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January 23, 2018

Rough sledding: Snow strands students, flights and commuters
The first major snowstorm of 2018 brought the Twin Cities to a halt Monday, stranding students at school and littering streets, alleys and highways with stuck cars. Commuters on public buses got out and walked because it was faster. Hundreds of flights were canceled. In southern Minnesota, the Nati... Read More

Dems blink on shutdown, hope for immigration bargain
Over the weekend, it became clear that using the shutdown to insist on protections for hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants was a serious miscalculation. By abandoning the strategy on its third day, Democrats believe they limited the damage and gave the public time to forget about the d... Read More

Schafer: Why would Amazon snub Twin Cities in headquarters contest?
The worst possible outcome in the competition for’s second headquarters has already come to pass for the Twin Cities. ... Read More

Children's Hospital play zone for sick kids is winner of Vikings fans' largesse
Outpouring to Saints punter led to more than $100,000 for Children’s Hospital program. ... Read More

Minn. lottery ticket gifted by daughter to dad at Christmas hits for $1M
Family of six – parents and their four grown daughters – are splitting raffle winnings. ... Read More

150 pounds of meth stopped en route to Twin Cities; at least 4 arrested
Man said he had made Phoenix to Minnesota run more than 15 times. ... Read More

Wiggins soars for 40 as Wolves defeat Clippers
Teague added 30 points, making 16 of 17 free throws. ... Read More

Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's, retires from touring
Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. ... Read More

Wild extends home dominance by beating Senators
Late arrivals can’t slow the Wild’s home roll. ... Read More

Souhan: Something happened on the way to the Super Bowl
That the Vikings could have become the first team to play a Super Bowl at home became the dominant theme of their season. That story line obscured a more important truth. ... Read More

Keenum, Bridgewater address 2018 Vikings quarterback conundrum
Several major questions related to the 2018 season have been staring at the Vikings for months, but always with the caveat that they would be dealt with when the team’s surprisingly successful season finally ended. Well, that happened Sunday. And now perhaps the most important of those questions — ... Read More

Blaine's perennial dilemma: What to do about cramped senior center?
The highly popular venue is outdated, out of room – and expensive to replace. ... Read More

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent
President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of ... Read More

Vikings bemoan lost opportunity: 'This is going to hurt for a while'
At final departure, Vikings ponder a lost opportunity ... Read More

Vikings' other loss: TV viewership dwindled as their chances faded
More than 1 million Twin Cities households viewed Sunday’s NFC Championship Game — but those numbers plummeted as the Eagles blew out the Vikings. ... Read More

Postgame agony continues: Now to host a Viking-less Super Bowl
The agony of suffering yet another NFC championship loss quickly melted into the frustrating realization that the Twin Cities would have to host those same Eagles and their notoriously rowdy fans on Feb. 4 at Super Bowl LII. ... Read More

Confusion, varying thresholds keep many Minnesota agencies from reporting hate crime data
Bloomington mosque blast among incidents not counted in 2017 hate crime tally. ... Read More

Low unemployment in Mpls. leaves Super Bowl parties looking for help
Super Bowl’s event organizers face fierce competition for staffing. ... Read More

East Siders fight to keep one of St. Paul's busiest fire engines
St. Paul’s plan to transfer area’s only firetruck draws pushback, claims of bias. ... Read More

NBC's Kelly says Fonda has 'no business' lecturing her
NBC's Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old "Hanoi Jane" nickname. ... Read More

Protesters mark Roe vs. Wade anniversary at Capitol
March for Life at Minnesota Capitol drew more than 1,000 people. ... Read More

Facebook admits social media sometimes harms democracy
It said it has been slow to recognize, react to abuse. ... Read More

Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours. ... Read More

Polo Ralph Lauren tries to put 2014 ridicule behind it with 2018 Team USA outfits
Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA's Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. ... Read More

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