Twin Cities man twice drove at officers before being shot at MSP

“A vehicle intentionally drove at the [airport] police officers, who were on foot,” said Lisa Kiava of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect and an officer are both expected to survive injuries.

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.

Family of Mpls. man trekking in Nepal says he has been located

The family of a Minneapolis man who was set to begin trekking in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas in Nepal said Sunday that he has been found safe. On …

Obama uses Bachmann in comic material at correspondents' dinner

A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.

One man drowned, two made it to safety after canoe tipped on Twin Lake in Vadnais Heights

The body of an adult male was recovered from Twin Lake a little after 4 p.m. Sunday Ramsey County Water Patrol and Dive Team, according to Sgt. John Eastham …


Prison for Minn. man who made porn using kids in his home for day care

The defendant also stored and shared “an astonishing amount of child pornography depicting the rape and torture of children,” according to prosecutors.


National Guard gets rolling Monday on bird flu containment mission

The National Guard will use 15 military trucks to deliver water as part of its initial assistance.


Police seek help in finding missing Stillwater 24-year-old woman

Police in Stillwater are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing resident. Authorities said 24-year-old Abby Russell was last seen at her residence near Hwy. 95 and Poplar …


Mpls. nonprofit tests program to pull teens from terror's grasp

Today, a group of Minnesotans are working together to see if radicalized Somali-American youths can be talked off the path of violence and extremism.


Church of Scientology slams HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ documentary as ‘made-up’

The Church of Scientology has fired back at “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” Alex Gibney’s explosive documentary which takes an inside look at the religion and its deep ties to Hollywood. The film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, premiered Sunday night on HBO.


Suburban buyers fuel drug sales in north Minneapolis

Last year, 56 percent of drug arrests in north Minneapolis were of people who live outside the area, according to an analysis by the Star Tribune of the nearly 1,400 drug-related cases in north Minneapolis last year.


St. Olaf's baseball initiation ritual 'ingrained in the culture'

Baseball hazing incident stirs response by Northfield campus.


Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man + Video

Mourners filed for hours Sunday past the coffin of the man who died after sustaining serious injuries in the custody of Baltimore police, somberly paying respects after a night of violent protests.


Restaurant creator took Minnetonka to Downtown Disney + Video

Steve Schussler’s idea for the Boathouse began to form a few years ago when he drove his own Amphicar into Lake Minnetonka with his dog.


Tainted drinking water is costing Minnesota taxpayers millions

Randall’s water emergency is the latest sign of an environmental problem in Minnesota. Nitrogen fertilizer is leaching into groundwater from farm fields, contaminating wells and costing taxpayers millions.


New Alexandria high school rethinks the classroom

In Alexandria, there’s a new high school template — moving walls, no desks, and a new way to teach.


A new look for StarTribune.com

After a year’s work, today we are introducing an entirely new website to our large, growing audience of digital readers — changes and improvements that many of you have …


Minnesota's Charlie Parr, alone with the blues + Video

Minnesota music hero Charlie Parr finally has a team behind his new record but is still a one-of-a-kind, one-man operation on the road.


Twin Cities chess grandmaster has high finish in elite tournament

Wesley So had three wins, two losses and four draws, including a draw with World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who won the tournament.