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.

Moguls vying for Major League Soccer team look at stadium sites

High-stakes development deals depend on shootout for MLS franchise.

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.


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. …


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.


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.


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.


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.


Retailers dangle holiday deals as soon as Halloween is over

There’s no more pretending that Christmas shopping starts at Thanksgiving. Stores are ready.


City, owners trying to make downtown Mpls. bars less scary

Minneapolis officials and club owners address perceptions in the wake of recent incidents.


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Disney rules when it comes to Halloween costumes

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


State's U.S. Senate race brings cash from coast to coast

Both candidates have drawn major sums from far beyond Minnesota.


Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short

After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year.


Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.


Minneapolis vows to clear busy corners, bus stops of snow

The new standard for 2015 is to clear corners and bus stops at busy pedestrian areas within three days of a snow emergency — or after 4 inches of accumulated snow.


'What's up, Beautiful?' Video of NYC street harassment goes viral

A video recorded the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city. The video has set off a storm of outrage on its way to more than 10 million views since it was released online Tuesday.