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Never get between a university and its trademarks. That's the lesson dozens of people learn every year when they unwittingly provoke the wrath of big universities and the lawyers they hire to protect their mascots, slogans and logos. Records gathered by The Associated Press show that some major universities, including the University of Minnesota, send their lawyers after even slight perceived threats to their brands, sending flurries of letters threatening legal action or trying to block new trademarks deemed too close to their own. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.



LA CROSSE, Wis. — Heavy rains pounded Wisconsin and Minnesota Monday night, prompting evacuation orders for about 100 residents in one small Wisconsin town and flash flooding in parts of Minnesota, where people at a council meeting briefly took cover in a basement. SENT: 375 words. AP Photos pursued. Developing.


NEW YORK — Best Buy Co. reported its largest second-quarter sales boost in 15 years on Tuesday, helping to push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations. Same-store sales, a key measure for retailers, jumped 6 percent during the quarter. But investors shrugged off the results and sent shares lower in premarket trading on a weaker-than-expected forecast for the current quarter. SENT: 340 words.


MINNEAPOLIS — Birders by the hundreds flocked to a dock in the Twin Cities for a rare look at a roseate spoonbill making the species' first verifiable debut in Minnesota. UPCOMING: 250 words.





CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco looks to bounce back from a rough outing against Boston as the AL Central-leading Indians open a nine-game homestand with four against the Minnesota Twins. Carrasco didn't get out of the fourth inning in his previous start. Game time 7:10 p.m.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings begin their defense of the NFC North title with a shiny new quarterback and a handful of enhancements to an already stout defense, but the rival Green Bay Packers aren't going away. And Aaron Rodgers is back, eager to make up for lost time following the broken collarbone that spoiled his 2017 season. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.


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