Dayton, Bakk meet for first time publicly after pay-raise feud

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Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL leaders who openly feuded last month, appeared together publicly Thursday for the first time since the ruckus.

Carlson CEO Trudy Rautio retires, new management team named

Trudy Rautio has been an executive with the company for 18 years and is only the second nonfamily member to run it. Now, the hotel and travel groups will have separate CEOs.

Seafood-heavy Cov in Wayzata offers a taste of Martha's Vineyard

REVIEW: Martha's Vineyard lands on the shores of Lake Minnetonka with Cov Wayzata. Just taking a seat inside its preppy and vaguely nautical surroundings is a mood elevator more effective than a handful of vitamin D tablets.

Agency's study says few SW Minn. streams meet standards

A study by the agency tasked with protecting Minnesota's environment says no lakes and only a few streams in the southwest corner of the state meet quality standards for fishing and swimming.

Survivor of Boston attack recalls locking eyes with bomber

A man who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testified Thursday that he locked eyes with one of the bombers shortly before the explosives went off.

Overhaul possible for U-area bike-walk bridge

One of the busiest bicycle and pedestrian bridges in Minneapolis would be widened and illuminated under a plan being pushed by a University-area neighborhood.


Charges: Wis. woman was Facebook chatting before crash that killed 3 kids

Kari J. Milberg, 34, faces three counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and one count of reckless driving after police say she was actively on social media while behind the wheel.


Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.


New Ulm player's goal is ESPN's No. 1 play of the day


Oil company to pay $2M for illegal well in North Dakota

A Norway-based oil company that illegally operated a well in North Dakota that was established by another company has agreed to pay a nearly $2 million settlement to avoid legal action in the case.


I-90 bridge into Wis. reopens after semi crash

The crash occurred about 7 a.m. on the Interstate 90 bridge connecting La Crescent, Minn., and La Crosse, Wis., authorities said.


Kelly Clarkson shrugs off fat shaming from Brit TV star: 'I'm awesome'

Think Kelly Clarkson is fat? She doesn’t care.


Star Tribune critic thought Dylan looked 'like a scarecrow' in '65

A 1965 Star Tribune review of Bob Dylan's Minneapolis concert says the singer had "ratted hair." Eleven years later, a critique of his NBC special called him something else entirely.


Florida man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office

A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense.


Defiant Alabama justices: Until US Supreme Court rules, we're in charge

The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.


Target Corp. cuts will reverberate in downtown Minneapolis

Target Corp. is the dominant employer in downtown Minneapolis. So its plan to empty thousands of desks over the next two years could significantly affect an increasingly vibrant city center.


Fire alarm prompts unscheduled shutdown of Prairie Island nuclear unit

While there was no indication of a fire, plant personnel are “taking conservative actions” and putting the unit out of service to investigate what happened, a statement from utility …


The real story behind Prince's junior high basketball photo

A photo of Prince the hoopster went viral today after it was posted on Twitter, prompting Deadspin, Slate and others to write that "Prince was an Afro-rocking, coach-hating schoolboy …


2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.


Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.