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Friday, February 2, 2018

The BCA said a preliminary investigation found Gilberto Salas of Gaylord advanced on one of three officers with a knife, who fatally shot him following a chase. (02/02/2018)
Douglas Haig was charged with manufacturing and selling illegal bullets to Stephen Paddock before the gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas. (02/02/2018)
The Federal Reserve is imposing more penalties on Wells Fargo, freezing the bank's growth until it can prove it has improved its internal controls. (02/02/2018)
Patty and Jerry Wetterling, Jacob's parents, have sued to stop the release of about 168 pages in the file, which they say contain personal information about their marriage and family.
An NPR/Marist poll finds that 30 percent of Americans do something else for pay in addition to their full-time jobs. But those extended workdays can mean giving up an important social support system.
A special team with the city of Minneapolis has been working for weeks to reassure immigrant communities that all the extra muscle is here to keep them safe.
President Trump authorized the disclosure of the document on Friday, against the objections of the FBI and Justice Department. The memo alleges the FBI abused its surveillance authority.
Three top Republican candidates for Minnesota governor said Friday they would welcome former Gov. Tim Pawlenty to the race, but they say they don't plan to make it easy for him.
Publication of the memo followed a bruising fight in Washington and deepened a nasty public dispute between the White House and its own FBI and Justice Department.
Prosecutors said Brooke Crews lured Savanna Greywind, 22, to her apartment, knocked her unconscious and cut her unborn baby from her, a crime the Fargo police chief called a "vicious act of depravity."
Major stock indexes dropped sharply Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling more than 600 points amid signs that wage growth is finally picking up.
It's not just celebrities enjoying the downtown vibe. Minnesotans are welcoming thousands of people to the state for the big game. Our photographers went out to check out who's joining in the fun.
There's sure to be lots of praying this weekend on both sides of the pigskin. But does God favor the Eagles or the Patriots?
TV ratings are down. The pool of research on concussion is increasing and protests are deepening rifts between fans. Is the future of the NFL on shaky footing?
Is new research in concussion detection and treatment changing how people play high-impact sports?
The president got into step with Republican allies who have spent months attacking what they call bias in the FBI and Justice Department. Critics warn this situation is perilous.
Minnesota has taken center stage in two halftime shows, when Prince headlined in 2007 and when Minneapolis hosted the whole thing in 1992. You can guess which one tops many "best of" lists.
Minneapolis last hosted the Super Bowl in 1992. Star Tribune digital sports editor Howard Sinker covered that game - Super Bowl XXVI - and joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer for a chat about Minnesota's history with the Super Bowl.
The party leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl has definitely started. Pink will be performing Friday night at the newest concert venue in town: the Minneapolis Armory.
Justin Timberlake is in town to rehearse for the Super Bowl halftime show, but he took a break on Thursday night to host a party at Prince's fabled Paisley Park compound.
A father of three victims of Larry Nassar rushed toward and tried to attack the disgraced former sports doctor during a sentencing hearing Friday, after the judge declined his request for "five minutes" alone with Nassar in a locked room.
Groundhog meteorologist Punxsutawney Phil glimpsed his shadow Friday morning, heralding six more weeks of winter. University of Minnesota meteorologist and climatologist Mark Seeley didn't predict quite that far out in his weekly weather chat with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer.
There's no denying that "Jeopardy!" contestants know a lot about anything and everything. But apparently not football.
The U.S. added 200,000 jobs in January, continued the trend of steady job growth for another month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
Police say the woman did not appear to be in the crosswalk when she was stuck.
A man accused of operating his snowmobile while drunk and striking an 8-year-old boy on a Chisago County lake is facing new charges because the child has died.
Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter.
"People joke, 'Can we just have a Prince hologram?'" said Mike Howard, spokesperson for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.
Former FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency on Twitter, writing, "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would."
The second line of "O Canada," which has said the nation inspires patriotism "in all thy sons," will now read "in all of us." The change has passed the country's Senate. The House approved it in 2016.
Republicans leaned forward. Democrats cried foul. And national security leaders warned that the capital might be about to cross a point of no return over a memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
How much should Minnesotans worry about the water coming out of our taps? In the short term, probably not much. But you don't have to go far for a lesson on complacency.
A prostitution sting operation has netted at least two dozen people in Hennepin County. Law enforcement officials say the multi-jurisdictional task force was formed to crack down on Super Bowl sex trafficking.
"Power and Beauty in China's Last Dynasty" is an exhibition that has to be experienced as much as viewed.
After her first book, journalist Atia Abawi was inspired to write a young adult novel about the Syrian refugee crisis. "It seems very dark, but it's a situation that happens all the time," she says.
Concussions have tarnished football's reputation, but it's still America's most popular sport and has the highest ratings on television.

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