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Mine chips away at Renaissance Festival's magic

Patrons and employees alike wonder how long the festival can remain at its current location.

Steer-tailing rodeo event unbridles controversy in Andover

An Andover couple who witnessed Mexican steer-tailing events on a neighbor’s property now want it banned.





Postgame: Arcia likely out after big swing

Twins' slugger wanted a second tape-measure homer; Fien was the fill-in closer; Hunter loves 'Septober'

A Fickle September: 70s - Frost Risk - Repeat

At least the sun was out yesterday, and as winds eased up low 60s didn't feel so bad. Temperatures mellow in the coming days, in fact by late week …

Wolves' D League affiliate now those mad, mad Mad Ants

Wolves will share Fort Wayne affiliate with 12 other NBA teams





Hartman: A lot to consider in Peterson situation

Regardless of his legal situation, the Vikings might have asked him to renegotiate his contract.

St. Anthony: Pair of financial pros start anew as headhunters

Sally Mainquist soon will be back in business placing Twin Cities financial professionals in new jobs. Mainquist, a veteran financial and operations executive and the former CEO of Certes Financial …

Ancient Chinese fable retold in 'The White Snake'

REVIEW: “The White Snake” illuminates an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love.


Happy National Stepfamily Day!

I've been learning how to be a stepmom, a mom to someone else's children, for 10 years and counting now.

The (Northern) Minnesota Poll conundrum

The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll shows a double-digit lead for Al Franken in the Senate race, but weakness in Northern Minnesota. Why polls are only one way to understand …

Lost in (cyber) Space

Google needs humans helping customers