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Dennis J. McGrath is Deputy Digital Editor for the Star Tribune.

Previously, McGrath was assistant managing editor/local news, city editor, nation/world editor, state politics editor, political reporter and Minneapolis City Hall reporter. He is the author of "Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington." A native of New York City, McGrath lives in Minnetonka with his wife. They have two grown daughters, both teachers. McGrath graduated from Queens College in NYC and began at the Star Tribune as a summer intern in 1978. He is a tournament chess player and an avid bike rider.


With tall ships moving on, chess players descend on Twin Ports

Following on the heels of a blues festival and a parade of tall ships, chess players from around the region will arrive for the annual and popular Twin Ports Open.


Review: 'Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing,' by Robert Caro

NONFICTION: Robert Caro set aside work on the final volume of his LBJ biography to publish a memoir about his decades of work on the late president and Robert Moses.


Burnsville chess team may get sectional win at nationals after ethics probe of Texas team

Metcalf Middle School finished in second place in a section at the K-9 National Chess Championship in April, runner-up to a Texas team that chess officials recently concluded violated numerous ethics rules.


Review: 'Say Nothing,' by Patrick Radden Keefe

NONFICTION: Former IRA members reveal details of bombings and killings — and blame a prominent politician for a widow's death.


Review: 'The Improbable Wendell Willkie,' by David Levering Lewis

NONFICTION: Wendell Willkie's political career was tragically short, but he had a huge impact at a critical moment in our nation's history.


Review: 'Autumn in Venice' by Andrea di Robilant

NONFICTION: Ernest Hemingway fell hard for a Venetian teenager, and she inspired him to write one of his greatest works.


Minnetonka chess grandmaster fails to repeat as U.S. champion

Wesley So didn't lose any games, but too many draws and too few wins left him in third place.


Complete Minnesota Poll results: State gun legislation

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 625 Minnesota registered voters between April 15 and April 18 about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control. Scroll…


Complete Minnesota Poll results: Gun laws

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 625 Minnesota registered voters between April 15 and April 18 about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control. Scroll…


Complete Minnesota Poll results: Taxes

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the recent federal tax law signed by…