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Mpls. supporters of $15 minimum wage ready with 20K signatures

Demonstrators marched in circles and blocked off traffic at East Lake Street and Second Avenue South while protesting for an increase in minimum wage.

Supporters confident they have 20,000 valid petition signatures and the law in their favor.

Woman leaps from 3rd floor of burning Brooklyn Park complex

Five others were treated for smoke inhalation.

Trump's failed Baja resort fits pattern: 250 buyers lost $32.5M in deposits

About 10 miles south of the border a billboard advertises the site of Trump Oceans Resort Baja Mexico in 2009.

Trump Ocean Resort brought in $32.5 million in buyer deposits, all of it spent by the time Trump and his partners abandoned the project in early 2009 as the global economy was reeling. Most of the buyers sued them for fraud; 250 lost their deposits.

Teen struck, killed while crossing Hwy. 97 in Forest Lake

A student leaving summer school classes in Forest Lake has died after she was hit by a car while crossing a highway.

House GOP report faults military on Benghazi attacks

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. listens as Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

The House Benghazi Committee, in a politically charged report, faulted the military on Tuesday for responding too slowly to send help to Benghazi, Libya, during the deadly 2012 attacks despite clear orders from President Barack Obama and the Pentagon.

Donnell Bratton, a St. Paul pastor and youth worker, has bought a building on Robert Street in West St. Paul with plans to operate a youth shelter there. Unable to secure funding and the necessary zoning changes, though, he hasn't been able to act on that plan.

Pastor envisions youth shelter in old West St. Paul bank building

Judge may seek Minnesota appeals court review for complex Prince estate
Driver from Twin Cities dies in rollover near Motley; drinking suspected
Collision in Ham Lake kills 62-year-old motorcyclist
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President Barack Obama, left, gets a high five from Oliver Reeve, right, the son of Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, center, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, during a ceremony where Obama honored the 2015 WNBA basketball Champion Minnesota Lynx.

Scoggins: Lynx coach Reeve still pushing hard for equity, respect

Wolves free agency roundup (and why a splashy trade might make sense)
Twins lefty Rogers, like twin brother, continues to learn
Plan to hold displaced PGA Tour event in Minnesota falls through
Scores, schedules and stats
In the third and final revision of first quarter growth data, the U.S. economy climbed above 1%, faster than earlier estimates showed.

US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

Most crops on Minnesota farms ahead of the game
Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle emissions scandal
How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

Garrison Keillor’s final show as host of “A Prairie Home Companion” will be recorded live on Friday at the Hollywood Bowl and will be broadcast on Saturday in its usual 5 p.m. time slot.

A listener's lifetime with 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Supreme Court ruling derails deceptive attack on women's health.
Brazil and the Zika virus: Symptom of a greater ill
Readers Write (June 28): Edina and urban design, Texas abortion ruling, Brexit, guns, Garrison Keillor, Pride Parade, ukuleles

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'Jackson 1964,' by Calvin Trillin: Eyewitness to the civil rights movement

Prince tributes take over Sunday's BET Awards
Doctors rarely test young men for HIV, CDC reports
Critter control: Strategies for winning rabbit war

Gail Rosenblum
Workplace martyrs, please take your vacation!

Do you love your job so much that you feel lucky to also be contributing nonpaid volunteer hours? Of course you do. Wait. What?

Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…

Neal St. Anthony
After buying back family business, brothers eye growth in language services

Minneapolis-based translation firm has big target for growth.

A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Bon Jovi.

Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss

Kenny Chesney calls cop to apologize for saying the officer had died
C.J.: Alert the TSA, Ruth Pointer may be armed with a sassy T-shirt
J.K. Rowling to host a special screening of her next film

Anyone disappointed in the Twins’ early returns on 22-year-old Byron Buxton, right, need only look at the career path of Torii Hunter, left. A first-round pick out of high school in 1993, Hunter didn’t play a full big-league season until 1999, then was sent back to the minors for 2000 before becoming an All-Star in 2002.

Souhan: Gifted Byron Buxton deserves Twins' long leash of old

Must see: Twins bang back-to-back-to-back home runs
Twins-White Sox series preview
Twins stop Yankees with six home runs, Duffey's dazzling pitching

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., accompanied by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, speaks at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016.

Warren: Clinton can be trusted to fight Donald Trump

Trump camp scrambles to shape up before GOP convention
Justices to hear dispute over deaf driver education in Texas
Supreme Court denies Wisconsin abortion appeal

A stabled horse with the Erskine fire burning in the the distance on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Weldon, Calif.

California wildfire 'most destructive' in county history

Supreme Court throws out Texas abortion law
Recovery underway in West Virginia town 'built to carry on'
Man accused of killing pregnant Florida teen 4 years later

FILE -- Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and the most prominent face of Britain’s successful campaign to leave the European Union.

U.K's policy vacuum invites turmoil

Michelle Obama begins tour to promote girls' education in Liberia
Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'
British political strife deepens after E.U. referendum

Walter Hampton of St. Paul played a piano outside the IDS Center earlier this month.

For one month, Minneapolis pianos drew out our thirst for making music

I soured on Twin Cities Pride, but I'll be back for this year's festival
How my dad's reserve prepared me for life with Minnesota men
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