Dayton signs new laws for child protection reforms

The governor also approved $52 million to hire more workers and boost services for abused kids.

Deadlocked over long list of problems, Congress picks short-term fixes

Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.

Police patrol St. Paul's East Side to make 'positive contact'

St. Paul, Metro Transit officers partner to walk a busy and sometimes dangerous area.

Minnesota pilot project offers free ride to technical college

Program falls short of free community college for all, but backers hope it’s a start.

Swarm lacrosse will leave Twin Cities market

The National Lacrosse League team will leave Xcel Energy Center and the Twin Cities. A new home for the Swarm has yet to be decided.


Memorial Day weekend could see most road trips in years

Summer starts with Memorial Day weekend, and this year more of us will be going places.


Memorial Day look back: Photo of eagle on gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

Requests for the photo, and use of the story, have come from the Department of Veterans Affairs, military publications, Arlington National Cemetery.


Yes, Randy Moss was at a small-town Minnesota graduation Friday

Here's a quick make-your-day story about why the former Vikings wide receiver attended graduation in a town of 2,500 people.


Section 219: Are the Twins as good as their (surprisingly good) record?

The question of the moment for Twins fans is whether their team is really as good as its record through the first quarter of the season.


Expert dishes on Mpls. development boom — from the street + Photo Gallery

Consultant Sam Newberg offers insights on how it feels to walk around newer developments in Minneapolis.


Where's the best burger in the Twin Cities?

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson answers this reader question and others, including ones about morels, hot dog buns, newcomers, wine bars and Ecuadorean fare.


General Mills pulls ads from '19 Kids and Counting' after molestation scandal

As the sexual molestation scandal surrounding “19 Kids” star Josh Duggar gains more attention, food manufacturing giant General Mills is hitting the TLC reality show in the pocketbook.


Mpls. Institute of Arts puts masterpieces on water towers

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is reproducing masterpiece paintings on water towers in three Minnesota towns as part of its centennial outreach program


Misplay ruins Hughes' day in loss to White Sox + Video

The Twins jumped out to a 2-0 lead Friday night but allowed a run late as the White Sox took the first game of the weekend series 3-2.


Watch live: Gov. Dayton holds 12:30 p.m. news conference

Gov. Mark Dayton will talk about the recently completed legislative session.


Attorney for ISIL suspect: Feds waving 'bloody flag of terrorism' + Photo Gallery + Video

After federal court hearing, judge ordered the Minneapolis man to remain in custody.


Around the world in photos + Photo Gallery

The Star Tribune photo staff chooses the best photos from around the nation and the world each day. For a full-screen display, please select the first image. Tap the screen …


'19 Kids' pulled amid Josh Duggar molestation scandal

“19 Kids & Counting” has been removed from TLC’s schedule, as one of the show’s stars, Josh Duggar, finds himself mired in a child molestation scandal.


Rare Hawaiian monk seals make home at Minn. Zoo + Video

It is the only place that the public can view the endangered species outside of the Hawaiian Islands.