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Government to block downloads of TikTok and WeChat from Sunday

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made the announcement Friday, citing national security concerns.

Khapra Beetle

'Destructive' beetle found in shipment at International Falls port

The beetle is called a "voracious feeder" of stored grain.

Xi Jinping

U of M student in Chinese prison because of tweets

The 20-year-old student has reportedly be in prison since July.

Polaris considers shifting production overseas unless it gets tariffs relief

The company's CEO expressed hope that the situation will improve soon.

economy, stocks, stock market

Podcast: Trade war taking toll on Minnesota companies, farmers

U of M Professor Timothy Kehoe talks trade tensions on the Dialogue Minnesota podcast.

Preview: Wolves vs. Indiana

The Timberwolves could be 4-1 after Friday night against the Pacers. Even with their two top players sidelined, Minnesota is off to a solid start this season. The Wolves' strong defense is what's driving the team's success, ranking among the league leaders giving up an average of 89 points per game.

Wolves' Kirilenko, Shved push Russia past China

Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved led Russia to another easy victory on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The two future Timberwolves players helped beat China 73-54 in the men's Olympic basketball tournament. Kirilenko finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Shved had 14 points and six assists. Russia will face Brazil on Thursday.

U of M diver wins silver medal in London

Gophers diver Kelci Bryant and her partner Abby Johnston won Olympic medals in the women's synchronized 3-meter diving Sunday at London's Aquatic Centre, the U.S.A. Today reports. China won gold and Canada came in third.

General Mills to open fifty new Häagen-Dazs shops in China

The Golden Valley-based company plans to bring the number of ice cream shops in China to 255 over the next year. General Mills owns Häagen-Dazs globally, but the brand is licensed to Nestlé in the U.S. and Canada.