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Shari L. Gross

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Access Vikings: Time to make new playoff memories

The Vikings return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 -- and they hope to make better memories.

Vikings players eager for playoffs

Vikings players are determined to take advantage of getting into the playoffs.

Coming Sunday: Faces of NHL lockout

Players and owners aside, the NHL lockout is having a serious effect on people in the Twin Cities. Hear the stories of business owners, NHL referees, restaurant workers and fans who have all given up more than they should because of the lockout.

Ponder happy Kalil joins Vikings camp

Everyone was relieved to hear tackle Matt Kalil signed with the Vikings in time to start training camp. QB Christian Ponder was so pleased, he picked Kalil up at the airport and drove him to Mankato.

Senser jury deliberations continue into Day 3

As the jury continues deliberating in the Amy Senser trial two legal experts have differing opinions on what long deliberations could mean.

Juror shares inside story of Senser trial

After serving as a juror on the Amy Senser trial, Jay Larson shares the behind-the-scenes discussions of the jury and questions they had that ultimately led to Senser's conviction.

Lynx reunite as champs; busy summer ahead

The world champion Lynx are back together, ready to defend their title. Three players will also represent the USA in the Summer Olympics.

Dogs help in war against emerald ash borer

Dogs trained to detect ash trees and trees infected with emerald ash borer are being deployed in Minnesota as the war against the destructive bug continue.

Adrian Peterson's goal is to play in season opener

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he'll be smart about recovering from ACL reconstruction in hopes of playing in the team's season-opening game.

Access Vikings: Peterson works out for the cameras

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still hellbent on starting and playing in the season-opening game in four months. Plus, General Manager Rick Spielman discusses the release of veteran kicker Ryan Longwell.

SidCast: Twins in tough spot; Vikings roof fallout

Sid says that if the Twins want to fill the stands, they need to put out a much better product. He also talks about a retractable roof on the new Vikings stadium.

Movie review: 'Battleship'

Summer movie blockbusters are making their way to theaters, and 'Battleship' is one with a lot of bang and not a lot of brains.

A&E Spotlight: Summer music festivals

A look at summer music festivals coming to the Twin Cities with Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider.

Memorial Day at Fort Snelling

A ceremony was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetary to honor the men and women and families of our the nation's military.

Hear what life is like for fire chief in flooded town

As fire chief for the flooded town of Willow River, Minnesota, Tim Pracher has his hands full. In addition to ensuring the safety of the town's 400 people, his own home has five feet of water in the basement.

SidCast: Twins need to deal for pitching

Sid Hartman says there's no immediate help in the minors for the Twins. He also says that opponents of the Vikings stadium are missing the point.

Movie review: Chimpanzee

Follow a young chimpanzee named Oscar though the first year of life in the African forest.

Movie review: Damsels in Distress

Three girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of a college campus.

A&E Spotlight: St. Paul Craft Show coming

More than 10,000 people are expected to visit this weekend's craft show in St. Paul.

NFL commissioner: 'This is the time'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says during a visit to the Star Tribune that his presence in the state is indicitive of how urgent it is that the MN Legislature pass a stadium bill in this session.

Senser trial update: 3 witnesses describe scene of accident

Three witnesses who came upon the accident scene testified they could see the flashing lights of the victim's vehicle. Also, a diagram of the scene shows construction cones or barrels at the top of the ramp.

Day 2 Senser trial recap: Stepdaughter takes the stand

Tuesday explosive testimony in the Amy Senser trial came from her stepdaughter, Brittani, who said if Amy didn't turn herself in as the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong, she would do it for her.

Senser trial recap: Stepdaughter encouraged Senser to step forward

Attorneys for both sides made relatively short opening statements Monday after a jury was selected in the hit-and-run trial of Amy Senser. Senser's daughter Brittani encouraged her mother to come forward in the hit and run crash that killed Anousone Phanthavong.

Day 3 Senser trial update: Missing text messages at issue

A witness from the BCA testified text messages from Amy Senser's phone had been deleted the day after the accident.

'Amyworld' comment raises questions

On the stand, Joe Senser says it's not uncommon for his wife to get lost in 'Amyworld.' Also, the prosecution asked Joe Senser if Amy had ever lied to him about extramarital affairs.

Senser update: Expert says body would have been on hood of SUV

Crash reconstructionist testified that the victim's body would have wrapped over the hood of Amy Senser’s SUV when he was struck, evidence that could cast doubt on her claims that she didn’t know she hit a person the night of Aug. 23.

Day 4 Senser recap: Emotional testimony from Senser teen

14-year old Hannah Senser testified that she didn't want to know what her mother was doing on the night of the accident that killed a man.

Defense opens case, Amy Senser to testify

Amy Senser's defense opened its testimony with a cell phone expert before adjourning for the weekend. Star Tribune reporter Abby Simons expects Senser to take the stand early next week.

Costly prisoner health care raises questions

Star Tribune reporter Paul McEnroe discusses part I of a series on how expensive treatments for prisoners raises questions.

