Distracted driving bill clears Minn. House; Senate vote expected soon

If the measure becomes law, Minnesota would join 16 states and the District of Columbia in banning cellphone use by motorists unless they use active hands-free technology while they drive.
Coffey Hall on the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota is among the namesakes that were targeted by U President Eric Kaler and Provost Ka
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U leaders break into war of words over possible renaming of buildings

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Minnesota firm faces questions amid Boeing 737 Max investigations

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The Elkhorn River in Nebraska spilled over its banks, a scenario that has caused growing concern to officials in states to the north.
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The Elkhorn River in Nebraska spilled over its banks, a scenario that has caused growing concern to officials in states to the north.

Midwest forecast for further flooding, 'cannot be complacent'

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With epic floods swamping much of the Great Plains and warmer weather likely to start melting the snowpack across Minnesota and North Dakota, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney declared a state of emergency for his city in anticipation of spring flooding and is seeking 200 volunteers to begin stuffing 1 million sandbags next week in case the Red River of the North, still largely frozen, crests at 40.3 feet — just below the historic 2009 flood.
Michael Bublé was quick, witty and downright funny during his performance Monday at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Review: Michael Bublé leaves crowd feeling good

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Allianz Field opened Monday with songs and hoisted scarves of fans in St. Paul. United FC will play its first home game April 13.
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Minnesota United's Allianz Field opens, set for first match next month

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Gophers guard Gabe Kalscheur went for a loose ball with Purdue’s Sasha Stefanovic on Friday, when Kalscheur shut down Boilermakers star Carsen Edwar
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Defense is key if Gophers are going to succeed against Louisville

Defenseman Jared Spurgeon has blossomed from a sixth-round draft pick into a crucial player for the Wild.
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Career of Wild defenseman Spurgeon has proved doubters wrong

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Dream up a Gophers lineup

To celebrate the Final Four coming to Minnesota, the Star Tribune is asking readers to create three “dream teams”: an all-time Gophers team, an all-time Final Four team and a dream team made from the best players in Minnesota history, from any level, from any era. We start with the Gophers.
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar: Apply universal values to all nations to achieve peace

With respect to Israel and Palestine, I believe in a two-state solution, and my goal in speaking out has been to move both sides toward that.