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Alaska Airline plane diverts to MSP when passenger tries to open door

The jet was flying from New York's JFK Airport, bound for Seattle, when the passenger tried to open a door in the rear of the aircraft.

Charges: Firetruck driver in deadly I-35W crash lacked sleep, had smoked pot that day

Crews worked at Interstate 35W and 95th Avenue in Blaine about four hours after Saturday's crash that killed two people and injured several seriously.

The firefighters from Michigan were heading to Utah to fight a wildfire.

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

In this April 9, 2008 file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

Don Pablo's closes its Richfield location; only one left in Twin Cities

Don Pablo's closes its Richfield location; Only one left in Twin Cities

GOP poll: Paulsen ahead of Bonoff, lots of undecided voters

GOP poll: Paulsen ahead of Bonoff, lots of undecided voters


This snake was captured in a park west of the Twin Cities on Saturday.

If you're missing your tropical snake, please contact McLeod County sheriff

Philando Castile vigil planned outside State Fair Monday night
Teen dragged to his death by pickup in Wright Co.; 2 arrested
Twin Cities schools add social-emotional learning to 3 R's

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Entering Monday's game, Cleveland's Trevor Bauer hadn't had much success against the Twins. Minnesota had won eight of the 10 games he pitched.

Twins want to keep one streak alive tonight: Their success vs. Bauer

Zimmer vs. local media gets national TV attention during Vikings game
Smith, McCrary ready to run for Gophers against Oregon State
Lynx win behind Whalen, take over top spot in WNBA

Scores, schedules and stats
The maker of EpiPen — shown here with a school nurse in Ashburn, Va. — said it would introduce a generic version of the product, which will be available in several weeks.

EpiPen maker to offer generic version at half price after outcry

Short-seller publicizes video claiming to show a hack of St. Jude pacemaker
Wheaties creates Lifetime Achievement box for Michael Phelps
Prime Therapeutics, Walgreens to form pharmacy alliance

The Mildmay center treats HIV patients near Kampala, Uganda.

Editorial counterpoint: What we lose if we lose the Clinton Foundation

Go ahead and criticize the 49ers' Kaepernick over protest, but let's be civil
The 2016 campaign: Hillary forgets the lessons of Bill's presidency
Readers Write (Aug. 30): The NFL's Colin Kaepernick and patriotism, the Clinton Foundation, Southwest light rail, the Minnesota State Fair

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Veteran Twin Cities sound engineer Monty Lee Wilkes, at the First Avenue soundboard before a John Lennon tribute show.

Monty Lee Wilkes, sound engineer for Nirvana, First Ave., dies at 54

Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs
Citing 'no proper tribute,' Prince & the Revolution survivors plan 'grieving' gigs
Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way


Review: "Bars and Measures" at the Jungle Theater contemplates the uniting power of music in these divided times
Graydon Royce

Jungle Theater explores the power of music in sincere but under-investigated new play.

Scoggins: 'Let's not revisit the Teddy Twilight Zone again'
Chip Scoggins

His final three throws of the preseason put to rest the mysterious shoulder issue that snowballed into an awkward dance between coach Mike Zimmer and the media.

St. Anthony: Charting a better course for retirement
Neal St. Anthony

Planning extends beyond saving to a rethinking of the entire concept.

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner's Twitter account disappears after another sexting scandal

Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires
Robert Redford makes fundraising plea for Feingold
Man shot at Young Jeezy nightclub event in identified

Twins starter Kyle Gibson (44) left the mound after being removed in the sixth inning Sunday against Toronto. The Blue Jays won 9-6, extending the Twins' losing streak to a season-high 10 games.

Twins make miserable history as losing streak hits 10 games

Danny Santana lands on disabled list after first-inning collision
Logan Schafer: Called out of shower, called up to majors
Reusse: A guess at the Twins’ 2017 starting rotation

Audience members listen to introductory speakers before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
Police investigate report that female inmates were assaulted
Groups ask Clinton, Trump to support Great Lakes restoration

Family members and supporters hug Diann Aldridge during a vigil for her daughter Nykea Aldridge at the Willie Mae Morris Empowerment Center, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2016, in Chicago. Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, and the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she'd planned to register her children when she was shot in the head and arm. She wasn't the intended target, Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan said at a news conference Sunday, but rather a driver who had just dropped off passengers in the neighborhood.

Wade's cousin's death part of uptick in Chicago gun violence

EpiPen maker to offer generic version at half price
Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits
Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

Fossil remains of Australopithecus afarensi, known as "Lucy," are shown on April 7, 2004, in Addis Ababa, Ethopia.

Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg
Syrian family makes 10,000 war refugees to come to U.S.
2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow

Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)

What's on your State Fair soundtrack? Readers pick songs for Spotify playlist
Review: Dixie Chicks play it fair in first of two grandstand concerts
Minnesota State Fair serves up big dose of politics in key year

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The Dixie Chicks, from left, Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire performed at Madison Square Garden in 2003.

How the Dixie Chicks helped me become a creative, independent woman

Looking for an apartment in the Twin Cities? It feels a lot like online dating

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve
Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium doors and Vikings Voyage open