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Ex-Viking inspires pride with off-field 'uniform' for Cooper football players

Emmanuel Ogboru right a senior receiver at Cooper High School Wednesday helped freshman Manasseh Williams with his shirt during dressed for success Wednesday September 28, 2016 in St. New Hope, MN. ] Cooper football coach Willie Howard has installed a Dress For Success program, where football players wear dress shirts and ties on Mondays and Wednesdays. Jerry Holt / jerry. Holt@Startribune.com

Twice a week, players go to class in dress shirts and ties, a look catching on with classmates. “When you look good, you act good, you do your work good and you play good,” one said.

Striking nurses to vote Monday on new contract offer by Allina

About 100 Allina Health nurses including Denise Frovarp (with pom poms) from Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, marched through the Capella building in downtown Minneapolis earlier this week to demand a better contract.

The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses has no recommendation for Monday's vote, according to a union statement.

Eager Ryder Cup fans arrive early, dressed in patriotic style

Some fans started lining up at Hazeltine National Golf Club at 5 a.m.

From Facebook Live to a farmers market, Minnetonka residents weigh in via new ways

It's part of the city's new planning process, "Imagine Minnetonka," launched earlier this year.

Tenants win back rent, more time at affordable Minneapolis apartment building

New owners of tattered Park Laurel apartments tell residents that they can stay until Nov. 30, rent-free.

Police investigate 3 dead, 1 injured in south Mpls. neighborhood

Police provided few details about the slaying, which occurred this morning in the 5400 block of S. 34th Avenue in the Wenonah neighborhood.

Largest U.S. exhibition of Cuban art in 70 years coming to Walker

Arriving November 2017, "Adiós Utopia" boasts more than 100 works by dozens of artists — offering a complex portrait of life on the island since 1950.

Housing board grants rent relief to tenants on extended absences

MPHA cites burden of keeping track of makeup payments for tenants who left the country for 30-90-day trips

Five Minnesota schools named Blue Ribbon schools
Class Act

U.S. Department of Education announces Blue Ribbon honor for Minnesota schools.

Sweeping changes put the Mississippi River at risk

Coming Sunday: It is North America's greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk. Inside the race to protect the Mississippi.

Vikings sign deal to import hot dogs from Wisconsin

Schweigert will be in the bun this season and next at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Ryder Cup traffic improving in southwest metro

Congestion on roads leading to Hazeltine National Golf Club was starting to ease by midmorning Friday after big backups developed ahead of the opening tee.By…

Target shifts its giving strategy, promotes the power of play

Retailer pours money and sweat into playgrounds, other projects.

Striking nurses to vote Monday on offer by Allina, union says

The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses has no recommendation for Monday's vote, according to a union statement.

Vikings to try dedicated skyway as a way to tackle postgame congestion

The route's main goal is to help alleviate postgame congestion around the stadium for fans in cars.

Proposed casino project stirs emotions in Otter Tail County

The 270-acre complex is proposed for the shore of Star Lake, home to sensitive wildlife breeding grounds, cabins in families for generations and a private hunting club used by some of Minnesota's oldest-money families.

In Falcon Heights, a discussion on community policing

More than 100 people came together in Falcon Heights to sort out the options.

Minneapolis Public Schools referendum campaign quiet so far

The campaign said it will be ramping up efforts to raise awareness of the referendum soon.

KFAN host, singer Chris Hawkey among 20 who contracted Legionnaire's

Ailment knocked Chris Hawkey off the job for nearly a week.