1. Rochester bans new cannabis businesses until 2025: The city joins other communities with moratoriums as they wait for the state to create business regulations. Read more.
  2. Duluth poised to ban pot smoking inside city parks, impose fines: With Minnesota's legalization of recreational marijuana beginning Aug. 1, the council first approved new language Monday night that treats the smoking of all substances the same in Duluth parks. Read more.
  3. With more neurodivergent or disabled workers, Minnesota employers add support: In September 2022, more than 35% of Americans with disabilities had jobs, a record in the 15 years the federal government has kept track. Read more.
  4. Stalled construction leaves open pit in Golden Valley neighborhood: Work stopped two years ago, but the hole in the ground remains. The city decided it's time to do something about it. Read more.
  5. 'Canceled' comedian Dave Chappelle returning to Twin Cities for Xcel Center gig: Two years after sparking backlash for making transphobic comments in his Netflix special, Chappelle is returning to an arena near you. Read more.

Oppenheimer's secret city, explained: Where you one of the hundreds of thousands of people who went and saw Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' this week? This Vox video gives a more in-depth look into the logistics around the Los Alamos site. See the video.

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What to cook when it's too hot to cook? 5 Star Tribune recipes to the rescue: The Star Tribune Taste team took an air-conditioned look through their archives for recipes to help you through the latest heat wave. Read more.


Gophers football picked third in Big Ten West in media poll: Two-time defending champion Michigan is the pick to win the Big Ten football championship again over Ohio State — by a substantial voting margin. Read more.

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The Mind Is Willing, So the Body Doesn't Have Much Choice: These men, many in their 80s, may have titanium hips and implantable defibrillators. But they plan to play hockey until they go to that big locker room in the sky, writes Andrew Keh for the New York Times. Read more.


July 25, 2018: Storm clouds descend over TCO Performance Center during Vikings Training Camp. (Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune)