Target Corp. cuts will reverberate in downtown Minneapolis

Target Corp. is the dominant employer in downtown Minneapolis. So the company’s plan to empty thousands of desks over the next two years could significantly interrupt the momentum of an increasingly vibrant city center.

George Takei shows wit with Minneapolis variety show

In town for a two-night “Wits” gig, the social media star and “Star Trek” icon’s current passion is the Broadway musical he’s mounting this fall.

Charges: Wis. woman was Facebook chatting before crash that killed three kids

Kari J. Milberg, 34, faces three counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and one count of reckless driving after police say she was actively on social media while behind the wheel.

Truck crash, fire closes eastbound lanes of I-90 bridge into Wisconsin

The crash occurred about 7 a.m. on the Interstate 90 bridge connecting La Crescent, Minn., and La Crosse, Wis., authorities said.

2 U classroom buildings briefly evacuated by 'chemical odor'

The Fire Department said its crews were checking on a “possible chemical leak” on the sixth floor. The department said the chemical has yet to be identified.


Fire alarm prompts unscheduled shutdown of Prairie Island nuclear unit

While there was no indication of a fire, plant personnel are “taking conservative actions” and putting the unit out of service to investigate what happened, a statement from utility …


The real story behind the 'Prince the basketball star' photo

A photo of Prince the hoopster went viral today after it was posted on Twitter, prompting Deadspin, Slate and others to write that "Prince was an Afro-rocking, coach-hating schoolboy …


Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018 + Video

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.


Florida man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office

A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense.


Defiant Alabama justices: Until US Supreme Court rules, we're in charge

The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.


Surprise vote returns U grad Rosha to Board of Regents

He’ll fill remaining term of the late David Larson.


Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.


Facebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail

Griping about work has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail.


Throw out Ventura defamation verdict, Taya Kyle's attorney tells Appeals Court

Attorney for Taya Kyle challenged the verdict for Jesse Ventura on constitutional and other grounds.


British Open host Royal St. George's to allow female members

One of the three clubs used for the British Open with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time. Royal St. George's, which last …


U.S. envoy to S. Korea slashed in face during knife attack + Video

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.


Wolves flounder in home loss to rejuvenated Denver + Photo Gallery + Video

The Timberwolves were beaten at Target Center by a Nuggets team that has now won two in a row since firing its coach Tuesday.


2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.


Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.