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Driver in 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash arrested

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Police on Saturday are expected to release the name of the 26-year-old driver who smashed into a Metro Transit bus Friday evening in St. Paul, slicing through it and leaving one bus rider dead.

Hennepin Co. considers requiring curbside organics recycling

Food waste was added to a hopper for mixing with yard waste at Organics Recycling Development in Rosemount. A decade after Hennepin County began pilot programs for organics recycling, just 11 cities in the county offer those programs.

The plan would divert food waste away from landfills and garbage burners.

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe, attacks 'leaks'

President Donald Trump leaves the White House in Washington, Saturday, July 22, 2017, for a trip to Norfolk, Va., to participate in the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.

Hours before he was to help commission a new aircraft carrier at a patriotic ceremony on the Virginia coast, President Donald Trump fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Senate GOP health plan's prospects worsen after procedural setback

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walked into the Senate Chamber on Thursday.

The need for 60 votes, instead of a simple majority, for at least a dozen provisions dramatically complicates already slim prospects for passage.

League of Women voters making push on suburban affordable housing

Roseville is one of the cities around the metro crafting a 10-year plan that grapples with affordable housing.

Roseville got a pitch last week as it ramps up toward a new long-range plan.

Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman

Brooklyn Park fire chief to step down amid so-called 'culture of hostility'

'We hereby declare!' Young citizens take oath in special ceremony at Minnesota Children's Museum
Minnesota mom works to take 'fear out of food allergies'
Driver in 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash arrested

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South Africa's Branden Grace prepares to putt on the 18th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Saturday July 22, 2017.

Branden Grace breaks major record with 62 at British Open

Santana gets just 10 outs in Twins loss to Tigers
Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Lakeville's Regan Smith, 15, is swimming's breakthrough star

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The Twin Cities ranks 183rd in foreclosure rates among 217 metro areas tracked by Attom Data Solutions during the first half of the year.

Foreclosure rate drops to all-time low in Twin Cities

Thrivent lot in downtown Mpls. might be redone as ramp and apartments
Twin Cities-based Pops! Diabetes Care teams with Children's Minnesota to test diabetes device
Paul Grangaard retiring as CEO of Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds

A police officer attached his body camera to a magnetic plate worn inside his uniform. Although Minneapolis officers have been outfitted with bodycams for about a year, the cameras were not turned on when two officers responded to Justine Damond’s 911 call.

Turn up the scrutiny of Mpls. police practices in wake of Justine Damond's death

Rash Report: What 'Dunkirk' displays about Britain, then and now
Sack cartoon: Sean Spicer
Readers Write: Mille Lacs fishing, Trump presidency, Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond, body image and 'ditching the diet'

Sean Spicer

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Past meets present: Water would once again entertain kids in Peavey Plaza as it did in 1975.

Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park

Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities
Ordway's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' looks super but is short on soul
Media showman, Minnesota's rock 'n' roll 'godfather' Bill Diehl dies at 91

Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Patrick Reusse

Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.

Lileks: When will stores learn to stop selling school supplies in July?
James Lileks

Retailers, please let us savor what's left of summer.

Rosenblum: Minnesota grandparents feel love after travel ban revised
Gail Rosenblum

The case is a reminder that grandparents are essential to a growing number of families.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the White House in Washington.

Sean Spicer, who resigned Friday, hit bumps from first day at White House

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe, attacks 'leaks'
Minnesota House speaker reverses course, backs legislative raises
California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. Georgia corrections officials are reporting there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of the two inmates from a prison bus last month.

Reward for escapees tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

'Complete devastation' for some near California wildfire
SpaceX wants a bigger ship for mission to Mars
Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

Protesters are blocked by riot police as they march to the U.S. Embassy to denounce the U.S. military's role to quell the two-month-long siege of Marawi city in southern Philippine by Muslim militants Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated
Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces
Exhumation of Salvador Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana sits in the dugout after leaving in the fourth inning of a baseball game with the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Santana gets just 10 outs in Twins loss to Tigers

Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Twins 'engaged on a number of players' but what about Garcia?
Szczur's 4th hit sends Padres past Giants 12-9 in 11 innings

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... QB Sam Bradford

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
Could quarterback Kirk Cousins wind up with Vikings in 2018?
O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

Actor John Heard is best known for playing the forgetful father of Macaulay Culkin’s Peter McCallister in the 1990 box office hit “Home Alone.”

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery

'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery cited for loaded gun at airport
Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death
Beyonce wax figure touched up after fans say it's too white