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Crash that closed I-35W in Blaine for hours kills 2 on Michigan firetruck

Crews were still working at Interstate 35W and 95th Avenue in Blaine about four hours after Saturday's crash that killed two people and injured several seriously.

Nine people were in the vehicle and many had serious injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve

After the Luke Bryan concert at U.S. Bank Stadium ended Aug. 19, Metro Transit was ready for the influx of passengers. Catrina Boucher, assistant manager of rail operations, and Clif Brochman, with the vehicle maintenance department, oversaw operations.

Metro Transit is out to prove it can handle capacity crowds at new Vikings stadium.

Hennepin County aims to keep nonviolent out of costly jail cells

An inmate waits to be booked and put in the system. Hennepin County is rolling out a project to avoid jail time for people accused of nonviolent crimes and misdemeanors.

For the first time, people accused of low-level crimes are being issued special warrants and then released.

E. coli outbreak in General Mills flour stirs up new food worries

General Mills corporate headquarters in Golden Valley.

The Golden Valley-based company is at the center of a fast-moving discussion among scientists and regulators about how serious the development is and what should be done about it.

Years with no nation, they have 90 days to become a Minnesotan

Case manager Katia Iverson helps the Abdullahi family through the steps of resettling in Minnesota, from renting a house to teaching the children how to turn on a lamp during their first home visit in Minneapolis.

Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of a new life. And front-line workers in Minnesota, one of the country's resettlement hubs, are poised to take in 2,530 refugees, more than during any year in the past decade.


“No change can happen unless the community is aware,” said Phillip Murphy, who posts crime reports on True North Minneapolis.

Minneapolis crime spotters find a hungry audience online

After strong response, gun buyback closes early in Mpls.
Corn mazes, hayrides and Oktoberfests kick state's fall tourism into high gear
Man falls off new boat in western Minn. with no life jacket and dies

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Rickie Fowler

Ryder Cup hopefuls Fowler, Reed lead at The Barclays

Hunting's future rests with recruiting from new audiences
Sports Illustrated’s predictions will make Vikings fans' purple blood boil
Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return

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It is expected that the number of Airbnb listings will increase when the Twin Cities area hosts tens of thousands of people at the Super Bowl in 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minneapolis Airbnb hosts doubled in last year but still catching up

Lifetouch adjusting its lens to the digital age
Start-ups in Target's Techstars accelerator race to finish line
Kidblog, once a free service, tries to convince users it's worth paying for

Minnesota's divide: The high road to 'better together'

It's past time to shut down the Clinton Foundation
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Readers Write (Aug. 28): Water use, Southwest light rail, Indian families, Olympic Games, price-gouging

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The Revolution, from left: BrownMark, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, Dr. Fink and Bobby Z. “We’re learning how to be a band without our leader,” said Melvoin.

Citing 'no proper tribute,' Prince & the Revolution survivors plan 'grieving' gigs

All-steel 'Home of Tomorrow,' built in 1930s, hits market in St. Paul
Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way
How does Minnesota Orchestra's new Sibelius disc compare with the Lahti Symphony classic?


Hartman: 'Old man' Berger remains a key figure on Vikings offensive line
Sid Hartman

The Vikings have a big decision to make on who will start. But ultimately Joe Berger said he and John Sullivan are just going about their work.

Scoggins: Coach Bart Miller molding a meaner Gophers' offensive line
Chip Scoggins

Bart Miller wants workouts to be hellacious. He's not fond of shortcuts or excuses.

Rosenblum: Young men are all thumbs, and researchers are worried
Gail Rosenblum

It's State Fair time — so what better time to introduce readers to the Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer?

Ryan Lochte attends a charity event on Oct. 8, 2013, in New York City.

Lochte's bad night in Rio will cost him $1M — but at least his throat won't be sore

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson survives bike crash
Lawyer: Avery framed; new tests sought in 'Making a Murderer' case
C.J.: Brooklyn Center rapper networks his way to VMAs after-party

Minnesota Twins starter Phil Hughes delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Seattle.

Reusse: A guess at the Twins’ 2017 starting rotation

Twins notes: Santiago thumb injury has bothered him for months
MLB Insider: Denard Span sparked near no-hitter — and perhaps a Giants turnaround
Saturday's Twins-Toronto game recap

Riley Horan isn't yet 21, but he's running for the seat in House District 64A. Erin Murphy is the incumbent.

Riley Horan, 20, hopes to leave mark on politics even if he loses Minnesota legislative race

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers
In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

Scene of a 2002 firefight between Navy SEALs and insurgents.

Technology reveals heroics of SEAL left for dead in Afghanistan

Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns
Jimmy Carter relishes second chance after beating cancer
Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando

Firefighters carried the coffin of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo outside the gym where a funeral service for some earthquake victims was held Saturday.

Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

Little precedent for $400M cash payment from U.S. to Iran
Korean adoptees looking for family find hope in DNA tests
3 top former Turkish diplomats jailed in failed coup attempt

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

Eight great State Fair food stands
Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)
Minnesotans celebrate Prince with show of purple at the State Fair

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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

Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium doors and Vikings Voyage open as game day gets closer
Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium