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Nearby mine chips away at Renaissance Festival's magic

A mine, which produces construction aggregates, is moving closer to the festival, making it more difficult to reach and leaving questions among employees and patrons about how much longer this fantastical world can remain untouched.

Smile Minneapolis, you could soon be seen on police camera

Minneapolis police are about to join a growing number of cities where officers are testing the use of body cameras, a move that leaders hope will force police and citizens to be on their best behavior.





8:10 a.m. update: Crashes creating chaos

The five active crashes and two work zones are adding to the delays for commuters.

TFD: TCU football coach attempts to clarify sideways shot at Gophers, Big Ten

TCU coach Gary Patterson, whose squad dismantled the Gophers 30-7 on Saturday, was asked on Monday’s Big 12 conference call how he would assess the progress of his offense …

The long goodbye in the garden

Gardens have their own way of easing you out of the season.





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