New concept for Sculpture Garden mixes wildness, formality

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A group that’s advising the $10 million revamping of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is opting toward crossing its 16th-century formality with 21st-century sustainability. The garden’s signature Spoonbridge and Cherry …

Saks Off 5th will reopen across street in City Center in 2016

Saks Off 5th, which closed its downtown Minneapolis location this month, said Tuesday that it will return in April 2016 -- in City Center, across the street from its former location.

Dayton $42 billion budget prioritizes children, targeted tax relief

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DFL Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a $42 billion budget proposal that showed increases to spending on education and human services. It also provides tax relief for middle-class Minnesotans.

Army agrees to pay for New Brighton water treatment for the next 30 years

The agreement settles the city’s lawsuit against the Army, filed last year.

Principal at Green Central school in Mpls. placed on administrative leave

Parents were notified Monday that Lorraine Cruz, who has led the school since 2013, would no longer be returning, but district officials are not saying why.


Suspect in Mendota Heights cop killing was busy texting, calling that morning

Jury could have the case by Friday.


Thieves ram SUV into Wells Fargo museum in SF, steal gold

Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.


Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.


Tale of Tiger's tooth: 'Dude ... caught me square on mouth'

Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.


Minnesota terror suspect to be released to halfway house

A Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will be released to a halfway house while his case is pending.


Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.


Fatal fall from Sparboe Farms roof prompts OSHA to fine subcontractor

Ruben R. Esquivel Solis, 23, of Okabena, Minn., was installing tin atop a chicken barn in June 21 and fell nearly 30 feet to the concrete floor. A board …


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'American Sniper,' 'Boy Next Door' have changed box-office game

“American Sniper” and the sexy Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door,” the top two movies at the box office this weekend, could be giving Hollywood a glimpse at its future.


Boston area hit by howling blizzard; New York gets off easy + Photo Gallery + Video

A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning.


Man kills himself outside Roseville Montessori school + Video

A Falcon Heights man apparently shot the kitchen window of a Roseville Montessori school Monday afternoon before killing himself in the school’s parking lot.


Man admits sexually assaulting two women in downtown Mpls. ramp hours apart

Peijan L. Hodges, 22, of Farmington, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct.


Def Leppard, Alan Jackson, Turtles to return to State Fair grandstand

Even though we’re in the midst of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the Minnesota State Fair wants to get on our radar. Def Leppard, Alan Jackson and the Turtles are the latest acts to be announced for this summer’s grandstand lineup.


US new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.