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Casey Common

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Casey Common is a Star Tribune copy editor and an editor for StarTribune.com. He also occasionally contributes book reviews for the Sunday Variety section.
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MSU Mankato cancels hockey game because of flu

Minnesota State Mankato canceled Saturday night's men's hockey game vs. Princeton in Mankato after the school said several Mankato players came down with the flu.
FBI searching for Coon Rapids bank robbers

FBI searching for Coon Rapids bank robbers

The two men escaped with cash after locking two bank employees in the vault.
Snow emergencies declared in Minneapolis, St. Paul

Snow emergencies declared in Minneapolis, St. Paul

A quick-moving storm dropped 2 to 5 inches of snow on the Twin Cities area early Saturday morning.
Triumph and tragedy: "Guns at Last Light," by Rick Atkinson

Triumph and tragedy: "Guns at Last Light," by Rick Atkinson

The third book of Rick Atkinson’s World War II trilogy tells the stories of the generals and the GIs in the Allied armies’ final sweep across Western Europe.
NONFICTION: "Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War," by Hugh Howard

NONFICTION: "Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War," by Hugh Howard

An account of the heroics of the War of 1812, in which the White House burned and nobody really won.
NONFICTION REVIEW: Bringing a visionary into focus

NONFICTION REVIEW: Bringing a visionary into focus

Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs is fascinating and thorough, but he provides few insights.
Right man, right time

Right man, right time

A new look portrays Washington as indispensable for Revolutionary America.

Hwys. 41 and 101 closed over Minnesota River

Rush hour just got a lot more complicated for commuters in the southwest metro, as flooding closed two key roads over the Minnesota River. The closures are indefinite.
'I.O.U.' treads well-worn path with new steps

'I.O.U.' treads well-worn path with new steps

A look at the reasons behind the credit crunch, with pithy anecdotes and stories.

Twin Cities are No. 61 in measure of recession's toll

The recession's toll on the metro area's economy puts the region about in the middle of the pack among large U.S. cities, a report out today says -- except for a lackluster housing market.

A look at the faces behind Wall Street's black eye

Kate Kelly falls short on analysis, but her account of Bear Stearns' collapse paints rich and revealing profiles of the people behind the company.
A Civil War buff's delight

A Civil War buff's delight

This comprehensive look at Sherman's march to the sea is based on the letters of those who were there.

Firming up plans for loose-meat sandwich revival

With the State Fair underway, it seems a fair gastronomic question: Is Minnesota hungry for loose-meat sandwiches?

MoneyGram finds equity investor

The St. Louis Park money-transfer specialist, pursued by a hostile suitor, also disclosed a paper loss of $860 million on mortgage-backed securities.
Judge rules McGuire's options to stay frozen

Judge rules McGuire's options to stay frozen

Despite a settlement in the UnitedHealth Group Inc. stock-option case this month, a federal judge in Minneapolis ruled Wednesday that about $800 million worth of former CEO William McGuire's options will remain frozen for now.

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