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gophers vs maryland


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ice fishing in brainerd


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protests at msp airport sunday over travel ban


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afternoon forecast: cloudy and milder


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morning forecast: cooler, high of 21


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morning forecast: cloudy and milder


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wolves vs new orleans


anthony souffle – star tribunegallery: minnesota timberwolves mascot crunch, who was celebrating his birthday, tries to distract new orleans pelicans guard tim frazier (2) as he takes a free throw during the first half.






quebec city police say there's been a shooting at mosque


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thousands march against trump immigration ban in minneapolis


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4-year-old somali refugee and mother thank minnesotans


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sack cartoon: betsy devos confirmed


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morning forecast: cloudy, high in upper 30s


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unsure when next ones will come, minnesota welcomes refugees


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monster truck fun


glen stubbe – star tribunegallery: monster jam competitor candice jolly helped sisters hannah, 5, and brook quam, 3 race some remote controlled trucks at gillette children's specialty healthcare.






wolves 129, brooklyn 109


andy clayton-king – apgallery: timberwolves starters, from left, zach lavine, ricky rubio, karl-anthony towns, andrew wiggins and gorgui dieng, got to enjoy watching the end of the game from the bench with their team on its way to a 20-point victory.






franken slams cruz, cornyn before committee vote on sessions


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wolves vs grizzlies


jim mone – ociated pressgallery: minnesota timberwolves' gorgui dieng, left, of senegal, battles memphis grizzlies' vince carter and troy daniels, right, for the rebound during the first quarter of an nba basketball game urday, feb. 4, 2017, in minneapolis.






word of the week: festivication


definition: decorative items ociated with holidays (merriam-webster online).sample usage: "if you haven't taken down your festivications by now, you might as well tell people the evergreen sprigs are for st. patrick's day."popularity: sometimes you don't need a new word because the old one works just fine. if you say, "let's take down the decorations," no one says, "what are you talking about?" if you say, "let's take down the festivications," then they'd say, "what are you talking about?"james lileksheard a new word or phrase you want us to dissect? let us know at [email protected] see previous entries at startribune.com/word.






the record show


david joles – star tribunegallery: the record show is the largest and longest-lasting fair for vinyl records in the twin cities, setting up every other month at the richfield american legion and seen urday, feb. 4, 2017,in richfield, mn.






maryland 85, gophers 78


anthony souffle – star tribunegallery: minnesota golden gophers forward jordan murphy (3) hung his head for a moment after the minnesota golden gophers were unable to score during the second half.






snowstorm slams east coast


matt rourke – ociated pressgallery: in this combination of wednesday, feb. 8, 2017, top, and thursday, feb. 9, p os, people walk near independence hall in philadelphia. a powerful, fast-moving storm swept into the northeast on thursday, making for a slippery commute and giving millions of people weather whiplash a day after temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s.






ncaa polls | colleges


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morning forecast: cloudy, mid-20s


morning star tribune local twin cities (minneapolis/st. paul) weather video forecast  broadcast weather january 29, 2017 — 7:51am






breitbart protest escalate


ben margot – ociated pressgallery: people protest the appearance of breitbart news editor milo yiannopoulos on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017, in berkeley, calif. the university of california at berkeley is bracing for major protests wednesday against yiannopoulos, a polarizing breitbart news editor, on the last stop of a tour aimed at defying what he calls an epidemic of political correctness on college puses.






lebron turns the tables, rips barkley


in a scenario that has played out countless times, charles barkley used his tnt platform to express a controversial opinion. usually it ends with barkley getting the last word — typically the only word, since he's paid to talk and players are paid to play.but chuck went after lebron james last week, piling on after he had been critical of cleveland mana ent for the team's roster construction. said barkley: "he's the best player in the world. does he want all of the good players? he don't want to compete?"these kinds of sound bites draw viewers. indeed, that was james' initial reaction to the comments: "good for the ratings."given another swing at it a couple of days later, though, lebron went on the attack — dredging up barkley's past. he told espn:"i'm not going to let him disrespect my l






