Minnesota Poll: Corporate inversions are unpopular in state

Two-thirds of Minnesotans think the government should outlaw corporate inversions — the business tactic in which U.S.-based companies acquire foreign firms and move their headquarters to a country with lower tax rates.

Hennepin County seeks protection for Adrian Peterson's son

The petition asked a judge to approve a safety plan for the child, including that Adrian Peterson not have any unsupervised or unauthorized contact with the child.

Egypt's El-Sissi ready to back anti-Islamic State fight

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region.

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.

Northbound 35W into downtown Mpls, Crosstown at 169 closed this weekend

Getting from the southern suburbs to Saturday's Gopher football game at the U could be tricky as northbound I-35W will be closed from the Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis from …


Alligator in Stearns County? Sheriff's deputy proceeds with caution

A 2-foot-long alligator caused a scare — and then a laugh — in Stearns County this week.


Federal judge rejects state's disability reform plan

Ambitious blueprint needs more specifics, judge rules.


Suspect charged in State Fair beer exhibit robbery of more than $100K

Documents say 20-year-old held a gun to a beer exhibit employee’s head and took over $100,000.


Jeff Johnson replaces campaign manager in race vs. Gov. Dayton

Staffing shake-up elevating former Pawlenty aide David Gaither, above, comes as Election Day looms.


Kurdish fighters head to Syria to fight militants

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have crossed from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants, as leaders of the ethnic group appealed for international assistance in their battle against the extremists.


TSA head applauds expedited airport screening

Security lines ease as nearly half of U.S. travelers enter PreCheck program.


Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.


Moose populations down as winter ticks cull herd

Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that's cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to offer hunters fewer permits or halt hunting altogether.


29 firms plan to apply to manufacture marijuana in Minnesota

Twenty-nine entrepreneurs signaled the Health Department Friday that they intend to apply to become the state's first pot farmers.


Minneapolis sticks with Ryan for developing land near Vikings stadium

Eager to get started on the last part of the Downtown East project, council accepted a lower payment.


Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods

Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning.


Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.


When it comes to baby names, Harper is the new Jennifer

Why is the girl's name Harper suddenly among Minnesota's top 10 baby names? Blame the online world. It's difficult for parents to pick uncommon names for their babies in the Internet Age.


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 …