Fate unclear for North Side Minneapolis buildings ravaged by fire

Uncertainty looms over one of the last historic stretches of W. Broadway in Minneapolis as businesses and tenants recover from the blaze that gutted a row of apartments and several storefronts on April 15.

GOP House plan offers tuition relief for some Minn. college students

More than 400,000 MnSCU students stand to benefit from House-passed higher-ed budget. The University of Minnesota, which had requested $65 million for tuition freezes, was largely shut out.

Wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at 89

Legendary wrestler and promoter Verne Gagne died Monday surrounded by his family in Minnesota, according to close friends. He was 89.

After friend's OD death, teens get a reprieve

Murder charges against three Woodbury classmates were dismissed. The reason? Prosecutors said there's hope for the teens.

Body of missing Rochester college student found in pond just north of city

A body found floating in a pond just north of Rochester was tentatively identified Monday as William “Harry” Harrison Hempy, the 21-year-old college student who had been missing since …


Don't toss out $1.8M award to Ventura over American Sniper book, lawyer says

The former governor's attorney wrote that the author, Chris Kyle, knowingly fabricated the story.


Police: School shooter said he didn't plan to hurt students

A 16-year-old boy who fired two gunshots Monday inside a Washington state high school, hitting no one before a teacher tackled him, told detectives he never intended to hurt any students, a police spokesman said.


Senators, including Franken, want to close GI Bill loophole for for-profit colleges

A group of 20 U.S. senators, including Minnesota’s Al Franken, sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan last week asking him to assist in closing a …


Bookkeeper convicted of stealing more than $315K from Bloomington company

Owner said the theft was worth two years of profits.


Dayton shocked by new $2B price tag on Southwest light rail

The additional $341 million in costs are tied to poor ground conditions and soil contamination in St. Louis Park and Hopkins.


Report: Opiate OD deaths drop in Hennepin County, rise in Ramsey County

Overdose deaths from heroin and other opiates fell in Hennepin County last year for the first time since 2010, according to a local drug trends report issued Monday.


Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.


Minnesota cultivates scientists, produces a big crop of scholarships

Some scientists spend an entire career trying to get published in a prestigious journal. Nathan Klein, a chemistry and mathematics student at the University of Minnesota, did it before he …


St. Paul seeks court ban on gang activity at Cinco de Mayo festival

The city wants to keep Hit Squad members from disrupting this week’s Cinco de Mayo festival.


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 …


Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.


Minn. Senate OKs gas tax hike for roads, bridges

Under the bill, Minnesota drivers would pay an additional 16 cents a gallon to help bankroll statewide transportation upgrades, a tax that would rise with the cost of fuel.


Man charged with trafficking 16-year-old girl in Hennepin County

Dante Ohaier Jones, 24, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with promoting prostitution.


Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.