the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team from a shot at a perfect season. The Tommies had a one-point loss in the season opener, when they fell 78-77 to Brooklyn College on a road trip to New York on Nov. 15. Then, on Saturday, the Tommies lost by...

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Notorious drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman convicted

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted...

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Grammy champ Kacey Musgraves, singer/songwriter Jason Mraz to headline Basilica Block Party

Newly crowned album of the year Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves and “I’m Yours” hitmaker Jason Mraz will headline the 25th annual Basilica Block Party on July 12 and 13 outside the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets are $60 (single night) and $110 (both nights) and go on sale...

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Minnesota town’s plan to deal with nuisance turkeys: Send them to South Dakota

MOORHEAD — An abundance of turkeys has become a nuisance for Moorhead residents, so the City Council approved a plan Monday to relocate 75 of the birds to eastern South Dakota. The council had three basic options for controlling the birds, according to Mike Oehler, area wildlife manager for the...

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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group that works to implement an international climate accord and combat climate change at the state level. Neighboring Michigan became the 20th state to join the alliance last week. Minnesota is also a...

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St. Paul’s BIX Produce Co. may begin moving to its new location in Little Canada as soon as this summer, thanks in part to city subsidies and a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The fresh produce distributor, currently at 1415 L’Orient Street in St....

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A major kitchen expansion, a menu revamp, a fun house, karaoke and its offshoot “Caraoke,” these are just some of the things on the horizon at one of our favorite group-outing and date-night spots, Can Can Wonderland, the food and drink, mini golf, game and entertainment hall in St. Paul, which...

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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both got divorced about the same time, but his took much longer to become final. It is finally over, so we have begun talking seriously about marriage and starting a family. During one of our conversations, he mentioned that his ex-wife doesn’t intend to change back...

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John Shipley: For Timberwolves, the only constant is uncertainty

What does one make of the Timberwolves anymore? First promising, then pitiable, they have quietly become an afterthought, stumbling through the stretch run as a nearly faceless coterie of injuries, max contracts, veterans at the ends of their careers and an interim head coach. Who are they? Where...

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Timberwolves outscore Clippers to keep (slim) playoff hopes alive

You can put the caskets away. The Timberwolves season isn’t quite done yet. The 2018-19 Wolves were on death’s door Monday. Loser’s of four straight entering the evening, Minnesota trailed the Clippers by five games for the eighth-and-final playoff spot. A loss would’ve made that number six...

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Maplewood City Council’s 3 remaining members fill 2 vacant seats

The Maplewood City Council has been selecting a lot of elected officials lately. In the latest chapter Monday evening, rather than have an immediate special election, the city’s three remaining council members chose who would fill two vacant seats. After some short interviews at an open council...

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Macalester’s new theater and dance building completes 3-part arts update

Music and art had their moments. Now theater and dance are in the spotlight at St. Paul’s Macalester College. A new $32 million theater and dance building completed in January is the third part of a renovation of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The music and art sections reworked old...

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Congressional lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans...

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