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Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich are top VP candidates for Donald Trump

A number of senators - including Jeff Sessions (Alabama) and Bob Corker (Tennessee) - are also being reviewed as viable picks, although the extent to which they are being vetted is unclear.

Distracted driving and deaths spiked last year in Minnesota

Distracted driving — whether from thumbs on a cellphone, eyes on a GPS, a hand on radio knobs — killed 74 people in Minnesota last year, a 21 percent jump from 2014.

Wire grill brushes can cause clean-up troubles of their own

In this image taken on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Bruce Aidells wears welding gloves and holds his favorite grill brush in Healdsburg, Calif. From the Department of Things You Did Not Know You Had to Worry About, a new caution: Don't eat your barbecue brush bristles.

Deborah Zvosec went to Hennepin County Medical Center because she felt discomfort. Imaging scans found a 1.7 centimeter wire segment embedded deep in her tongue near the back of her throat.

Minneapolis police will look at whether bias played role in shooting of Muslim men

Attack on Muslim men seen as possible hate crime.

Wayzata man resigns from Chisholm film venture amid fraud charges

Jerry Seppala resigned from Ironbound Studios Minnesota after a federal grand jury indicted him and two California men for allegedly cheating investors out of $12 million meant to finance movies. The indictment makes no mention of the Iron Range film studio space.


Fireworks were displayed over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on July 4, 2015. The fireworks were part of the "Red, White & Boom" celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Boom! Report ranks Minneapolis second-best city for July 4th festivities

Renaissance Festival now plans to stay put through '19
Gunflint Lodge in new hands after more than 80 years
Chanhassen archery range closed for safety after neighbors find arrows on property
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Pole vaulter Leslie Brost has spent nearly a year trying to top 15 feet.

Pole vaulters take a lover's leap at Olympic trials

Twins rally again, but find way to lose to White Sox
Hartman: Pohlad affirms support for Molitor as Twins' woes continue
Anderson: Early roadside mowing rough on nesting pheasants
Scores, schedules and stats
Columnist Lee Schafer explores how British voters acted against their economic interest by decided to exit the European Union. In this photo, staffers adjust the British and EU flags prior to the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday.

Schafer: Pro-Brexit forces didn't seem interested in self-interest

YMCA to move headquarters, health club to Gaviidae
Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from maker of Oreos
AP sources: Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones


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Outraged elites should listen to fed-up 'Brexit' supporters

U.S. should heed hard lessons of 'Brexit'
Sack cartoon: Terrorism in Istanbul
Readers Write (July 1): Robbinsdale's Terrace Theatre, University of Minnesota wrestling case, abortion and the right to speak, ideology and influence

Terrorism in Istanbul

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Minnesota’s best albums of 2016 (so far)

'Legend of Tarzan' is a bungle in the jungle
Spielberg's 'The BFG' has giant ambition, but comes up short
Nancy Grace tells staff she's leaving HLN in October after 12 years
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Paul Brand
Brand: Use torque wrench to tighten Corvette's lug nuts

Q: I have a 2008 Corvette C6 with 44,000 miles. It continues to be a trouble-free delight to drive. My only concern is that when…

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Glen Mason hasn't forgotten being tricked by Nick Saban

The memory of getting pranked in 1978 by Nick Saban is still fresh for Glen Mason.

Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Homeless man reunited with therapeutic dog

Mike Heath reported that the dog, Baby, was stolen in May. Heath posted fliers all over south Minneapolis, where the dog was believed to have been taken, and showed up at the Star Tribune looking for assistance.


Tom Hanks stars in "Sully," directed by Clint Eastwood.

Watch Tom Hanks crash-land a plane in first 'Sully' trailer

Dennis Quaid's wife files for divorce after 12 years
NFL's Jim Brown reaches $600K deal in video game suit
Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton went up against the wall to rob the Phillies' Tyler Goeddel of a hit during a June 22 game.

Postgame: Buxton's defense lets Twins live with slump, Ryan says

Five Twins players who could be traded in the next month
Milone: Need to finish off hitters better
Poll: Which Twin is most likely to be traded in the next month?

From right, Ivanka, Donald Jr.and Erik Trump listen as their father, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, speaks at Turnberry hotel in South Ayrshire, where the Trump Turnberry golf course has been revamped, on June 24, 2016. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota
GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden
AP source: Gingrich being vetted for Trump VP

In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo, Loyal White Knights Grand Dragon Will Quigg of Anaheim, Calif., center, shouts to protestors during a "White Pride," rally, in Rome, Ga.

150 years after founding, KKK dreams of rising again for new era

Vessel rescues 19 fishermen from burning boat off Bermuda
Alaska governor limits annual oil-wealth checks to $1,000
Storm sweeps through Vegas, swamping roads, stranding people

Former London Mayor and prominent " Vote Leave" campaigner Boris Johnson leaves his home in north London, Tuesday June 28, 2016.

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid

Official: Suicide attack on Afghan police convoy kills 37
Istanbul suicide bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz; 13 arrested
American Refugee Committee snags John Griffith, former Target exec and civic leader, for key post

A selection of fireworks from a retailer in Wisconsin.

Why I drive to Wisconsin to buy the really good fireworks every summer

For one month, Minneapolis pianos drew out our thirst for making music
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

Which Twin is most likely to be traded in the next month?

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