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Dennis J. McGrath, deputy digital editor, is a senior editor of StarTribune.com.


Minnetonka chess grandmaster qualifies for world championship cycle

Wesley So is one of eight who will be in the Candidates tourney in Berlin in 2018.


Review: 'Death in the Air,' by Kate Winkler Dawson, recounts deadly London fog and a serial killer

NONFICTION: A parallel look at the 1952 smog that killed 12,000 people and a serial killer who murdered eight.


Minnesota Poll results: Distracted driving

The most recent Star Tribune poll, conducted between April 24 and 26, asked registered Minnesota voters about distracted driving. Here's what they said:    table…


Minnesota Poll results: Dayton's approval ratings

The most recent Star Tribune poll, conducted between April 24 and 26, asked registered Minnesota voters if they approve or disapprove of Gov. Mark Dayton's…


Minnesota Poll results: How Minnesotans see the healthcare debate

The most recent Star Tribune Poll, conducted April 24 to April 26, asked registered Minnesota voters several questions about their healthcare and debates surrounding the…


Minnesota Poll results: Donald Trump, foreign policy and Russia

The most recent Star Tribune Poll, conducted April 24 to April 26, asked registered Minnesota voters several questions about President Trump's foreign policy proposals and…


Minnesota Poll results: Donald Trump's favorability ratings

To mark President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, the Star Tribune polled registered Minnesota voters between April 24 and April 26. Highlights from…


Minnesota Poll results: Senatorial job approval ratings

The most recent Star Tribune poll, conducted between April 24 and 26, asked registered Minnesota voters if they approve or disapprove of the job performances…


Minnetonka chess grandmaster's 67-game unbeaten streak comes to an end

So, who became the U.S. Champion earlier this month, hadn't lost a game in elite play dating to last July.


Midwest is king of world chess as lavish St. Louis club lures top players

St. Louis donor helped shift center for the brainy game away from Moscow.