Minneapolis, St. Paul come back to life as pandemic wanes

Sisters Natalie Redinger, center, and Heather Dewitt, right, participate in a traditional Swedish circle dance Thursday at the American Swedish Instit

Thanks to high vaccination rates, summer weather and the lifting of Minneapolis and St. Paul mask mandates, June has marked a reanimation of Minnesota's metropolitan core after more than a year of COVID-induced inactivity. The signs of revival are everywhere.

Continuing GOP skepticism over Biden's win worries 'students of democracy'

Duane and Mary Bonebrake stood at attention as the Princeton Scouts carried the American flag at the beginning of the Princeton Rum River Festival’s

National polls show large numbers of Republicans continue to believe Trump was the election's real winner.

How will Third Precinct arsonists pay $12 million restitution? They probably won't

The Minneapolis Police Third Precinct station was evacuated and destroyed May 28, 2020, after George Floyd’s death in police custody.

$12M restitution for Third Precinct fire sends signal; debt unlikely to be paid off.

Minnesota events group aims to see Olympians swimming on top of Vikings turf

Wendy Blackshaw is CEO of the relatively new Minnesota Sports and Events, trying to attract major sporting events to the state.

New nonprofit working to bring more national sports events to Twin Cities.

12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children

Danny Gonzales, right, stands in front of his flooded house with his neighbor Bob Neal in Slidell, La., Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.



Melissa Cramton stopped to chug a free beer as she ran down London Rd during Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday morning.    ] ALEX KORMANN • alex.korm

Recovery run: Grandma's Marathon brings the crowds back to Duluth

Minnesota events group aims to see Olympians swimming on top of Vikings turf
Who dug the sandstone caves along St. Paul's riverfront?
Towing mogul's rare car collection hits auction block

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Regan Smith reacts after the women’s 200 backstroke during the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Stunner at the U.S. trials: Regan Smith upset in 200-meter backstroke

Gophers men's basketball has an all-over America team
Buxton returns, Cruz blasts a two-run home run to spark Twins over Texas 3-2
More than a parent, Vikings' Ham knows he has to work at being a dad

Scores, schedules, and stats
At Scheels in Eden Prairie Center, customers can walk under a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium or take a ride on the 65-foot indoor Ferris wheel.

Retailers entice shoppers with attractions as foot traffic rises

Schafer: Good luck with management by Zooming around
Delta's new station chief works to build back MSP hub after pandemic
Is your company on the list of Minnesota's 2021 Top Workplaces?

Both adults and children dance around the maypole to celebrate midsummer.

Reflections for a midsummer night

Bureaucratic snafus shouldn't delay aid
Sack cartoon: Get vaccinated for those you love
Readers Write: Father's Day, Minneapolis mayoral race, jury selection, gun laws


Sack cartoon: Get vaccinated for those you love
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Duluth architect David Salmela designed the lodging at Wild Rice Retreat, including the RicePod (top), and the sauna house (above), which includes a r

New Wild Rice Retreat offers more soothing travel experience in Bayfield, Wis.

'We're so glad you're here!' Orchestra signals a cautious return for Minnesota's arts scene
Former Walker Art Center director's Minneapolis home now a gallery/cinema
Minnesota theaters are welcoming moviegoers back 'home'

Neal: Baldelli was right not to rush Byron Buxton

With the Twins more than a dozen games out of a wild-card spot, there is no sense of urgency. In this case, waiting until Saturday to play Byron Buxton again paid off.

Anderson: Fatherhood is at its best in the physical world

In this country, fathers aren't as present in their kids' lives as they once were. Those fathers who share activities with their children outdoors are especially well-positioned for positive gains.

Mossier helps Minnesota companies take more steps for LGBTQ inclusion

Nick Alm, founder of the Twin Cities consulting firm, said they were inspired by another visionary Minnesota entrepreneur.



Duane and Mary Bonebrake stood at attention as the Princeton Scouts carried the American flag at the beginning of the Princeton Rum River Festival’s

Continuing GOP skepticism over Biden's win worries 'students of democracy'

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth Day event
Deal finally struck for businesses damaged by riot, but is it enough?
Trump cowboy seeks 2nd act in politics after Capitol breach

Danny Gonzales, right, stands in front of his flooded house with his neighbor Bob Neal in Slidell, La., Saturday, June 19, 2021.

12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children

Officials say cause of deadly Pride parade was accidental
Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death
Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

A damaged Humvee was seen in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, in May, left behind as U.S. and NATO troops withdraw.

Lawmakers rush to help Afghans seeking visas for helping the U.S.

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary
Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout
Haiti plagued by hunger, virus and gangs

Mushroom shelves are still visible in this old Mushroom Valley cave, which is now part of the Wabasha Street Caves.

Who dug the sandstone caves along St. Paul's riverfront?

Did modern Minnesota roads evolve from Native American trails?
How did the North Loop neighborhood get its name?
From bankrupt racetrack to aviation hub — what remains from MSP Airport's early days?

Melissa Cramton stopped to chug a free beer as she ran down London Rd during Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday morning.    ] ALEX KORMANN • alex.korm

Recovery run: Grandma's Marathon brings the crowds back to Duluth

Pandemic made 'unusual' Duluth rental market
Check Grandma's Marathon top finishers, how your favorite runner did
Rotich wins Grandma's; Lindwurm of Eagan tops women's field with best finish ever for Minnesotan

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles, during day five of of the Royal Ascot horserace meeting, at Ascot Racecourse, in Ascot, England, Saturday June

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

O.J. Simpson keeps fighting in Vegas against Goldman judgments
Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

marvel of a match Fluffy pup Marvel was born without a front right paw. Barb Felt, who has raised golden retrievers for 40 years, said “she’d be t

The family of Waconia boy, 7, with a limb difference just adopted a puppy with three paws

Minnesota police departments hand out vouchers instead of tickets for broken car lights thanks to a Minneapolis nonprofit
Mpls. lemonade seller, 7, differentiates herself with fortune-telling bonus
Inspired Problem Solver Willie Dominguez is a friend to fathers