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Randball: 15 things to digest about eating 15 tacos on a lunch dare

One week ago, I ate 15 tacos for lunch. Since then, I’ve had countless people ask me about the experience.

Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks

While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.

Ila Borders returning to St. Paul, where she pitched for Saints 20 years ago

Borders made her pro debut in May 1997 and later pitched for Dukuth. On Saturday, the Saints will host Ira Borders day and honor the pitcher with her own bobblehead.

Why has Santana been so dominant? Here are five explanations

More movement on his pitches? Better catchers behind the plate? Maybe just a small sample size? Here's a look behind Ervin Santana's early-season success.

Michigan recruit splats Gophers in paintball video announcing his decision

Jalen Mayfield, who decommitted from the Gophers in March, rubbed it in this week in a video announcing he is staying home to play at Michigan.

Berrios starting today; Molitor hopes to keep success in perspective

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios, center, is removed by manager Paul Molitor during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 2-0, with Berrios getting the win.

Paul Molitor wants to avoid putting too much pressure on his young righthander, who's off to a 2-0 start and turns 23 this weekend.

Spielman gives updates on absent Bridgewater and Zimmer

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the sideline in the second quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - August 28, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, US Bank Stadium, Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers

General manager Rick Spielman, as he has done all offseason, declined to share whether the 24-year-old is ahead of schedule in his recovery.

Kill: Juggling quarterbacks hurt Gophers while he was coach

Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill will not make the same mistake he did in 2013 as the Gophers head coach, when he alternated between Mitch Leidner and Philip Nelson.

Souhan: Vikings, Bridgewater haven't handled injury news well

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

If they think Teddy Bridgewater is ahead of schedule, or on schedule, or doing encouraging things, why not just say so?

Lynx still perfect but their play needs improvement

Minnesota remains perfect in May (21-0) dating back to 2012. Minnesota won Tuesday despite 22 turnovers.

Postgame: Buxton faked out by Jones' play in center field

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton singles in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Jorge Polanco scored on the play. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Byron Buxton drove in the game-winning run on Tuesday, but he wasn't on base for long.

Reeve, four players get Olympic rings in Lynx pregame ceremony

The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team savored the moment during the national anthem after their sixth consecutive gold medal win. Lynx players Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus (left) and Maya Moore (second from right) were on the team and they, along with Sylvia Fowles and coach Cheryl Reeve, received their Olympic rings before the Lynx-Connecticut game Tuesday night.

There also was a moment of silence to honor the victims of the bombing in Great Britain.

Grossman's on-base prowess keeps Rosario on Twins bench in Baltimore

Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario had missed just one game all season when the Twins arrived in Baltimore for a three-game series. Now he's sitting out two games in a row.

Puckett, already in Cooperstown, makes another hall of fame

Kirby Puckett

The California League, a well-regarded Class A league, announced Tuesday that former Twins great Kirby Puckett is part of its five-member class.

One time only: Larry Fitzgerald will limit talking about his NFL future

Fitzgerald, the former Holy Angels standout, spent much of last season dismissing speculation he would retire before the 2017 season -- and has vowed not to get caught up in that again.

Wild on shrinking list of teams to have never made a Stanley Cup final

With Nashville’s berth, there are just four existing teams to never make it to the Stanley Cup Finals: the Wild, Columbus, Winnipeg and Arizona.

United likely without Abu Danladi for two to three weeks

Abu Danladi (right)

The rookie forward left the 2-1 loss against the Los Angeles Galaxy this past weekend late in the first half with a groin injury.

St. Paul officials are considering closing the public skyways earlier as part of an effort to improve safety downtown.

St. Paul city leaders announce plan to tighten skyway security

Crystal police officer shoots man wielding gun at Bassett Creek Park
Journalists protest University of Minnesota news leak investigation
Fairview hospital at U sued over alleged sexual assault of disabled teen

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Minnesota Twins outfielders Eddie Rosario, from left, Byron Buxton and Max Kepler celebrate after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Minnesota won 4-3.

