What to do with $7.7 billion? We ask Minnesota's political leaders

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Minnesota's historic budget surplus will be debated this session.
Politics

Last straw: Fed-up Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema

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Obituaries

William Dunlap, former CEO of Minneapolis ad agency Campbell Mithun, has died

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University of Utah students McKayla Moore, left, and Emma Richards talked Jan. 12 during the first week of the spring semester in Salt Lake City, Utah
KIM RAFF, New York Times
University of Utah students McKayla Moore, left, and Emma Richards talked Jan. 12 during the first week of the spring semester in Salt Lake City, Utah. New coronavirus cases have started to fall nationally.

Omicron cases appear to peak in U.S., but deaths continue to rise

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Trends are encouraging in parts of the Upper Midwest and Northwest. But even as hopeful data points emerge, the threat has by no means passed.
Minnesota guard Payton Willis (0) took the ball past Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. (24) in the first half.
Sports

Shorthanded Gophers beat Rutgers 68-65 behind Payton Willis' 8 three-pointers

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From left: Eric Dayton, Erin Flavin, Erick Harcey and Katy Armendariz.
Variety

For these Minnesotans, life after drinking offers more joy and fulfillment

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Lee Schafer in his home office in St. Paul.

Schafer: What do you really need to retire?

Columnist Lee Schafer signs off grateful for the richness of life.
Pacific waves burst though a tidal blowhole at Playa Pelada in Nosara, Costa Rica.
Variety

This Costa Rican beach resort is hard to get to and even harder to leave

Opinion

Biden at year one: More Ford than Carter (or FDR)

In his heady early days, he was compared to Roosevelt. Lately, to Carter. But Ford is the more apt precedent for this presidency.

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