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Target: Going global

January 17, 2013, 09:27 AM

Target, the homegrown retail powerhouse that started as Dayton Hudson, is going global. As the company reaches north to Canada, the Star Tribune examines how it will stand out among the sea of retailers already flooding the nation, as well as appeal to a population with disparate tastes and interests. (Think Quebec.)

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Continuing coverage: Bombings in Boston

By Terry Sauer April 16, 2013, 09:16 AM

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the Boston Marathon finish line.

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Dwindling frac sand legislation rests on trout stream setbacks

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune May 08, 2013, 10:10 PM

Environmental activists are clinging to a fragile game and fish amendment as their last hope to slow the advance of frac sand mining in Minnesota.

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Between Sanford Health and T. Denny Sanford, deep ties

By TONY KENNEDY and JENNIFER BJORHUS, Star Tribune May 04, 2013, 04:32 PM

$600 million in donations isn’t the only string attaching Sanford Health to its major benefactor, T. Denny Sanford.

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Disabled students face dangerous discipline in Minnesota

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 10:03 PM

Disabled students get punished for disruptive outbursts with severe forms of discipline — from forceful physical restraint to extended solitary confinement — that are either banned or more restricted in other states.

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In some schools, cops and cuffs are called in to deal with disruptive students

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 04:30 PM

To maintain order in special education classrooms, some Minnesota schools are turning to police.That strategy unnerves many parents, who have...

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A Lethal Dose: The war on synthetic drugs

By By LARRY OAKES September 01, 2011, 05:23 PM

They carry names like Bliss and TranQuility, but don't be fooled: Synthetic drugs can be deadly. From a small town in Oklahoma to suburban Minnesota, these products have generated unusual violence and physical suffering. Efforts to control these substances remains a losing battlle.

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Land rush: Boom times on the farm

June 25, 2012, 04:00 PM

This occasional Star Tribune series explored the implications of rapidly rising prices for farmland in Minnesota.

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13 seconds in August: The 35W bridge collapse

December 13, 2007, 11:11 AM

The Star Tribune has identified the drivers and occupants of 78 of 84 cars, trucks and other non-construction vehicles that remained on the bridge or sank in the river, as well as six of the road construction workers.

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The Vanishing Prairie series

By Josephine Marcotty November 21, 2012, 11:17 AM

"The Vanishing Prairie'' is a Star Tribune series examining the way that agriculture is profoundly transforming the landscape of the Upper Midwest and its valuable native ecosystems.

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