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Soundset survives last-minute cancellations in a strong 10th year

Top, T.I. had the crowd — about 35,000 strong —laughing and rapping along during his afternoon set. Above, the notoriously tardy Lauryn Hill took the stage right on time and gave a performance that spanned her career.
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No-shows and schedule delays couldn't spoil the hip-hop mega-fest in its 10th year, thanks to strong showings by Lauryn Hill, T.I. and the locals.

The silliest Wonder Woman comic book stories of all time

Wonder Woman, whose first live-action movie premieres Friday, hasn't been immune from some really dumb stories over her 76-year history.

Welcome to the world's coolest kindgergarten: A German soccer stadium

A kindergarten class watched preparations for a match from a classroom inside the FC St. Pauli soccer team’s stadium in Hamburg, Germany. The Pestalozzi Foundation operates the kindergarten inside the stadium, with players from the team coming by to read to children and parents watching matches from the kindergarten’s deck.

Classes are held in the Millerntor-Stadion, a 30,000-seat soccer stadium in Hamburg.

Paul Magers, 4 others entering Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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Mobile Market driver/cashier Keshawn Williams stocked fruit on the bus.

Twin Cities Mobile Market, a retrofitted Metro Transit bus loaded with food, expanded in May.

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Summer serial: Embark on Great Lakes adventure in 'Redemption's Run'

When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wis., 12-year-old Kacie stows aboard his boat, Redemption, searching for answers about the father she has never known.

After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.

Minneapolis singer/songwriter Chastity Brown's album do-over pays off

The Minneapolis folkie scrapped an entire record and lost her way, but wound up finding several new paths in the interim.

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Savage artist aims to cheer up children with vibrant murals.

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"The Carmichael Show" returns as network TV's most daring sitcom.

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Walker postpones garden opening after 'Scaffold' protests

Los Angeles-based artist Sam Durant issued a statement Monday expressing remorse for not reaching out to the Dakota community.


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Soundset survives last-minute cancellations in a strong 10th year

In this Saturday, May 27, 2017 photo, Bruce Springsteen, right, performs at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., with rocker Steven Van Zandt, left, during the show�s encore. Springsteen performed a handful of songs including �Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out� when Van Zandt surprised guests and invited Springsteen on stage.

Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Van Zandt concert

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation
Ariana Grande vows Manchester benefit concert: 'We won't let hate win'
'Property Wars' star facing trial for wire fraud in Phoenix

Capt. Jack Sparrow is back.

Johnny Depp's latest 'Pirates' installment merits mutiny

Even Dwayne Johnson's coolness can't rescue 'Baywatch'
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'Wedding Plan' sticks to a familiar rom-com blueprint

A drug overdose rescue kit is displayed at a training session on how to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers.

Minnesota opioid deaths climbing despite attention, intervention

University of Minnesota is nerve center of brain-mapping research
Hospitals are checking to see if patients' cupboards are bare
Making pacemakers easier on the heart may come down to connections

Chef Matt Quist of Taher helped Jasmine Herrarty and Victory George of Urban Ventures.

Young Twin Cities gardeners team up with chefs to create Home Team salads

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Want to give your vegetables a smoky allure? Get grilling
It's time to enjoy fiddlehead ferns, morels and early peas

Shop for Kindness is a Mall of America pop-up store featuring 14 cause-related brands that support philanthropic efforts worldwide. Find it on Level 1 of the mall’s north wing until Sept. 10.

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Paul Magers, 4 others entering Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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Theatergoers mingled at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis during an Open Call event for young patrons before a recent performance of “Refugia.”

Millennials want more than cheap tickets from Minnesota theaters, museums

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Minnesota artist returns from L.A. for austere, magnetic solo exhibit
Walker postpones garden opening after 'Scaffold' protests

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Review: 'Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine,' by William Rosen

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NONFICTION: William Rosen's history of antibiotics reveals rich personalities and the intellectual gamesmanship of discovery.


Forty years later, critic who panned first 'Star Wars' movie has no regrets

As the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars" this past week, we wondered if our critic who panned the movie four decades ago wanted a second chance. He didn't.


Review: 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,' by Gail Honeyman

FICTION: A touching, funny novel about a misfit who is the survivor of childhood trauma.


TV picks for May 29: 'Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland,' Leah Remini, 'Still Star-Crossed'

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The Monday Briefing: The return of the outdoor concert

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