Mine chips away at Renaissance Festival's magic

Patrons and employees alike wonder how long the festival can remain at its current location.

Steer-tailing rodeo event unbridles controversy in Andover

An Andover couple who witnessed Mexican steer-tailing events on a neighbor’s property now want it banned.

Official U-turn in rapist release

Thomas Duvall, 58, a rapist who has admitted to attacking at least 60 women, dropped his petition for provisional discharge from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) on Monday after both the Human Services commissioner and assistant Hennepin County attorney filed letters to the court last week saying they opposed Duvall’s provisional discharge.

Minnesota Poll: Majority say state economy doing better

A majority said personal finances stayed the same.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum launches public fundraising effort

The arboretum, which has raised $45 million from private donors, now seeks $15 million from the public.

Tell it to the judge? Heck, this Minnesota judge is filing suit himself

Administrative law judge’s class-action lawsuit claims rental car firm failed to honor price.

Smile Minneapolis, you could soon be seen on police camera

Leaders hope the move will bolster accountability, reduce complaints against officers.

West St. Paul man charged with strangling girlfriend

Marc A. Bakambia, 28, is being held in the Dakota County jail on $1.5 million bail for allegedly strangling to death his girlfriend, 24-year-old Dorothy Ann Reed, on or …

Leaders vow 'any means necessary' to combat ISIL

PARIS – Iran on Monday spurned a U.S. request for cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but the United States said the …

Twins' six-run rally not enough against Tigers + Photo Gallery + Video

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera homered off Casey Fien after the Twins came back against Max Scherzer and the Tigers bullpen.

Minneapolis officer accused of strong-arm tactics with canvasser

Community activists said Monday that a Minneapolis police officer used excessive force when arresting an outreach worker and then threatened to shoot witnesses to the incident. Neighborhoods Organizing for Change …

Dayton tries to calm waters in diversion fight

Recent letters between North Dakota and Minnesota have struck a more conciliatory tone.

King of the Nashville outsiders

A candid chat with country star Eric Church, who plays the Nashville game by his own rules.

Essar Steel Minnesota faces financing woes again

Officials in Nashwauk worry about loss of the $1.8 billion taconite plant with 350 jobs.

Sheeran drives the girls Edsane + Photo Gallery

Review: The British pop star wowed a Target Center crowd with his acoustic guitar licks, flashy light show and volume.

Drug debt collector sentenced a second time in murder

Santana M. Valdez, 38, was convicted by jurors in 2013 in Ramsey County District Court of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 1/4 years in prison.

Race is on to find fix for faulty heart valve

A less-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery is drawing devicemakers to enter the fray.

Teacher at Grantsburg, Wis., high school pleads guilty to sex with students

Matthew R. Koenen lured two girls to his house in Stillwater. He admitted doing so in a Monday court hearing.

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 …