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Minn. woman's Al-Shabab guilty plea unveiled, linked to terror case

Amina Esse will testify against former co-conspirators in Virginia.

Woman found dead in Bemidji fire was bound

Melissa “Missy” Norby

The 5 year old kidnapped from her home was found in Big Fork, Minn., 70 miles away.

Minnesota music fans burned by ticket scalping epidemic

Ticket brokers were busy on the streets around Target Center as Justin Bieber brought his 2016 Purpose World Tour to Target Center in Minneapolis on June 19.

Wondering why it's so difficult to find a concert ticket? A Star Tribune analysis shows trends that impact ticket availability.

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed outside pizzeria in Rochester is ID'd

A second teenager was treated for a knife wound to the neck.

Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks in Washington.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.

In this image taken on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Bruce Aidells wears welding gloves and holds his favorite grill brush in Healdsburg, Calif. From the Department of Things You Did Not Know You Had to Worry About, a new caution: Don't eat your barbecue brush bristles.

Tiny, sharp grill-brush wires can lead to unexpected hospital visits

Man charged with stabbing woman, toddler, dog in La Crescent, Minn.
Community School of Excellence makes deal to stay open
Minnesota sees spike in violent crimes
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NBA money flows freely as Thibodeau begins courting potential Wolves

Hartman: Pohlad affirms support for Molitor as Twins' woes continue
Five things you should know about Luol Deng
Game of hoops or game of oops? Staff party is exercise in futility
Scores, schedules and stats
Global stocks mostly rose Friday as authorities stepped in to ease the uncertainty surrounding the British vote to leave the European Union. Investors flocked to equities in the face of narrowing choices for investments amid low or negative interest rates on many bonds. The U.S. market finished its best week of the year.

US stock indexes end strong week with tiny gains

NuVasive settles spinal surgery patent fight with Medtronic
General Mills expands flour recall linked to E. coli outbreak
Developer plans giant apartment complex in St. Anthony Park

Garrison Keillor briefly worked reading newspapers on the air, but he couldn't, or wouldn't, stick to the script.

The end of an era: I once fired Garrison Keillor

Dense, arrogant, or both? Bill Clinton's dubious airport adventure in Phoenix
Sack cartoon: Behind the scenes at the Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting
Readers Write (July 2): 'Brexit,' U wrestling investigation, state economies and size of government

Behind the scenes at the Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting

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Fireworks exploded over the Carver County Fairgrounds as part of the Taste of Minnesota celebration in Waconia on July 2, 2015.

Where to watch fireworks in the Twin Cities, July 1-4

'The Hunt' is one of TV's most impressive nature documentaries ever
Minnesota’s best albums of 2016 (so far)
Who has our most Beautiful Gardens? Check out this year's winners

Kerri Westenberg
Travel Desk: Lost and found on the North Shore

This holiday weekend, many of us are driving to a treasured spot in the state. Lucky us. Where there are others, well, Minnesotans, generally speaking, are a pretty pleasant bunch.

Christopher Elliott
Travel Troubleshooter: Payless Car Rental customer pays more for fuel

Q: For my son’s wedding last August, I rented a car from Payless Car Rental in Denver. It was move-in time for the surrounding colleges,…

Gail Rosenblum
Twin Cities community health workers help patients get good care

Indispensable health care professionals connect Minnesota's underserved populations to services and resources.

Gay Talese attends a "Knight of Cups" screening after party in New York City in February.

Author Gay Talese disowns his new book: 'Its credibility is down the toilet'

'Eat Pray Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert separating from husband
Watch Tom Hanks crash-land a plane in first 'Sully' trailer
Nancy Grace tells staff she's leaving HLN in October after 12 years

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier looked to first base after forcing out the White Sox's Adam Eaton during the fourth inning Thursday.

A bad deal: Twins comebacks snuffed out by poor pitching

Twins enter July with difficult decisions ahead of trade deadline
Sano returning to Twins for Texas series, Park sent down
Five Twins players who could be traded in the next month

In Croatia, Dayton finds tributes to a predecessor

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota
With 2 weeks to go, Cleveland convention still unorganized
Report: Albuquerque police failed in use-of-force reviews

Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie compete in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition Saturday July 4, 2015 in the Coney Island section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Stonie came in first eating 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Chestnut came in second eating 60 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend

Lawsuit: Disabled woman injured by security at airport
California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others
No charges planned for mom who whipped burglary suspect sons

Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard near a restaurant that has reportedly been attacked by unidentified gunmen in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 1, 2016. Local media reported that a group of attackers took hostages inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh's capital.

Gunmen take hostages at Bangladesh restaurant; 2 dead

US says up to 116 civilians killed in counterterror strikes
Rome's Colosseum sparkles after magnate-funded restoration
Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid

A selection of fireworks from a retailer in Wisconsin.

Why I drive to Wisconsin to buy the really good fireworks every summer

For one month, Minneapolis pianos drew out our thirst for making music
I soured on Twin Cities Pride, but I'll be back for this year's festival
How my dad's reserve prepared me for life with Minnesota men

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