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Acclaimed modernist architect Gunnar Birkerts dies at 92

Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the University of Michigan Law Library, has died. He was 92.

Cloquet teacher Len Anderson, 77, was a devoted champion for the St. Louis River

A biology teacher at Cloquet High School, he inspired thousands of students, started a water-quality testing program called River Watch and was a mentor to many.


Evan Gruenes biked across the Stone Arch Bridge during an art tour. City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board launch six interactive map tours that make it easy to explore public art in the city Thursday August 17, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. ]

New online tours offer guide to public art in Minneapolis

Minneapolis City Council to vote Friday on Arradondo as next police chief
Retiring farmers struggle to find someone to continue their work
I-494 reopens in both directions after semitrailer truck crash

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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Aaron Slegers (50) was high fived by teammates and the coaching staff after being pulled from the game in the top of the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians. ] AARON LAVINSKY ï aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The Minnesota Twins played the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Big rookie Slegers gives Twins big boost as they finally beat Cleveland

Gophers won't have a starting QB; Fleck decides they'll have two
Vikings' Rhodes: From 'Planet Xavier' to highest-paid defender
Souhan: Consistently awful Gibson needs to go after this season

A crew installs a section of a crude oil pipeline for Enbridge Energy. The environmental impact statement is out for another of the Calgary-based pipeline company's projects, a replacement for Line 3 in northern Minnesota.

Enbridge Line 3 options all would hurt American Indians, report says

Asian shares slide as Wall Street fall, Spain attack weigh
Hormel buys Fontanini, Chicago-based maker of Italian meats, for $425 million
Walmart is now a go-to for food online

The logo of the Metropolitan Council, the Twin Cities regional authority that was founded in 1967.

Met Council needs to change to meet today's demands; here's a proposal

Trump's reckless threat on Venezuela
Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on NFL protests
Readers Write: High school football and concussions, Confederate monuments, CEOs and Trump, Sun Country

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Khalid has become one of the most promising young R&B singers of pop music’s social-media-ruled era thanks to his hit “Location.”

Khalid talks cellphone romance, Lorde and Minnesota's Spooky Black

Packed with charm, 'Logan Lucky' pulls off the perfect heist
Beck's sold-out Palace show suggests nostalgia is where it's at
Hewing Hotel finally opening coveted rooftop bar to public – for 1 day a week

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.


U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, left, and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, right, during an interview with Star Tribune at Best Buy headquarters, Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Richfield, Minn.

Rep. Erik Paulsen, with powerful colleague, tries to sell tax code overhaul

Under fire from GOP, Trump digs in on icons of Confederacy
Minnesota minimum wage set to rise with inflation in 2018
Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump

This frame from video provided by KABC-TV shows a man atop a container loading crane at the Port of Los Angeles, where he climbed after an hours-long high-speed police pursuit of his vehicle in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The man left his car, climbed to the top of the crane and was sitting there as darkness approached.

Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash
Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down
James Murdoch pledges $1M to Anti-Defamation League as Trump protest

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

Barcelona van attack kills 14 in agonizing repeat for Europe

'Red alert' over Zimbabwe first lady, accused of assault
SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff
Charlottesville gives U.S. adversaries a chance to criticize

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Aaron Slegers (50) was high fived by teammates and the coaching staff after being pulled from the game in the top of the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians. ] AARON LAVINSKY ï aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The Minnesota Twins played the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Big rookie Slegers gives Twins big boost as they finally beat Cleveland

Souhan: Consistently awful Gibson needs to go after this season
Perkins has rough outing in return but says 'good results will come'
Grossman breaks thumb after collision; college coach says Garver promoted

Xavier Rhodes’ physical gifts always have been obvious, but it took a few seasons for him to develop into one of the NFL’s best — and best-paid — cornerbacks.

Vikings' Rhodes: From 'Planet Xavier' to highest-paid defender

Hartman: Vikings seeking offensive line answers
Vikings at Seahawks: Five things to watch, including Vikings' offensive rhythm
Sherels: Surviving and thriving as a little man on Vikings special teams

Jeff Dubay

Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

Tom Cruise's injury shuts down 'Mission: Impossible 6' filming for up to 8 weeks
Daniel Craig confirms that he's returning as James Bond: 'Couldn't be happier'
DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died.


Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83

Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83.


Russell Johnson, 70, was internationally known mathematician

Born in Fairmont, Minn., he focused on mathematics in college, earning a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.


Country music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93

Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93.


Lessons learned, love returned: Minnesota sportscaster Joe Boyle dies

The former Twins, North Stars and ESPN broadcaster, whose partners included Harmon Killebrew and Dick Vitale, set a trail that his son has followed in sports play-by-play.