Hayden faces new scrutiny for taxpayer-funded trip to New York

Records show airfares for the state senator and his wife were paid for by state-funded nonprofit, contradicting earlier statements.

What are you wearing for Halloween? Probably Disney

Hollywood movies have traditionally been a major source of inspiration for Halloween costumes, and 2014 is no different. But the studio holding the most sway over the spooky holiday is clearly Disney. Here are Hollywood's 9 most popular costumes.

Minnesota couple charged with benefit fraud

The Minnesota couple whose daughter's death prompted a 2011 child care safety law has been accused of concealing assets while they were getting public assistance.

Will you remember to set your clocks back this weekend?

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Twin Cities agency's ad takes aim at Redskins name

A Twin Cities advertising agency has created a TV and radio ad that it hopes will make a strong point about why Native Americans and others oppose the Washington Redskins' name and logo.


Ex-Navy SEAL who wrote Bin Laden raid book is under criminal investigation

U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.


Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.


Eden Prairie schools seek levy renewal to stave off massive cuts

The school district is asking voters for more money; if not, district officials say, they will be forced to cut programs and teacher jobs.


Bear in fatal NJ attack was unprovoked, acting 'predatory'

Authorities say the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was unprovoked and the bear was acting in a "predatory" manner.


Sid Hartman nears 70 years as Minneapolis sports writer

On Saturday, the Star Tribune will pay tribute to columnist Sid Hartman with a full-page advertisement to celebrate 70 years as a Minneapolis sportswriter.


Nearly 100 years later, the UK is set to pay off World War I bonds

Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.


Terminally ill 29-year-old woman may postpone taking her life

A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.


JK Rowling reveals details about villainous character on Pottermore website

Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.


Mpls. Fed chief says he disagreed about ending stimulus over low inflation

The Fed needs to worry about low inflation just as much as high, the chief of the Minneapolis Fed said.


U.S. Bank tests ways to fight bias against long-term unemployed

U.S. Bank is piloting a federal program that tackles an ugly legacy of the recession – a hiring bias against the long-term unemployed.


Love is special guest at LeBron's welcome home + Video

Kevin Love played his first game with the Cavaliers, amid the return of Ohio’s prodigal son.


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Robbers in Halloween masks rob Little Canada bank

A pair of men wearing Halloween masks robbed a Little Canada bank as it opened around 7 a.m. Thursday, the FBI reported. The men forced two employees of the U.S. …


Filth overwhelms Rosemount home; parents of 4 special-needs kids charged

A county social worker was called and had the children briefly placed in foster care, noting the unsanitary living conditions, according to the charges.