Minn. high schools scramble to meet ACT's many test-day requirements

But before students can fill in a single bubble, schools have to meet ACT’s many test-day requirements: no public address announcements or bells, desks arranged 3 feet apart, and a mandated start time, regardless of a school's regular schedule.

How a forecast of high-skills jobs in Minnesota was twisted out of shape

The share of jobs that require training beyond high school in Minnesota is growing only moderately.

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

Twin Cities man twice drove at officers before being shot at MSP

“A vehicle intentionally drove at the [airport] police officers, who were on foot,” said Lisa Kiava of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect and an officer are both expected to survive injuries.

Police body cameras are newest tool against domestic violence

But fears persist about privacy and police footage.


Mauer's triple in 11th inning lifts Twins over Seattle + Photo Gallery + Video

Joe Mauer’s balance at the plate yielded a double to center and a decisive triple to right.


One man drowns, two safe after canoe capsizes in Vadnais Heights

Vang Houa Thao was the oldest boy in a family of eight children, competitive, smart, a college graduate with a job in the finance industry in the Twin Cities area.


Chipotle to stop serving genetically altered food

Starting Monday, its food will be free of genetically engineered ingredients. Whether others will follow is uncertain.


Prison for Minn. man who made porn using kids in his home for day care

Man sentenced for using children in his wife’s care.


Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.


Former Minneapolis council aide brings transgender issues to the forefront

Andrea Jenkins has recorded hundreds of hours of conversations with transgender people as part of a project at the University of Minnesota.


Note to readers: New look delayed

A planned launch of our redesigned website ran into technical difficulties Sunday. We’re working to resolve them, and we’ll deliver that new look as soon as we can.


NBC finds more embellishment by suspended anchor Brian Williams

Network execs were briefed on internal probe.


Restaurant creator took Minnetonka to Downtown Disney + Video

Steve Schussler’s idea for the Boathouse began to form a few years ago when he drove his own Amphicar into Lake Minnetonka with his dog.


Tainted drinking water is costing Minnesota taxpayers millions

Randall’s water emergency is the latest sign of an environmental problem in Minnesota. Nitrogen fertilizer is leaching into groundwater from farm fields, contaminating wells and costing taxpayers millions.


New Alexandria high school rethinks the classroom

In Alexandria, there’s a new high school template — moving walls, no desks, and a new way to teach.


A new look for StarTribune.com

After a year’s work, today we are introducing an entirely new website to our large, growing audience of digital readers — changes and improvements that many of you have …


Minnesota's Charlie Parr, alone with the blues + Video

Minnesota music hero Charlie Parr finally has a team behind his new record but is still a one-of-a-kind, one-man operation on the road.


Twin Cities chess grandmaster has high finish in elite tournament

Twin Cities chess grandmaster Wesley So put his troubles behind him and turned in a very strong performance at an elite tournament in Azerbaijan, finishing in third place, behind …