Nov. 18, 1903: The dangers of flash photography

Nov. 18, 1903: The dangers of flash photography

F.B. Chapman, photographer, 438 Wabasha street, and Byron Gibbs, his assistant, 228 East Seventh street, were seriously injured last evening by the explosion of a carbide tank used by Chapman in taking a flash light picture of two bowling teams at Chris Miller’s bowling alley, 221 East Seventh.

Postgame: Alex Meyer's stay with Twins was brief, but helpful

July 4
Royals rookie made awful first-game blunder; Sano impressing Molitor with his hitting approach

Spectacular 4th of July Weekend Ahead; Stormy Sunday Night

July 3
It'll be a warm weekend, but it gets a little more humid on Sunday as a storm system approaches from Canada. Much of the region will start the day dry on Sunday, but the holiday weekend could conclude with some heavy downpours and strong thunderstorms, especially overnight. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Twins
July 3
Thursday night June, 25, 2015, Twins pitcher Ervin Santana pitched fo...

Twins roster move imminent as Santana arrives

Ervin Santana - who will pitch Sunday - has arrived in Missouri, but he’s not allowed to be at Kauffman Stadium tonight as the Twins play Game No. 80 — the final game of his steroids suspension.
Eat & Drink
July 3

Burger Friday: Summertime nostalgia reigns at Minnetonka Drive In

The Minnetonka Drive In, a former A&W that has been in the same family for 54 years, keeps the chain's burger (and root beer) traditions intact.
Sports
July 3

$2 bet pays track record $161; Strib handicapper's Pick-4 pays $1,400+

79 to 1 longshot Congregation caught the race favorite at the wire -- paying $161 to win in the fourth race at Canterbury Park on Thursday -- and helping Star Tribune handicapper Johnny Love give out a $1,476.80 Pick-4 ticket.
Twins
July 3
Red Wings pitcher, Ervin Santana, during the second inning against Paw...

Section 219: Hey, Twins fans. A moratorium on whining for now, OK?

Maybe the Twins are catching Kansas City at the right time, the same way Milwaukee chewed on the Twins last month when they were struggling.
Local
July 3

Weekend traffic: Full slate of road work comes with fireworks, festivals

The three-day Independence Day holiday weekend looks to be warm and dry, just about perfect for watching the scores of Twin Cities area fireworks displays that will draw crowds to shows both large and small Friday and Saturday nights.
Sports
July 3

Reusse: Mauer hitting 3rd because he belongs there

Joe Mauer is far removed from what he was, and yet he's still the hitter that opposing teams are most likely to pitch around. And there's another big reason as well.
Local
July 3

Marquette demolition illustrates tricky economics of old buildings

A plan to demolish one of the last surviving clusters of sidewalk storefronts in downtown Minneapolis offers an important lesson in the tricky economics of some old buildings.
Local
July 3

Stung by good journalism, lawmakers in Wisconsin opt for secrecy

Republican legislators insert provisions in a budget bill that would shield much of their records.
Sports
July 3

Kyle Brodziak signs with Blues; bargain options for the Wild

Kyle Brodziak, with the Wild since 2009, had to take a bargain contract with St. Louis. Could there be some bargains for the Wild out there?
Local
July 3

Reduced transit service on Friday might catch commuters off guard

With many people taking Friday off and turning Independence Day into a long holiday weekend, Metro Transit and suburban transit providers are expecting fewer riders and are adjusting service to reflect decreased demand. That could catch some commuters off guard as the official holiday is not until Saturday.
Local
July 3

Friday's Northstar service schedule

Metro Transit will run fewer Northstar trains on Friday, and none on Saturday.
Variety
July 3

Prince pulls his music from all streaming services but Tidal

Spotify, Apple Music and Rdio are no longer offering Prince's music but Tidal, Jay Z's new service, has it available.
Twins
July 3

Postgame: Molitor hopes Twins learn value of bunting

Plouffe happy to help, even with a sacrifice; Royals defeated Twins' shifts with bunts, too; Santana goes opposite way for a triple
Blogs
July 2

Shocker: Better Than Average 4th of July Weekend Weather On The Way

Every now and then, whether you deserve it or not, you get a break. The planets temporarily align and things work out for the best. Your worst weather-fears are NOT realized. It's especially remarkable when this happy confluence of events happens on what is arguably the biggest outdoor holiday weekend of the entire year. Considering we could be knee-deep in flood waters and hailstones, or gasping for air as highs push into 90s, or dodging swarms of tornadoes, I consider myself very lucky to be able to report good weather news. On the 4th of July? Time to run out and buy a Lotto ticket....
Twins
July 2

'Here to stay,' Miguel Sano declares before Twins debut

The rookie slugger will serve as designated hitter most of the time, manager Paul Molitor says.
Sports
July 2

RandBall: Back to my roots: World Cup analyst and ex-Gopher Kyndra de St. Aubin

I knew how to call Kyndra de St. Aubin before I knew exactly why I wanted to call her. A public relations contact from Fox…
Sports
July 2

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
Sports
July 2
Coach Jerry Kill, players and coaches celebrated.

Easy money? Sports book says Gophers won't win more than 5 1/2 games

The online sports book seems to think the Gophers will have a tough time reaching eight regular season wins, as they have each of the past two years.
Sports
July 2

Wild signs defenseman Tyson Strachan to two-way deal

Former Ohio State standout has played 184 NHL games.
Local
July 2
The pool at Phillips Community Center.

Plan to address reduced Phillips pool funding gap due later this month

Gap drops to $417,000 after school contribution