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Spike in child abuse reports is overloading Hennepin County's system

Abused children are stranded as foster homes and shelter beds fill up.

Success or failure of this year's Legislature now rests with Gov. Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton addressed on Monday the Legislature's failure to pass a bonding or transit bill. Now he might do more in setting the agenda for a special session.

Lawmakers who left key issues on the table might have to heed his agenda to get a special session.

A nonprofit would like to transform boarded-up cottages at the former Anoka State Hospital site into housing for veterans.

Plans to transform historic Anoka asylum site move forward

Tevlin: Dog is still missing, but compassion finds homeless man
Gallery: Opening day at Historic Fort Snelling
Burnsville to be latest high school offering on-site credit union
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Former Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle, shown with President Eric Kaler, arrives this week to take the helm as the new AD for the University of Minnesota.

Coyle arrives to a full agenda as Gophers AD tenure begins

State of Boating: Minnesota has powered up
Souhan: With their Big Four, Lynx looking even better
The hype is back at Indy and everyone wants to win the 100th
Scores, schedules and stats
The Quarry store offers displays instead of discount bins at the entrance. “We set out to create a more inspiring welcome for guests when they first walk in,” said Target executive Mark Schindele.

Target tests out new displays, service reminiscent of a department store

United's deal with Medtronic angers diabetics over insurance
Schafer: Proterra invests in battling hunger
U medical school dean Dr. Brooks Jackson talks running and mergers

Reusse: NFL, Roger Goodell know how to handle criticism

When things go awry, the NFL knows how to deal.

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Pregame: Hughes on the hill as Twins try to string three wins together

Tonight's Twins starter, Phil Hughes, has been pitching better lately, though he leads MLB in losses so far.

Our neighborhood Belted Kingfisher

It looks like it's fishing. Last year, it found a mate here.

Illustration by Doug Chayka for the Star Tribune

Strings attached: The unfortunate current spirit of charitable giving

Minnesota Legislature should take another shot at a 'One State Agenda'
Sack cartoon: The 2016 Legislature
Readers Write (May 29): What's wrong/right with golf,

The 2016 Legislature

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The salmon sandwich at Fika, the restaurant in the American Swedish Institute.

Looking for great Nordic cuisine in the Twin Cities? Here's what's cooking

See 'odd and wonderful' photos of celebs at Minneapolis Institute of Art
Backstage with Hannibal Lecter and Gandalf
Midwest Traveler: No trouble at all in Mason City, Iowa

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Hartman: Plenty to look forward to in Zimmer's third season with Vikings

It's easy to see why many observers believe Mike Zimmer was one of the best NFL coaching hires in recent years.

Dying Vietnam War veteran donates his house to Habitat for worthy buyer, also a veteran

Bob Karlstrand, a Vietnam-era veteran with a heart as big as his house, lived long enough to meet the beneficiaries of a magnificent act of charity.

Neal St. Anthony
Animal science firm Recombinetics adds board members, nears $10M investment

Genetic engineering Animal science firm Recombinetics adds board members, nears $10M investment Recombinetics, the St. Paul-based “gene-editing” company, is starting to scale up. Dr. Scott…

Mark Salling played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee."

'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

Harvard grad's spoken-word speech inspires millions
Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife
C.J.: Child actor in chilling Abbey's Hope spot is an old soul

Twins pitching coach Neil Allen, right, and manager Paul Molitor during spring training.

Twins voice shock, sadness, support for Allen

Molitor says 'hot hand' Dean will start again
Dean pitches Twins to 7-2 victory over King Felix in Seattle
Poll: What deserves the biggest blame for the poor start by the Twins?

Associations: Donald Trump has been likened to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Supporters say the comparisons are politically motivated smear tactics, but critics warn of the potential rise of fascism in the U.S.

Rise of Trump tracks growing debate over global fascism

Now, political world shifts attention to the running mate choices
Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit
Sizing up the standstill left by the 2016 Minn. Legislature

An author remembers his disgraceful morning as a Star Tribune paperboy

An Apple Valley man keeps stealing my identity, and nobody will stop him

On the scene: Police officers investigated where a 1-year-old girl was fatally shot while sitting in a vehicle in Chicago last month.

Embattled Chicago looks for ways to curb deadly gun violence

NASA successfully inflates new space station room
Crime scene declared after looting at Virginia battlefield
2 dead in plane crash in Southern California orchard

A fire truck is parked at the entrance to Monceau Park in the center of Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016, after a lightning bolt struck 11 people at a child's birthday party.

Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies
Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs
After decades of silence, France clears path for slavery memorial in Paris

Should U.S. restaurants end tipping, raise wages?

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