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April 23, 2018

Mpls. hopes to grind out new tunnel deep below downtown
State aid is being sought to augment old conduits deep below the city. The $38 million project to dig a new passage 70 to 100 feet beneath Washington Avenue would be the largest of its kind downtown since the system was built about 80 years ago. ... Read More

Strong majority of Minnesotans support stricter gun control
A majority of Minnesotans support stricter gun laws in the United States, including wide backing for a ban on military-style rifles and for raising the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found. ... Read More

A woman flying back from France brought an apple through Customs at MSP — it cost her $500
The woman likely passed by numerous signs and alerts warning items Customs says must be declared at the port of entry in Minneapolis. That would include fresh fruit, Customs and Border Patrol says. ... Read More

Sinclair's mandatory TV editorials worry media watchdogs as debate unfolds in  Upper Midwest
Debate over the TV spots is playing out on screens in the Upper Midwest. ... Read More

Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan
Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. ... Read More

Man who wrested AR-15 from Waffle House gunman: 'It was life or death'
The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. ... Read More

Royal baby: It's a boy for Kate on England's national day
For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. ... Read More

Souhan: Wolves making Rockets look like less than NBA's best team
The series is far more even than expected because the Wolves have hinted at what they could become and the Rockets haven't yet won a championship. ... Read More

Social media paints pretty picture of scene from Wolves-Rockets game
A photo of Houston's James Harden making a sideline ball save Saturday night at Target Center fell right into the lap of a playful social media audience on Sunday. ... Read More

Vikings are taking hard look at offensive line help with 30th pick
With needs up front, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman sounds willing to deviate from past trends with the 30th overall pick. ... Read More

Closures begin today for motorists on I-394, I-94
The quip that Minnesota has just two seasons — winter and road construction — will take on more than a touch of reality starting Monday when the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) closes some well-traveled freeway ramps, one week after the historic April blizzard. ... Read More

Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls are becoming Cub Scouts
Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming the first sister-brother pair of Eagle Scouts. ... Read More

Waffle House suspect remains on the run, may be armed
A half-naked man suspected in the slayings of four people at a Waffle House remained on the run Monday, and authorities said he may be armed with one of the guns seized from him last year after he tried to enter the White House to see President Donald Trump. ... Read More

The Latest: UK leader congratulates royals on birth of son
The Latest on the royal baby birth (all times local): ... Read More

'Seventy years ago we didn't have that': Jewish community celebrates state of Israel
With face paint, traditional food and music, thousands of Jewish Twin Cities residents marked the 70th anniversary of Israel on Sunday. ... Read More

Explore our 2018 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide
It's not too early to get summer camp plans in place. Check out the ideas in our interactive guide, sorting by age, activity, location and price. ... Read More

Survivor: Tenn. gunman 'was going to have to work to kill me'
Police are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero for saving lives in the busy restaurant, but the 29-year-old Nashville resident said he only made a split-second decision to challenge the shooter and called it a "selfish" act to avoid being killed. ... Read More

Bullpen blow-up: Twins swept by Rays on Gomez' walk-off homer
What the past few days have reinforced is that no Twins reliever is immune from grooving a fat pitch. Or blowing a save. Or being walked off against. ... Read More

WCCO bleeps Dayton's retort on live radio to GOP critics of his tax plan
Gov. Mark Dayton won’t be given a Good Neighbor Award from WCCO Radio for his live on-air word choice when he responded to GOP criticism of his tax plan. ... Read More

Eden Prairie police program gives young offenders a reset button
Police say most juveniles in diversion program do not reoffend. ... Read More

A small but growing number of restaurants are cashless
Efficiency, cost savings called two key reasons for trend — and customers don’t seem to mind. ... Read More

Hartman: Wolves show ability to adjust in NBA playoffs
Saturday’s Game 3 win displayed new resilience, especially by some of the team’s youngest stars. ... 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

The Joizy Boys: Comparing Frankie Valli and Jon Bon Jovi ahead of Minn. visits
With “Jersey Boys” and Bon Jovi coming to town this week, we compare their Garden State frontmen. ... Read More


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