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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.


Police investigate the scene of a shooting at the 2800 block of Hedberg Drive near a storage facility, Friday, June 23,2017 in Minnetonka

1 dead after shooting at Minnetonka storage facility

BCA completes investigation of St. Paul mayoral candidate Thao
Charges dropped against immigrant whose status was questioned by Metro Transit cop
Minneapolis, St. Paul gain larger slice of metro population

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Casey Mittelstadt, left, shakes hands with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago.

North stars: 3 from Minn. go in NHL draft's 1st round

Mejia labors through Twins' 5-0 shutout of Indians
Jimmy Butler gives the Timberwolves a ready-made leader
Getting defensive: Lynx shut down Mystics 93-76

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 for the end of Ramadan

Seward Co-op workers vote to unionize
Cosmetics maker Bell Labs expands again in Eagan, adding 50 jobs
3M safety unit partners with ironworkers

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Congress should pass new sanctions on Russia as meddling evidence grows

The constitutional crisis that almost was
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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.


President Donald Trump speaks Wednesday during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Fact check: Have Trump's touted missions really been accomplished?

Obama struggled to punish Russia for election assault
5 GOP senators now opposing health care bill, enough to sink it
New plea hearing set for Ohio man accused of links to IS

FILE - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, people line up to be among the first in Nevada to legally purchase medical marijuana at the Silver State Relief dispensary in Sparks, Nev. Nevada regulators reaffirmed Friday, June 23, 2017, that they intend to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1, despite a court order that threatens to scuttle the plan.

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

Mobster believed to be oldest in federal prison freed at 100
Ferguson, Mo., shooting case ends with $1.5 million settlement
Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers

Emergency personnel work at the site of a massive landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Dozens of people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot
North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death
Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Mejia labors through Twins' 5-0 shutout of Indians

Hildenberger, Gee added to Twins' long list of pitchers
Hildenberger's Twins debut features scoreless inning
Cespedes, Duda power Mets over Giants 11-4

Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?

Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'
Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp
Vikings begin to market 200-acre development around new Eagan HQ

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.