randball: an early sign that byung ho park doesn't fit in twins' plans


this time last year, byung ho park was the talk of the twins. the korean slugger, signed by the twins in november 2015 to a four-year contract with about a $25 million commitment between a fee paid to his previous team and the contract doled out to park, made a positive impression at twinsfest.this year? nobody even knew if he fit into the twins plans after an uneven, injury-plagued 2016.well, we started to get some clarity friday when the twins announced park had been designated for ignment and bumped off the 40-man roster — a move gives a signal that the new bosses don't view park as much of a key player moving forward.it's not hard to understand why.he's a first baseman/dh on a team full of guys who figure to get at-bats at one or both spots (joe mauer, kennys vargas and miguel sano not






monday's page 2 tipsheet


tipsheetcompiled by kenchiaknow thisas noted by the wild on sunday: wild players own the top five spots in nhl plus/minus rating. jason zucker is plus-33, ryan suter plus-32 and mikael granlund, mikko koivu and jared spurgeon plus-30.watch thisanyone catch the big ten network's gophers tripleheader on urday, all victories? men's basketball, followed by women's basketball, followed by men's hockey. we ume that's a first for the u. anyway, that doesn't have anything to do with what's on monday: the again-sagging wolves playing host to the red- heat (7p.m., fsn).random fandom"so for now, #4 in the pairwise, which means a #1 seed in one of the four ncaa tourney regions. not bad.""chucker81" on the gophers men's hockey team's sweep of penn state at startribune.com.tweeted"don't know you persona






minnesota vikings


tom brady, the game's mvp, didn't really seem like he had a huge performance, but he over e five sacks to throw for 466 yards.






westbound i-94 closed in maple grove due to truck rollover


commuters and travelers heading west on i-94 through maple grove will hit a big snarl as the freeway is closed at maple grove parkway due to a rolled semitrailer truck that is blocking all lanes.westbound hwy. 610 also is closed at maple grove parkway. both routes will likely be closed through the rush hour, the minnesota department of transportation said.a semitrailer truck rolled onto its side about 3:30 a.m. near brockton lane, the state patrol said.the truck was carrying packages, a spokesman from the minnesota department of transportation said.tow trucks are on scene to clear the semi from the roadway, but an "extended delay is expected," the patrol said.the semi driver was not hurt, the patrol said.snow plows block westbound hwy. 610 at maple grove parkway.with tracks clear, amtrak r






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target cuts innovation efforts after decline in sales, trafficon the chopping block are the secretive goldfish start-up within the minneapolis-based retailer and the store-of-the-future project.along the trail, fortunes diverged for polaris, arctic catcolumnist lee schafer explores how another chapter of minnesota's rich business history will close when arctic cat is sold to the conglomerate textronunited tests no-frills fares at msp because we follow rules so wellthe chicago-based airline will launch its no-frills basic economy fares, which will come with more restrictions than the current cheapest tickets.tcf will close branches in 10 cub stores, leaving only atmsthe banks will still have full-services branches, with tellers and loan officers, in 39 stores after signing a new agreement w






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn sunday:02-04-05-06-10-11-14-15-16-17 -20(two, four, five, six, ten, eleven, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty)estimated jackpot: $15 millionestimated jackpot: $206 million






warmer than normal


among minnesotans who purchased individual health insurance policies in 2015, a small group of 1,900 people, less than 2 percent generated about 40 percent of all medical bills.






prep athletes of the week: red wing s' hockey star on scoring tear since gold-me


taylor heisered wing • hockeyit’s been a pretty incredible run so far in 2107 for the speedy junior forward and future gopher.she began january by winning a gold medal for the second consecutive year as a member of team usa, which won the women’s 18-u world championships in the czech republic.“it’s been pretty amazing to get the chance to play with pretty much the best players anywhere and win the gold medal,” heise said. “and to be able to do it twice is even more than i could have hoped for.”since her return, heise has been on a scoring binge. she’s scored goals in eight consecutive games and has had at least a hat trick in each of her last four. despite missing two weeks to play with the national team, she’s fourth in the state in goals with 45 and third in overall points with 69. so it






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn urday:02-04-05-08-10-11-12-14-16-17-20-21(two, four, five, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-one)estimated jackpot: $15 millionestimated jackpot: $187 million






