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Sculpture on Nicollet Mall barricaded to block homeless

The 10-ton sculpture called “Nimbus,” outside the Hennepin County Central Library in downtown Minneapolis has been fenced off for a second time th

The installation outside the Minneapolis Central Library includes a few rows of amphitheater seating for public performances and some were camping there at night.

St. Paul mayor: A 'no' vote on garbage could hit taxpayers hard

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, seen at an Aug. 15 budget address at at Frogtown Community Center, said Friday that a vote against the city's system of

Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.

Don't swim in Lake Superior, Duluth officials warn

Duluth officials are warning people not to swim at Park Point Beach due to dangerous rip currents.

The risk of rip currents means folks should "stay out of the water" until at least Saturday morning.

Charges: Son fatally shot parents in Minn. home before fleeing to Mexico

Barry Bennett, a former NFL player and Long Prairie physical education teacher, and his wife, Carol, were found dead in their home on Wednesday.

Savage fire chief resigns, citing 'mental, physical and emotional toll' of job demands

Andrain Roach says he wasn't given resources to improve services in city.

Evelyn Mueller made a cross necklace with her parents Matt and Zion Mueller at Crossroads Ministries at the Minnesota State Fair. Crossroads is one of

Prayer at the fair? Seekers will find plenty of Christian worship spaces

Michael Wright, food entrepreneur who backed kidney cancer research, dies at 55
Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?
Mpls. Council approves $200,000 settlement in Jamar Clark case

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Ronny Rodriguez celebrated his sixth-inning grand slam with teammates including Miguel Cabrera, right.

Berrios serves up grand slam in Twins loss to last-place Tigers

Weatherly stars in Vikings' program to prepare players for post-NFL careers
Reusse: Berrios' failures are growing intolerable
'No crazy decisions' approach puts Loons in Open Cup title match

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Shoppers at the Good Things tent, a Twin Cities retailer making its first appearance at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Minnesota State Fair is a magnet that some small retailers use the entire year

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief
At long last, CVRx device gets FDA approval
Fiscal tensions escalate with new tariffs, angry Trump

In 1819, a fleet of boats came up the Mississippi River, landed on its shores and started construction on what would become Fort Snelling. It laid the

200 years ago, Fort Snelling was established, and with it came change

G-7 unity needed amid rising geopolitical, economic risks
Sack cartoon: Trump's recession plan
Readers Write: CEO stakeholder pledge, the economy, vaping, immigration

Sack cartoon: Trump's recession plan
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Passengers navigated a crowded subway platform in New York City.

The Twin Cities didn't get a subway in the 1900s, and here's why

One of the 100 World's Greatest Places of 2019? This Minneapolis sandwich shop
What's the best time of day to exercise?
53 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair, ranked from best to worst

Reusse: Minnesota volleyball player's drive leads to top Division II award

Growing up in rural Minnesota, Taylor Reiss established herself as a volleyball star who took on the role of much bigger players in college. "She was over-the-top in wanting to win," one of her coaches said.

Souhan: Here's why Bill Guerin now has the easiest job in sports

If the Wild struggles struggles this season, fired Wild general manager Paul Fenton will be blamed, and rightly so. If the Wild surprises this year, the new general manager's leadership will be lauded.

Reusse: Has Minneapolis become the home of Cuba's best boxer ever

Ask David Morrell Jr. about his last tough fight and he'll tell you, "The only tough fight I've ever had was waiting 14 months in Mexico, waiting for the chance to live my dream." That's a title dream.

The sun sets over Nuuk, Greenland, in 2017. The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades a

U.S. to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79
Minneapolis City Council OKs settlement in police shooting
Poet, politicians to mark first enslaved Africans' arrival

In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 photo provided by the Alaska Division of Forestry, a smoke plume from the McKinley Fire is seen along the Parks Highway

51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire

Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man
Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas
Illinois patient's death may be first in U.S. tied to vaping

A protester outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong during a rally to express support on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, for Simon Cheng, a consular empl

China frees consulate staff as protesters target lampposts

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey
Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon
Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

Ronny Rodriguez celebrated his sixth-inning grand slam with teammates including Miguel Cabrera, right.

Berrios serves up grand slam in Twins loss to last-place Tigers

Reusse: Berrios' failures are growing intolerable
Buxton headed out soon on minor-league rehab assignment
Anderson expected to start as Brewers host the Diamondbacks

Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly is doing double duty, preparing for the season and post-NFL life.

Weatherly stars in Vikings' program to prepare players for post-NFL careers

Vikings toss hat in the ring to host NFL draft and another Super Bowl
So far, so fast: Vikings use up-tempo style to 'fatigue' opponents
Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills

Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck

Hartman: Fleck believes in Gophers as national media ignores them

Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?
Building hype: Gophers have opportunistic path in Year 3 under Fleck
A week away from opening kickoff, Fleck not ready to name starting kicker

A Chinese ban on accepting American recyclables is having a ripple effect in Minnesota, where the price of recycled goods has imploded. The economics

How much of what we think we're recycling is actually getting recycled?

We call Wisconsinites cheeseheads. What do they call us?
What makes a manhole cover go airborne during storms?
Why does everyone love to hate Edina?

Aretha Franklin

Settling the Queen of Soul's estate has become a royal pain

Beleaguered Roman Polanski is still welcome at Venice Film Festival
Once upon a time in fatherhood: Tarantino to become a dad
Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

Students wearing handmade costumes, which they designed in the “Art Buddies” program, paraded through the Whittier Elementary halls in Minneapolis

Twin Cities' Art Buddies bring youthful dreams to life in cardboard, cloth and duct tape

Minnesota rocker Mick Sterling pays bills to help people catch up financially
Hero Plumbing owners build community by offering free use of spaces throughout Minneapolis
Woman unravels mystery of letter from 1967 that arrived in her mailbox