August 23

Wild rice showdown looms in northern Minnesota

Chippewa band members push for off-reservation rights in 1855 Treaty territory.
August 20

Monarch butterfly rescue effort receives $20 million boost

Federal initiative follows a previously announced push by the White House.
East Metro
August 18

Wisconsin county settles with frac sand firm over road damage

In an issue vexing many communities, Pepin County will get $480,334.
August 18
Shell Rock River south of Albert Lea.

Green scum and fish kills have Albert Lea on edge

A revitalization of the area's waters will require reduced use of chemicals that seep off fields into local rivers and lakes, state officials say. But that argument is fueling sharp debate.
August 15
Sarah Stoesz

Local Planned Parenthood weathers storm

If they’re feeling any heat from the national firestorm over fetal-tissue donation, leaders of Planned Parenthood’s local affiliate aren’t showing it. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony…
July 18

Wasps deployed in a sting operation against emerald ash borer

The beetle bandit wasp can help find infestations.
June 20
Former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt

Nienstedt accused of retaliating over rejected advance

A man who once studied under John Nienstedt to become a Catholic priest told investigators that Nienstedt made a sexual advance toward him and then expelled him from the seminary after being rebuffed.
June 8
Kyle and Katie Pederson's New contemporary-style home designed by Arch...

Project: AIA Minnesota Home of the Month

The Home of the Month program is a partnership between the Star Tribune and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It features architect-designed houses selected by a jury of experts. The houses represent a range of prices, styles and locations.
May 31
A MNsure event dubbed "Bowling for Health Insurance" at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Minnesota's Medicaid enrollment now tops 1 million

One in five Minnesotans now are covered by public health care, which could strain state budget.
May 7

Nitrates from agriculture a 'growing threat' to Minnesota drinking water

Annual drinking water survey says supplies are safe overall, but finds need for prevention and vigilance.
April 29

Tainted drinking water costs Minn. taxpayers millions

Randall’s water emergency is the latest sign of an environmental problem in Minnesota. Nitrogen fertilizer is leaching into groundwater from farm fields, contaminating wells and costing taxpayers millions.
April 25

April 2: Small Minn. town's drinking water crisis highlights larger problem for state

High nitrate levels in Adrian, Minn., and several nearby towns are making water unsafe for babies, pregnant women.
April 23

Project: Great Chefs

Who's behind the uptick in Twin Cities dining caliber? In this occasional series, we'll look at local chefs who are changing the direction of Minnesota restaurants.
April 22

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2015

Highlights from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 9-25.
April 22

Special Project: Separate and Unequal

This four-part series was published on consecutive Sundays in 2014, was reported and written by editorial writer Jill Burcum, with input from the Star Tribune Editorial Board. News photographer David Joles, who traveled with Burcum to northern Minnesota and South Dakota, shot the photos.
Home & Garden
April 14
Sun shines on Bob Sauer's garden

Project: Beautiful Gardens

We discover several spectacular private gardens each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Twin Cities garden a month.
April 9
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2015 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

Here's everything you need to know about the 2015 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, which runs April 9-25 at locations throughout Minneapolis.
April 8
Naiku co founders Adisack Nhouyvanisvong, Corey Thompson and Kevin Sam...

New ideas, no money

The series "New ideas, no money" explores the declining investment in new technology companies in Minnesota and its implications for the state's economy.
April 8

To be a doctor

Members of the University of Minnesota Medical School's Class of 2004 will be the state's doctors until the middle of the 21st century. Most have been going to the head of the class since junior high. But now they're in a pack of curve-setters, and they're learning that a high grade-point average isn't the only thing - and maybe not even the most important thing - that defines their success.
April 8

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is one of the great human pursuits. This project is not an attempt to define what happiness means. It is an exploration of the unique path each individual takes in pursuit of his or her own happiness, and the many struggles and triumphs encountered along the way.
April 8
Christian Twigg works with Natalie Brown on the Gyrotronics equipment...


Minnesota's guide to healthy living
April 3
Brian Fitch mugshot ORG XMIT: MIN1408151530376470 ORG XMIT: MIN1501061...

The Brian Fitch murder case

The latest court developments involving Brian Fitch.
The Good Life
March 30

The Device Life: Medical technology expands to younger generations

March 26
Sauk Rapids, Minn., residents Carol and Alan Zeringue exit the Sauk Ra...

Minnesota Poll results

March 23

SXSW 2015: Full coverage

Chris Riemenschneider reports from the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib
March 21

Southern Minnesota farmer asks: Who's minding the feedlots?

Those regulating feedlots have ties to them, drawing lawsuits.
March 15
House on Gorman St. in West St. Paul that is the location of a daycar...

The Day-Care Threat

March 13

State sweep targets southern Minnesota farm wells

State steps up efforts to make sure excess water isn’t being drawn, especially by livestock industry.
South Metro
February 26

Twin Cities teen pleads guilty to conspiring to join ISIL

A Somali-American teenager from Inver Grove Heights pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiring to join terrorists fighting in the Middle East.Abdullahi Yusuf, 18,…
February 25
The Cathedral of St. Paul.

Coverage: Twin Cities archdiocese's struggles