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A January thaw gave Minnesota the strange luster of spring, and the mild weather is expected to continue through the weekend.
NONFICTION: Minnesotan Karen Babine meditates on cancer, cooking and family in this unusual memoir.
Rain closes ski resorts, causes crashes, including one that killed 1 and injured 9.
FICTION: Two families — one modern, one in the 1870s — watch their American dreams crumble.
Wade Redmond, 20, had "a family and a home," but was drawn to the camp.
NONFICTION: A strange and powerful memoir of abuse and mental illness.
A 40-year-old Minneapolis man has been identified as one of two people killed in a violent two-vehicle crash in a north Minneapolis alley Friday evening.
NONFICTION: "The job of being human," writes Patricia Hampl, "is not figuring things out, but getting lost in thought."
Kaler says it will still close eventually, but that parents' protests have been heard.
FICTION: Not only does author John Banville resurrect the original's characters, he flawlessly channels the great writer's ornate style.
Review: 'Sing, Unburied, Sing,' by Jesmyn Ward: Multiracial family's struggle is a powerful metaphor for America
FICTION: Cruel realities — and a few ghosts — haunt three generations in this sad, beautiful novel.
Northeastern Minnesota residents and Labor Day weekenders will encounter a major delay and detour along heavily traveled Hwy. 61 northeast of Duluth today — and perhaps longer.
FICTION: Gabriel Tallent's debut novel is brilliant and terrifying, told in expansive, wild and bold prose.
REVIEW: A man who has made his fortune returns to his North Carolina hometown to chase an elusive dream of love. Sound familiar? It is, and isn't.
The community is coming together to express support for a black family whose home was burglarized and vandalized with racist slurs.
NONFICTION: A birder writes of his fascination with extinct species.
NONFICTION: A layered, nuanced portrait of this country's first American Indian doctor.
NONFICTION: An American Indian grandfather's melancholy silence hid personal and broader stories.
FICTION: In "Dog Years," defenses grow high against foreshortened lives and dreams.
FICTION: This prizewinning collection features stories that are complex and tough.
He served as the city's youngest mayor in the 1970s.
Local Ojibwe bands had expressed displeasure with Dayton's decision earlier this month to allow the season to continue even though a quota had been surpassed.
FICTION: The secrets to almost everything about this intense novel's protagonist lie in his Minnesota origins.
Brandon Alexander is accused of killing a 19-year-old man after a fight.
NONFICTION: A young adventurer finds cold and deprivation easier to bear than misogyny.
The Rev. Bradley Baldwin of St. Gerard's questioned, but has not been charged.
NONFICTION: Olivia Laing's genre-bending "The Lonely City" explores the links between loneliness and art.
FICTION: The sentimental story of a California woman's lifelong passion reads more like a soap opera than grand drama.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a suspicious death in Brooklyn Park, police said Friday. The 19-year-old woman taken into custody has not…
NONFICTION: Prolific writer applies as sharp a pen and intellect to her own life as she does to those of her fictional characters.
A tip from a citizen led to the arrests of the two men in the death of Earl Olander, found bound and beaten in his ransacked farmhouse.
A 24-year-old Minneapolis man received an automatic life sentence Friday after a Hennepin County District Court jury found him guilty of killing a Brooklyn Center…
FICTION: Australian novelist Keneally's work of historical fiction explores the bloody absurdity of fanaticism.
FICTION: David Treuer's melancholy novel is set in northern Minnesota.
A 39-year-old Coon Rapids man died late Sunday in a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 35 in Rice County. Mach B. Kuel was killed in…
FICTION: "Carthage" is about the damage individuals inflict on one another and the repercussions of war in a small American town.
FICTION: "Ripper" features a cast of eccentrics, one of whom is a psychopath. Guessing who makes for creepy fun.
Wendy Cammins, who shared her passion for seeing the far corners of the world with countless clients during a 42-year career as a travel…
Ian Barbour, a theologian and physicist who was an internationally revered pioneer in inspiring dialogue between scientists and people of faith, died Dec. 24 at…
Hennepin County District Judge Daniel Mabley also issued her a fine, ordered her to continue drug treatment and subjected her to random drug testing.
