State, students are surprised as Regency beauty schools close

State, students are surprised as Regency beauty schools close

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has shuttered all of its 79 beauty schools, including five in Minnesota, without warning.

Ex-Viking inspires pride with off-field 'uniform' for Cooper football players

September 29
Twice a week, players go to class in dress shirts and ties, a look catching on with classmates. “When you look good, you act good, you do your work good and you play good,” one said.

Striking nurses to vote Monday on new contract offer by Allina

Striking nurses to vote Monday on new contract offer by Allina
The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses has no recommendation for Monday's vote, according to a union statement.
St. Paul
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Court files reveal details of St. Paul archdiocese troubles

Documents give more insight into investigation of former Archbishop John Nienstedt and ex-priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
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Man, two teens dead after shooting in south Minneapolis

Police say that a man and a boy and girl in their early teens were shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis' Wenonah neighborhood, and that an adult female was wounded.
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Police spokesperson Corey Schmidt and Commander Erick Fors in the fron...

South Minneapolis shooting leaves man, two teens dead

Officer Corey Schmidt spoke to the press Friday morning. A woman was also hospitalized following the shooting in the 5400 block of S. 34th Avenue.
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Water flows through the Coon Rapids Dam Tuesday afternoon.

Sweeping changes put the Mississippi River at risk

Coming Sunday: It is North America's greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk. Inside the race to protect the Mississippi.
Stage & Arts

Largest U.S. exhibition of Cuban art in 70 years coming to Walker

Arriving November 2017, "Adiós Utopia" boasts more than 100 works by dozens of artists — offering a complex portrait of life on the island since 1950.
Stage & Arts

Twin Cities buildings tell stories cast in concrete

Inscriptions, plaques and completion dates carved in stone connected buildings to their time, place and purpose.

With 'Mass' concert, Minnesota Orchestra pays touching tribute to Stephen Paulus

The Minnesota Orchestra honored the late composer with its first performance of his "Mass for a Sacred Place."

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast

Trail has a riding surface down even while ancillary work continues

Weekend traffic: I-694 closes for bridge painting; Ryder Cup jams

The biggest golfing event on the planet continues at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska as match play begins Friday and lasts through Sunday. With the best U.S. and international golfers competing, expect huge crowds in the stands and on roads leading to the designated parking locations.

Eager Ryder Cup fans arrive early, dressed in patriotic style

Some fans started lining up at Hazeltine National Golf Club at 5 a.m.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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.
Eat & Drink

Vikings sign deal to import hot dogs from Wisconsin

Schweigert will be in the bun this season and next at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Ryder Cup traffic improving in southwest metro

Congestion on roads leading to Hazeltine National Golf Club was starting to ease by midmorning Friday after big backups developed ahead of the opening tee.By…

Target shifts its giving strategy, promotes the power of play

Retailer pours money and sweat into playgrounds, other projects.
Nurses on strike made their way around Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Sept. 5 in Minneapolis.

Striking nurses to vote Monday on offer by Allina, union says

The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses has no recommendation for Monday's vote, according to a union statement.
September 30
Fans made their way into US Bank Stadium before the start of Wednesday...

Vikings to try dedicated skyway as a way to tackle postgame congestion

The route's main goal is to help alleviate postgame congestion around the stadium for fans in cars.
September 29

Proposed casino project stirs emotions in Otter Tail County

The 270-acre complex is proposed for the shore of Star Lake, home to sensitive wildlife breeding grounds, cabins in families for generations and a private hunting club used by some of Minnesota's oldest-money families.
East Metro
September 29
Philando Castile was fatally shot by police July 6 during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

In Falcon Heights, a discussion on community policing

More than 100 people came together in Falcon Heights to sort out the options.
September 29
New Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff made his way to different classrooms at North High School during the first day of school Monday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Public Schools referendum campaign quiet so far

The campaign said it will be ramping up efforts to raise awareness of the referendum soon.
September 29

KFAN host, singer Chris Hawkey among 20 who contracted Legionnaire's

Ailment knocked Chris Hawkey off the job for nearly a week.
September 29

Obituary: Janice Johnson pursued social justice. green gardening to the very end

At the end, when she decided it was time to forgo more cancer treatments, Janice Johnson stayed true to the upbeat, generous and inclusive values…