What to do with pugnacious pug while on long vacation

Tina VanderWaal, the mother of performer Grace VanderWaal, held Grace's pug, Frankenstein, as Grace performed at We Day Wednesday. Frankenstein was frightened by the confetti gun.

From Yorkies to retrievers, dogs have helped keep soldiers safe

In this March 1945 photo, members of a U.S. Marine Corps war dog platoon moved up to the front lines on Iwo Jima, Japan.

For centuries, dogs have been part of the military, using their unique skills to help keep troops safe.

How to keep an ailing pet quiet without going stir-crazy

How to keep your ailing animal quiet without going stir-crazy.

'He didn't mean to leave us': Lileks says goodbye to his family's beloved dog

When Scout wasn't waiting for a hunt, he loved to play-fight. Most of all he loved to run. He always came back. Until he didn't.

New love triggers feline jealousy

Shelters plead: Don't select a dog by breed alone

Shelters are leading the charge to stop selecting a dog based only on its breed.

Can you keep your cat from bringing you the critters it kills?

Madi, Finn, Masia and Roxie: Star Tribune readers on their dogs

We asked readers to tell us about their once-in-a-lifetime dogs.

Newly resurfaced 1936 video features a Mpls. 'fire cat' sliding down station poles

Watch this hilarious newsreel clip from 1936 featuring Mickey the Minneapolis Fire Cat.

Minnesotans sent in their favorite cat photos, and they're purrretty cute

Take a break from the depressing news to enjoy these cute Minnesota cats.

There are all-time great hunting dogs; this is one of them

Bailey has everything: brilliance afield, character, charisma, warmth. Finding that once-in-a-lifetime dog can be good news and bad.

Pet monkey who was 'kind of a celebrity' around St. Paul has died

Mikee, 'the last legal pet monkey in Minnesota,' dies at 19.

The developer that purchased and closed St. Anthony’s only mobile home park is working to salvage the site’s redevelopment plan.

Developer works to salvage St. Anthony mobile home park plan

Minnesota's troubled vehicle licensing system makes changes
Jewish Community Action tries 'deep canvassing' to move needle on racism
Minneapolis seeks to streamline visa process for undocumented victims of crime

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has a firm grip on his job. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

Zimmer stops short of naming Keenum starter for rest of season

Scoggins: Win or lose, rivalry game will show what Gophers are made of
Black Friday bonus: Wild goes to a shootout to beat Colorado
Prep Bowl 4-1-1: Everything about today's state high school football championships

The Mall of America holiday decor provided the perfect selfie backdrop for shoppers Friday. An early report had 2,500 people in lines around the mall to get in at 5 a.m.

Black Friday shoppers fill stores while also staying busy online

Rebirth plans for old Magnetation site in Grand Rapids on hold
Developer works to salvage St. Anthony mobile home park plan
Burnsville small business attracts big box-sized crowds on Black Friday

Signs in southwest Minneapolis currently bear the name of a popular lake and its proposed replacement name.

Jeff Johnson: Why I'm voting to keep the name 'Lake Calhoun'

Early reviews are in — and positive — on St. Croix bridge
Editorial cartoon: Michael Ramirez on deficits
Readers Write: Harassment at the Minnesota Legislature, federal tax reform, speech at polling places, opioids, immigration, 'Kremlin meddling'

The Gateway District in Minneapolis was a colorful, skid-row area wiped out by urban renewal in the early 1960s.

Mpls.' notorious Gateway District razed 60 years ago; time to stop mourning loss

Nuns in Chanhassen's 'Sister Act' forge a true sisterhood
'Daddymoons' give fathers-to-be one last hurrah with buddies before baby
Sense and Santability: Jungle Theater's holiday show is a gift for Jane Austen fans

Reacting to harassment news

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A protest against sexual harassment was held last week at the Minnesota State Capitol.

What's next move at Capitol after 2 lawmakers step down?

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it
Democrats on state, local levels have plans for gaining voters' trust
Minnesota's troubled vehicle licensing system makes changes

Jeff Grubbe is chairman of the Agua Caliente Tribe, which plans to build an $80 million cultural center in Palm Springs, Calif.

More American Indian tribes are reclaiming sacred artifacts

Colleges, high schools use "Hamilton" to enhance teaching
Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name
Hundreds of thousands of names purged from background check database for gun purchases

Abdallah Abdel Nasser, 14, receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was in injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt.

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

Olympian Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled to 13 1/2 years
Latest London scare shows the toll of a year living on edge
German politics is in the midst of a shake-up

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has a firm grip on his job. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

Zimmer stops short of naming Keenum starter for rest of season

Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward
No pain, big gain: Vikings take three-game division lead by beating Detroit
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum

Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica out of tonight's game with a mid-foot sprain

Timberwolves welcome four-game homestand
Fans annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
Wolves' fourth-quarter failings reason for concern

The Wild's Nino Niederreiter has been on a scoring tear.

Wild's Niederreiter goes where the goals are

Wild set for critical three-game stretch vs. Central Division
Ex-Wild winger Pominville, back with Sabres, sees better days ahead for Buffalo
Black Friday bonus: Wild goes to a shootout to beat Colorado

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein, 'wicked conspirators' in cryptic post

Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online
Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to media
Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement _ never

California pet stores will be able to sell only rescue animals beginning next year

In a blow to commercial animal breeders and brokers, California pet stores will soon have to get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from shelters and…