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Stillwater school controversy heads into year of uncertainty with lawsuits, distrust

Parents have built a strong alliance to battle the district's decision to close three elementary schools.

State mental health gets $48M, defying national trend

Legislators stepped up with $48M in new money, yet left out Security Hospital.


Record crowd on hand as St. Paul Saints play Purple Game to remember Prince

Police search Coon Rapids Dam Park for missing man
Woman struck on St. Paul street dies five days later
What is open and closed on Memorial Day
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Sharks goalie Martin Jones talked with reporters during Stanley Cup Final media day in Pittsburgh on Sunday, before Monday's Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight: Penguins vs. Sharks; Expansion chatter

Lynx's Reeve, former colleague Laimbeer mirror each other's intensity
Four France siblings bring competitive advantage to Anoka-Hennepin's adapted softball team
French Open washed out for 1st time in 16 years
Scores, schedules and stats

Nonprofit Senior Community Services embraces new business model

For Amazon exec Stephenie Landry, the future is Now
Synthetic diamonds gaining acceptance, but industry wary
Anselmo was judge, mental health advocate

Twins Insider
Hughes headed to bullpen when Gibson returns

Twins will solve six-starters problem this week by keeping Dean in rotation, demoting veteran.

Paul Douglas on Weather
Sunny Memorial Day - Thundery Downpours Overnight

A fairly vigorous area of low pressure looks to spin up swarms of showers and storms late Monday with thundery downpours possible in spots through Tuesday. Cool exhaust on the backside of this storm brings us into the 60s for highs by the end of the week. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson

Reusse: NFL, Roger Goodell know how to handle criticism

When things go awry, the NFL knows how to deal.

Wes Bausmith/Los Angeles Times/TNC

Minnesota's criminal justice system: Wrongly imprisoned, but finally compensated

There are hidden costs to delaying Zika funding
Hillary Clinton's e-mail controversy: If impropriety here, anticipate it elsewhere

The 2016 Legislature

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Does Captain America need a boyfriend?

You can save a life: How to perform the Heimlich maneuver
Summer serial: A young Mpls. teacher is pulled to small town Minnesota
State Fair Midway hosts 'best Soundset yet'

James Lileks
James Lileks: Answers to some of your burning questions about grilling

Fellow Americans! You will be grilling foodstuffs today, right? Right. Perhaps you’ve read articles with tips and tricks — rub kosher salt into the pork…

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Stanley Cup finalist Phil Kessel's production belies perception

There is a hockey player with local ties who has proved himself during the Stanley Cup playoffs to be durable and clutch, productive and adaptable, and if it surprises you that the player's name is Phil Kessel, you probably care more about reputations and memes than goals.

Visceral 'Scapegoat' premieres in Minneapolis

Christina Ham's new play about race and violence puts pretty words to ugly truths.

Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend a gala in January in Culver City, Calif.

Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp

Harvard grad's spoken-word speech inspires millions
C.J.: Child actor in chilling Abbey's Hope spot is an old soul
C.J.: Attorney Ron Rosenbaum, an invaluable source to media, dies

Phil Hughes has spent much of the season searching for an answer to why he’s lost the effectiveness that made him such a success with the Twins two years ago. Now the Twins want him to look in a new place: the bullpen.

Twins move struggling Hughes to long-relief role

Judging Joe Mauer's highs and lows
Postgame: Nunez sacrificed on his own, and it nearly paid off
Gallery: Oakland 3, Twins 2

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura says 'unequivocally' he will not run for president

Libertarians see opening: 'We have been given gift of Trump and Clinton'
Hillary Clinton marches in hometown Memorial Day parade
FBI agent's gun stolen from car in San Francisco

An author remembers his disgraceful morning as a Star Tribune paperboy

An Apple Valley man keeps stealing my identity, and nobody will stop him

Lifeguards shut down Corona del Mar State Beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water from a possible shark attack.

Suspected shark attack halts swimming at California beach

1 of FBI's most-wanted fugitives caught on Mexican border
Vigil held at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla
Obama is pressed to speed effort to add migrants

Filmon Selomon, right, Mabtom Tekle and Awad Weldemariam are Eritrean survivors of a deadly smuggling shipwreck.

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors haunted by cries of kids

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers
French jihadi network that groomed Bataclan killer on trial
Photos: Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery

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