Lake Monster Brewing, on Vandalia Avenue between I-94 and University Avenue, has become a popular gathering spot in a part of St. Paul known as a Crea

In St. Paul's growing Creative Enterprise Zone, businesses seek ways to preserve artistic identity

Area increasingly known for creative enterprises is hoping St. Paul can nurture it.
Local

Woman found slain in St. Paul home; third homicide in one week

August 18
St. Paul police are investigating a homicide in which a woman was found dead in her home.
It's the third homicide in St. Paul this week, all on the East Side.
Local

Near Duluth, geese police paddle to save a beloved grain

August 18
Biology student Sam Hansen, kayaking near Pokegema Bay, is researching whether paddlers’ activity will scare away geese that are gobbling up wild ri
University student's research involves scaring away hungry birds.
Local
August 18

Donald Ericksen, former University of Northwestern-St. Paul president, dies at 85

The lifelong educator, whose career progressed from high school teacher and basketball coach, was always motivating others to be intentional with their time.
Minneapolis
August 18
Fans used a new system that reads tickets from a cell phone before the Minnesota Vikings took on the Jacksonville Jaguars at US Bank Stadium, Saturday

Vikings transition to all-digital tickets without a glitch Saturday

The team is one of a handful of football teams moving this year away from print tickets.
Minneapolis
August 18
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler plans to return to the classroom after he steps down.

Eric Kaler reflects on successes, regrets entering final year at U

Kaler insists he has no intention of coasting through his final year as head of Minnesota's flagship university.
St. Paul
August 18
Kofi Annan returned to Macalester College in May for the dedication of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship in St. Paul.

Macalester College remembers alum Kofi Annan

Annan completed his undergrad work at the St. Paul college in 1961.
Local
August 18
Michelle Jensen talks to congregants following Sunday service at Hoff Lutheran Church in Rustad, Minn.

Fewer enter seminary as need declines, church budgets shrink

Fewer recruits are willing to be pioneers in a new spiritual landscape that requires them to juggle faith, fundraising and Facebook.
Local
August 18

Brooks: A hometown newspaper writes its own obituary and a second act

It may be difficult for the community to miss its paper if it doesn't really feel like it's gone.
Local
August 18
Wally Orsund's father signed papers that allowed him to enlist in the Navy at 17. While at sea, he often prayed to “let us get them before they get

World War II vet from Aitkin looks back on life aboard USS Alabama

Two years before the Alabama victoriously led the American fleet into Tokyo Bay in 1945, the 45,000-ton ship was anchored off Trondheim, Norway.
South Metro
August 18

Metro police blotter, Aug. 19

CORCORAN JULY 24 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 10100 block of Cain Road reported that a light was on in their neighbor’s garage…
Local
August 18

Metro briefs: Ramsey County voter tally glitch mars primary election night

A Ramsey County programming error Tuesday night led to the uploading of incorrect vote totals for several candidates in a handful of local primary elections,…
Minneapolis
August 18
Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening, shown in 2017.

ACLU sues Nobles County sheriff over detaining immigrants

"Scores" more individuals have been unlawfully detained, suit alleges
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
Local
August 18

Minnesota briefs: Lutsen Resort has a new owner

A little more than a year after it was put on the market for $9.95 million, Lutsen Resort has a new owner. The sale price…
Local
August 18

Can art bring new life to a small town? Granite Falls, Minn., says YES

The city is turning a vacant downtown building into a creative hub.
North Metro
August 18
Amy DeYoung of Ham Lake read with her daughters Arielle and Lillia at the Centennial Library. A yearlong renovation will close the library until 2019.

Centennial Library in Anoka County closes for $5.8 million remodel

Project will double the space of Circle Pines' Centennial Library.
Local
August 18
Fairgoers enjoy the Rock It ride on the Mighty Midway at the Minnesota State Fair.

Tell us about your most memorable State Fair moment

Did you have your fist kiss on the midway? Get called up on the Grandstand stage by a favorite musician? Lose your keys somewhere during…
Local
August 18
In this Monday Aug. 6, 2018 photo, a dead Snook is shown along the water's edge in Bradenton Beach, Fla. From Naples in Southwest Florida, about 135 m

Reeking red tide catches Minnesotans in Florida

Gulf Coast snowbirds hold their noses during southwest Florida's state of emergency.
Inspired
August 18
Ceallaigh Anderson Smart’s photos are cherished gifts to those she meets, many of whom don’t have a single photograph of themselves.

Robbinsdale woman travels to the world's poorest countries, bearing one simple gift

Ceallaigh Anderson Smart runs a charity with an unusual focus: traveling to impoverished countries to make photo portraits of people who don't have any pictures of their own.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Music
August 17
Trampled by Turtles headline 89.3 the Current's Aug. 25 Music on-a-Stick concert at the State Fair

Trampled by Turtles headline 89.3 the Current's Aug. 25 Music on-a-Stick concert at the State Fair

The Current’s Music On-A-Stick with Trampled by Turtles Minnesota’s bluegrassy sextet Trampled by Turtles will lead 89.3 the Current’s annual Music on-a-Stick showcase after two…
Stage & Arts
August 17
The Tenderloins comedy troupe prank the State Fair on Aug. 30

The Tenderloins comedy troupe prank the State Fair on Aug. 30

truTV Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins Comedy troupe the Tenderloins (Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano) are the creators and stars of…
Music
August 17
From the left; Old Dominion band members Brad Tursi, guitar, and Matthew Ramsey, guitar and vocals performed with the band at the Xcel Energy Center o

Old Dominion headlines country lineup at the State Fair grandstand Aug. 29

Old Dominion Nashville-based quintet Old Dominion, which played Kenny Chesney’s concert at U.S. Bank Stadium in May, graduates to headliner status on its Happy Endings…
Music
August 17
Earth,Wind, & FireAP

Not quite 'September' – Earth, Wind & Fire play the State Fair on Aug. 26

EARTH, WIND & FIRE The “Shining Star” and “September” 1970s hitmakers will take on the grandstand with help from comedian Sinbad. Since the death…