NONFICTION: Memories of an impoverished childhood in Mississippi are interspersed with eulogies for five young men who died long before their time.
NONFICTION: At first, the rustic newcomer charmed his neighbors. But soon they sensed that something was off. And then things got chilling.
Carly Christenson, a ninth-grader at St. Louis Park High School, had been hospitalized since Dec. 24. The virus has killed five people and hospitalized at least 600 in the state since October.
A wayward American teenager regains her health and soul on a remote Chilean island.
Three Minnesotans aboard two Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam on Sunday bit into turkey sandwiches that contained inch-long needles, prompting an international investigation led by the FBI.
Jorgen Viltoft, who as a teenager fought the Nazis with the Danish resistance and as an adult emigrated to America and became a successful…
During the 21 years Robert T. Smith wrote columns for the Minneapolis Tribune, the paper received many letters about him.
Paul Bergstrom, whose tenacity, compassion and broad curiosity about the world were partly shaped by a year as combat medic in Vietnam, died of complications from cancer and other ailments Friday at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. The longtime St. Paul resident was 64.
Two deaths were attributed to storm, which led to hundreds of crashes and towed cars and quite a few happy outdoor enthusiasts.
The storm brought beauty, but also many accidents, including one fatal crash. Snow emergencies declared.
Obituary: Dorothy "Dotty" Burns, 71, of Minneapolis.
A Tennessee family struggles to comprehend a butterfly invasion that some see as a blessing, others as a warning and still others as a chance to make some money.
R.K. Anderson's innovations and inventions made the world better for both animals and people, say those who knew him.
Minneapolis police are seeking public's help in finding driver and vehicle in incident early Saturday.
This finely wrought coming-of-age novel is set in a beautifully imagined Minnesota town in the 1970s.
Lisa Breecher, whose wide smile and fervent work ethic endeared her to shoppers at the Apple Valley Wal-Mart and the former Dayton's in Burnsville, died of abdominal cancer Oct. 19 at her group home in Rosemount. She was 52.
The Rev. James Habiger advocated on behalf of the poor and marginalized both as a priest and lobbyist.
Those who don't fit anywhere are freer to shape their own destinies, says a writer who has spent her life doing just that.
Kelly Lund, who loved running so much that he finished the 2011 Twin Cities Marathon despite terminal brain cancer, died Oct. 4 at his Eden Prairie home. He was 54, and before his diagnosis two years ago had worked as chief anesthetist at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
Chun-Jo "CJ" Liu, a longtime professor at the University of Minnesota who spent much of her life building bridges between China and the United States, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 24 at a Minneapolis care facility. She was 90, and had lived in Minneapolis for decades.
Vera Schletzer was a professor and activist on behalf of women's rights well before the movement was widespread.
The Rev. James Lavin nurtured generations of students with peanut butter and prayer.
The Indiana native had studied civil engineering before enlisting in 2008. He was based in Italy.
With his ever-present microscope, he did pioneering research on skin diseases.
Despite lifelong deafness, St. Paul native was highly social, and used his privilege and talents to benefit many people and institutions.
Michael Baynes, 55, was much loved on the university's Minneapolis campus.
Child prodigy Samuil Zabezhinsky survived World War II and turmoil in the Soviet Union to spend his final years in Minnesota.
An expert in criminal-behavior profiling, she was tough enough to deal with cops and criminals and compassionate enough to set young crime victims at ease, coworkers said.
As "One Man, One Band," Alphonse Bolden Sr. brightened the Minneapolis Farmers Market and other urban venues.
Melvin Mooty brought wisdom and class to the Minneapolis law office he helped build, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett.
He never lost his strong love for his hometown, St. Paul, and did much to improve its economic and cultural life.
The longtime Twin Cities businessman was friendly, hard-working and tenacious, family and friends said.
A stone from the Roman sarcophagus venerated as that of the early missionary will go on display May 20.
Beyond Victoria, our correspondent discovers the lesser-known treasures and remote wilderness of British Columbia's most celebrated island.
In a career characterized by rare skills and strong ethics, she helped shape tax and other policies in Minnesota and sought to improve the state's quality of life for all.
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