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US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.

August 28, 2014 7:59 am

American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 7:37 am
Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummel

Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummel

MINNEAPOLIS | The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Valparaiso High School and Purdue graduate Robbie Hummel.

July 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Quenneville, Hawks give Wild plenty of respect

Quenneville, Hawks give Wild plenty of respect

CHICAGO | Waking up to the news Thursday the Blackhawks had drawn the Minnesota Wild as their Western Conference semifinals opponent, many pundits and Las Vegas oddsmakers set the defending Stanley Cup champs as prohibitive favorites.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bicycle-friendly community in your hometown

MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bicycle-friendly community in your hometown

Measurements are taken often at how well our communities fare on a number of topics. There are statistics regarding places with the least crime, or most sunshine, and even number of fast-food joints per capita. There are also measurements regarding bicycle-friendly standards, along with benc…

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Blackhawks pack up Blues and onto Round 2

CHICAGO | Gifted with a man advantage for six minutes in the second period Sunday and desperate to survive, the St. Louis Blues pounded, pounded and pounded the Blackhawks again.

April 27, 2014 6:30 pm
Spirited Away: Cast of new national tour of 'Ghost The Musical' happy Chicago is next haunt

Spirited Away: Cast of new national tour of 'Ghost The Musical' happy Chicago is next haunt

Actor Steven Grant Douglas said he gets two common questions when others discover he plays the lead in the new Broadway touring production "Ghost The Musical," inspired by the popular film of 1990.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gerald Ford, left, and Sen. George Pillsburyin 1975

Gerald Ford, left, and Sen. George Pillsburyin 1975

Gerald Ford, left, and Sen. George Pillsbury at the Registry Hotel in Minneapolis during the president's visit to Minnesota in 1975.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: George Pillsbury remembered at this year's Bake-Off

OFFBEAT: George Pillsbury remembered at this year's Bake-Off

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local model at Glam, La Creperie closing this month

OFFBEAT: Local model at Glam, La Creperie closing this month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local model at Glam, La Creperie closing this month

OFFBEAT: Local model at Glam, La Creperie closing this month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Gary mayor: Straw gun purchases must end

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson repeated her stand on the need to eliminate straw purchases of guns to arm gangs and others during Wednesday’s White House Hangout with Vice President Joe Biden.

April 17, 2013 4:00 pm
Minneapolis Home In Opening Credits of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Minneapolis Home In Opening Credits of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

The Victoria home featured for exterior shots as address of Mary Tyler Moore's character on her namesake CBS series is once again for sale.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Mary's famed TV house a history of unhappy owners

OFFBEAT: Mary's famed TV house a history of unhappy owners

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Holiday events: Trees, lighting displays and more

Holiday events: Trees, lighting displays and more

From elaborately decorated trees to drive-through lighting displays to boat parades and train shows, a variety of holiday spectacles are being staged through the end of December and into early January around the country. Here are a few of them.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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NFL INSIDER: Bears in do-or-die territory

It's the time of year when the men are separated from the boys in the NFL.

December 06, 2012 6:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Chicago radio changing, but Dick Biondi's voice stays strong

OFFBEAT: Chicago radio changing, but Dick Biondi's voice stays strong

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Local historian honors folk hero's centennial

Local historian honors folk hero's centennial

Ron Cohen’s love of folk music began early when as a teen he listened to his older brother’s collection of folk music records, gaining an appreciation and respect for that music form and one artist in particular – Woody Guthrie.

October 20, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Lockout, court cases put popular NFL on hold

WASHINGTON | Welcome to The NFL Lockout.

March 12, 2011 10:00 pm
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