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Woman gets 5 years for stealing $1.7M from Brooklyn Park medical supplier

A former accounts payable clerk for the company spent the money on vacations and vehicles as the business struggled through the recession.

Gov. Dayton orders steps to protect bees, other pollinators

A handful of academic studies have linked neonicotinoids to declines in bee navigation and reproductive abilities.

Gov. Mark Dayton issued new state limits Friday on the use of a controversial class of pesticides that have been implicated in the decline of honeybees and other pollinators.

Allina nurses set open-ended strike that begins on Labor Day

Thousands of nurses walked around Abbott Northwestern on the first day of a strike in June.

A strike by nurses at five Allina Health hospitals will start at 7 a.m. Labor Day, according to required 10-day notices their union sent to the health system early this morning.

Jeff Jones back in jail; fall from U mega-recruit status continues

Jeff Jones was one of the nation's top recruits when he picked the Gophers at Washburn High on Feb. 5, 2014.

For the second time this summer, Jones violated the terms of his release from jail.

Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

An activist protests outside the French embassy during, the "wear what you want beach party" in London, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach.

France's top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world.


State Fair, Vikings' first home game pose big traffic hassles

Yellowstone, Glacier, Mighty Mississippi all part of park service's centennial
The Latest: Big crowd for funeral of man killed in Milwaukee
New stadium: What you need to know before Sunday's first Vikings game

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U.S. Bank stadium doors opened for the first time Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

Zimmer impressed by 'great stadium' as Vikings finish first practice at U.S. Bank Stadium

Twins better be right about demoting Berrios, Duffey so late in year
Revisionist history: KG, Iverson could have been Wolves teammates
Young Gophers' D will experience early 'trial and error'

Scores, schedules and stats
BWBR Architects in St. Paul designed HCMC's 322,000-square-foot ambulatory outpatient facility, which is the highest-value construction project in Minneapolis this year.

Minneapolis surpasses $1 billion in building permits — again, but faster

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable
The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC
Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin at a campaign stop earlier this year. The release of e-mails shows any “favors done” appear pretty meager.

Clinton connections: No smoking guns, but plenty of rubber bullets

EpiPen price hikes shouldn't be a surprise in U.S. health care system
Sack cartoon: Update from a Zika-transmitting mosquito
Readers Write (Aug. 26): Light rail, EpiPen price hike, Olympic athletes, Trump and trade and immigration

Update from a Zika-transmitting mosquito

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Don Henley performed "Dirty Laundry" from his 1982 debut album "Can't Stand Still" at the State Fair on Thursday night.

Review: Don Henley tries life in the country lane

Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series
What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans
Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October


Vacationing while sick? Slow down the pace
Kerri Westenberg

It was Day Four of a family trip to Madeline Island, and I sat listless in the armless chair beside the doctor's desk, recounting my woes.

Travel Troubleshooter: Nonsmoker billed $250 fee for smoky hotel room
Christopher Elliott

When I checked out of the hotel, I saw a $250 charge on my credit card. I called the front desk and was told it was a "smoking charge." But I don't smoke.

Sound Advice: Adding antenna to a TV to get extra channels is quick and easy
Don Lindich

Q: I would like to get the local digital subchannels you mentioned in a recent column. How do I connect the antenna to the HDTV…

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform with the concert "The River Tour" at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Springsteen breaks his record for longest US show

Soccer star Hope Solo suspended 6 months over her Olympics rant
Ryan Lochte set to join 'Dancing With the Stars' next season
Leslie Jones’ website hacked; nude photos, personal info exposed

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Berrios, Duffey demoted after Twins fall 29 games below .500

Nagging quads slow Mauer again; hopes to return Friday
Byron Buxton: 19 strikeouts in 46 Class AAA at bats since demotion
Twins-Toronto series preview

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Smoother ride for Clinton? She says controversies behind her

Vin Weber linked to ex-Trump strategist's Ukrainian lobbying effort
Trump campaign CEO faced domestic violence charge in 1996
The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest

In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 photo, firefighters remove American flags from a fire truck in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Fire Commissioners Board Chairman Jim Beretta says the board saw the flags as a "liability during normal operations for our people and other motorists." The flags were recently put up at the request of the union. Fire Chief Tory Gallante says he's "very disappointed" with the order. (Nina Schutzman/Poughkeepsie Journal via AP)

US flags to be reinstalled on NY firetrucks after outcry

Obama creates world's largest marine protected area
Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear
Man sentenced in vampire role-playing, teen sex case

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence
Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia
Brits, Romanians among the foreigners killed in Italy quake

The midway at the Minnesota State Fair.

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FairCam: Live from the Minnesota State Fair
State Fair schedule for Friday, Aug. 26: Governor's Fire Prevention Day
A mouthful: Rick Nelson tries all the new fair foods — and tells all

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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

Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package