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Walker director expresses regret over new scaffold sculpture
Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, “Scaffold” (2012), which references the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862. ... Read More

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await
President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip abroad was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord. ... Read More

Dayton says he is undecided on signing all 10 budget bills
The governor leveled criticism at some features of the plan, particularly the tax bill, after the Legislature wrapped up its special session at 3 a.m. Friday. ... Read More

Minnesota boaters face a new regulation, speed rules for Memorial Day
New law this year requires carbon monoxide detectors on boats with enclosed cabins. ... Read More

Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train in Oregon
Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said. ... Read More

Charges: Man killed parents in Eden Prairie with screwdriver
The 38-year-old had recently been released from a civil commitment for mental health issues. ... Read More

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Architect's timeless '50s home near Lake Harriet hits market for $1.225M
Completed in 1959, this 4,220-square-foot southwest Minneapolis house was so unusual that it attracted attention from the New York Times and Progressive Architecture magazine. Now, you can have it for $1.225 million. ... Read More

Live: Follow the Gophers vs. Iowa in Big Ten baseball
Get in-game updates and everything you need to follow the Gophers in the Big Ten baseball tournament. The No. 3-seed Gophers play Iowa. If Minnesota loses, it will be out of the tournament. ... Read More

Fans of prized Edina fishing hole, Minnehaha Creek rapids fight to save them
Some in Edina head to the City Council on Tuesday to oppose the plan to alter the creek in Arden Park. ... Read More

Here's how much Fox News is hurting without Bill O'Reilly
Fox News has had a rough couple of weeks since its split with Bill O’Reilly — and it’s starting to show. ... Read More

Reusse: Twins' international signings have paid off, Nishioka notwithstanding
Their heralded 2009 international signings of Miguel Sano, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco now make up the core of the team. ... Read More

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At Bethel University, eight special students celebrate a milestone
First graduating class of Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development program is filled with pride and excitement. ... Read More

Lobsterman shares his 2013 tale of 12 hours floating on his boots in new book
The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in the first moments after he was flung off his lobster boat. ... Read More

Report: Kushner sought secret Kremlin link
President Trump’s son-in-law discussed with Moscow’s envoy the possibility of setting up secure communications between Russian officials and the Trump transition, U.S. officials say. ... Read More

Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids
New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids. ... Read More

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Special package: Summer fun 2017
Unconventional outdoor activities can be found everywhere in Minnesota. But they're not all that awaits. Check out our special package on fun things to do this summer in the Twin Cities and beyond. ... Read More

Teardownapolis? Buildings in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul don't last long
Thousands of downtown buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been lost to the wrecking ball, but skyscrapers may have longer life spans. ... Read More

Gophers baseball keeps season alive with frantic rally against Hoosiers
Eddie Estrada Jr.’s three-run homer capped the Gophers’ comeback. ... Read More

Summer serial: Embark on Great Lakes adventure in 'Redemption's Run'
When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wis., 12-year-old Kacie stows aboard his boat, Redemption, searching for answers about the father she has never known. ... Read More

More than the rooster is new at the revamped Sculpture Garden
The $10 million makeover acaps a yearslong transformation of the Walker’s campus led by Olga Viso, the art center’s executive director. And the garden’s June 3 reopening marks a major moment for the city, which is gussying itself up to host the Super Bowl next year. ... Read More

Last inmate from hijacked van of prisoners is caught in Mpls.
The pursuit for 10 escaped prisoners started this morning after an inmate hijacked a transport van. ... Read More

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89. ... Read More

Target cuts nearly 40 jobs in restructuring of merchandising division
Employees are eligible for severance packages. ... Read More

Archer on target as Rays end Twins' winning streak at four
The Tampa Bay righthander struck out 11, using his showcase slider to devastating effect. ... Read More

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