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Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

A rainbow appeared over Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN. Musician Prince was found dead at the site on Thursday morning. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - April 21, 2016, Chanhassen, MN, Prince Rogers Nelson (57) found dead at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN.

It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6, in time for his memorial concert a week later, the trustees for his estate announced Wednesday afternoon. Fans could pay $38.50 to $100 or more for a 70-minute tour.

Leslie Jones’ website hacked; nude photos, personal info exposed

Leslie Jones, a cast member in the film "Ghostbusters," poses backstage during the Sony Pictures Entertainment presentation at CinemaCon 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in April.

Leslie Jones is the latest celebrity to be the victim of a hacker, with her personal website being vandalized on Wednesday morning.

Shopping at the fair? Where to find deals on Minnesota-made goods

A selection of products from Faribault Woolen Mill’s Eco-Woven collection.

Believe it or not, the Minnesota State Fair is a fine place to score discounts from Faribault Woolen Mill and other home-state manufacturers.

Minn. State Fair keeps getting bigger and better, even as other states struggle

Minnesota's Great Get-Together keeps it mass appeal by mixing tradition and surprise

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As 'Pokémon Go' invades the State Fair, will you be elated or annoyed?

The Minnesota State Fair begins in less than 24 hours and "Pokémon Go" players are rejoicing.

Not so sweet news: Doctors set new limits for kids' sugar intake

A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.

Rosenblum: Family ties are the key to long life

Turns out the people most likely to keep us alive well into our 80s and beyond are our complicated, annoying and ultimately endearing families.

Pen pals celebrate 70 years of writing to each other

Lois Csontos-Nielsen and Freda Jones have been friends for 70 years. But they have been in each other's presence only four times.

Best concerts of the week: Malamanya, Guided by Voices, Minnesota State Fair

Your guide to the Twin Cities's must-see shows this week.

Social media stars feel pinch of regulatory agency

Federal agency takes aim at YouTube stars' paid endorsements.

Tips for couples becoming empty nesters

Couples experience mixed emotions after their children move on.

Looking for the best waffles in the Twin Cities? Today's the day

It's easy to celebrate. Have someone else do the cooking, or plug in your waffle iron, whisk together a few ingredients, and eat.

Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package

A luxury hotel package has all the tailgating essentials for Vikings games: a concierge, champagne and a limo.

The Star Tribune is looking for a book to publish

Ask Amy: New parents wonder about posting, tagging

Hax: Dating dryspell has mom worried

High-end, hand-cut ice is a must for Minnesota's cocktail culture

The growing fascination with craft cocktails — which feature high-end ingredients and cost $10 to $20 — has created an equally high-end business for properly chilling them.


Is everybody happy? At Eastside, the answer is "yes."
Table Talk

Chef Nick Dugan is leaving for Spoon and Stable, and 112 Eatery vet Dennis Leaf-Smith is replacing him.

Rosenblum: Family ties are the key to long life
Gail Rosenblum

Turns out the people most likely to keep us alive well into our 80s and beyond are our complicated, annoying and ultimately endearing families.


WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook — although not on the messaging service itself.


Best concerts of the week: Har Mar Superstar takes the zoo, rare solo show featuring Bad Plus pianist

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.


Style calendar

Enjoy North Loop Night Out from 5-8 p.m. today in Minneapolis. The monthly shopping and dining event features more than a dozen merchants offering discounts.…


TV picks for Aug. 25: Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke,' plus Rupaul and Judy Garland

In the zoneCan Britney Spears actually sing? It's hard to tell based on her concerts, in which taped vocals tend to dominate. There will be…


New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Bullseye, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) While the president of the United States is in New York to meet…


US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support the residential real estate market.


Perfection for a price: How to make artisan ice

A small Minneapolis company is riding the surprising wave of high-grade ice.


Back-to-school lesson: how to avoid becoming 'that' parent

There are ways to keep in touch with your child's teachers and still not seem intrusive.


Word of the week: gerontifying

Definition: Gettin’ up there in age. Sample usage: To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway in “The Sun Also Rises,” gerontifying is like going broke for…


Sci-fi game "No Man's Sky" has more clues than it has limits

Virtually endless universe debuts for Windows and PlayStation 4.


Two Chinese retirees win hearts on their epic American road trip

Finding kindness and kindred spirits in the remaining wilds of the West.


Home addition connects to nature next door at Griffith Park of Los Angeles

Expanded home borders on and overlooks L.A.'s Griffith Park.


A slow cooker can be a college kid's go-to appliance

Try a humble but versatile slow cooker – or two or three.


Ten starter slow cooker recipes for school

Ten starter recipes1. Oatmeal. Get breakfast going the night before, using 1 part steel-cut oats to 4 parts water. Cook 6 hours on low.…


Katydid and cicada songs make friends in China

The songs in the homes of many Chinese come from insects.


Baby panda becomes diplomat in US-China relations

One year old, Panda chooses his own way.


Baby panda visitor tales

Sai Tam said she wasn't disappointed. She and her adult daughter awoke at 5 a.m. in New York. They drove a relative who uses a…


Spa customers find sub-zero temps therapeutic

A typical starting temperature can be minus 110 Celsius.


Performer Mike Daisey brings 'The Trump Card' to the Guthrie

The production centers on issues raised by the rise of Donald Trump, including questions about civility, performance art and the state of American democracy.


Fancy or absurd? Twitter goes nuts over Mississippi students' lap of luxury dorm

Most dorm rooms look like prison and smell like EZMac. But not at the University of Mississippi. It turns out that super fancy dorm rooms at the southern university are a thing.