Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says Detroit's Miguel Cabrera is the best player in the league and is worthy of an MVP season. Cabrera is going for the Triple Crown by leading the AL with a .333 batting average and 130 RBIs — with a relatively comfortable cushion in each category — and his 41 homers are one behind league leader Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Minnesota Book Award winners include memoir on Alzheimer's, poems on war
More than 700 attended as winners were crowned in nine categories at the 24th annual Minnesota Book Awards.
Rev. Billy Graham endorses Minnesota marriage amendment
The aging but still influential evangelist Billy Graham, perhaps wading into politics more now in his later years, has announced his support for the marriage amendment in Minnesota that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Veteran lawmaker Ortman denied GOP endorsement
Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Chair Julianne Ortman, the first woman to hold that powerful position, failed to win Republican Party endorsement in her re-election fight Tuesday night. Neither she nor challenger Bruce Schwichtenberg won the super majority needed from activists to get their nod. Now the 10-year legislative veteran from Chanhassen will have to vie in a primary for the chance to return to the Capitol.
DFL convention: Party endorses Klobuchar, aims to win back Legislature
About 2,000 DFL delegates have gathered in Rochester this weekend for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convention. The party is trying to rally its troops in an effort to win back control of the Legislature, which the DFL lost in 2010.
DFL endorses Mike Obermueller to seek Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District
The former state representative will run against Republican Congressman John Kline this fall. Kline is seeking his sixth term and has more than $1 million for his re-election bid.
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