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7 indicted in what authorities call Minneapolis gang war

The defendants are active members of two street gangs known as the 10z and the 20z, which operated in south Minneapolis. They were charged in a shootout outside HCMC last year.

Target testing beacons to give shoppers coupons, advice via smartphone

Target Corp. is taking the next step to integrate smartphones into shopping via a system that alerts customers to deals and reviews as they walk through a store.





Twins Insider
Postgame: Twins remind themselves they've fought out of worse slumps

Phil Hughes calls Toronto's two-out, sixth-inning run the turning point; Paul Molitor says he's considering some changes.

RandBall
Kill and Pitino: Managing expectations, trying to topple Wisconsin

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino and football coach Jerry Kill both cited a desire to topple Wisconsin in the coming season. One has an expectation. And one has a …

Ron Hustvedt
Outdoors fun for the entire family (including the dog)

The 34th Game Fair gets underway this Friday for two weekends of family fun in the outdoors. Hundreds of exhibitors, doggy games, fun events for kids, seminars from national …





Jon Tevlin
Veteran Hennepin County social worker has seen it all – and then some

On the good days, clients of the program Carmen Castaneda oversees may just be victims of their own age and deteriorating mental conditions, unaware that they are endangering their …

Chip Scoggins
Scoggins: Gophers football team enters a new world of credibility

Coach Jerry Kill has U players, fans and rivals believing.

C.J.
C.J.: Owners of Dehn's Garden get visit from a flasher who spares them the moon

A flasher showcased her alternating skills to the owners of Dehn’s Garden. Bonnie and Bob Dehn told me they got an eyeful from a woman two weeks ago at the …


I just moved to Mpls.; now I have to learn how to bike

After many bike-free years, I’ve succumbed to the social pressures of this bike-crazed city.

The Home Inspector
Home Inspector: Beware of cheap AC tune-ups

I told them about the time back in 2013 when I had one of the larger HVAC companies in the Twin Cities come out to my house to do …

Michael Brodkorb
Ortman received temporary legislative immunity from campaign lawsuit

Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate and current State Senator Julianne Ortman received temporary legislative immunity from appearing in conciliation court during the Minnesota Legislative Session after being sued for …