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Twin Cities-based beauty school Regency closes all 79 locations

The website for Regency Beauty Institute informed visitors of its schools' closings.

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has closed all of its 79 beauty schools, including several in Minnesota, without warning.

Wells Fargo CEO faces lawmakers, apologizes again

Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf testifying last week before the Senate Banking Committee. Stumpf goes back before a House committee today.

Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, told angry lawmakers Thursday the bank is expanding its review of accounts and will evaluate executives' roles.

Gary Johnson stumbles again, can't name his favorite foreign leader

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks during a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Johnson had another self-described "Aleppo moment" on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, after he couldn't come up with a name when asked by MSNBC host Chris Matthews who his favorite foreign leader is.

The Libertarian presidential candidate has another "Aleppo moment" when he's asked to name a foreign leader he admires. His running mate comes to his rescue.

2 sisters from Minnesota mysteriously found dead on African island

Annie and Robin Korkki on vacation on the island nation of Seychelles.

The Eden Prairie graduates were found dead while on vacation in Seychelles.

Report lists Mpls. as 25th most dangerous U.S. city, but Chicago isn't ranked

Chicago police officials investigate a triple homicide in Chicago, which didn’t crack the top 25 most dangerous cities on the 24/7 Wall St. list, despite having the most homicides of all U.S. cities in 2015.

As alarming as Minneapolis' place on the 24/7 Wall St. list might sound, those who monitor crime view such rankings warily.


Former Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt, shown in 2015, drew concern over his interactions with seminarians during his time in St. Paul, according to recently released documents.

Court files reveal new details behind St. Paul Archdiocese troubles

Little Mekong Plaza opens as community gathering place
St. Paul chief: First 100 days on job 'incredibly challenging time'
Campaign PR pro to lead communications for Mayor Hodges

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Rory McIlroy, practicing for Ryder Cup play at Hazeltine National on Wednesday, says Team Europe’s camaraderie evolved without overthinking it.

Souhan: McIlroy, Euros don't have to work at being relaxed, confident

Well-rested Lynx demolish Phoenix in Game 1 with 113-point outburst
Tying team mark for losses, Twins finally score more than once in an inning
Second-year tackle Clemmings quietly making strides

Scores, schedules and stats
An undated photo provided by Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonald's Corp., shows a Big Mac sandwich.

Measured in Big Macs, U.S. workers are doing great

Wells Fargo CEO faces lawmakers, apologizes again
Medtronic gets FDA approval for automated insulin delivery device
Stocks off to quiet start as oil price surge slows

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak during the first presidential debate, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2016. As the two clashed at the debate Monday over which one has the “stamina” and “temperament” to be president, more than a few viewers turned to the internet to understand exactly what those words meant. Merriam-Webster, which tweeted updates on word searches during the presidential debate, tracked the most-searched terms. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

This year, newspaper endorsements may still matter

Don't let Minnesota lawmakers politicize road projects
Sack cartoon: Wells Fargo
Readers Write (Sept. 29): Restaurant etiquette, gun violence, presidential debate, media bias, Wells Fargo

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Somali-Canadian poet and rapper K'naan, shown earlier in the month during the West Bank Block Party, is involved in the series, which is controversial among the community.

HBO closer to filming 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' in Mpls. public housing

Meet the Minnesotan who helped launch the careers of Lewis Black and other comedy stars
5 Minneapolis distilleries offer cocktails with local flavor
Italian Eatery serves up success in south Mpls., but there's a big but


Reusse: U.S. Ryder Cup team 'best ever?' Yes, but ...
Patrick Reusse

The talent the United States is bringing to this 12-player, 28-match competition is astounding. There's only one way the Yanks are going to lose this time to Europe -- and that's if they choke.

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "SNL" on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary.

'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host 'SNL' Next Month

Alton Brown, showman of food TV, pulls back the curtain on his private life
Amy Schumer most dangerous celebrity online
Hey, honey, remember that time Tom Hanks crashed our wedding photo shoot?

The Vikings' T. J. Clemmings (68) played well in his first start at left tackle Sunday, replacing injured Matt Kalil. Clemmings was a surprise starter as a rookie last year at right tackle when Phil Loadholt got hurt.

Second-year tackle Clemmings quietly making strides

Stats that stand out: Numbers show Vikings dominance on defense
Everson Griffen named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week
Film room: Clemmings' improved pass protection on display

The State Capitol in St. Paul is undergoing renovation.

Both sides spending heavily for control of Minn. state government

Worried aides have new debate strategy for Trump: Practice, practice, practice
Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation
Senator attends baking contest instead of vets home tour

A commuter train barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage.

1 dead, 100+ injured after train crashes into NJ station

Child care strains family budgets across the nation
California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'
Man rescued at sea says doubts over his story compound grief for mom

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from Islamic State militants, in Baghdad, Iraq. The disparate groups that make up Iraq's security forces are converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group

UN warns of 'disaster' once Iraqi troops take on IS in Mosul

Probe says missile launcher from Russia downed Malaysian jet
Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul
2 sisters from Minnesota mysteriously found dead on African island

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