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French vote in most unpredictable contest in generations

A worker places the ballots on a table at a polling station at the town hall of Saint Jean le Vieux, southwestern France, Friday, April 21, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7.

Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that could help determine the future of Europe and serve as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world.

Autopsy results pending after Savage police find unresponsive 3-month-old in home

CPR efforts by a family member and then emergency responders fail to save girl's life.

Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

Saynab Egal, who moved to Chaska for more affordable ­housing, drives her sons and daughter to Eden Prairie schools.

In increasingly diverse Eden Prairie, Section 8 housing is in short supply.

Report card for Trump is a mixed one as 100th day approaches

President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Several of his campaign promises remain unfulfilled, but his accomplishments include the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee.

Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

FBI agents leave the office of Dr. Fakhruddin Attar at the Burhani Clinic in Livonia, Mich. Friday, April 21, 2017, after completing a search for documents. The investigation is connected to the case of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, of Northville, charged with performing genital mutilation on two young girls from Minnesota. (Clarence Tabb Jr. /Detroit News via AP)

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.



Sitting in on a class, South High Principal Ray Aponte listened to students talk about what it’s like to be a young black man in today’s world.

For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands

Autopsy results pending after Savage police find unresponsive 3-month-old in home
Motorcyclist killed in crash is ID'd as Washington County man
Authorities ID man killed in Moorhead house fire

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Wild players Devan Dubnyk (40), Martin Hanzal (19) and Ryan Suter (20) -- with the puck from Magnus Paajarvi's series-clinching shot still in the net -- realize their season is over after a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - April 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

Sano ejected as Twins fall to Tigers
Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point
Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters

Scores, schedules, and stats
With new entrants flooding the frozen food delivery market, Schwan’s CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios hopes to reshape his business for the modern family .

Home food delivery is hot, but Minnesota's Schwan's has done it for 65 years

AgStar merger creating one of nation's largest farm credit associations
MNsure weighs tighter sign-up rules
As the recalls pile up at Polaris, trouble gets deeper and deeper

There’s a move afoot to consider whether the skyways in Minneapolis are part of the city’s problems, rather than a solution for vibrance and economic vitality. For now, they’re popular. Richard Fairbanks of Minneapolis says he plays the saxophone in the skyway over Fourth Avenue connected to the Hennepin County Government Center every Friday during the colder months and spends the rest of the time playing on the Stone Arch Bridge. “I like this spot because I like to play for couples who get married by a justice of the peace,” said Fairbanks. “It’s very touching to me.”

A farewell to skyways: The case for bringing them down

Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill
Sack cartoon: Turkey's Erdogan
Readers Write (April 23): Minnesota's budget surplus, Steve Bannon and "The Fourth Turning," war and peace



Turkey's Erdogan

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Lowry Hill Meats co-owner and butcher Erik Sather grew up on a small hog farm south of New Ulm, Minn. “The more you know about food, the more enjoyable dinner is.”

Butchering 101: Lowry Hill Meats in Minneapolis really goes whole hog

Farewell to the flower show: Five decades of downtown Minneapolis in bloom
First Ave's street party provides a 'benediction' to Prince memorials
Minnesotans joining the women's movement in their 60s: 'We're done being quiet'


Tevlin: Neurosurgeon and her teen patient are put to a marathon test
Jon Tevlin

  When the 15-year-old ninth-grader first met Dr. Uzma Samadani, her back pain was so severe she couldn’t participate in gym class at Richfield High…

Lileks: It's not 'camp' if you don't need to be current on your shots
James Lileks

It's never too early to panic about camp.

Rosenblum: Minnesota takes the lead in pushing end-of-life conversations
Gail Rosenblum

Live in Minnesota? Get ready to talk about dying in Minnesota.




President Donald Trump poses for a photograph Friday along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House after an interview with the Associated Press.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House
Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon
Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

Erin Moran, shown in 2009. Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56.

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree
Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common
Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured

A worker places the ballots on a table at a polling station at the town hall of Saint Jean le Vieux, southwestern France, Friday, April 21, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7.

French vote in most unpredictable contest in generations

NKorea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there
Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv
German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Jordan Smith hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Gophers over Nebraska 5-3 on Saturday in Big Ten baseball at Siebert Field before 1,183 fans. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball

Great weather to watch great Gophers teams on the diamonds
Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Gophers add three-star wide receiver recruit

Wild players Devan Dubnyk (40), Martin Hanzal (19) and Ryan Suter (20) -- with the puck from Magnus Paajarvi's series-clinching shot still in the net -- realize their season is over after a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - April 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters
Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards
Postgame: Disappointment, bewilderment as Wild's season ends abruptly

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo, Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., gestures during an interview in Bridgetown, Barbados. Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit �Everybody Plays the Fool,� has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead due an unknown cause in a car Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House
Tennis star Serena Williams is pregnant, spokeswoman confirms
C.J.: Shaun LaBelle hopes to ride 'Wave' to another platinum seller