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.

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.

Yeo hopes Wild fans, players both ready for Game 6 at X

The Wild, the best road team in the NHL since Jan. 15, had the 19th-best home record in the regular season and got trounced 6-1 by the Blues in Game 4.

Lake Minnetonka meets Downtown Disney

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.

More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.

Cops shoot driver coming at them in MSP ramp; suspect, officer injured

“A vehicle intentionally drove at the [airport] police officers, who were on foot,” said Lisa Kiava of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

Minn. House approves transgender student bathroom restrictions

The Minnesota House wants to restrict transgender students' access to school locker rooms and bathrooms.

Obama uses Michele 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.

Baltimore protests turn violent after death of suspect

A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile.

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.

Prison for S. Minnesota man who used neighbor kids 4 and under to make porn

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

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 …

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

Baseball hazing incident stirs response by Northfield campus.

Family of Minneapolis man uses social media to try to contact him in Nepal

The family of a Minneapolis man who was set to begin trekking in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas in Nepal has been using social media to spread the …

Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest

Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

Note to readers: A new look for

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 …

Republicans advance education budget bill through Minn. House

House Republicans on Saturday approved an education budget bill that increases spending by $157 million, setting up a confrontation with DFLers in the House and Senate who call the amount paltry.

Kris Humphries in hot water over Bruce Jenner tweet of "support"

Kim Kardashian‘s ex-husband, Kris Humphries, is under fire on Twitter for tweeting a message of “support” for Bruce Jenner that many perceived as an insult to the “Keeping Up …

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 …