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Trump adviser Icahn resigned ahead of negative magazine story

Carl Icahn speaks during the New York Times’ DealBook Conference in New York, Nov. 3, 2015. The billionaire investor announced via Twitter that he will no longer be advising President Donald Trump on regulatory matters.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned Friday from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts, stepped down as the New Yorker was preparing a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts of interest and questioning the legality of his actions.

St. Paul police discover pipe bomb inside suspects' vehicle

The two men inside the vehicle have been arrested, police say.

John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Grammy-winning musician John Legend watched as Tanyla controlled a robotic Minion through an iPad at one of the sta. See video of the event at startribune.com/video.

He showed up at Big Brothers Big Sisters event to encourage youthful dreams of success.

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

Mourners gather at Las Ramblas, where a deadly van attack took place Thursday, in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 19, 2017. Spain has a reputation as one of Europe�s most dogged counterterrorism operators, and officials are struggling to answer how a group of youths carried out a deadly attack. (Samuel Aranda/The New York Times)

A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain.

Willmar might pull sports, prom, parking for school meal deadbeats



Floodwaters in August 2007 carved away bluffs. Rushford has since rebuilt, and residents will reunite Sunday in a church hall where bonds were forged 10 years ago.

The flood of 2007: A rebuilt Rushford gathers to remember

Hiccups are weighing on Arden Hills' Rice Creek Commons project
Chaska considers a pedestrian-friendly vision for downtown block
Woman shot, injured in north Minneapolis near block party

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March 21, 1967: Early Wynn, second form left, coached Twins ' Hurler Jerry Crider. Jim Kaat, left, and Dave Boswell watched

Remembering 1967: A big-time milestone for Twin Cities sports

Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever
Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago
Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

Scores, schedules, and stats
Greg Zeman of Branch Messenger worked in open space outside the office of Melissa DeLay of TruPerception at Industrious co-working space in RBC Plaza.

Co-working, flexible leases at Twin Cities office buildings continue to grow

That drill you returned to the hardware store? It's now half price at a liquidator
Schafer: Thrivent executives have hard conversations about race
Already-low homeownership rates of Twin Cities minorities fall further

In a complicated, difficult world, unity is uneasy

Reward, don't punish, Minnesota health care innovation
Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers, Tribune Content Agency
Readers Write: Good old days, Charlottesville, charitable gambling, rent controls, travel to Vietnam



Jessica Metcalfe on the North Dakota prairie. When she started the blog “Beyond Buckskin,” she didn’t know it would become a force for Native American fashion.

Top American Indian stylemaker's home base: a tiny N.D. town, pop. 29

How Minnesota State Fair is winning the battle with casinos for grandstand acts
Minnesotans moving heaven and earth to view the solar eclipse
John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Reusse: Gardy returns to Target Field as happy, healthy Arizona bench coach
Patrick Reusse

Following prostate cancer surgery in April, former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is with the Diamondbacks as a bench coach. It's the perfect weekend for Arizona to be here for a visit.

Rosenblum: Hitchhikers follow adventure and belief in human kindness
Gail Rosenblum

When was the last time you saw a hitchhiker in the United States? What might push us out of our cars again, to hitch a ride?

Lileks: Downtown Improvement worker really improved his day
James Lileks

A lost dog and lost keys have provided some interesting interactions with public officials.




Carl Icahn speaks during the New York Times’ DealBook Conference in New York, Nov. 3, 2015. The billionaire investor announced via Twitter that he will no longer be advising President Donald Trump on regulatory matters.

Trump adviser Icahn resigned ahead of negative magazine story

Chris Coleman takes on early baggage in race for governor
Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program
Republicans debate what to do about Trump

Counterprotesters holds signs at a "Free Speech" rally by conservative activists on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston. Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.

Boston 'free speech rally' cut short by huge counterprotest

Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar
Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
Police identify 3 children found dead in Maryland home

FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug.15, 2017 file photo, volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. West Africans who now call the Twin Cities home are trying to help.

Twin Cities' Sierra Leone community seeks to help homeland hit by mudslide

Military exercises to test U.S., North Korean restraint
Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' ties to Spain considered
7 injured in knife attack in Siberia

Minnesota Twins pitcher Dillon Gee throws in relief in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago

MLB Insider: Rebuilding White Sox waiting for tide to rise
How fast is the Twins' Byron Buxton? See for yourself, kids
Gonzalez, 4 pitchers lead Dodgers past Tigers, 3-0

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford completed seven of 11 passes for 95 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions while playing three series.

Vikings look listless in preseason loss to Seahawks

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
Seattle QB Wilson carves up Vikings in first half
Mariota, Titans slip past Panthers for 34-27 preseason win

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's social media blank-out sparks frenzy of speculation

Leah Remini slams Tom Cruise as 'diabolical,' not a good person
Robin Thicke, model expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday
C.J.: Brenda Langton has a milliner for a daughter