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High schools scramble to meet ACT's many test-day requirements

But before students can fill in a single bubble, schools have to meet ACT’s many test-day requirements: no public address announcements or bells, desks arranged 3 feet apart, and a mandated start time, regardless of a school's regular schedule.

Wild, Parise take it to Blues, advance to play Blackhawks

The Blues, who scored only 14 goals in the series, suffered their third consecutive first-round exit.




Access Vikings
History behind the Vikings' 2015 draft picks: No. 76 overall

Heading into the draft, we are giving the recent history at each of the Vikings’ seven draft slots. We continue this series with pick No. 76, the third of the …

The Drive
6:30 a.m. update: Current drive times

A crash taking out the left lane at Lexington Avenue has traffic on southbound 35W at a standstill back to near County Road 23. The State Patrol is on …

Michael Brodkorb
Eagan man has information about missing Lakeville sisters

Dale Nathan, who said he was with two missing girls from Lakeville on the night they disappeared, says he will not provide any information to police.





Sid Hartman
Hartman: Vikings' Patterson in need of a return to form

If the Vikings could count on Cordarrelle Patterson to return to his rookie form, they wouldn’t have to consider drafting a wide receiver this week. General Manager Rick Spielman agreed, …

C.J.
C.J.: With 'Super Troopers' star there's the occasional Meow without any cattiness

Meow, you knew a certain word wouldn’t be avoided when interviewing Erik Stolhanske. Since the Minneapolis-born actor and member of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe has a near-cult following thanks …

A new look for StarTribune.com

After a year’s work, today we are introducing an entirely new website to our large, growing audience of digital readers — changes and improvements that many of you have …


Debut Dad
This is how we love: A new father remembers his own

I couldn't imagine making my way without him. But life had other plans.

Molly Priesmeyer
What are your clothes worth? Two Minnesota artists seek to explore the high cost of cheap clothing

Fast fashion has a high price. So what can consumers do to make a positive change?

Zafar Siddiqui
A Framework for Christian-Muslim Relations

Christianity and Islam are the two dominant religious groups in our world. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Muslims worldwide will be "nearly as numerous as …