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Gay Minnesota Muslims seek community in Orlando's aftermath

As they experience Islamophobia and homophobia, they are banding together to create a community of their own.

Minnesota steps up drunken-boating patrols ahead of July 4th

Officers from the Hennepin County Sheriffís Office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources prepared Friday to launch extra boats this weekend (June 24-26) on Lake Minnetonka, enforcing any drunken boating.

Extra enforcement is planned as July 4th weekend approaches.

Case of Hennepin Avenue pedestrian death will test new state law

The scene of a fatal accident along Hennepin Avenue in MInneapolis in February.

Reckless driving was a misdemeanor until 2015, when the Legislature made it a gross misdemeanor in circumstances that result in great bodily harm.

Man gets more than 13 years for death of Danielle Jelinek

Aaron Schnagl

Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.

To get an edge on a home deal, buyers write personal letters

Andrew Aitkens, in the process of purchasing a home near where he grew up in Minneapolis, said a letter “seemed like the only thing we could do to put ourselves in a better situation than the other buyers.”

Jason Stockwell, a real estate agent, said a well-crafted letter can be so powerful that some sellers take a lower offer. "Some sellers cry," Stockwell said.


Mayor Chris Coleman laughed as he watched new St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell make children happy including Demeliah Britton, 2, as they handed out popsicles at a Safe Summer Nights event at Arlington Hills Community Center during his first day on the job Thursday.

A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders
Minnesota's invisible caregivers are a growing army of children
New Age religion Eckankar makes its home in Chanhassen
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Thomas Vanek

Vanek's contract is bought out, creating $5M in cap space

Reusse: Big-time local teams have sputtered; the rest have sparkled
Kris Dunn ready to display his toughness for Timberwolves
Soccer to take over Target Field for a day
Scores, schedules and stats
Rendering of the dining area at a New York Barnes & Noble, which will be similar to the one opening in the Galleria.

Barnes & Noble will add bar, full-service restaurant in Galleria store

Delta pilots picket outside MSP
HomeServices buys Colorado brokerage with luxury focus
After Brexit, the future is as clear as London fog for Minnesota firms


Pensioners voted in London on Thursday in the referendum on the European Union. “Leave” won with 52 percent.

Rash Report: 'Brexit' both inward and international in scope

Lamentable Brexit poses global challenge
Sack cartoon: Donald Trump's campaign
Readers Write (June 25): Donald Trump and Steve Sack, Brexit, gun violence, immigration and more

Donald Trump's campaign

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The next Disney princess to hit the big screen is “Moana,” set for release on Nov. 23.

The unexpected way Disney princesses affect little boys

Doomsday returns with epic mediocrity in 'Independence Day' sequel
Joe Haj happy to be back in director's chair for 'South Pacific' at Guthrie
Motion City Soundtrack writes its own epitaph with this week's farewell gigs
Horoscopes

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Thibodeau's first Wolves draft pick eschews obvious for intriguing

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield was the safe, even obvious, pick. Kentucky's Jamal Murray was the safe upside pick. Kris Dunn was a less obvious fit but that doesn't mean he wasn't the right guy.

James Lileks
James Lileks: Mosquito remedies can really bug us

The insects laugh in our faces – and bite our ankles – at our desperate attempts.

Gail Rosenblum
Rosenblum: Workplace martyrs, please take your vacation!

Do you love your job so much that you feel lucky to also be contributing nonpaid volunteer hours? Of course you do. Wait. What?


Kelly McGillis attends the "Stake Land" premiere in 2010 in Toronto.

'Top Gun' star Kelly McGillis says she's 'armed and ready' after home invasion

Michael Strahan tells Chelsea Handler he doesn't miss 'Live'
C.J.: Should Prince's friends have watched him more closely after Moline?
Sinead O’Connor suicide threat: Chicago police on the lookout for troubled singer

Oswaldo Arcia

Twins trade Arcia to Rays for player to be named later

Postgame: Hicks hits home run against his former team
Jepsen fails again as Phillies break open close game
Friday's Twins-Yankees game recap

Donald Trump — along with Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump — was in Scotland on Friday to visit his Turnberry golf course.

Trump tells voters, 'I'm With You," but will it work?

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet
Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, a man lights candles on a memorial outside the Stonewall Inn for victims of the Orlando Shooting, in New York. President Barack Obama is designating the Stonewall Inn in New York a national monument, the first to honor gay rights. AP (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Obama names Stonewall national monument; 1st for gay rights

23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues
Repeal of ban on transgender U.S. troops coming within weeks
Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint

Union Jacks flew in front of the Big Ben clock tower on Friday, the day after Britons voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union.

EU urges Britain to go quickly as bloc reels from exit decision

Chinese megaship will be first through expanded Panama Canal
Lack of jobs, corruption rankle with Spaniards in election
Beijing cuts contacts between China-Taiwan liaison bodies

Spectators watched the Twin Cities Pride Parade in 2015.

I soured on Twin Cities Pride, but I'll be back for this year's festival

How my dad's reserve prepared me for life with Minnesota men
I'm a TV newswoman, and no thanks on the lady uniform
'That's not how we do things in Fergus Falls': A journalist's lesson in justice

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