New rules for Minnesota police on rape calls

Law enforcement officers responding to sexual assaults in Minnesota would be expected to follow strict new protocols — including the best ways to gather evidence and interview victims — under a draft policy prepared for the state's police licensing board.
Ted Kornder is a farmer who is working with MnDOT to maintain a living fence along Hwy. 169 in Belle Plaine. In Kornder’s case, it’s several rows
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MnDOT program puts corn to use to help shield roads from snow

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, after a second closed-door interview with two R
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Former FBI Director James Comey spoke with reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday.

Ex-FBI head Comey blasts GOP over Trump's attacks on FBI

Former FBI director James Comey on Monday accused President Donald Trump of trying "to burn down the entire FBI" and charged that congressional Republicans were willing accomplices for failing to challenge him.
Kris Overby and Magnus Rydholm stayed at a Minneapolis hotel while nailing down the logistics for a trip they're planning. They will bring 30 Swedes t
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New business aims to mend broken family trees, from Sweden to Minnesota

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Just as Koivu returns, Wild loses top-scoring defenseman Dumba

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Wolves return to comforts of home with resounding rout of Kings

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Counterpoint: Sorry, but our state budget surplus isn't what it appears

When you look at in "structural" terms and consider things like an expiring health care provider tax, that $1.5 billion fades quickly. Minnesota will need sound, bipartisan fiscal decisionmaking.