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Hannah Pinski is a Star Tribune summer intern from the University of Iowa.

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Dave Hardy and Frank Lachinski.

Veterans raise money to stop soldier suicides by paddling the Mississippi River

Frank Lachinski and Dave Hardy plan to resume the trip down the Mississippi River on Sept. 7.
Crowds on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Why is the Minnesota State Fair 12 days long?

The Great Minnesota Get-Together outlasts state fairs in neighboring states. Its length hasn't changed since 1975.
In 2019, Andrew Reid and Jenna Loosbrock visited with Chanel, a 5-month-old pit bull-Labrador retriever mix, at the Minneapolis Animal Care and Contro

Minneapolis animal shelter extends Thursday hours

The shelter will be open until 7:30 p.m. every Thursday starting Aug. 24.
More than 500 grocery, health and beauty, floral and general merchandise suppliers showcased products on Aug. 8, 2023, at the UNFI Winter Convention S

Twin Cities convention centers on track to reach pre-pandemic numbers, officials say

The Minneapolis Convention Center and St. Paul RiverCentre are making a slow but steady recovery, three years after COVID-19 ground their business to a halt.
Janet Hedy, of Willmar, Minn., was the first passenger to board a State Fair express bus at the County Road 73 Park and Ride in Minnetonka on Thursday

Going to Minnesota State Fair? Here's how to get there and back

Some of Minnesota's public transit systems are offering express bus services to and from the state fair.
Gary Koch, center, of Wausau, Wis., gave his grandchildren Addison Koch, left, 7, and Grayson Koch, 6, a quick ride on his motorized scooter in the Mi

Making the Minnesota State Fair accessible to all

From scooter rentals to accessible restrooms, a guide to all to enjoy the fair.
ChatGPT, offered by the research enterprise OpenAI, is for now the most widely accessible version of generative text.

Minnesota colleges grappling with ethics and potential benefits of ChatGPT

As the fall semester approaches, academics are weighing the pros and cons of the artificial intelligence tool in the classroom.
Suni Lee and her family were surprised Sunday with a bust of Lee at Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul.

Olympic champion Lee honored with surprise sculpture in St. Paul park

About 100 people attended the ceremony for Suni Lee, including St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. The sculpture was created by an art teacher at The Blake School.

Olympics champion Suni Lee honored with surprise sculpture in St. Paul park

Animal Humane Society launches its own veterinary technician training program

The Rachael Ray Foundation Career Program trains people to become vet techs at the organization's shelters, at a time when workers are hard to find.

Animal Humane Society launches its own veterinary technician training program

Amid national lifeguard shortage, Minnesota cities strengthen recruitment efforts

Amid national lifeguard shortage, Minnesota cities strengthen recruitment efforts

Some communities raised wages and offered incentives for candidates. Hennepin County put up nearly $1 million to help cities hire.
A rendering of the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska.

Minneapolis' new Bde Maka Ska pavilion to open next month

The boat launch, which is part of the project at the popular Uptown site, reopened Friday.
People watched a thunderstorm beyond downtown Minneapolis on Monday night while gathered along the Mississippi River at Boom Island Park to catch a la

'Big boom' of July 4th fireworks isn't fun for everyone

Explosions can trigger flashbacks in those who've experienced combat, gun violence or other conflicts.

Food and festival lovers flock to Taste of Minnesota in Mpls.

This year's festival features food vendors, live music and an art market. This is the two-day festival's first year back since 2015 and the first time in Minneapolis.

Food and festival lovers flock to Taste of Minnesota in Minneapolis

Forrest Morey, left, and Isabella Shelton, right, take in the warm weather on scooters over the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, Ju

Minneapolis Park Board shortens Stone Arch Bridge closures during July 4th weekend

Community members had raised concerns about what the overnight closures would mean for people attending events downtown.
Metro Transit ran extra trains after the Taylor Swift shows last weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

Metro Transit: Extended light-rail service for Taylor Swift was a success

The agency said it's ready to accommodate more large events in the future.

Two Minneapolis beaches, one pool closed due to elevated bacteria levels

The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board shut down Lake Hiawatha Beach, Thomas Beach and Webber Natural Swimming Pool due to E. coli and enterococci.
The Alexander Ramsey House in St. Paul.

St. Paul's historic Alexander Ramsey House to reopen to the public

After the COVID closure, monthly tours will relaunch Aug. 5.
Concert goers wait for the next light rail train after a Taylor Swift concert Friday, June 23, 2023, outside US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Metro Transit's extended light rail service brings thousands of Swifties home

On the first night of The Eras Tour in Minneapolis, the added trains and organized lines withstood the gold rush of commuting fans.

Seeing Taylor Swift this weekend? Here's how to get to the show — and back

A guide for getting to and from downtown Minneapolis.
Alijah Sage, 5, left, and sister Aniyah Sage, 7, painted hearts on canvas during the Juneteenth Minnesota — A Family Celebration event outside Allia

Minnesota celebrates first official Juneteenth holiday

Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill in February establishing Juneteenth as a holiday for state, county and city workers
Taylor Swift performed at windy Soldier Field in Chicago.

Taylor Swift fans left in the dark? Metro Transit may not add trains after sold-out Mpls. shows

Last Green and Blue Line trains leave stadium station about 11:30, but 3 ½-hour concert may go longer.
Ramsey County commissioners may give themselves a raise

Ramsey County commissioners may give themselves a raise

A proposed ordinance would raise their salaries 2.25% in 2024.