Minnesota's youth exodus spells trouble ahead for labor force

Every year since 2002, Minnesota has been losing residents to other states. What’s worse: Young adults are leaving in the greatest numbers.

Some close calls for Wild, but St. Louis ties series 1-1

The hits kept coming, but some so-close Wild misses opened the door for St. Louis to take Game 2 and tie the series. Vladimir Tarasenko had a hat trick for the Blues.

Barway Collins' father had family, financial, fraud woes

Well before he was charged last week in the death of his 10-year-old son, Pierre Collins was in a world of trouble.

'Revolutionary' specialty drugs: Huge promise, prices

The problem has big implications for both private and government insurers as more promising drugs come down the pipeline.

Preschool funding fight shows teachers union's political muscle

Education Minnesota's top issues this year are seniority, pre-K funding.


Lake Minnetonka cities face parking crunch

Wayzata and Excelsior are facing the same trouble from the droves of lake tourists, especially as it warms up.


Marlon James, Joyce Sidman pick up 2nd Minnesota Book Awards; Lori Sturdevant picks up 3rd

Novelist Marlon James and poet Joyce Sidman each picked up their second Minnesota Book Award on Saturday night, and previous nominees Julie Klassen and Margi Preus also were among …


Pedestrian struck, killed walking down dark road in Chisago County

A Minneapolis man was struck and killed by a motorist while walking on a dark country road in Fish Lake Township on Friday night. Kenneth E. Austin, 43, was heading …


Globe U whistleblower collects as school battles Minnesota AG, falling enrollment

It was, experts say, one of the first whistleblower cases in the country to result in a jury award against a for-profit college. But the case has lingered on appeal, until now.


Rep. Tom Emmer's eyes opened on congressional African trip

GOP Rep. Tom Emmer is the first to acknowledge how much he is learning in his first 100 days of his first term in Congress.


Oklahoma City's pain still lingers, 20 years later

Memories and regrets for one of the bombing’s most heartbreaking and memorable victims.


Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of new 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams

Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.


Thunderstorms cause power outages, flight delays in Texas

Storms packing winds approaching 90 mph are sweeping across parts of Texas and Oklahoma, causing widespread power outages in the Dallas area — including at a professional soccer game.


ESPN reporter shouldn’t be punished for tirade, towing company says

Britt McHenry, the ESPN reporter who was suspended for a week after she was caught on video berating a towing company employee, has just gained an unlikely ally: The towing company itself.


Lakeville sisters still missing 2 years after parents' bitter divorce

On a 30-degree day two years ago, teenage sisters Gianna and Samantha Rucki ran away from their Lakeville home. They've been missing ever since.


Rep. Greg Davids, House Republicans $2 billion tax cut legislation released

House Republicans' major tax legislation was released today, and, as promised, it offers up at least $2 billion in tax cuts to a range of Minnesotans, from income tax …


Ohio police rescue caged puppies strapped to van roof

Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio.


Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall

Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.


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 …