Gov. Walz trims budget plan after lower surplus prediction

His budget provides the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature. House Democrats will lay out their spending targets Monday, and Senate Republicans plan to unveil their proposals next Friday.
Nely Bautista had to confront her boss to get the $390 she was owed for a cleaning job.
Business

Minn. attorney general, lawmakers look to crack down on wage theft

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Local

Minneapolis seeks to transfer Commons park to Park Board

Attorney General William Barr said he is “committed to as much transparency as possible” when it comes to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller
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Attorney General William Barr said he is “committed to as much transparency as possible” when it comes to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Mueller concludes Russia probe; no new indictments are planned

Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of battles over the still-confidential findings.
Minnesota's Jordan Murphy shoots over Louisville's Jordan Nwora (33) during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA Tournament
Sports

Gophers, Spartans have made big strides since February meeting

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 Don't Miss
Out of about 300 Target stores around the country slated for an end-to-end makeover in the year ahead, 14 of them are in Minnesota.

Target will do end-to-end makeovers of 14 Minnesota stores in 2019

Remodels spiff up aisles and backroom operations to meet modern shopping trends.
Wild left wing Jordan Greenway celebrates his goal during the first period
Sports

Wild stays hot away from home, topping Capitals 2-1

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 Curious Minnesota
The skyways in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, May 8, 2015. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER ¥

Were Minneapolis' skyways first created to combat the cold – or something else?

Love them or hate them, the skyways' dual origin stories might surprise you.
There are two lucky (or unlucky) charms at the University of Minnesota: the Goldy Gopher statue at Coffman Union (above) and the “Platonic Figure”
Variety

Minnesota college students study up on their campuses' good (and bad) luck charms