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A tale of harp – and heart – from orchestra's trip to Cuba

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:50am
The harp has a bad reputation in Cuba, but four young students hope to change that with help from the Minnesota Orchestra.

Senate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating bill

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:30am
The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority.

Confident Twins ready to take on White Sox

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:10am
Phil Hughes will attempt to win his fourth straight start as the Twins open a three-game series in the Windy City

Developer considers condos, vertical parking system near new stadium ramp

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:50am
Ryan Cos. is now considering building condos and an automated parking system, rarely seen in Middle America, on a previously contentious thin parcel abutting the Viking Stadium parking ramp. Automated parking systems are vertical solutions for small spaces. The system relies on elevators, lifts or conveyor belts to mechanically park vehicles in stalls stacked one top of one another. The narrow strip of land where Ryan is considering using the concept was the source of an unexpected fight for development rights between the Minneapolis-based firm and the Minnesota Vikings last fall. The key site is located between Park and Chicago avenues just across 4th Street from the light-rail stop and kitty-corner from the new Vikings Stadium.

Twin Cities man in hot water over Twitter image of Obama in noose

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:10am
When the president joined Twitter on Monday, he amassed a record-breaking number of followers -- and found the ugly side of Twitter, too.

Ex-priest takes stand to deny claims he sexually abused Hastings altar boy

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:50am
“I’ve waited 18 months for this day,” said Francis Hoefgen, testifying in Dakota County District Court.

$19M data-breach deal between Target, MasterCard is voided

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:30am
The proposed $19 million settlement between MasterCard and Target over the Minneapolis-based retailer’s 2013 data breach has been voided after not enough banks signed off on the plan.

Reusse: Bill Veeck would love this gambit by his son

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:10am
CHS Field is an excellent addition to the Twin Cities’ expanding list of sports facilities. Patrick Reusse tells Mike Veeck: "I didn’t think you could pull it off."

Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:30pm
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.

Burger Friday: Under the skies at Union Rooftop

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:10pm
A double wallop of a burger perfectly suits downtown's one-of-a-kind dining venue.

Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves limbs just before trip to morgue

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:30pm
A man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his Milwaukee apartment, but began to move his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue, authorities say.

Ice Cube plays Soundset while prepping N.W.A. biopic

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:30pm
The hip-hop icon and movie star said of his performance at Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park, "School is in session."

Memorial Day weekend could see most road trips in years

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:50pm
Thanks to lower gas prices and a stabler economy, many say they will make trips they would have passed up in recent years.

More zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake outside treatment area

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:30pm
The battle continues to keep a west-metro lake free of zebra mussels.

Minneapolis council member tackles dozens of outdated laws

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:10pm
Council Member Andrew Johnson said he wants the city code to be more efficient, less of a burden to businesses.

Dayton OKs 4 budget bills including higher ed, health and human services

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:10pm
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday approved four budget bills, including higher education, health and human services.

Your Voices: Why I don't say 'wife' when talking about my partner

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:10pm
After 20 years together, my partner and I legally married in October of 2013 but I will never call her my wife. This is why.

More zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake despite treatment

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 5:50pm
It turns out that an effort to rid Christmas Lake of zebra mussels has not succeeded.

Find yourself at the Saints opener at new CHS Field

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 5:30pm
Star Tribune photographer Carlos Gonzalez took a panorama Thursday night during the Saints opener against Fargo-Moorhead.

Grand hotels are making a mini-comeback on Lake Minnetonka

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:30pm
Projects on Lake Minnetonka expected to be approved soon in Wayzata and Excelsior.