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Sensing danger, Minnehaha school worker tried to sound alarm, says NTSB

Two days after an explosion and building collapse at Minnehaha Academy that left two dead and several injured, officials look over the site Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Minneapolis.

A preliminary report about the explosion says a maintenance worker smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate just a minute before the blast.

State Sen. David Osmek to run for governor, promising 'fight for the values I believe in'

Shown in 2013, Sen. Dave Osmek, R-Mound, has a bill to require a Met Council appointee to get support from at least half the cities they would represent.

Self-described "fighter" vows to bring Trump-style combative campaigning to governor's race.

Mpls. eye surgery company will pay $12M to settle kickbacks case

A whistleblower had sued Sightpath Medical over allegations that Sightpath took prospective clients on luxury skiing vacations and high-end fishing, golfing and hunting trips.

Rosemount woman studying in Omaha killed in eclipse traffic

Clouds aside, Minnesotans fully dazzled by partial eclipse

Attention and enthusiasm were directed skyward on Monday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Across most of Minnesota, overcast skies granted only glimpses of the much-anticipated solar eclipse, but throngs of people went out to get a look anyway.



Lake Cornelia in Edina is similar to other shallow suburban lakes that take drainage from parking lots, roads and lawns.

Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs
Dayton joins chorus of concern over Mayo Clinic cuts
Clouds aside, Minnesotans fully dazzled by partial eclipse

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Jorge Polanco hit his second three-run homer Monday, this one hitting lefthanded in Game 2 against the White Sox. In Game 1, he homered while hitting righthanded.

Dillon Gee, four home runs carry Twins to doubleheader split with White Sox

Scoggins: These aren't your father's football practices — and that's good
Vikings unsettled at center and guard, too — but could have intriguing options
Cashman could be a centerpiece of versatile Gophers D

Scores, schedules, and stats
Josh Tetrick, chief executive of Hampton Creek, with the company's Just Mayo product in a 2013 file photo. The San Francisco-based food maker has lost Target as a distributor.

Target cuts ties to "Just Mayo" maker Hampton Creek

Sons of Norway sells headquarters to Ryan, Weidner for multi-use project
Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo"
Judge orders prison for Twin Cities exec who stole product plans from medical-device maker Lutonix

Office of the bogeyman in chief? Barack Obama was a bogeyman for many, and it might be tempting for people on the left to make Donald Trump theirs, but it’s best for all not to go there.

The presidency and our culture: Who is your bogeyman?

MNsure's consumer-friendly move gives consumers an extra month to shop
Sack cartoon: If there's something strange in your neighborhood
Readers Write: Civil War statues, small towns and diversity, mapping the arts in Minneapolis, Nicollet Mall



If there's something strange in your neighborhood

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Fairgoers ride on the SkyGlider

Expert tips to make the most of your Minnesota State Fair adventures

Top American Indian stylemaker's home base: a tiny N.D. town, pop. 29
Kendrick Lamar proves he's worth the wait, and the hype
St. Paul's Seitu Jones takes home $50K for this year's McKnight Distinguished Artist award

Scoggins: These aren't your father's football practices — and that's good
Chip Scoggins

Times have changed out there on the high school, college and pro practice fields, where days are shorter and hitting less frequent, to the benefit of healthier, smarter players.

Reusse: Gardy returns to Target Field as happy, healthy Arizona bench coach
Patrick Reusse

Following prostate cancer surgery in April, former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is with the Diamondbacks as a bench coach. It's the perfect weekend for Arizona to be here for a visit.

Rosenblum: Hitchhikers follow adventure and belief in human kindness
Gail Rosenblum

When was the last time you saw a hitchhiker in the United States? What might push us out of our cars again, to hitch a ride?




President Donald Trump delivers an address to the nation at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. President Trump on Monday pushed forward with a new strategy for the struggling United States-led campaign in Afghanistan, saying �the American people are weary of war without victory.�

Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family Sept. 30
Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted
Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

The moon passed in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse visible from Farmington, Mo.

'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape
Should pedestrians who text be fined? More cities debate idea
Carbondale, Illinois, is the eclipse's ground zero

FILE - This is a April 30 2008 file photo of submarine owner Peter Madsen.

Danish police find torso of woman after submarine sinking

Trump will address Afghan strategy as U.S. commanders hail new force
Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain
Nigerian president speaks to nation after 3-month absence

Jorge Polanco hit his second three-run homer Monday, this one hitting lefthanded in Game 2 against the White Sox. In Game 1, he homered while hitting righthanded.

Dillon Gee, four home runs carry Twins to doubleheader split with White Sox

Nature of injury to Miguel Sano's shin calls for caution
Postgame: Gee happy in pen, would be glad to start, but hopes not both
Twins twinbills this season

Veteran Joe Berger finds himself fending off competition instead of being the pursuer.

Vikings unsettled at center and guard, too — but could have intriguing options

Vikings not taking any chances on a quarterback shortfall
Ed Sharockman, two-time Pro Bowl cornerback for Vikings, dies at 77
Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's social media blank-out sparks frenzy of speculation

Leah Remini slams Tom Cruise as 'diabolical,' not a good person
Robin Thicke, model expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday
C.J.: Brenda Langton has a milliner for a daughter