Twins hang on to beat Baltimore 4-3, finish three-game sweep

Why has Santana been so dominant? Here are five explanations
Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field
Michigan recruit splats Gophers in paintball video announcing his decision

This photo combination of images shows the 10 highest paid women CEOs in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. Top row, from left: IBM CEO Virginia Rometty; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer; PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi; General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic. Bottom row, from left: Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson; Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld; Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good; Mylan CEO Heather Bresch; and Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron.

Women CEOs earn big pay, but few of them have the top job

Americans are eating more organic food than ever, survey finds
St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states
From cowboys to robots: Truckers way of automation

Listen: Legislative session goes up to – and over – the last minute

After Manchester, renew worldwide focus on counterterrorism
Sack cartoon: Manchester attack
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Shop for Kindness is a Mall of America pop-up store featuring 14 cause-related brands that support philanthropic efforts worldwide. Find it on Level 1 of the mall’s north wing until Sept. 10.

Can Mall of America's new Kindness store change shopping for good?

Planned Parenthood's new challenge: How to manage all those volunteers?
New Cirque du Soleil show — all about ice — coming to Target Center
A trip to Hades with Minnesota artist Samantha Russell

Rosemount High School football coach Jeff Erdmann.

Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

Despite all-night session, legislators miss another deadline
$4.1 trillion Trump budget plan would reshape aid to Minnesota
Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

Bill Cosby pauses in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse as one of his attorneys makes a statement to the media, as they arrive for the third day of jury selection in his sexual assault case, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia.

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast-cancer risk, study says
11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias
How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe

Police activity at an address in Elsmore Road, in connection with the concert blast at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 24, 2017. ??British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

The tragedy of Everest's normal: 10 dead this climbing season, so far
Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

Minnesota Twins outfielders Eddie Rosario, from left, Byron Buxton and Max Kepler celebrate after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Minnesota won 4-3.

Twins hang on to beat Baltimore 4-3, finish three-game sweep

Why has Santana been so dominant? Here are five explanations
Sano on what's ahead: 'More RBIs, more team wins. I can feel it.'
Goins' slam 1 of 4 HRs for Blue Jays in 8-4 win over Brewers

Michael Floyd talked with the media after the Vikings first organized full-team practice of the offseason at Winter Park Wednesday May 23, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN. ] JERRY HOLT ï jerry.holt@startribune.com

Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field

Souhan: Zimmer would help Vikings by ditching workaholic thing
Vikings GM gives updates on Bridgewater, Zimmer
Vikings surprise: Bridgewater throws passes during team workout

FILE - In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, actor Tom Cruise arrives for the Australian premiere of his movie "The Mummy," in Sydney. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise was appearing on the Australian morning news show "Sunrise" on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, when the anchors asked about it.

Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon

'Justice League' director Zack Snyder quits film after daughter's suicide
11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias
C.J.: St. Bonifacius native gets a diploma and a little Oprah time at college graduation

Wolves washout Bennett wins a title, says he'll have the 'last laugh'

Anthony Bennett won a championship ring in the EuroLeague, last weekend. Royce White, the former Minnesota prep star, is close to securing his own championship ring in the Canadian National Basketball League.

It's rookie Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices

For the first time Tuesday, Vikings’ top draft pick Dalvin Cook will line up against Linval Joseph and the rest of Mike Zimmer’s defense.

Golden State is beautiful to watch (unless you love the Wolves)

The Wolves should become a playoff-caliber team. But it will take a healthy mix of good fortune, timing and the unexpected demise of the Warriors to become anything more

Postgame: Mauer shocks with bunt single; Buxton misses miracle catch

There's a name you wouldn't expect to see on the list of 10 Twins players with the most bunt singles in team history.

Gibson returns to Twins, faces Orioles and MLB-best home record

Phil Hughes has been placed on the disabled list because of inflammation in his right biceps.