Brasserie Zentral takes diners on a journey down the Danube

REVIEW: The new restaurant Brasserie Zentral immerses downtown Minneapolis in a dazzling world of schnitzel, spaetzle and strudel. It's a gloriously rendered and genuinely novel homage to the flavors and customs of Austria and Hungary. ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Mpls. Park Board to spend up to $500,000 on light-rail tunnel study

Minneapolis park officials will spend up to $500,000 to hire engineering talent they hope will find that a Southwest light-rail tunnel is a reasonable alternative to a new bridge …

Charges: 13-year-olds girls were found 'huddled,' 'crying' at man's home

The suspect met the girls online, picked them up in Andover and brought them to Burnsville home, charges say.

Nearly 500 flights canceled at Chicago's airports

Weather caused delays and nearly 500 flights to be canceled at Chicago airports Thursday. The cancellations came about a week after sabotage at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center caused delays nationwide.

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended.


Former President Clinton to campaign in Minnesota

Former President Bill Clinton is bound for Minnesota next week to campaign for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken.


Netflix signs Adam Sandler to four-film deal

Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service.


NTSB blames fatal Minn. towboat accident on operator

A federal report says a fatal towboat accident near La Crescent occurred because the vessel's operator was not properly trained.


Forest Lake man, 5 others implicated in Nat. Guard bribery scheme

Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.


Dayton, Johnson look to build on first gubernatorial debate + Photo Gallery

The Rochester debate between Mark Dayton, Jeff Johnson and Hannah Nicollet kicked off a series of five meetings.


'Twilight' to be revived in Facebook short films

"Twilight" will be raised from the dead for a series of short films on Facebook.


Prince William, Kate warn photographer over 'surveillance' of Prince George

Prince William and his wife Kate have threatened to take legal action against a photographer they say has been monitoring their toddler son Prince George.


Strib Biz Live: Big solar plan at MSP; latest markets


Supreme Court takes up case over store's refusal to hire woman wearing hijab

The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed.


Are you still ready for Thursday night football? TV thinks so

Despite allegations of misconduct by stars, public-relations fumbles and evidence of brain damage in former players, professional football has never been more popular — or more lucrative.


Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia

A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.


Superior, Wis., police arrest 5 teens in fatal shooting

Police have arrested five suspects in the fatal shooting of a young man at his home.


Replay: Live Blog coverage of High School League meeting


U.S. Ebola case has local West African community reaching out + Video

The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday it plans to revisit its Ebola response plan. But officials said recommendations to health care providers and confidence that the state is well-prepared to handle a local diagnosis remain unchanged.