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Minnesotans feel effects of federal government shutdown

After lawmakers in Washington failed to approve a temporary spending bill by their midnight deadline, the government went into shutdown mode Tuesday, putting thousands of federal employees in the state on indefinite furlough.

Body found near Lonsdale is that of missing U student Schunk

The body found Monday in a ditch near Lonsdale, Minn., is that of missing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk, investigators say.

Lawyers wrap in Trevino trial: 'Jealous rage' vs. flimsy forensics

The widely publicized murder trial of Jeffery Trevino, accused of killing his 30-year-old wife Kira Steger, is headed to the jury room. Opposing lawyers in their closing arguments painted very different portraits of the case.

Minnesota mom sues, says she was fired for appearing in Playboy

A 33-year-old mom from Kasson, Minn., is suing a former employer, alleging that she was fired because she appeared in a Playboy magazine pictorial.

Twins Wrap 2013: So, what about next year?

Our sports staff takes a hard look at next year and offers some tough love for the Twins: Here's what's gotta change.

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Timberwolves Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for offseason incident

Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail earlier this month.

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Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.

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Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras

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Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

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Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

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Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

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Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.

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