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Alaska Airline plane diverts to MSP when passenger tries to open door

The jet was flying from New York's JFK Airport, bound for Seattle, when the passenger tried to open a door in the rear of the aircraft.

Italian quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents

Firefighters carry the coffin of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo outside the gymnasium where a funeral service for some of the victims of the earthquake that hit central Italy last Wednesday took place, in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.

Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

Fossil remains of Australopithecus afarensi, known as "Lucy," are shown on April 7, 2004, in Addis Ababa, Ethopia.

The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

Firetruck driver who crashed in Blaine, killing 2, may face felony charges


This snake was captured in a park west of the Twin Cities on Saturday.

If you're missing your tropical snake, please contact McLeod County sheriff

Philando Castile vigil planned outside State Fair Monday night
Twin Cities schools add social-emotional learning to 3 R's
DNR shuts access to lake near Bemidji to fight invasive algae

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Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander

Mackensie Alexander proving to be a worthwhile 'handful' for Vikings

Smith, McCrary ready to run for Gophers against Oregon State
Love wants to get Ryder Cup team to Minnesota
Zimmer vs. local media gets national TV attention during Vikings game

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The maker of EpiPen — shown here with a school nurse in Ashburn, Va. — said it would introduce a generic version of the product, which will be available in several weeks.

EpiPen maker to offer generic version at half price after outcry

Wheaties creates Lifetime Achievement box for Michael Phelps
Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week
Bank stocks lead morning gains on Wall Street

In 2015, a series of protests at the University of Missouri related to race, workplace benefits and leadership resulted in the resignations of the president of the University of Missouri system and the chancellor of the flagship Columbia campus. In this photo, on Nov. 9, supporters of the student protest group Concerned Student 1950 celebrated and chanted following the announcement of the resignation of University of Missouri President Timothy Wolfe.

Protests on campus are a sign of progress

Good reason to cheer for Major League Soccer
Understanding the universe: When imagination leads the way
Readers Write (Aug. 29): Muslim dress, preventing domestic abuse, the Clinton Foundation, the planet and the pope

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Veteran Twin Cities sound engineer Monty Lee Wilkes, at the First Avenue soundboard before a John Lennon tribute show.

Monty Lee Wilkes, sound engineer for Nirvana, First Ave., dies at 54

Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs
Citing 'no proper tribute,' Prince & the Revolution survivors plan 'grieving' gigs
Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way


Scoggins: 'Let's not revisit the Teddy Twilight Zone again'
Chip Scoggins

His final three throws of the preseason put to rest the mysterious shoulder issue that snowballed into an awkward dance between coach Mike Zimmer and the media.

St. Anthony: Charting a better course for retirement
Neal St. Anthony

Planning extends beyond saving to a rethinking of the entire concept.

James Lileks: An interview with a woman who's been to every State Fair since 1859
James Lileks

We're pleased to present an interview with Emma M. Emmerson, the state's oldest fairgoer. She is 160, spry as a cricket and walks unassisted thanks…

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner's Twitter account disappears after another sexting scandal

Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires
Robert Redford makes fundraising plea for Feingold
Man shot at Young Jeezy nightclub event in identified

Twins starter Kyle Gibson (44) left the mound after being removed in the sixth inning Sunday against Toronto. The Blue Jays won 9-6, extending the Twins' losing streak to a season-high 10 games.

Twins make miserable history as losing streak hits 10 games

Danny Santana lands on disabled list after first-inning collision
Reusse: A guess at the Twins’ 2017 starting rotation
MLB Insider: Denard Span sparked near no-hitter — and perhaps a Giants turnaround

Audience members listen to introductory speakers before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
Amid a marriage split, Showtime announces 'Weiner' debut
Police ID suspect fatally shot by West Virginia deputies

Family members and supporters hug Diann Aldridge during a vigil for her daughter Nykea Aldridge at the Willie Mae Morris Empowerment Center, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2016, in Chicago. Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, and the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she'd planned to register her children when she was shot in the head and arm. She wasn't the intended target, Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan said at a news conference Sunday, but rather a driver who had just dropped off passengers in the neighborhood.

Wade's cousin's death part of uptick in Chicago gun violence

Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits
Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say
Feds given another 3 weeks to weigh ex-Virginia gov's case

Pope Francis meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, second from left, and his wife Priscilla Chan, at the Santa Marta residence, the guest house in Vatican City where the pope lives, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says a topic of discussion at Monday�s meeting was �how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need.��

Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Syrian family makes 10,000 war refugees to come to U.S.
2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow
Romania: 6 gov't officials on embezzlement charges

People prepare to head down the Giant Slide on the first day of the Minnesota State FairThursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Falcon Heights, MN.

Lileks: Some creative new fair offerings

Review: Dixie Chicks play it fair in first of two grandstand concerts
Eight great State Fair food stands
Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)

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The Dixie Chicks, from left, Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire performed at Madison Square Garden in 2003.

How the Dixie Chicks helped me become a creative, independent woman

Looking for an apartment in the Twin Cities? It feels a lot like online dating

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve
Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium doors and Vikings Voyage open