7.32" - 7th Wettest July on Record. Quiet Spell into Saturday - Monster El Nino Brewing?

7.32" - 7th Wettest July on Record. Quiet Spell into Saturday - Monster El Nino Brewing?

I'm happy to report a welcome lack of weather until further notice. Today will be downright comfortable as dew points dip into the low 50s. A touch of stickiness returns by the weekend, but the weather looks downright agreeable (and quiet!) into Sunday. No drama - no wild storms, no sizzling heat. Summer the way it was probably meant to be...

Postgame: Thoughts on Plouffe, Perkins/Duensing, Hicks

July 28
The Twins are now 3-7 since the All-Star break after losing 8-7 to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. They are 13-14 in one-run games.

Dynasty of tiny mayors in the making in Dorset as 3-year-old runs

July 28
Six-year-old ex-mayor endorses 3-year-old brother to succeed him.
July 28

Special legislative session possible for walleye crisis

Gov. Mark Dayton indicated Tuesday the strong possibility of a special legislative session next month to help Mille Lacs resorts and other area businesses that could face tough times if the walleye season is cut short, as seems likely.
Twins
July 28
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton

Buxton back swinging, Twins get started vs. Pirates

The Twins lost two of three games to the Yankees over the weekend and now face a talented Pittsburgh squad
Vikings
July 28

What you missed at Vikings training camp on Tuesday, July 28

SETTING THE SCENE: After heavy rain pounded Mankato overnight, the rain went away but the clouds remained, making this the coolest day of camp with…
Local
July 28

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.
Blogs
July 28

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
Sports
July 28

Will a Tom Brady vs. the NFL court case wind up in Minneapolis?

Here’s a scary thought if you are really tired of Deflategate: the NFLPA’s lawsuit on behalf of Brady is reportedly being filed in Minnesota, per…
Variety
July 28

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.
Local
July 28

Outdated law banning hats in Mpls.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

The proposal is the latest from officials looking to clean up the city's business laws.
July 28

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

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.
July 28

Minnesota 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.
Sports
July 28

Lynx will ease Fowles into the mix

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said she hasn't decided if her new center will start Wednesday
Blogs
July 28

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

"Kinky Boots" rush tickets at the Orpheum for $25
Vikings
July 28

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.
Vikings
July 28

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
Local
July 28

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.
Sports
July 28

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.
Local
July 28

The wrong way to protest a lion killing

Leave the kids out of this.
Local
July 28

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.
Variety
July 28

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.
Sports
July 28

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

Mild winter helped boost deer numbers.