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In Minnesota lake country, cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden

Cabin owner John Knoblauch: “Let’s all admit that’s the way this is. We’re paying the bill, but we don’t get a fair shake.” Inside: Cabin owners’ tax load by county. A13

A growing number say they often don't feel like they have much voice in how that tax money is spent.

After news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' St. Paul fire chief steps down

St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler will start Monday in his previous role as the department's fire emergency management and communications chief.

The announcement comes just days after it was made public that Tim Butler was reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee.

Buyer of Macy's in downtown Minneapolis plan to revive Dayton's name

A rendering of one of the spaces in the revamped Macy's/Dayton's building in downtown Minneapolis. Plans call for a mix of retail, restaurants and a high-energy food hall as well as Modern office spaces with assorted meeting areas.

Developers envision a modern mix of shops, eateries, offices.

Trump White House confounds, confuses transparency advocates

When, why they clammed up. A15

Data purges and secrecy confounding transparency advocates.

5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter place their hands on their chest for the national anthem on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.



The 20th Annual International Eelpout Festival in Walker, Minn. -- Abe Hiro, senior correspondent for Fuji Television Network News, holds an eelpout for a standup report on Ïthis funny fishÓ.

Oh, geez: Future of Walker's Eelpout Festival on the line

Ruling: Minneapolis can revoke embattled landlord's licenses
Tevlin: Untruths fan flames of fear in St. Cloud
You are here: Phone maps help find the way in state forests

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Minnesota's wide receiver Tyler Johnson was surrounded by teammates as they celebrated a touchdown during the first quarter as the Gophers took on Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium, Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. ] ELIZABETH FLORES � liz.flores@startribune.com

Fleck gets first Big Ten win, Gophers beat Illini

George, Westbrook, Anthony part of Thunder's chemistry experiment
Gophers' Mittelstadt to miss Saturday's game at North Dakota
Reusse: Make prep football teams earn spots in playoffs

Scores, schedules, and stats
Winnebago CEO Michael Happe said he understands that the company is in “a cyclical business,” but it’s enjoying a resurgence in 2017.

CEO Michael Happe maps new route for Winnebago, including executive offices in Twin Cities

Effort to improve tracking of medical devices divides industry, consumer groups
Schafer: Trump should just take a shortcut to saving household taxes
Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers

This is your brain on politics

The research is clear: Waiting periods can curb gun deaths
Sack cartoon: Sexual misconduct
Readers Write: Affirmative action, sexual misconduct



Bob Dylan performs in 2010 in London.

10 reasons you should see Bob Dylan in St. Paul

'Hamilton' biographer comes to St. Paul with another poignant portrait
Why a cruise could just be the perfect way to see Norway's fjords
A Minnesotan's double life: finance director by day, film director by night

Sexual misconduct

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Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves
Patrick Reusse

He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history
Jim Souhan

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.

Craig: Bridgewater's back today but keep your expectations modest
Mark Craig

The team's rise or fall this season doesn't hinge on Teddy Bridgewater's return. Remember, the soul of the Vikings right now is their defense.




Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband "knew what he signed up for." In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as condolence call spat rolls on

Greater Minnesota was not greater for the DFL in 2016
Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever
House GOP considers cuts in tax-deferred retirement savings

Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter place their hands on their chest for the national anthem on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight
'Zombie' event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support taxes
APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

An ambulance is parked along the road where a car bomb exploded killing investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta's capital, Valetta. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast
WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post
Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15

Marlon Brown (14) caught a touchdown pass while being defended by Vikings linebacker Audie Cole (57) in the final seconds of the Vikings' loss at Baltimore in December 2013.

Vikings defense has come a long way since 2013 wild affair vs. Ravens

'I'm not a dirty player': Vikings' Anthony Barr opens up about Rodgers hit
Craig: Hundley, not Kaepernick, is Packers' back-up plan. But what if ...
Road to Minneapolis: Mark Craig's hottest Super Bowl contenders

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after hitting a three-point basket in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

George, Westbrook, Anthony part of Thunder's chemistry experiment

Jazz helps provide a blueprint for Timberwolves' rebuilding plan
Gameday: Wolves-Oklahoma City preview
Jamal Crawford's big fourth quarter sends Wolves past Utah for first victory

(Left to right) The Wild's Jason Zucker (16), coach Bruce Boudreau and Mikael Granlund watched as Marcus Foligno took the ice against the Dallas Stars in a September preseason game.

Stalock to start at Calgary as Wild looks to get off the ropes

Still-porous Wild defense can't protect lead at Winnipeg
Boudreau: 'It seems like we're afraid to win'
Wild's Marcus Foligno faces Winnipeg, wears protective face shield

Kim Insley

KARE 11 and longtime morning anchor Kim Insley 'part ways'

David Letterman to receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor
E! cancels Joan Rivers' 'Fashion Police' after 22-year run
Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations