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  • Two years after George Floyd's murder, Minneapolis' efforts to transform safety remain unfinished: City leaders say they see promise in new programs that rely on civilians for some services, but recent developments have raised fresh questions about whether the MPD can be reformed.
  • Hero teachers identified in mass shooting at Texas elementary school: A pair of passionate educators struck when gunfire broke out inside a Texas elementary school died protecting the students they dedicated their lives to teaching.
  • Finstad declares victory in Minnesota's First District GOP primary, Munson concedes: Voters in southern Minnesota headed to the polls Tuesday to decide which candidates from the DFL and GOP fields would advance to an August 9 special election for the seat. The district is open because of the February death of Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn after a battle with kidney cancer.
  • Judges: Minnesota customers should bear full $660M in costs from February 2021 storm: The judges' conclusions, released Tuesday, rejected contentions from two state agencies that because of utility mismanagement during the storm, ratepayers should not be charged.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities receives record $6M donation from MacKenzie Scott: The Twin Cities nonprofit, which is among the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters in the United States, will use the money to revamp its mentoring, boost programming and recruit more volunteers.
  • What did — and didn't — get done at the Minnesota Capitol this legislative session: Minnesota legislators worked until their midnight Sunday deadline to pass key pieces of a sweeping global agreement to spend billions on public safety, education and other programs over the next three years while cutting billion of dollars in taxes.
  • General Mills to sell Hamburger Helper, other brands for $610 million: Sales for Suddenly Salad and Helper — which include Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper and Hamburger Helper — totaled $235 million in the last fiscal year.

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  • Our bingo game will keep you eating at Twin Cities favorites all summer long: It's time to fully embrace summer 2022. And since summer is all about having fun, tackle this installment of the Taste section's Iconic Eats series by playing a delicious game of bingo, which highlights fabulous warm-weather adventures that are quintessentially Minnesotan.
  • WCCO-TV's Jason DeRusha talks about his decision to leave: DeRusha, the longtime WCCO-TV morning news anchor and co-host of "WCCO Mid-Morning," announced on Tuesday that he was leaving the television station he's been with for nearly 20 years. The Star Tribune caught up with DeRusha to hear more about his decision to join the millions of Americans in the Great Resignation.
  • 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week: Concert highlights for May 26-June 1 include the first big outdoor concert of the season.
  • This potato salad will rule summer barbecues: With a touch of acidity, spice and sweetness — plus your favorite add-ins — the seasonal staple has never tasted so good.
  • Vikings QB Kirk Cousins goes back to school, learning a new offense 'from scratch': As Cousins enters his 11th NFL season — fifth with the Vikings — he does so with yet another new offensive coaching staff and playbook that also requires him to learn another football language with which to communicate.
  • So you're taking over the Timberwolves, Tim Connelly? Good luck with that: Connelly, the new president of basketball operations, is the seventh person to be given full control of the Wolves since 1992. It's been a fun, futile stretch, writes columnist Patrick Reusse.
  • Sonny Gray dominates Tigers, Twins win sixth straight to lead division by 5 1⁄2 games: Gray collected his second win in as many starts, leading the Twins to a 2-0 win Tuesday night against Detroit and their sixth consecutive victory.

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The internet challenge is dead: Planking. The Harlem Shake. The Ice Bucket Challenge. During the early 2010s, internet challenges were a delightful phenomenon that took the world by storm. "These viral challenges," writes the Atlantic's Kaitlyn Tiffany. "Used to have the power to unite the internet, bringing together mall-food-court kids and professional athletes and politicians and 4-year-olds. Then suddenly, they disappeared."


May 25. 2019: Ronald Cooper of St. Louis Park launched his Sky Bird kite which measures a 16-feet wingspan and 75-feet long with the tail. Sky Bird was designed by kitemaker George Peters out of Boulder, Colorado. (Photo: Shar L. Gross/Star Tribune)