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Scowcroft, national security adviser to 2 presidents, dies

A lifetime before he served two presidents as national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft was just 12 when he decided to become a West Point cadet after reading about cadet life. After he graduated with the Class of 1947, he decided to join the Army Air Corps and train to be a fighter pilot. He achieved that goal, too, but then fate shot down his plans.

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft has died at 95.

Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died, a Bush spokesperson said Friday. He was 95.


National Guard troops responded to civil unrest in the Twin Cities after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Minnesota National Guard sending soldiers from Stillwater to Guantanamo Bay

Ramsey County Public Health offering free COVID-19 testing
Woman dies in crash in St. Paul involving stolen motorcycle
Judge won't strike Mike Freeman from prosecution in George Floyd death

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With no fall proving ground, what's a Minnesota prep football recruit to do?

With no fall proving ground, what's a Minnesota prep football recruit to do?

Stollings fired at Texas Tech; ex-U player tweets 'incidents weren't just isolated'
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
Grad transfer Brandon Johnson close to joining Gophers basketball team

People waited to speak with representatives from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission about unemployment claims Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Midw

US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

With ammo sales and demand for outdoor gear rising, Vista Outdoor is making money again
Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat
GOP senators clash on proposal to force open-market beef deals

A man jumped off a burning car May 28 during the third night of protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.

Almost any word with power, especially these days, has the potential to offend

Local governments around Minnesota need federal help in this continuing crisis
My uncharacteristic vote for the Democratic ticket hinges on Biden's VP pick
75 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Another edition of the annual bomb debate

Sack cartoon: What happened that night between Gov. Walz and Mayor Frey
What happened that night between Gov. Walz and Mayor Frey

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Monte Carlo restaurant in Minneapolis.

Landmark North Loop restaurant reopening after first closure in 100-plus years

Bandcamp Friday returns at 'crucial time' for musicians and fans seeking a pandemic kick
Hothouse festival in northeast Minneapolis this weekend is all about poets and filmmakers of color
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra cancels all concerts for the rest of the year

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.


President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. U.S. officials say Beijing has accelerated its crit

U.S. sees election threats from China, Russia and Iran

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no new help for jobless
What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?
Park service gets new chief as new cash flows from Congress

Demonstrators gathered at Floyd Light City Park on their way to Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Portland, Ore.

Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
US: Border tunnel appears to be 'most sophisticated'
Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

16 killed, dozens hurt after virus repatriation plane skids off runway in India

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port
Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre
China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

A flock of wild turkey roamed the streets Tuesday in Northeast Minneapolis. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com A flock of wild turk

Why do wild turkeys seem to thrive in the Twin Cities metro?

After Lake Calhoun, what about other Minn. place names with racist roots?
What's the story behind Pilot Knob Road, other odd street names?
Why is Minnesota the last state with 3.2 beer?

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Duluth school board approves hybrid plan for fall

New CEO named at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth
New cocktail lounge brings retro feel and frozen drinks to West Duluth
St. Louis County shows fastest Minnesota virus case growth

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, Ky.

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book
Coroner: British TV host died by suicide before assault trial
Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

U.S. officials are forecasting a near-record corn crop this year, but prices are below break-even.

Bumper Minnesota corn crop on tap as prices founder

As acid rain is curtailed, wheat gets less sulfur needed for tasty bread
China bought a record amount of corn the other day, but it's unlikely to hit trade-deal target
Sen. Tina Smith attacks Jason Lewis over past crop subsidy comments

“I am noticing that I have laughed more since I started this than I laughed in the last 20 years,” said Fletcher Johnson.

Facing hardship during COVID, these Minnesotans find comfort in levity

Nonprofit auto shop looks to expand to meet growing need after unrest in Minneapolis
AchieveMpls launches student support fund to address trauma of pandemic, George Floyd killing
How a Black cowboy became a disinformation target

Herman Cain is mourned, celebrated at his funeral in Atlanta

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, was guided by his Christian faith in politics, business and his personal life, his pastor said at his funeral Friday.


Job losses, fear of virus complicate Latino voter hopes

Every day, 29-year-old Maico Olivares tries to call about 25 people, mostly within the Latino community, to persuade them to register to vote.


Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in Times Square

A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square, where supporters of the landmark project were flanked by protesters calling it an offense to Muslims.


Obituaries: Minnesotans who have died from COVID-19


Rachel Vrudny, an educator who battled adversity with optimism, dies of COVID-19 complications at 60

Vrudny, of Brainerd, was adventurous and tough despite a lifetime of health problems, her father said.