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Tending bar, selling blood, striking nurses scramble for income

About 100 Allina Health nurses including Denise Frovarp (with pom poms) from Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, marched through the Capella building to demand a better contract.

Contract talks resume Tuesday, but meanwhile, Allina nurses have turned to unconventional work.

Sister says Minnetonka student killed in St. Paul was set up

Samantha Burnette, a student at Minnetonka High School, was fatally shot in a St. Paul alley on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Samantha Burnette, 16, was gunned down around 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Sims Avenue. Her sister, Brittany Rock, was injured and taken to Regions Hospital.

Minnesota's White Earth Nation among tribes in $492.8 million lawsuit settlement

Rubio likes Wolves' potential, wants to be part of it

Veteran point guard Ricky Rubio likes the potential he sees in the 2016-17 Wolves, including the prospect of playing alongside top draft choice Kris Dunn.

When the first practice starts Tuesday, both Rubio, 26, and Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau will begin discovering how the point guard will fit into a new system.

They planned to rob the pizza guy. They didn't count on ex-Vikings linebacker delivering the pie.

Napoleon Harris during an afternoon practice at Mankato.

The plan was simple : Order a pizza, rob whoever showed up to deliver the pie. But the caper did not go as the four men expected.


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Pop Up Meeting truck, the two-year-old program and the brainchild of City Artist Amanda Lovelee, will be at its last event -- the year-end party for Urban Flower Field at Pedro Park Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in St. Paul, MN. Pop Up Meeting takes the public meeting to the public, and gives away popsicles as a reward for participating.Here, Lovelee, left, gets a hand pushing the Pop Up popsicle cart from Colleen Sheehy, president and executive director at Public Art Saint Paul.](DAVID JOLES djoles@startribune.com Pop Up Meeting truck and staff will be at the Year End Party for the Urban Flower Garden at Pedro Park to ask people what they want to see in a new park. Pop Up Meeting takes the public meeting to the public, and gives away popsicles as a reward for participating.**Amanda Lovelee, Colleen Sheehy,cq

St. Paul brings discussion and treats to residents with Pop Up Meeting

Move over rotary phones – meter readers join ranks of the relics
Marilyn Carlson Nelson to become chairwoman of Minnesota Orchestra
Man dead in officer involved shooting in Burnsville

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was surrounded by Vikings defenders Linval Joseph (98), Shamar Stephen (93), Eric Kendricks (54) and Captain Munnerlyn (24) in the third quarter Sunday. The Vikings have asserted themselves early as one of the NFL’s top defenses. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - September 25, 2016, Charlotte, NC, Bank of America Stadium, NFL, Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

Rubio likes Wolves' potential, wants to be part of it
Scoggins: Wolves' vision of making playoffs is clear, and believable
U.S. Ryder Cup team works on togetherness; will it take?

Scores, schedules and stats
Scott Burns and GovDelivery offer governments digital messaging. The company has been sold to Vista Equity Partners for $153 million in cash.

$153M sale to Vista Equity will allow GovDelivery to step up growth

Minneapolis Fed: Reining in big banks could spur shadow lending
Wells Fargo workers claim retaliation for playing by the rules
FDA clears wearable device to measure concussions


Extreme close-up images of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the side of a CNN truck parked outside the venue for their Monday night debate, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2016. In a campaign that has veered from traditional policy arguments toward a more tribal battle over national identity and values, Clinton and Trump are more sharply opposed over racial and gender issues than any two presidential opponents in decades.

Here's why debate moderators MUST expose the lying liars tonight

Why are many Minnesota kids still at risk of HPV?
Arnie's Army was big in Minnesota
Heads up! Here's your guide to political lingo

Above: When Dudley, a 10-year-old beagle, went missing from his Bloomington home, owner Theresa Eilertson contacted the Retrievers to bring him back.

Lost your dog? These Minnesota volunteers go high-tech to find Fido

Grandma takes on gun violence in Heart of the Beast's poetic 'Queen'
Minnesota Opera's 'Romeo and Juliet' is first-rate production of second-rate opera
Marilyn Carlson Nelson to become chairwoman of Minnesota Orchestra

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Souhan: Zimmer's coaching has attention - and respect - of Vikings
Jim Souhan

Mike Zimmer's straight talk and expertise have won over the Vikings locker room since he took over as head coach.

Reusse: Familiar style carries Tommies past St. John's 33-21
Patrick Reusse

Standout Jordan Roberts was sidelined with a bad knee, but the ground game remained strong for the Tommies.

Economy ticket costing more than first class? Welcome to airline math
Christopher Elliott

An air traveler bought first-class tickets but was downgraded to economy seats. American Airlines should have refunded the difference between the two fares. But that's not how airline math works.


Twin Cities radio station's 'scoop' on Pitt-Jolie split goes viral

Amy Schumer makes out with boyfriend in front of dad on Mets kiss cam
Jane Pauley to succeed Charles Osgood on CBS' 'Sunday Morning'
Britain's Prince William, Kate tour Vancouver without kids

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was surrounded by Vikings defenders Linval Joseph (98), Shamar Stephen (93), Eric Kendricks (54) and Captain Munnerlyn (24) in the third quarter Sunday. The Vikings have asserted themselves early as one of the NFL’s top defenses. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - September 25, 2016, Charlotte, NC, Bank of America Stadium, NFL, Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

Vikings guard Boone should be able to play despite hip injury
Vikings' Rudolph stands out, and other takeaways from Sunday's game
Access Vikings: Stopping the run key to Vikings' success

In Minnesota: Contributors to the “Wrong About Everything” podcast served as fact-checkers during a debate watch party at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

Clinton, Trump clash over taxes, terror, visions for the future

Analysis: What we learned during Monday's debate
Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
Michigan inmates get job training in 'vocational village'

This undated photo provided by the Bloomington Normal Airport Authority shows a damaged wing of a Cirrus SR22 single engine plane at the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill. Iowa State University President Steven Leath caused "substantial damage" to the university airplane he was piloting when it made a hard landing at the Illinois airport last year � a costly incident kept quiet for 14 months.

Iowa State president says he will stop flying school plane

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes
Police: 7 injured in stabbings in Boston Theater District
FBI finds surge in murders in 2015

Colombia�s President Juan Manuel Santos, front left, and the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londono, known by the alias Timochenko, shake hands after signing the peace agreement between Colombia�s government and the FARC to end over 50 years of conflict in Cartagena, Colombia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

Does North Korea's moon mission have a darker aim to target U.S.?
China wows the world with largest single-dish radio telescope
Migrants just keep on coming to 'the Jungle' in France

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The author's son Eli, at right, visited with his grandmother.

Does an 8-year-old belong in a nursing home?

I'm broke but can't help dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding