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Friday, November 3, 2017

Hennepin County prosecutors Friday charged two people with selling synthetic marijuana following raids of a home and vehicle in south Minneapolis. (11/03/2017)
U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission. (11/03/2017)
Gunman Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler and real estate investor, had lost a "significant amount of wealth" since September 2015, which led to "bouts of depression," Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said in an interview this week. (11/03/2017)
NPR has learned that Hillary Clinton's campaign had an agreement, separate from one also signed by Bernie Sanders' campaign, providing control over party decisions in exchange for relieving DNC debt.
Weber, who opposed Donald Trump's campaign for president, has been drawn into the investigation into Trump's ties to Russia. Here's a look at the always quotable ex-lawmaker turned lobbyist.
Writer Gene Luen Yang tours the country encouraging kids to read beyond their comfort zones -- but adults can try that, too. Here are a few titles to get started.
The money will go to more than 30 agencies statewide including tribal governments, counties and community organizations over the next three years.
A longtime substitute teacher in Fergus Falls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a child pornography charge.
Under the proposed deal the 15 already-licensed haulers will join together to form a corporation that will sign a single contract for trash collection with St. Paul.
South Dakota, with the support of Minnesota and 33 other states, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence.
For more than three decades, pharmaceutical companies have claimed a 50 percent tax credit for the cost of clinical trials of drugs for rare diseases. The credit is now in jeopardy.
St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd will admit to its behavioral health center only those patients who are seeking treatment voluntarily, citing lack of beds, staffing concerns and concern for patient and staff safety.
Lesley Nneka Arimah's debut collection of short stories, "What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky," has garnered critical praise.
At least six missiles struck in Buqa, a remote mountainous village roughly 37 miles north of Qandala town in Somalia's northern state of Puntland, a Somali security official told The Associated Press.
Morrison County authorities say a hunter who was shot dead nearly a year ago east of Little Falls apparently was murdered with his own rifle.
Racing requires a pair of pigeons. The male is the racer, and he flies back to the female during the race. But some Indonesian men love this sport so much, it's been blamed for a rise in divorce.
These ingredient appears in the nutrition labels of all kinds of foods. But what, exactly, is the difference between them? It turns out the biggest distinction may be in the marketing.
Have you ever wondered how the songs from the Who's rock opera "Tommy" would sound if they were performed by a bluegrass band?
The University of Minnesota Men's basketball team began their season Thursday night with an exhibition game against Concordia.
Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and had faced up to life in prison. The judge had wide leeway because Bergdahl made no deal with prosecutors to limit his sentence.
Asked about key diplomatic posts, the president says, "I'm the only one that matters, because when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be. You've seen that."
Accompanying the 429-page bill unveiled Thursday were talking points for Republicans that included language comparing Curry's income to "the pass-through business income of Steve's Bike Shop."
Donna Brazile, who took over as interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in the wake of hacked emails, says the Clinton camp and the party struck a deal to pay off lingering debts.
The White House is on lockdown and one person is in custody Friday morning after reports of "suspicious activity" along the North fence line of the 18-acre complex.
The incidents occurred years or even decades ago, usually when the women were young newcomers to Congress. They range from isolated comments at one hearing, to repeated unwanted come-ons, to lewd remarks and even groping on the House floor.
DNR fisheries chief Don Pereira said anglers would be able to keep one walleye 20-22 inches long, or one walleye longer than 26 inches.
Statewide, this October was the 15th wettest in Minnesota history, with most observers reporting from 3 to 5 inches of precipitation.
October saw several high profile cases of violence against women in Peru. So the beauty pageant decided it was time to speak up. How did Peru react?
The unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years, from 4.2 percent in September, the Labor Department said Friday.
Nearly a third of Latinos say they've experienced discrimination when seeking housing, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Residents of any age, even toddlers, could legally hunt in Wisconsin under a bill the Assembly passed that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age.
Joe Hagan's "Sticky Fingers," compiled from unfettered access to "Rolling Stone" founder Jann Wenner, steadfastly avoids hagiography. It can't avoid a sad ending.
Indictments and a plea agreement in Robert Mueller's investigation lead to reports that President Trump is considering firing Mueller or disarming him by pardoning the targets of the investigation.
Trump will commence the longest foreign trip of his tenure on Friday, focusing on North Korea's nuclear threat and the U.S. trade deficit with China.
A union representing about 1,500 hourly wage workers have authorized a strike, after they say negotiations with the U have stalled. The two sides plan to meet with a state mediator Nov. 27.
The Republicans say their new tax plan will allow tax payers to file their returns on a postcard. Here's where it gets complicated.
For 11 minutes around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Trump's Twitter feed fell silent. Twitter says it was the work of a "customer support employee" on their last day on the job.
In general, participation in hunting is trending downward. But the number of women who hunt is rising: Nearly 70,000 of Minnesota's 550,000 hunters are women.
Republican lawmakers and some business leaders welcome the Republican tax plan as long-overdue change. Others contend the package would disproportionately benefit the wealthy and take away important deductions.
Of the 14 Minnesotans shot and killed by police in 2016, six were in a mental health crisis. Some departments now are using actors and role playing to help teach officers de-escalation techniques.
The FDA chief answers questions at the National Press Club. Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
The state's firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 4. It's a Minnesota tradition in which hundreds of thousands of hunters head out with the hope of getting a white-tailed deer.

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