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For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands

Sitting in on a class, South High Principal Ray Aponte listened to students talk about what it’s like to be a young black man in today’s world.

As Minneapolis South High's Ray Aponte shows, leaders strive to connect, amid budget cuts and constant testing.

Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America

A rainbow shows over Target Field during the 2014 All-Star Game.

The facility is the first sports site in the nation to win gold LEED certification.


Star Tribune wins eight National Headliner Awards

The Star Tribune has won eight awards in the 83rd annual National Headliner Awards, including two first-place honors. The stories, projects, photos and digital content…


Recalling a miller's fateful decision to work late at the Washburn A Mill

Millwright Ernest Grundman's decision to hang around after his shift proved deadly, among 17 millers and a neighbor killed in a ground-shaking explosion and fast-enveloping fire.


War of words over Southwest light-rail transit line grows

In office just three months, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has already received an earful from Minnesota officials about the controversial $1.9 billion light-rail line.


100-year-old Minneapolis home gets high-tech makeover

The "net zero" house is among the 52 old and new urban residences rolling out the welcome mats for the Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour.


Prince fans make 'pilgrimages' to Minnesota's purple landmarks

Fans marked the first anniversary of Prince's death by visiting the star's Minnesota haunts.


Documents: Mpls. police commander waited months to report alleged stalking of officer

A cache of documents released Friday shed new light on an internal investigation into Lt. Michael Friestleben's handling of a case involving one of his officers.


Brothers convicted of attempted murder in downtown Minneapolis stabbings

Both victims in the case were seriously injured.


Cano accused of 'Jim Crow tactics' after challenging Minneapolis caucus results

Minneapolis Council Member Alondra Cano's challenge of Ninth Ward caucus results is an attempt to suppress the votes of East Africans, said her election challenger, Mohamed Farah.


Robert Halfhill, Twin Cities gay activist and archivist, dies at 76

His death leaves few left who remember the early days of the Twin Cities movement.


Lost Minneapolis: Snapshot provides a glimpse of downtown in the 1930s

Almost everything in this picture — the trolleys, the busy streets, the bright signs — are urban staples we'd love to see again. Take a look.


New restaurant and 'eatertainery' planned for old hardware building in North Loop

The two establishments – NOLO's Kitchen and Bar and Basement Bar – are expected to debut in September.


Contractor hired by Hennepin County attorney linked to past sanctions

Company that would aid offenders in Hennepin County was accused of unscrupulous behavior by attorney general's office.


Minn. Senate votes to block cities from setting min. wage, sick leave

The bill to overturn requirements in Minneapolis and St. Paul passes, 35-31, and is now headed to a conference committee.


Minneapolis will be reimbursed almost $5 million for Super Bowl services, public safety, facilities

Police services, at $3.1 million, are the biggest expense in the proposed contract.


Mpls. School District plans to cut most building engineers, raising concerns about safety

Consolidation would move the number of districtwide building engineers from 100 to 15, raising concerns of student, staff safety.


Six mumps cases confirmed at University of Minnesota

U officials urge students to stay in if they feel sick.


Klobuchar, Emmer team up to fight proposed cuts to humanitarian aid

Fighting a catastrophic famine in the Horn of Africa is a "nonpartisan" issue, they say.