Race relations same or worse since Obama

Just 6 percent in a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll say race relations are better since Obama’s election, while 29 percent say they are worse, and 64 percent say they are the same.

More Boss than Bocephus, Eric Church rocks Target Center

Review: Church may be country’s most compelling live act of the moment — at least until the newly un-retired Garth Brooks rolls into town

St. Paul legal scholar among 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners

A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

How a Minnesota serial child molester skirted the legal system

After his case was finally investigated, Douglas Robinette was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Fired Humvee whistleblower wins $990,000

The 49-year-old from Stacy, Minn., was awarded nearly $1 million as part of a $5.5 million settlement with the companies that produced backup batteries for the Humvee’s turret.


Fall from horse kills Stacy, Minn., teacher

A 53-year-old teacher has died after she and two others were thrown from their horses in Chisago County over the weekend. Felicity A. Crosby of Stacy, Minn., was flown to …


Private school students booted from Minneapolis public school sports

School district begins enforcing a little used rule meant to keep nonpublic-school students from being in public-school sports.


One teen dead, one wounded in north Minneapolis shooting

A 17-year-old boy was killed as he scrambled into a relative’s house seeking safety when gunfire erupted late Tuesday afternoon on the North Side, witnesses said. Police said a younger …


MNsure top seller, PreferredOne, won't be back for next year

PreferredOne, the top-selling insurance company last year on the state’s MNsure exchange, has decided not to sell products through the online marketplace in the upcoming open enrollment period.


Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.


Hinckley dad disappears with kids after missing custody hearing

Pine County authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a father and two children who have been missing since Friday. Peter Kunze, 44, of Hinckley, and the children …


Obituary: Elinor Scott-Sutter inspired thousands with return to Boston Marathon

When Elinor Scott-Sutter qualified to run in the Boston Marathon in 2013, it was a dream come true. But then two bombs exploded when she was about a mile from …


CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.


With new iPhones, it's what's inside that counts

Review: It’s not size but improvements in iOS 8 that keep the iPhone 6 ahead of the competition.


Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally + Video

Glen Perkins’ blown save was erased when the Twins got to Joe Nathan.


Police: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog

A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said.


St. Paul schools considering 1 percent levy increase

District's tax proposal is last piece of property-tax puzzle.


Obscure law helps transform a Minneapolis regional park

The 24 added words has kept money flowing to North Mississippi Park ahead of other metro parks for almost 30 years.


Around the world in photos + Photo Gallery

The Star Tribune photo staff chooses the best photos from around the nation and the world each day. For a full-screen display, please select the first image. Tap the screen …