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Matt DeLong joined the Star Tribune in December 2014. He spent the previous four and a half years at the Washington Post, where he worked on the digital presentation for many of the paper's most ambitious projects related to politics, the federal government and national security. Contact Matt securely using the Signal app at 612-643-0344. PGP: 86ED 41FD 56E0 EA7C A3B8 9549 7CAA 977D 9268 AD6A
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Minnesota man appears in newly declassified JFK assassination files

Minnesota man appears in newly declassified JFK assassination files

A man living in Crystal in 1965 was repeatedly named as an FBI informant in the trove of documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released by the National Archives on Thursday.
What readers are saying about Minnesota cops convicted of crimes

What readers are saying about Minnesota cops convicted of crimes

Here are some of the most interesting and insightful reader comments from our series about Minnesota's failure to discipline cops found guilty of serious offenses ranging from DUI to assault.
Breaking down the dashcam: The Philando Castile shooting timeline

Breaking down the dashcam: The Philando Castile shooting timeline

On the evening of July 6, 2016, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped a white Oldsmobile driven by Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. Also in the car were Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her young daughter. Just one minute later, Yanez fired seven shots into the vehicle, fatally wounding Castile. This is a breakdown of key events shown in the police dashcam video. This article contains graphic content and language.
Twin Cities refugees sound off on ban

Twin Cities refugees sound off on ban

Former refugees currently living in the Twin Cities share their thoughts on President Trump's controversial executive order.
Heat wave in February: Readers share their warm-weather photos

Heat wave in February: Readers share their warm-weather photos

The verdict was unanimous: Minnesotans love this early, extended taste of spring in the middle of winter.
USA Today says Garrison Keillor is from Wisconsin

USA Today says Garrison Keillor is from Wisconsin

How quickly USA Today forgot about "Prairie Home Companion" host's roots.
Jimmy Fallon has an amazing story about playing ping-pong with Prince

Jimmy Fallon has an amazing story about playing ping-pong with Prince

The "Tonight Show" show host saved his best Prince story for last, and it's a doozy.
VIRAL: The maker of the Corvette paid a special tribute to Prince

VIRAL: The maker of the Corvette paid a special tribute to Prince

Chevrolet, a company that is forever linked to the Minnesota legend's music, offered a special tribute in the Star Tribune and the New York Times this morning.
Video: Great horned owl family hangs out in Minneapolis park

Video: Great horned owl family hangs out in Minneapolis park

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released video of a nest in an undisclosed park in the Twin Cities.
What if the Hiroshima bomb were dropped on Minneapolis?

What if the Hiroshima bomb were dropped on Minneapolis?

On the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear attack in history, we examine what it would be like if it happened here.
What we know about Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

What we know about Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

A Twin Cities dentist is at the center of a major international story.

Read the full statement from Walter Palmer

The Eden Prairie dentist said in a statement Tuesday that he believed he was acting legally when he killed a lion in Zimbabwe on July 1.

Nine charts that explain the state of marijuana in Minnesota

Everyone is talking about pot these days, thanks to new laws in a handful of states and a shift in public opinion in favor of legalizing the drug. The U.S. Justice Department has announced policy changes to relax enforcement in states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and to assure banks that they will not be punished for offering financial services to legitimate marijuana-related businesses. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in Congress to end the federal prohibition. Despite these changes nationally and Minnesota's reputation as a liberal state, Minnesotans have been slower to embrace cannabis -- even while enrollment in the state's new medical marijuana program opens in July. In these slides, we use data to explore the relationship between the people, the state and the leafy green plant.
Interactive: St. Paul fatal police shootings since 2004

Interactive: St. Paul fatal police shootings since 2004

St. Paul police officers have used deadly force against 14 men since 2004. Here's a look at what happened in each of these incidents. Here's more about St. Paul officers' use of deadly force.

Metro vs. outstate: Which counties pay most taxes and which get most aid?

Metro vs. outstate: Which counties pay most taxes and which get most aid?

Metro vs. outstate: Which counties pay most taxes and which get most aid?

The Twin Cities area is Minnesota's economic engine, and much of the state tax revenue they generate flows outward.
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