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Attorneys for ex-Mpls. officer ask for dropping charges in Damond death

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, left, and attorney Thomas Plunkett in May.

Mohamed Noor's attorneys say his attempts to revive victim with CPR vindicate him.

Restaurateur Thom Pham charged with 38 counts of tax fraud

Thom Pham, pictured in 2012.

Investigators say he underreported sales at Thanh Do restaurant in St. Louis Park.

Help is on the way for large homeless encampment in south Minneapolis

Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays

"Unprecedented" effort will offer assistance on housing, medical care, drug treatment.

Minnesota police board promises steps to improve sex assault investigations

Tim Bildsoe led the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, during a vote in 2017. “Everything is on the table,” Bildsoe said in an int

POST Board will prepare officer training standards and a model policy for sex assault investigations.

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

FILE -- Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies at a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on May 23, 2017. President Donald Trump on

President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.



Georgia Meyers, left, and Maraeka Hoover comforted each other. Both women gave testimony to Jose Hernandez Solano’s character as a friend. Dustin Ro

'You ripped out a piece of our hearts:' St. Paul man sentenced to four years for killing beloved cook, bicyclist

Truck driver lost control in I-94 crossover crash that killed 1 in Maple Grove
Mpls. mayor's proposed budget focuses on more money for affordable housing
Restaurateur Thom Pham charged with 38 counts of tax fraud

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Jaguars assistant Tony Sparano Jr. and his mother, Jeanette, expected a joyful reunion with Tony Sr. at Vikings camp before he died from a heart attac

Sparano's family visits Vikings practice, reminiscing between hugs

Gophers hiring Motzko, Whalen offers hope to state's prep coaches
Forsythe works his 'plan' to help Twins sweep Pirates
When it comes to NFL blitzes, more isn't always better; just ask the Vikings

Scores, schedules, and stats
Medtronic corporate campus

Scrutiny continues as Medtronic acknowledges cybersecurity issues with its medical devices

Best Buy makes $800 million investment in aging America
Three Minnesotans file suit after illness from Hy-Vee's recalled pasta salad
Draft redevelopment plan gives more details on possible future of Upper Harbor Terminal

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House on Wednesday.

A unified response to attacks on the press

'One Minnesota' won in primary election
A much-needed spotlight starts shining more brightly on gender-based violence in our state
Readers Write: Minnesota's primary election, sexual-assault cases, Alex Jones, Peter Strzok, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Twins ownership



This geodesic dome home is located on a cul-de-sac near a park in the Camden neighborhood of north Minneapolis.

Atheist activist's rare geodesic dome home hits market in north Minneapolis

Rosedale's food hall 'revolution' may change the future of mall dining
In teaching young South African talents, Minn. Orchestra musicians find their own inspiration
The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair

Souhan: We may never see the likes of Lindsay Whalen again
Jim Souhan

Will there ever be another basketball player, or any athlete, from Minnesota who so ideally combines greatness and so many other attributes?

Souhan: Lynx starters take the floor, and Whalen stays behind
Jim Souhan

When Sunday's game started, Lindsay Whalen took a seat on the bench for the first time since the first game of her WNBA career..

Schafer: Commuting cost can drive home-buying decisions
Lee Schafer

Home buyers have long known about this trade-off between cheaper houses and longer commutes, sometimes called the drive-until-you-qualify strategy. Buying cheaply enough to get approved for a mortgage loan means looking in neighborhoods that are probably much farther out from the city center. But commuting with a car isn't cheap.




Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson got down to business on Wednesday, a day after their primary victories. Their bases of strength are among the main takeways

5 Minn. primary takeaways, seen precinct by precinct

Clashing views taking center stage in Minn. governor's race
Minnesota sees highest voter turnout for primary since 1994
Libertarian icon Gary Johnson to speak on US Senate bid

Alex Jones, whose conspiracy theory-laden website InfoWars is viewed by millions, in Austin, Texas, Feb. 17, 2017.

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

VA required thousands of 'unwarranted re-examinations' for vets, costing millions
'He's a priest. I trusted him': One of the 1,000 victims of alleged clergy abuse tells his story
Parkland students start school year with tightened security

The “uritrottoirs,” this one on the River Seine, are filled with straw and use the compounds in urine to produce compost.

Paris introduces outdoor urinals with scenic views

Muslims, Jews visit Auschwitz together to test new bonds amid growing intolerance in Europe
In teaching young South African talents, Minn. Orchestra musicians find their own inspiration
Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Bobby Wilson celebrates his 7th inning home run with teammate Eddie Rosario after crossing home plate.

Forsythe works his 'plan' to help Twins sweep Pirates

Umpire West works 5,164th game — second most in major league history
Souhan: Praise Twins front office for new approach
Column: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

Minnesota United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth stopped a shot from LA Galaxy forward Ola Kamara during the first half of a 2-2 draw Saturday in Carson

Minnesota United FC eases road woes just in time

Ramirez scores twice in 1st start since trade, LAFC wins
Wayne Rooney scores 2 goals, DC United beats Timbers 4-1
Jozy Altidore has hat trick, Toronto FC wins Canadian title

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, from left, Sylvia Fowles, Tanisha Wright, and Seimone Augustus showed their frustration during the fourth quarter a

Lynx's home woes deepen with loss to Chicago

Souhan: We may never see the likes of Lindsay Whalen again
'A great 15 years.' Whalen's moving on
McBride has 15 points in 4th, Aces move into 8th-place tie

A man helped deliver a baby on the Route 87 bus in St. Paul on Tuesday afternoon.

Passengers help deliver baby born on city bus in St. Paul

Help is on the way for large homeless encampment in south Minneapolis
Minneapolis activist wants us to say 'no thanks' to plastic straws
This Minneapolis business owner and mechanic knows her way around a tire

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Liev Schreiber attends a news conference for the movie "Isle of Dogs" in Berlin, Germany. Schreiber on Tuesd

Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

'Not an easy time' for Chris Pratt after Gunn firing
Report: Demi Lovato likely overdosed on fentanyl-laced drugs
Prince to receive honorary degree from University of Minnesota