Goofing off at spring training

Experience the lighter side of the Minnesota Twins 2012 spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Remembering the Kerber family

Friends and neighbors share memories and thoughts of the Kerber family, five of whom died in an accident on I-35 in Kansas.

Harlem Globetrotters bounce into town

Two players from the Harlem Globetrotters dribbled their way across the Stone Arch Bridge to the delight of fans.

MnDOT announces 2012 road construction plans

MnDOT officials remind drivers that a little bit of road construction pain now means smoother sailing in the future.

Gophers football player found dead

Former University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley was found dead in his dorm room.

Twins home opener: Cold and a loss, but fun

Despite temperatures in the 40s, Twins fans came out to celebrate the freshest season in Minnesota: baseball season.

Coming Sunday: Veteran in need of help

After serving two tours in Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard, Blake Uddin went seeking help from a VA Hospital. After being told to come back the following week, Uddin did the unthinkable and his actions were caught on tape.

Baby DeBrazza's monkey greets zoo visitors

An infant DeBrazza's monkey made its first appearance before visitors at the Minnesota Zoo on Tuesday.

Prosecution: Amy Senser admitted drinking before accident

Prosecutors in the Amy Senser case said that Senser admitted to a daughter that she was drinking the night she struck and killed a man on a Minneapolis freeway exit ramp last year.

The unusual signs of spring in St. Paul

Spring means something a little different in one St, Paul neighborhood, where the city's asphalt plant heats up.

Lynx win Game 2 thriller

The Lynx went to the free throw line 24 times in the fourth quarter to lead them to a 101-95 win over the Atlanta Dream.

Lynx clinch playoff spot

Even though the Lynx have clinched a spot in the WNBA playoffs, Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and coach Cheryl Reeve say the team has a lot of work to do.

A&E Spotlight: Silent Night

The Minnesota Opera is staging the world premiere of the opera 'Silent Night' at the Ordway in St. Paul.

Wolves ready for home stand

After a 2-2 road trip, the Wolves played the first of four straight home games at Target Center on Monday.

Spring training takes a sad turn

The MRI results on pitcher Joel Zumaya's elbow mean he won't take the field in a Twins uniform this season.

Access Vikings: Previewing combine, draft

Are the Vikings seriously considering taking a quarterback in the draft? We discuss this, the combine and the status of Chris Cook in this episode of Access Vikings.

Bullpen (and health) key to Twins' success

Assuming everyone remains healthy, the lineup, bench and starting rotation are set. That leaves one elusive hole to fill: the bullpen.

Zumaya has early exit from Twins spring training

Hard-throwing reliever Joel Zumaya left Twins practice early after experiencing pain in his elbow while throwing pitches to Justin Morneau. Also, Denard Span is confident his concussion issues are behind him.

Twins: Who's on first?

Justin Morneau has admitted he's concerned any further concussion symptoms could shorten his career. Does Twins manager Ron Gardenhire have a backup plan for filling first base if Morneau is unable to play?

Raw video: Morneau fields grounders

Justin Morneau shagging ground balls at Twins spring training camp on Friday morning.

Baseballs to golf balls: Twins tee up

After practicing on the diamonds, the Twins hit the links to participate in the 14th annual Lee Regional Cancer Tournament. Joe Mauer shows us his sweet swing and Drew Butera shows off his daring fashion sense.

Morneau uncertain about future

Justin Morneau went through a full roster workout on the Twins' first full practice at spring training. Before practice he told the media although he's feeling well now, his persistent concussion symptoms could keep him out of the game if they return.

Ice cold bragging rights, Minnesota style

Nearly 900 people rang in the new year by claiming bragging rights as they jumped into icy cold Lake Minnetonka Sunday during the 22nd annual ALARC Ice Plunge.

Adrian Peterson glad to be healing

A determined Adrian Peterson says the first week after ACL reconstruction surgery was grueling, but he's now focusing on the rehabilitation part of the process.

Movie review: J. Edgar

Expect Leonardo DiCaprio to get several Oscar nominations for his portrayal of the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover.

PrepCast: Volleyball and football tournaments

High school volleyball and football are starting today and Friday.

Vikings and Dayton: 'Get it done'

The message from Gov. Mark Dayton and Lester Bagley (Vikings V.P.) is the same: Get a Vikings stadium plan in place as soon as possible.

Access Vikings: Cook remains on roster

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook remains on the 53-man roster despite facing felony assault charges.

Sid Hartman talks to Cullen Loeffler

Cullen Loeffler tells Sid Hartman about the life of an NFL long snapper.

Feds raid Mpls. Internet business

Guitarist and businessman Steve Renner is suspected of operating a Ponzi scheme.

A pierogi for the ages

Pierogi. Pastie. Varenyky. Whatever you call them, you can find them in Northeast Minneapolis. And now, thanks to an art grant, you may always be able to find a pierogi in the Northeast.

NewsBreak Headlines for Monday, Oct. 19

Charges filed in Stillwater murder, H1N1 precautions, Tejas closing its doors and sex offenders get 50-inch televisions.

It's over: Franken wins

Al Franken speaks after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in his favor.
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