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Twins fire Ron Gardenhire: 'We didn't win enough games'

Ron Gardenhire is gone after 13 seasons managing the Twins. At an afternoon news conference, he said the reason was simple -- the team lost too many games the past four years.

Slain NDSU student laid to rest in hometown of Sartell

More than 1,200 mourners attended funeral services Monday for Thomas Bearson, the North Dakota State University student who was killed last week, as authorities continue the search for his killer.

Political roundup: Christie to campaign for Johnson; gov. debate coming up

With a month to go before the November election, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican challenger Jeff Johnson have released several TV ads and are scheduled to debate on Wednesday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will stump for Johnson next month.

Most retailers plan to hike their hiring of holiday help

The majority of U.S. retailers will hire more employees this year than they did last year. Macy's, for example, plans to hire 950 temporary workers for its Twin Cities stores.

Vikings 'hopeful' Bridgewater can play Thursday at Green Bay

Will the border battle against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football feature Teddy Bridgewater or Christian Ponder at quarterback for the Vikings? Team officials said Bridgewater's ankle, which he injured in Sunday's game, it doing better.

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