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Snowy Owl predictions stand

We are waiting for the owls

Collecting bird eggs once was an active hobby

Called oology, referring to the study of eggs

Neal Justin: My lunch with David Cassidy

Star Tribune TV critic recalls 1994 interview with former teen idol.

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher flies solo in short but tight First Ave set

Monday's sold-out concert lasted just over an hour and included a half-dozen tunes by his old band.

The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett to team up for June 30 concert at Target Field

Glenn Frey's son Deacon and Nashville stalwart Vince Gill will round out the new Eagles lineup.

Look what's open: St. Paul's first Spyhouse Coffee

The Minneapolis coffeehouse chain debuted its St. Paul outlet -- at Snelling and Palace -- on Friday morning.

First Avenue to open new restaurant and bar adjoining Palace Theatre in St. Paul

The famed music club is taking over the Wild Tymes space next to the Palace.

New vegan ice cream and crepe shop opens today in northeast Minneapolis

At Crepe & Spoon, all but two of the ice cream flavors are dairy-free.

Saints co-owner Bill Murray channels love for minor-league baseball into series

The new Facebook comedy debuted Monday.

Macalester grad comes up short in 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions

Austin Rogers finishes third in two-day finals.

Eaux Claires fest changes dates again, now opposite Basilica party in 2018

Justin Vernon's hometown camp-out put advance tickets on sale for its July 6-7 run, but the lineup is still TBA.

A rainy night with Louise Erdrich

Hundreds turn out for the launch of her new novel, "Future Home of the Living God."

Tickets for Jimmy Fallon in Mpls. after Super Bowl available Dec. 22

Tickets won't be available until Dec. 22.

Bad Waitress relaunches northeast Minneapolis location with new chef, menu and cocktails

The new concept will go live on Friday, Nov. 24

Does a duck's quack echo?

Strange things people believe

Wilco gets over the 'resentment' for an adoring opening-night Palace gig

The locally beloved Chicago rockers offered a little bit of everything to kick off their final three-night run of the year.

You'll never guess which Mpls. band landed song on Netflix's 'Stranger Things'

The relatively forgotten mid-'80s group recorded for Blackberry Way Records, whose founder landed them on the hit TV show.


The Rosemount High School marching band performed at the Mall of America earlier this month. The band will be among 10 nationwide — and the first from Minnesota in three decades — to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Minneapolis City Hall tower bells to go silent for construction
No grass, no golf as wet weather delays reopening of Edina city golf course
Church behind West Bank's landmark Jesus mural seeks new home

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Minnesota's Head Coach P. J. Fleck on the sideline during the fourth quarter as Minnesota took on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field, Saturday.

Gophers extend Fleck's contract for another year through 2022

Start could be key for Wild against Sabres
Terence Newman is Vikings' best asset in fight against complacency
Which young player(s) should Twins try to sign long-term this offseason?

Kwik Trip is investing in a bakery and other facilities to support its convenience stores.

Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment

Target limits 15 percent off Cyber Monday sale to that day, online this year
What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?
US stocks mostly slip away from their latest record highs

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1210446

Trump may be a turkey, but I'm thankful Hillary isn't president

Listen: Franken allegations, resignations from Legislature rock state politics
Sack cartoon: Paulsen, Emmer, Lewis, taxes
Readers Write: Tax reform, the Franken situation, Stras nomination

Hola Arepa owners unveil new Asian street food spot in former strip club

Thursday's Vikings game blitzing some Minnesotans' Thanksgiving dinners
How the night before Thanksgiving became the 'biggest drinking day of year'
In winter, this northern Minnesota bog attracts birders from around the country

Paulsen, Emmer, Lewis, taxes

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A good divorce is possible, says psychologist
Gail Rosenblum

Nearly 25 years ago, Constance Ahrons put two words together that rocked legions of couples: “Good” and “divorce.” After the San Diego-based psychologist wrote “The…

Minneapolis seniors who lost their center make Halloween call for help
Gail Rosenblum

Operating on a $185,000 annual budget, the Skyway Senior Center relied on private funding and in-kind support from the city of Minneapolis. Despite repeated attempts to keep it open, supporters were unable to find an ongoing sponsor.

Rosenblum: Hopkins woman creates moving memorial for World War II vets
Gail Rosenblum

Like so many of us, Jean O’Keefe avidly reads the obituaries. But she does more than just read. She guards memories. Since 2010, O’Keefe has…


State Sen. Dan Schoen did not go to a news conference Wednesday. Instead his lawyer, Paul W. Rogosheske, raised questions about the harassment allegations against Schoen.

Lawyer: Schoen 'never meant to sexually harass anybody'

Champion for rape reform faces new ordeal after distancing herself from Franken
Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement
Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. The fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown put Ferguson in the national spotlight.

Ferguson leaders wonder if federal monitor worth cost

The turkeys not on your plate: They're out back, climbing the roof
Uber customers torn between scandals and service
After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic during an angry outburst in the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued
British hospitals feel the pain of Brexit as health workers leave country
Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel sacked Vikings quarterback Case Keenum during the second half of an Oct. 1 game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings struggle to score and win against the Lions in the Zimmer era

Buckle up and expect some bumps in Vikings' ride toward playoffs
Former Vikings Moss, Hutchinson move step closer to Hall of Fame
Vikings' Keenum playing with big ... fortitude, Zimmer says

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau argued with a ref about a call during Monday’s loss in Charlotte.

Still a 'work in progress,' Wolves look to avoid first three-game skid

Fans annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
Wolves stung by Hornets for second consecutive loss
Timberwolves finally get some extended time at home

Zack Mitchell watched his first NHL goal trickle into the net against the Islanders on Oct. 26 at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild hopes Mitchell adds some zip to its offense

Wild sends struggling first-round picks back to minors
Wild gives New Jersey too much help in 4-3 overtime loss
Start could be key for Wild against Sabres

FILE - This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Cassidy died Tuesday night.

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting second child together
C.J.: Jokes take shape when comedian/magician David Harris takes stage with contortionist Cheryl Birch

MCAD art sale leads the Twin Cities' 5 must-do art events this week

How to see, buy and enjoy art this weekend


Messersmith announces 4-week residency at Icehouse to kick off a busy 2018

The Twin Cities pop/rock strummer will perform four unique shows with different themes and openers every Wednesday night.


Minneapolis comic gets big break at celebrated New York club

Chloe Radcliffe performed for a chance to appear on "Conan."


"The best people to play these roles"

Characters with disabilities should be played by people with disabilities, says Mixed Blood's Jack Reuler.


Despite scandal, new documentary on Mpls. club will still include Louis C.K.

Director of "I Need You To Kill" says it was too late to cut the comedian from the final film.