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NoDak students told: Don’t dress like Julia Roberts
In Devils Lake, N.D., school administrators figured a 24-year-old movie would resonate with the kids when it comes to how to dress properly. ...
Critics find ‘Radio Man’ long, less than insightful
While Garrison Keillor is an icon in the world of radio, local theater critics have found his skills as a playwright lacking. His show “Radio Man,” now on stage at the History Theatre, left critics wanting to know more about the man, and less about the show. From John Olive at HowWasTheS ...
At Target, boys are superheroes, girls can marry them
Sooner or late, some department store buyer is going to learn not to deploy children's clothing that assigns gender roles. Target is the latest retailer to fall into the minefield with some pajamas. ...
Death penalty politics enters the governor's race
The death penalty hasn't surfaced as an issue in the race for governor in Minnesota. But it's another area on which the candidates disagree. ...
Fall color peaking up north
Vibrant color should hold though this weekend in most of central Minnesota. Colors are accelerating in the Twin Cities metro. ...
California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
Grocers support the ban because it sets a statewide standard and allows them to charge consumers a 10-cent fee for using paper bags. ...
Andover girls found in Burnsville after 'grave concerns' lead to search
Grace Laski and Jaiden Mahlberg, both 13, were found in Burnsville Tuesday morning after going missing Monday night. An adult male is in custody, police said. ...
Report: Gunpowder plant's remains create hazards at U's Rosemount site
The ruins have left contaminated soil and pose physical risks to workers, the health department says. ...
Delegation demands meeting with VA Secretary
They want answers about falsified medical records at the Minneapolis VA. ...
Hearing: The Secret Service failures
How on earth did Omar Gonzalez jump a White House fence, dash across the lawn, run through the front door and into the East Room without being stopped? Where were the guards? And why did the Secret Service lie to us? And, while we're on the subject, why was the Secret Service asleep at the swit ...
Photos: Armed with umbrellas, Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators stay in the streets
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, mostly students, are demonstrating for a fifth day. Here's some of what the demonstrations look like. ...
Photos: Autumn's glorious colors in Minnesota and around the world
While Minnesota's fall show has certainly picked up momentum in recent days, a colorful display is also unfolding elsewhere. ...
October comes knocking with wetter pattern
The latest trends suggest an end to our three month long dry spell, as multiple rounds of showers move in this week. ...
Secret Service chief faces questions over breaches at White House
Director Julia Pierson will appear opposite lawmakers just as new information has come to light about the Sept. 19 incident. ...
In Hwy 169 lane reduction, ‘Satan laughed’
Some good has come out of the commuting headache. We've come to know of the writing of Amy Mytnik of Shakopee, whose letter to the editor in the Star Tribune today is an instant classic. ...
Washington Post: White House intruder made it to doorway of Green Room
The newspaper cites "three people familiar with the incident" for its report that Omar Gonzalez was "running through much of the main floor." ...
European activists say they don't want any US 'chlorine chicken'
The chlorine vs. no chlorine debate has risen to the surface in the context of a trans-Atlantic trade agreement, which would create the world's biggest trade-free zone. ...
In NFL, prayer is unsportsmanlike. Sometimes
Football and religion are at it again. In last night's game, Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah knelt in prayer after picking off a pass from the over-the-hill Tom Brady and scoring a touchdown. ...
US charges Pakistani man of conspiracy over his spyware app
The app in question is called StealthGenie. It allows users to monitor calls, texts and the location of an unsuspecting user. ...
Everything but the squeal: How the hog industry cuts food waste
Americans eat just half of the meat produced by farm animals. What happens to the rest of the animal? ...
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