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn urday:02-06-09-10-11-13-14-15 -19-20-22(two, six, nine, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-two)estimated jackpot: $25 millionestimated jackpot: $229 million






super bowl sunday on the roads as dangerous as new year's eve


just as the new england patriots and atlanta falcons are gearing up for sunday's super bowl, so are minnesota law enforcement officers. only they are getting ready to sack drunk drivers.over the past five year, police in minnesota have arrested an average of 164 inebriated drivers on the day of the nfl's championship game. that's about four drivers every hour, which ranks super bowl sunday right up there new year's eve and thanksgiving, two of the holidays that see the most drunk driving arrests. "if people are drinking and making poor decisions, law enforcement will be out there to take action," said lt. robert zak of the state patrol. "some might not think that a beer or two or three isn't not that big of a deal, and that we are the fun police out to squash anybody's good time this weeke






somalis taking refuge in canada


david joles – star tribunegallery: i-29 p es by the american crystal sugar beet plant thursday, jan. 26, 2017, in drayton, nd. the number of illegal crossings from the u.s. into canada, including from minnesota, has jumped recently, even during the cold months. male asylum seekers from africa living in winnipeg recounted how a smuggler recently dropped them off near this sugar plant, telling them to walk the rest of the way to the border because it was close to canada, when in fact it was more than 30 miles away and could be a deadly walk in the middle of winter. david joles [email protected] canadian authorities have seen a marked increase in people crossing the border near emerson and asking for asylum in canada - from a few dozen a year four years ago to 400 since april alone.






trump's team takes charge


agriculturesonny perduecredentials: a former democrat, he was georgia’s governor from 2003-2011.flash point: he was the final pick, ending hopes that a latino would join the cabinet.outlook: the stakes are high as plans for the 2018 farm bill take shape.ciamike pompeocredentials: a kansas congressman and former army officer, he’s on the intelligence committee.flash point: he says he’d investigate russian interference in the u.s. presidential election.outlook: would he go along with a resumption of harsh interrogation?status: nomination confirmed.commercewilbur rosscredentials: he’s a billionaire investor, known for buying distressed companies.flash point: his company was fined $2.3 million by the sec in august.outlook: unlike donald trump, he supports trans-pacific partnership trade deal.d






trump's team takes charge


agriculturesonny perduecredentials: a former democrat, he was georgia’s governor from 2003-2011.flash point: he was the final pick, ending hopes that a latino would join the cabinet.outlook: the stakes are high as plans for the 2018 farm bill take shape.ciamike pompeocredentials: a kansas congressman and former army officer, he’s on the intelligence committee.flash point: he says he’d investigate russian interference in the u.s. presidential election.outlook: would he go along with a resumption of harsh interrogation?status: nomination confirmed.commercewilbur rosscredentials: he’s a billionaire investor, known for buying distressed companies.flash point: his company was fined $2.3 million by the sec in august.outlook: unlike donald trump, he supports trans-pacific partnership trade deal.d






westbound i-94 reopened in maple grove after truck rollover


crews have cleared a crash involving a rolled over semitrailer truck on westbound i-94 in maple grove and have reopened the freeway. westbound hwy. 610 is also back open following the early morning crash.here is the original post:commuters and travelers heading west on i-94 through maple grove will hit a big snarl as the freeway is closed at maple grove parkway due to a rolled semitrailer truck that is blocking all lanes.westbound hwy. 610 also is closed at maple grove parkway. both routes will likely be closed through the rush hour, the minnesota department of transportation said.a semitrailer truck rolled onto its side about 3:30 a.m. near brockton lane, the state patrol said.the truck was carrying packages, a spokesman from the minnesota department of transportation said.tow trucks are






super bowl game balls


tom brady, new england qbit didn’t really seem like he had a huge performance, but the super bowl mvp over e five sacks to throw for 466 yards.james white, new england rbrecorded three tds, including the first overtime score in super bowl history, and also had a two-point conversion.julian edelman, new england wrhis stunning fourth-quarter catch, where he kept a deflected ball off the turf, helped set up the tying score. this is a 2014 p o of julian edelman of the new england patriots nfl football team. this image reflects the new england patriots active roster as of wednesday, june 11, 2014 when this image was taken. (ap p o) org xmit: nflhs14






men's final, late


melbourne, australia – henri tinen and john peers captured the men's doubles title at the australian open on urday, thwarting bob and mike bryan's…






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin