Dynasty of tiny mayors in the making in Dorset

Six-year-old ex-mayor endorses 3-year-old brother to succeed him.

Outdated law banning hats in Mpls. theaters may soon be gone

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The proposal is the latest from officials looking to clean up the city's business laws.

Sen. Tom Bakk, Gov. Mark Dayton speaking today for first time in weeks

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Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said he had a call scheduled today with Gov. Mark Dayton, their first communication since the Legislature finished business June 13.
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Vince Flynn tribute to mark release of his last book

The late best-selling author's friends and local media celebs will appear at a St. Thomas Academy fundraiser Oct. 6.
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Would a Tom Brady vs. the NFL court case wind up in Minneapolis?

Here’s a scary thought if you are really tired of Deflategate. Per Maury Brown, writing for USA Today’s The Fields of Green blog, ripping the…
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Target VP who helped launch Cartwheel is leaving

Alan Wizemann, Target's vice president of mobile and Target.com, is leaving the Minneapolis-based retailer
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Twins look to get back on track versus Pirates

The Twins lost two of three games to the Yankees over the weekend and now face a talented Pittsburgh squad

MN Senate approves raises for staff

The Senate Rules Committee, which manages the operations of the Senate, approved raises for staff of 3 percent this year and 3 percent next year, as well as a $1,500 lump sum payment this year.

Rep. Tom Emmer leads Republican effort to lift Cuba embargo

Rep. Tom Emmer leads Republican effort to lift Cuba embargo

Mpls. authorities suggest W. Broadway fire may have been arson

Minneapolis police and fire investigators are exploring if someone intentionally set a fire that destroyed several north Minneapolis buildings.

Lynx will ease Fowles into the mix

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said she hasn't decided if her new center will start Wednesday

"Kinky Boots" rush tickets at the Orpheum for $25

"Kinky Boots" rush tickets at the Orpheum for $25

Jarius Wright ready for bigger role in the slot

The Vikings will be looking for someone to take over for Greg Jennings in the slot in their three-wide sets. The front-runner is Wright.

Barr on the mend, one funny (or dumb) rookie and an impressive stat for Locke

Highlights from the media sessions held Tuesday morning with coach Mike Zimmer and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer

All drivers can use HOT lane when signs say 'Open'

Signs above the HOT lanes marked with a diamond displayed the word “open,” the term MnDOT uses to let drivers know the lanes are open to all drivers and can legally be used for free.

Who's the fan in the Vikings jersey at the Packers' shareholders meeting?

There was a man wearing a No. 84 Vikings jersey in attendance at the annual Packers shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field. RandBall wants to know who it is.

The wrong way to protest a lion killing

Leave the kids out of this.

North Minneapolis teen bakery to expand to St. Paul

Cookie Cart will add a location on St. Paul's East Side, is seeking more than $3 million for renovations.

Doomtree to pitch a new festival at Saints ballpark Oct. 3

The so-called Doomtree Zoo will only be CHS Field's second concert, replacing the hip-hop crew's popular Blowout concerts.

DNR: More deer, but another "conservative'' season in offing

Mild winter helped boost deer numbers.

Morning Hot Dish politics newsletter

Legislative pay, Obama's GOP targets, courting Jon Stewart and Ta-Nehisi Coates' explosive book.

AM Storms End, Then Hot & Muggy With More PM Storms

Storms rumble across the state Tuesday, and a few may turn severe. Dew points in the mid-70s will make it feel like mid-90s by late afternoon. Dew points drop into the 50s tomorrow, taking the edge off the heat. Highs reach 85 to 90F the next 5 days before a stronger puff of Canadian air arrives next week. Hottest days behind us? Probably. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson

Newest downtown Minneapolis pinch point: 7th Street

New bottlenecks developed on 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis Monday as work on sewer line began at the intersection of Nicollet Mall.