Candidates for Minn. attorney general clash over role of job

Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow unleash vitriol as other candidates debate health care, taxes.
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Medtronic founder Earl Bakken has died in his Hawaii home

The setting sun illuminated the St. Paul skyline, with city hall on the left, as seen from Harriet Island Park.
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One step at a time, St. Paul nurturing big downtown dreams

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Key I-35W ramp into downtown Mpls. reopens as project progresses

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (top left) is running against GOP state Rep. Jim Newberger, and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (bottom left) is running against GOP stat
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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (top left) is running against GOP state Rep. Jim Newberger, and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (bottom left) is running against GOP state Sen. Karin Housley.
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Senate races: Klobuchar out front; Housley gains on Smith

The Democrats still lead the two U.S. Senate races, but GOP challenger Karin Housley has closed the gap slightly on Tina Smith.
Adam Thielen celebrated with teammates after catching a 34-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
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Passing judgment: Experience wins out for Cousins, Vikings over Jets

Darren Rust seen removing a boulder from the road in Lakeville.
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Rocks placed in the road damage cars in Lakeville

Linebacker Anthony Barr (55) was a casualty of the Vikings’ victory over the New York Jets, which he failed to finish because of a hamstring injury.
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Vikings notes: Three starters fail to finish game because of injuries

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck found no silver lining in Minnesota’s defensive performance Saturday at Nebraska — or in any of the other Big Ten losses
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Porous defense a chronically sore spot for Gophers in Big Ten games

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