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Flood threat eases after storms drop heavy rains

Umbrellas and cardboard boxes were used to project fans from the rainy weather during a storm at the public opening at the U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday morning.

More fierce weather is expected in the Twin Cities and Minnesota into Saturday night. A round earlier Saturday brought heavy wind and some structure fires.

Minneapolis pizza delivery driver shot overnight in vehicle during robbery attempt

Driver, who was rushed to HCMC with serious injuries, was in critical but stable condition.

Could the Mississippi River actually begin in South Dakota?

Walking across the steppingstone rocks at Itasca State Park is a rite of passage, but whether these mark the ancient source of the Mississippi may be worth discussing around a campfire.

Questioning whether the Mississippi begins in Lake Itasca may be blasphemy – or good geology.

Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrive at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate.

Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.

More workplace problems at Fox News surface

Gretchen Carlson, center, with her attorneys Martin Hyman, right, and Nancy Erika Smith this month in Montclair, N.J.

Workplace problems were broader than Roger Ailes.

Clouds loomed over Luxemburg, Minn., on July 11 — the calm before a storm that spawned tornadoes and caused flash flooding in central Minnesota.

Storm-tossed Minnesota weathers a wild summer

Hennepin County employee groups help workers love their jobs
Blaine city worker sweet on bees sets up City Hall hive
Falcon Heights, reeling from shooting, hopes for positive change
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Lady Quicksteps captain Rosie Dotson took a big swing in a women’s vintage base ball game. She helped start the team in 2015.

Huzzah! Vintage base ball connecting in Minnesota

Anderson: Passion buoys bird hunters caught between seasons
Venegas' knee injury leaves United thin for Saturday
He was who we thought he was: the best Dennis Green quotes
Scores, schedules and stats
General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell excercised $6 million in stock options, which accounted for 40 percent of his salary and was sixth most among Minnesota CEOs who exercised stock options this year.

Compensation for Minn. public company execs drops 19 percent

Tile Shop recovers, builds momentum with product innovation
Schafer: Exposing shortcut many firms take to augment perceived value
Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY

With Hillary Clinton, we know what we’re getting. And she could be seen as a happy medium ­— neither a George W. Bush nor a Barack Obama.

Hillary Clinton: The comparisons

Don't give up yet on Fairview, University of Minnesota Physicians merger
Sack cartoon: A depiction of Republican unity
Readers Write (July 24): The Trump base, Delta's MSP-to-Tokyo service, bare arms on female broadcasters

It's Tim Kaine

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The floral-canopied porch features views of a private pond.

Woman behind 'wallpaper house' was a designer who loved bold look

Why some big stars get big crowds in Twin Cities (and others don't)
How all of us (even Playboy Playmates) can stop 'fat shaming'
6 Drake disciples who could inherit his R&B/hip-hop throne

Review: Guthrie's 'Disgraced' is a shattering, revelatory production

Guthrie's timely show about Islamophobia, personal ambition and American ideals offers a lot to chew on.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Dennis Green's greatness went well beyond his coaching

Friday's news that Dennis Green had died made for a sad day not only for Green's family but for Vikings fans. He was one of the best coaches we have ever had here.

Neal St. Anthony
Inside Track: Cookie Cart expands; paying for Vikings, Timberwolves homes

Cookie Cart, one of the original “social enterprises” before that term was coined by nonprofit entrepreneurs, was started on W. Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis…

This image released by ABC shows Rielle Hunter during an interview on the morning show "Good Morning America," Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in New York.

John Edwards' former mistress says she'll always love him

Roger Ailes' evident departure from Fox News took two weeks (plus decades)
Jon Stewart says Trump supporters 'don't own' America
C.J.: Sister Rosalind has one of the most gripping handshakes in the metro

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson shouts after striking out Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez to end the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Gibson's strong outing holds up as Twins top Boston 2-1

Limit on number of relievers? Molitor calls it 'a little funny'
The new deal(er): Younger breed of techies replacing baseball lifers in GM roles
Being a hometown guy not an asset for interim GM Antony

True believers bond over Trump at St. Louis Park tavern

Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders
Looking back at past Democratic National Conventions
Minn. House Speaker Kurt Daudt faces primary challenge from within GOP

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents favor a nationwide ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15.

AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

At slain officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity
How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change
Lawyer: Ex-guard falsified log in Sandra Bland's death

A woman lights a candle in front of the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany, Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people
Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave scores missing
Turkey's instability increases concern about U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile

Will Bildsten, above, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in middle school. “It’s not an overstatement to say the diagnosis set me free,” he writes.

How I came to see bipolar disorder as my greatest strength

Thanks, Pokemon Go, for helping me meet cool people in Minneapolis
In the narrative of race, why only black ink on white paper?
Too late for kindness: Why didn't I protect a bullied classmate?

Where will the Vikings finish in the NFC North this season?

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