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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future.

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis knew how to laugh and cry

Jerry Lewis sometimes didn't know whether to laugh or cry.


Ladislas Mihigo, left, is among a growing number of Congolese arriving as refugees in Minnesota. Here he walked with some of his family around a block near their St. Paul home. For more photos, go to startribune.com/galleries.

Congolese seek a community in Minnesota

Bicyclist fatally hit in Mpls. was U researcher, avid runner, volunteer
Vintage farm truck survives 76 years, then is totaled by drunken driver
Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

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Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario was congratulated by Max Kepler and Brian Dozier, right, following his grand slam off Arizona’s Braden Shipley on Sunday at Target Field.

Twins finish off Arizona sweep with nine-run first inning, Rosario grand slam

'It's a cruel game.' Seattle beats United on extra-time penalty kick
Bite Squad to Vikings squad: Team signs former Gophers QB Leidner
Souhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision jet customer at the new Duluth Vision Jet Finishing Facility. B&M designed and engineered the 68,000-square-foot office and manufacturing center expansion for Cirrus Aircraft, which needed more space to produce its new single-engine Vision jet.

Employee ownership is secret sauce at rapidly growing Burns & McDonnell

Target's Nicollet Mall store makeover gives glimpse into plan to retool stores
SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers
Why remote working succeeds at some companies and not others

FILE - A Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, file photo of the Thufa hill in Reykjavik, Iceland. A recent CBS news report revealed that Down syndrome has been virtually eliminated in Iceland.

An awful way to eliminate Down syndrome

Be wary of changes in police governance in Minneapolis
Readers Write: Violence in society, payday loans, Enbridge pipeline, Lake Calhoun, the American flag
U.S. workforce participation rises, and women are leading the way

Jessica Metcalfe on the North Dakota prairie. When she started the blog “Beyond Buckskin,” she didn’t know it would become a force for Native American fashion.

Top American Indian stylemaker's home base: a tiny N.D. town, pop. 29

Kendrick Lamar proves he's worth the wait, and the hype
How Minnesota State Fair is winning the battle with casinos for grandstand acts
John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.


FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. Tech companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users.

FCC's decision on 'net neutrality' looms; advocates push back

Lobbyist at Trump campaign meeting has web of Russian connections
Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings
Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change

The eclipse forecast for the Twin Cities.

Millions flock to prime spots to view eclipse

Carbondale, Illinois, is the eclipse's ground zero
Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy
No Powerball winner, jackpot swells to $650M

FILE - This is a April 30 2008 file photo of submarine owner Peter Madsen.

Danish police: Submarine owner says woman died in accident

Trump will address Afghan strategy as U.S. commanders hail new force
Nations search for 10 missing after US destroyer collision
Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell

Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario was congratulated by Max Kepler and Brian Dozier, right, following his grand slam off Arizona’s Braden Shipley on Sunday at Target Field.

Twins finish off Arizona sweep with nine-run first inning, Rosario grand slam

Souhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race
Miguel Sano headed to disabled list because of stress reaction in left tibia
Miguel Sano headed to the disabled list

Former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner ran a drill at the NFL scouting combine in March at Indianapolis.

Bite Squad to Vikings squad: Team signs former Gophers QB Leidner

After Seattle's big plays, Vikings have 'got to do better in coverage'
Vikings are close to full strength for Sunday practice
New 3rd Street lane could speed exit for Vikings fans

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's social media blank-out sparks frenzy of speculation

Leah Remini slams Tom Cruise as 'diabolical,' not a good person
Robin Thicke, model expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday
C.J.: Brenda Langton has a milliner for a daughter

Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in Hollywood.


Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.


Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

Reaction to the death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis:


The Latest: White House praises Lewis for comedy, charity

The Latest on the death of comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis (all times local):


Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.