Axe to grind: Gophers and Badgers renew Midwest grudge match

It's time for the annual rivalry game for Paul Bunyan's Axe between Minnesota and Wisconsin
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Minnesotan named Rhodes scholar to focus on US drug policy

A Yale University senior from Minnesota says he plans to use his Rhodes scholarship to focus on criminal drug policies
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List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2019

List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2019
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Yale student from Minnesota among latest US Rhodes scholars

A Yale senior from Minnesota is among the latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars
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Minnesota Dems keep governor's office, regain House majority

Minnesota Democrats maintain grip on governor's office, sweep back into House majority
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Winless Huskers are still sore about 2017 loss to Minnesota

Winless Nebraska still smarting over lopsided loss to Minnesota in 2017
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Minnesota man charged with aiding wife's suicide

A Minnesota man has been charged with aiding the suicide of his wife, who was reportedly suffering from unexplained pain
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Jags' Sparano returns to Minnesota weeks after dad's death

Tony Sparano Jr. is expected to have an emotional return to Minnesota three weeks after his father's death
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Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political
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Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face De
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Vikings offensive line coach Sparano died of heart disease

The Hennepin County medical examiner says Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of heart disease
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Cases of law enforcement officers charged in shootings

Dallas police officer's indictment on murder charge in killing of her neighbor is the latest example of white police officers charged in shooting deaths of blac
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Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years
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House Democrats' 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

House Democrats unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package to limit big money in politics, make it easier for cit
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Jets' Darnold questionable vs. Titans, McCown full practice

Sam Darnold is questionable for the New York Jets' game Sunday at Tennessee, and his status is uncertain
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Giants preparing for Bears' offense, not 2 quarterbacks

Giants preparing for Bears' offense, not 2 quarterbacks
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Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a bett
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Minnesota DNR says diversion decision at least a month away

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its decision on issuing permits for the Red River diversion project in the Fargo-Moorhead area should come in
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Man in custody, accused of fatally stabbing mother

A 34-year-old man is in custody after the death of his mother was ruled a homicide in north central Minnesota
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After a miss last season, Stanford volleyball chases title

Every practice, Kevin Hambly writes out his Stanford volleyball starting lineup on the white board _ just so there's no question, even though the women usually
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Lightning end Sabres' winning streak at 10 games

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Ex-Sen. Al Franken takes first steps back into public arena

Nearly a year after he resigned his US Senate seat amid sexual misconduct allegations, Al Franken is testing whether he can make a comeback in the #MeToo era
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2 of NFL's top rivalries have turned sour

Two of the NFL's most intense rivalries have turned sour. When the Chiefs visit the Raiders in a series that dates back to the AFL and has been as good as any i
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Nash notches goal and assist as Blue Jackets beat Wild 4-2

Riley Nash got his first goal in 29 games to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2
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