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St. Paul teachers pitch school safety plan at the bargaining table

The St. Paul School District says the teachers union's proposal would strain the budget.

Children's Theatre, former director face sex-abuse suit

The suit, filed on behalf of students at the company in the 1970s and '80s, names former CTC artistic director John Clark Donahue and an unnamed ex-employee.

Hot Dish Politics
Dayton, other Minn. leaders request meeting with Obama on foreign steel dumping

Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday said he and members of Minnesota's congressional delegation have requested a meeting with President Obama to urge him to combat foreign steel dumping.

Gold in the Barn
Gophers pregame: Trying to contain Clemson's Blossomgame

Jaron Blossomgame, the 6-7 Clemson big man, looks primed to take the next leap after averaging 20.7 points a game in his past three games.

Russo's Rants
No more excuses: Wild healthy, looking to rebound after tense practice

Asked what the message was in practice, coach Mike Yeo said, "It's just not good enough. It was not designed to be a fun practice."

Tom Horgen
Jeans: In the Raw

Why are some guys wearing the same pair of $200 jeans for six months? The answer lies in the story of raw denim.

Gail Rosenblum
Rosenblum: Restore former prisoners' vote and restore dignity

Gina Evans, community outreach director for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, has a "pretty long history of low-level criminal activity," beginning at 16, including check…

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Vikings' Anthony Barr is already a star

Sunday, in the Vikings' 20-10 victory at Atlanta, Barr made plays deep in Atlanta's backfield, far downfield, in the flat and far down the sideline.

A lesbian mom feels pressure to be perfect

As much progress as we have made in our fight for equality, we still sometimes feel the pressure to be the perfect lesbian family.

Confessions of a Packers fan who married into a Vikings family

"I grew up with the Green Bay Packers, in suburban Milwaukee, the way you grow up with gravity," writes 10,000 Takes contributor Tim Gihring. Then he married into a family of Vikings fans.

Why I love buying vintage from my fashionable Minnesota forebears

Ever since I moved to Minneapolis in 2006 from a teeny-tiny farm town Up North, I've been collecting vintage clothing. I like a history lesson that lives in my closet.