MPCA-Northern Metal court showdown delayed as exceedances up

MPCA-Northern Metal court showdown delayed as exceedances up

Four more particle exceedances recorded since state responded to firm's lawsuit

RandBall: With bi-weekly no-hitters in MLB, does anyone still care?

A no-hit bid in Major League Baseball, as recently as a decade ago, was a “drop what you’re doing” occasion for baseball fans — and the completion of a no-hitter was major news. Sunday's no-no didn't crack the cover of the Star Tribune sports section.

Suspects in robbery of elderly Minneapolis woman arrested

Minneapolis police on Sunday arrested the second of two suspects in the robbery of a 90-year-old woman as she walked home from a grocery store in south Minneapolis earlier this month, officials said. The other suspect was arrested last week.
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General Mills' greenhouse gas offensive requires cooperation

The big food company's goal to cut emissions by 28 percent will need buy-in up and down its supply chain.
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Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on the state of the race

Robby Mook, national campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's White House bid, remained bullish on the 2016 campaign during a Star Tribune interview, despite the former Secretary of State's inauspicious start to the race, and the potential candidacy of Vice President Joe Biden.
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Single-game ticket, open scrimmage, prospect tournament information

The Wild will put individual tickets on sale for this season on Sept. 19.
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Vikings start out No. 23 in ESPN's Football Power Index

ESPN is touting a new power ranking formula for NFL teams called the Football Power Index. We’ll get more to what it is in a…

Current data on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Global average for June was 400.11 ppm

Robinson out for first half of season; Bykowski on injured reserve

Being placed on the injured Physically Unable to Perform list means that cornerback Josh Robinson will be out until at least Week 7. Center John Sullivan also missed practice again with back spasms.

Motorcycle deaths are mounting, surpass total for all of 2014

Public safety officials are pleading with motorcyclists and motorists alike to exercise caution and make safety a priority after the state recorded its 47th motorcyclist death of the year, one more than in all of 2014.
Dominique Williams worked a running back drill during Vikings training...

Running back Williams focused on improving, not on team cuts

Dominique Williams has learned through that experience how to prepare for the process of training camp and the preseason, particularly with this franchise.

Zimmer on Trae Waynes: Not so fast with starter talk

Coach Mike Zimmer said it is not realistic that Waynes will start ahead of veteran Terence Newman when the Vikings open the season against San Francisco.

TCU coach: Gophers played Ohio State as well as anybody last year

TCU coach Gary Patterson doled out praise for the Gophers in Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference.

SouthWest Transit reinstates route to Normandale Community College

Riders have asked for Route 694S service from the southwest suburbs to Normandale Community College to be reinstated and SouthWest Transit says it's bringing the service back.

Morning Hot Dish

Good morning. Final day of August. Expect a slow-ish news week with the traditional Labor Day holiday coming up, marking the final weekend of summer. Many pols at the State Fair this week, however.

Naked fantasy football loser in Minneapolis is your daily inspiration

Do not draft poorly, people. You don't want to end up wearing only cardboard through the streets of your city.
Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes (29).

Xavier Rhodes relates to Trae Waynes' NFL adjustment

He went through his own struggles after leaving Florida State in 2013, but Rhodes flashed his All-Pro potential last season in his first season under head coach Mike Zimmer.

Pheasant count up 42 percent in South Dakota

Increase bodes well for pheasant hunters

Hooray for Staples-Motley! Its 5-year football losing streak is over

The head coach quoted the rapper Ice Cube after the game as the small school near Brainerd won for the first time after 39 straight losses. (We have the radio call of the final seconds, too.)

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings make first roster cuts, Teddy's impressive preseason stats and more

The Vikings are back on the field today after yesterday’s day off. Coach Mike Zimmer is on the podium at 11 a.m. Practice starts at 1 p.m.
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September Sweat - Sunday Soaking - Baked Alaska

We salvaged an OK weekend after all, not as warm as we thought though. I'm still wondering (out loud) if a canopy of thick smoke from western wildfires kept us a few degrees cooler. The combination of heat and humidity will make it feel more like July this week, a streak of days ranging from 85-90F. Relief arrives next weekend; right now Sunday looks like the wetter, more volatile day. By Labor Day it will definitely feel like September.
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Postgame: Pain too much for Whalen as Lynx teammates step up

Star guard, battling ankle and Achilles pain, should return for playoffs.
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Minnesota Vikings Joe Banyard (23).

Vikings cut Bostick, Banyard, nine others

The Vikings announced this evening that they have released 11 players, including tight end Brandon Bostick and running back Joe Banyard.