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Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge

The Bryant Lake Bowl is among Kim Bartmann's restaurants that will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to bills to pay for the rising cost of health insurance for employees.

Owner of Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl and other locales said she opted for surcharge, rather than "raising prices here and there" on menu items.

Border adjustment tax dropped from GOP budget plans

Autozone CEO Bill Rhodes, at the microphone, and Target CEO Brian Cornell, at left, and other executives visited the White House in February to raise concerns about a border adjustment tax.

The proposed tax was criticized by Target CEO Brian Cornell as 'an unproven and untested theory.'

Warfare in the West Wing: Scaramucci takes aim at Priebus

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Anthony Scaramucci lashed out at White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in a televised interview, accusing Priebus of leaking and standing in the way of Trump's agenda.

Justine Damond's family sets up memorial fund

Justine Damond. (Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com via AP)

Donations will support social justice causes that were important to Damond.

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric

President Donald Trump gestures as former boys scouts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, right, watch at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean, W.Va.

The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree.



ATF Special Agent Nic Garlie speaks about straw purchasers during the Federal Firearms License Educational Seminar at the Hennepin County Library in Edina on Thursday.

Minnesota gun sellers get a crash course on security

St. Paul moves ahead with talks on coordinated trash hauling
New plaza in the works for Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska
Columbus City Council delays vote on proposed asphalt plant

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater speaks at his first press conference since his knee injury last year, during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn., Thursday, July 27, 2017.

'In it for the long haul': Bridgewater talks about his comeback journey

Reeve unhappy Lynx forced to Williams Arena for playoffs: 'It's not OK'
Twins trade John Ryan Murphy to Arizona for minor-league closer
A real walk-off: Minnesota umpire leaves field over teams' ball-strike objections

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Autozone CEO Bill Rhodes, at the microphone, and Target CEO Brian Cornell, at left, and other executives visited the White House in February to raise concerns about a border adjustment tax.

Border adjustment tax dropped from GOP budget plans

Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates
Turning a page: Leadpages co-founder Collins taps his own CEO successor
US stocks dip; drops for tech stocks offset telecom gains

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gives a statement at the Department of Justice in Washington, July 20, 2017. Sessions deflected questions on Thursday about whether he can continue to serve in his post after President Donald Trump expressed a lack of confidence in Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions said he loves his job and will continue to serve “as long as that is appropriate.” (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Sessions' prime time humiliation is a Trump classic: 'Jeff, you're fired.'

Don't rush choice for next Minneapolis police chief
Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions faces Trump's criticism
Readers Write: National leadership, Trump and transgender members of the military, Trump's Boy Scout speech, NFL brain injuries, baby deliveries in St. Paul, a slice of life



Jeff Sessions faces Trump's criticism

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Comedian Dave Chappelle.

Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant

How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours
Why Sunday's Guns N' Roses stadium concert is one of the year's biggest rock shows
Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge

Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber
Jon Tevlin

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.

Souhan: Twins should remember that trades are no sure thing
Jim Souhan

One hitting slump or a couple of bad pitching outings can make a trade a waste of time or a waste of a prospect.

Having an owner who listens to his employees pays off big for Eagan skin-care business
Neal St. Anthony

Bell Labs, with fewer than 100 employees only three years ago, started to focus increasingly on the lucrative natural-ingredient market for skin care.




Hillary Clinton speaks during BookExpo 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on June 1, 2017 in New York City, N.Y. A Republican donor and operative who said he had tried to obtain Clinton's missing emails from Russian hackers has reportedly killed himself.

Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

Legislative auditor: U should consider limiting regents' friends, family at TCF Bank Stadium suite
Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military
Protection for pregnant workers bill signed in Massachusetts

Authorities stand near the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night, said Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin.

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

FBI arrests suspect in woman's death on Alaska cruise ship
New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones
Border adjustment tax dropped from GOP budget plans

In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, photo, a waitress pours a new type of Taedonggang beer, the eighth in its line of specialty brews, made of wheat and hops at the Taedonggang Brewery in Pyongyang, North Korea. Taedonggang beers are generally reputed to be world-class, which is a matter of national pride among many North Koreans.

N. Korea mysteriously nixes beer fest, but unveils new brew

Britain to ban new diesel, gas cars by 2040
Colson Whitehead, Arundhati Roy among Man Booker contenders
Iran president says country will 'respond' if US missile law passes

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a walk-off single by Justin Turner, center, after a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Granite's gaffe helps take Twins from 5-0 lead to 6-5 loss to Dodgers

Buxton going to Rochester for rehab; Sano still sidelined
Twins schedule about to get easier, should keep them in playoff chase
Pearce hits 10th-inning grand slam, Jays sweep A's, win 8-4

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater speaks at his first press conference since his knee injury last year, during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn., Thursday, July 27, 2017.

'In it for the long haul': Bridgewater talks about his comeback journey

Griffen's new contract puts Vikings in position for more big deals
Vikings working on contract extensions, but apparently not for Bradford
Hartman: Tim Brewster sings praises of Vikings' rookie Cook

In this combination photo, Quincy Jones appears at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 9, 2004, left, and Michael Jackson arrives to court on March 2, 2005, in Santa Maria, Calif. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a jury found that Jackson�s estate owes Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from �Billie Jean,� �Thriller� and more of the superstar�s biggest hits.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

Michael Phelps stands by Shark Week race: 'You can believe whatever you want'
Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana
Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant