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December 17, 2017

Skyrocketing sales of grass-fed beef forcing industry to change
Consumers looking for healthier, more environmentally friendly options are putting pressure on conventional producers. ... Read More

Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office. ... Read More

Sudden power outage brings Atlanta airport to a standstill
A sudden power outage brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding scores of flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. However, authorities said that electricity should be restored at the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by m... Read More

As police announce arrests, cyclists rally to remember man killed in hit-and-run
Dozens of cyclists turned out to remember a St. Paul restaurant worker killed in a hit-and-run crash. ... Read More

'Dark web' drug purveyor convicted of murder in Minn. teen's overdose
“I just snorted a tiny line ... it’s awesome,” read a text the victim sent on the day he died. ... Read More

The Drive: Shortage of drivers leading to bus disruptions
Last Tuesday an e-mail from Metro Transit popped into my box informing me that a morning trip on Route 62 from Larpenteur Avenue and Albemarle Street in Rose­ville to downtown St. Paul would not run. The alert mentioned that the next regularly scheduled bus would be along in 15 minutes. ... Read More

Vikings clinch NFC North with emphatic 34-7 win over Bengals
The Bengals provided little resistance between the Vikings in the NFC North division title. ... Read More

Former Gophers quarterback Demry Croft transfers to Tennessee State
Croft, who started six games for Minnesota this season, will be eligible to play in 2018 at the Nashville-based Football Championship Subdivision school. ... Read More

Restaurant of the Year: Young Joni is true original in northeast Minneapolis
When a gifted pizzamaker combines her Korean background with a fascination for hearth cooking, a one-of-a-kind dining experience follows. ... Read More

Minnesota's solar garden program takes off in 2017
The number of plants has grown from 10 to 58, producing enough electricity to power 32,000 homes. ... Read More

Report: NFL owner made inappropriate sexual, racist remarks
The NFL and the Carolina Panthers declined comment on a report Sunday that at least four former Panthers employees received monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson. ... Read More

Oilers end Wild's various success streaks with 3-2 victory
Loss to Edmonton stops a winning roll at four games and ends a run of scoring points in eight games in a row. ... Read More

State employees say elder-abuse reports tossed in trash due to backlog of cases
Chronic chaos, dysfunction recounted at state office investigating elder abuse. ... Read More

Changing consumers igniting food revolution in Minnesota
Are you buying more organic groceries these days? You’re not the only one, and our food systems are changing because of it. Demand for socially responsible options is transforming the state’s grocery stores, food companies and economy ... Read More

University of Minnesota graduate students compete in the Three Minute Thesis contest
University of Minnesota graduate students compete against the clock in a dissertation contest. ... Read More

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings
Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said. ... Read More

Park Square casts brings wit, reality to flawed script
Alzheimer’s comedy offers fine roles, even if it doesn’t quite gel. ... Read More

Delta's 747s, a vestige of Northwest's heyday, will visit for final time
After 16 years as a captain on Northwest Airlines 747s, Steve Bowen retired in 2005 and has since flown to many places around the world on vacations. But until now, none of those trips was on the plane he knows best. ... Read More

Thile announces new name for 'A Prairie Home Companion'
MPR separates broadcast from Keillor’s “Prairie Home” brand. ... Read More

Tough work ahead for Tina Smith – on the Hill and at home
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith’s political connections and savvy quickly united Minnesota’s ideologically and geographically diverse DFL Party behind her as Al Franken’s replacement in the U.S. Senate. Those same attributes will become a main emphasis of attack by Republicans next year. ... Read More

U.S. soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger
Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned. ... 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

Republican tax bill could alter landscape for homeowners
For decades, the tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks encourage people to get into first homes and to trade up as they get older, building a national mind-set that you’re never quite part of the middle class until you’ve qualified for a mortgage. ... Read More

Wheels in the wilderness? Bill to allow bikes divides outdoor lovers
Bill splits cyclists, conservationists over bikes in BWCA, other wild areas. ... Read More

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