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Mercury regulations put Grand Marais in awkward spot

Grand Marais, shown in April 2014. Like dozens of communities that put treated wastewater into Lake Superior or its tributaries, Grand Marais is under a costly mandate to reduce the amount of mercury in its effluent.

Town leaders praise the goal to protect Lake Superior but say the effort is misguided and costly.

SeaWorld has an identity crisis

Kasatka, one of SeaWorld’s last killer whales born in the wild, died Aug. 15 at the San Diego park after battling lung disease.

Crowds dwindle as people reject performing animals.


Realtors Lasha Raddatz and Julia Israel hope to help close the gap.

Already-low homeownership rates of Twin Cities minorities fall further

John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis
Tevlin: North Side's Tooties is almost back from brink
St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios threw seven scoreless innings and threw out Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt out at first to beat the Diamondbacks 5-0 on Saturday.

Five-run fourth inning backs up Berrios as Twins shut out Arizona

Remembering 1967: A big-time milestone for Twin Cities sports
Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever
Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback

Greg Zeman of Branch Messenger worked in open space outside the office of Melissa DeLay of TruPerception at Industrious co-working space in RBC Plaza.

Co-working, flexible leases at Twin Cities office buildings continue to grow

That drill you returned to the hardware store? It's now half price at a liquidator
Schafer: Thrivent executives have hard conversations about race
Already-low homeownership rates of Twin Cities minorities fall further

President Donald Trump walks into the Rose Garden to speak to boys and girls with the American Legion's youth programs, at the White House in Washington, July 26, 2017.

In a complicated, difficult world, unity is uneasy

Reward, don't punish, Minnesota health care innovation
Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers, Tribune Content Agency
Readers Write: Good old days, Charlottesville, charitable gambling, rent controls, travel to Vietnam

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 wait, hype in a stunner of a show
How Minnesota State Fair is winning the battle with casinos for grandstand acts
John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Alexander: Cellphone won't live-stream sports anymore

Q: I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Nexus cellphone last July because it could stream live sporting events and was a size I liked. Then I…

Alexander: She can text from an iPad, but only to a limited audience

  Q: My daughter, who is hearing-impaired, has been told that she can text from an iPad. Is this possible? My daughter…

How to rein in an iPad that hogs the e-mail

QI just bought an iPad and connected it to my home Wi-Fi network, which already had two Windows PCs on it. But when the iPad is using the wireless network, we can't receive any e-mail on the other computers. What's the cure?


Carl Icahn speaks during the New York Times’ DealBook Conference in New York, Nov. 3, 2015. The billionaire investor announced via Twitter that he will no longer be advising President Donald Trump on regulatory matters.

Trump adviser Icahn resigned ahead of negative magazine story

Chris Coleman takes on early baggage in race for governor
Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program
Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally"

Counterprotesters holds signs at a "Free Speech" rally by conservative activists on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston. Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.

Boston 'free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

Mourners gather at Las Ramblas, where a deadly van attack took place Thursday, in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 19, 2017. Spain has a reputation as one of Europe�s most dogged counterterrorism operators, and officials are struggling to answer how a group of youths carried out a deadly attack. (Samuel Aranda/The New York Times)

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

Military exercises to test U.S., North Korean restraint
Twin Cities' Sierra Leone community seeks to help homeland hit by mudslide
Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' ties to Spain considered

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios threw seven scoreless innings and threw out Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt out at first to beat the Diamondbacks 5-0 on Saturday.

Five-run fourth inning backs up Berrios as Twins shut out Arizona

Melville, not Gonsalves, will pitch for Twins in Monday's doubleheader
Sano exits Saturday's game with sore left shin, will undergo tests
Kelly slam, Phillies beat Giants 12-9 to end 6-game skid

Case Keenum stepped up to make a throw with Seattle's Cassius Marsh rushing from the outside Friday night.

Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman likes new rule for holding off roster cuts
FANTASY PLAYS: Wide receivers more important as game shifts

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

Minnesotans are chasing the chance to see a total solar eclipse

Dave Williams has never seen a total solar eclipse. With any luck, that’ll change Monday. The former director of the planetarium at St. Cloud State…


Minnesota weather clouds chances of seeing solar eclipse

If you're hoping to view the eclipse locally, you might have to take a rain check — in 2024.


Eclipse gives scientists rare chance to study sun's corona

Astrophysicists should have a four-minute window to record the ghost of the missing sun when the total solar eclipse occurs Monday. They won't have another chance for years.


Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

– A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.…


Track the eclipse in your backyard

Stuck in Minnesota for Monday's eclipse?Don't despair: There's a way to track the historic event, while learning some astronomy, that works best in places that…