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Teacher Sara Sexton, who died at age 79, taught her Minneapolis students to cherish learning

Beloved teacher Sara Sexton spent her four-decade career in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

The beloved teacher spent her four-decade career in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Gabe Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.


Dai Thao

BCA completes its probe of St. Paul mayoral candidate Dai Thao

Charges dropped against immigrant whose status was questioned by Metro Transit cop
Three brothers sentenced in Twin Cities-based multimillion dollar cellphone crime ring
Daisy Josiah, refugee who became mother to an entire community, dies at 53

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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano watches his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Twins start series in Cleveland sans Sano in lineup

Wild trades Jordan Schroeder to Columbus for minor leaguer
Scoggins: Adding Butler? Keeping Wiggins? This deal is a steal
Get ready for soccer transfer tales with faux-legendary endings

The crowds at Mall of America this weekend could be the equal of Black Friday, when this photo was taken. The mall is expecting an influx on Saturday and Sunday with the end of Ramadan.

Mall of America expects big crowds this weekend because of Eid

Seward Co-op workers vote to unionize
Cosmetics maker Bell Labs expands again in Eagan, adding 50 jobs
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with Somali refugees in Mpls.

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Congress should pass new sanctions on Russia as meddling evidence grows

The constitutional crisis that almost was
Sack cartoon: Guns
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The current Minneapolis Central Library, designed by Cesar Pelli, opened in 2006 on the same site as the previous building.

Minneapolis' 'library block' has a fascinating history of loss and renewal

Painting of Philando Castile's death on display in New York's Whitney Museum
Find a memorable burger at newest entry in the Mpls. food truck scene
Walker exhibit raising new questions from American Indian artists

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.


Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President Obama exchange words after meeting in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2016.

Obama struggled to punish Russia for election assault

5 GOP senators now opposing health care bill, enough to sink it
Legislative leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton agree to temporarily fund legislative operations
LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son

Lezley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. in 2014.

Ferguson, Mo., shooting case ends with $1.5 million settlement

Mobster believed to be oldest in federal prison freed at 100
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court
Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns
Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles
Popular French fitness blogger killed when whipped cream canister explodes

Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano watches his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Twins start series in Cleveland sans Sano in lineup

Soggy mess: Twins wait out long delay, give away game in a hurry
Melotakis, Wimmers designated for assignment as Twins call up Gee, Hildenberger
Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp

Vikings begin to market 200-acre development around new Eagan HQ
Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?
Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'

Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Kiss' Gene Simmons abandons bid to trademark 'horns' hand gesture
Prince Harry: Rising to throne is more duty than desire for royal family
C.J.: Floor director Tim Niccum leaves Fox 9 for better hours

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69

The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.


Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.


Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.


Former Kansas football standout Keith Loneker dies at 46

Keith Loneker, the former Kansas offensive lineman who spent three years in the NFL before becoming a modestly successful actor, died Thursday. He was 46.


Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies

Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. He was 73.