Defying mayor's ban, Mpls. police union offers free 'warrior' training

Union president said he consulted with attorneys, who said Jacob Frey's directive was unlawful.
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Gov. Walz's tax plan hits lowest-income Minnesotans hardest

Eagan police officer Luke Nelson strained to get a better look at an offender as he and fellow officers rode a school bus looking for distracted drive
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Eagan police officer Luke Nelson strained to get a better look at an offender as he and fellow officers rode a school bus looking for distracted driversduring Wednesday’s “Busted by the Bus” initiative.

Minn. law enforcement gets crafty to fight distracted driving

The unusual tactics come during a three-week statewide crackdown on distracted driving that ends April 30 as well as the run-up to the state's new law in August.
Garrett Bradbury of N.C. State, center, could be a possibility for the Vikings in the first round. Other possibilities as the weekened goes on: Irv Sm
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A new album: “Originals” — a collection of Prince's original versions of songs that he wrote for other artists — is being announced Thursday.

Coming soon from the Prince vault: A new album called 'Originals'

Prince's estate is announcing the collection of his performances of songs he wrote for others.
Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander delivers during the first inning against the Twins
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Verlander shuts down Twins in Houston's 7-1 victory

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This photo by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture shows Palmer amaranth plant discovered in a soybean field in Redwood County last fall.
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Invasive weed that threatens corn, soybean crops is spreading in Minnesota

In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, a child plays with an iPad in his bedroom. Parents of small children have long been hearing about the peril
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U.N.: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

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