1. Richfield, Bloomington schools will require parent chaperones for students at football away games: The stringent security measure is a response to last week's shooting at Richfield High. Read more.
  2. Minneapolis will let barbecue food trucks with external smokers operate through November: What you need to know about the barbecue food truck showdown between the city and food trucks. Read more.
  3. Man charged with having 24 pounds of fentanyl in hotel: Bloomington police said they made one of the largest seizures in the state of the potent opioid that is causing a surge in overdose-related deaths. Read more.
  4. Hurricane Ian heads for Carolinas after pounding Florida: A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina's coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston. Read more.
  5. Mercado Central demands Jensen campaign stop using image in ads: The board of Mercado Central is demanding that Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen remove images of the Latino marketplace from his campaign ads. Read more.

Giant bison vs windshield wiper: How about some levity on your Friday? Check out this clip of a massive bison moseying by a row of cars at Yellowstone National Park and then is irked by the squeak of a wiper blade.

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The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week: From beef momos to a fantastic French dip, our food team gives you recommendations on the top tasty meals they ate this week. Read more.


P.J. Fleck puts aside pride in making one of the best calls with Gophers: What's one reason the Gophers football team is 4-0? It's because Fleck has made one of the decisions of his career in Minnesota. Columnist Chip Scoggins explains. Read more.

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McDonald's will have adult Happy Meals this October: Since today is French fry Friday (for those who celebrate), here's some good news. For a limited time only, Happy Meals aren't just for kids. Read more.


Want to win a $15 gift card of your choice? It's Friday, so that means it's time for another trivia question. The correct answer to this question can be found in a story that appeared in Talkers this week. We can't prevent you from simply Googling the answer, so Googling is encouraged! E-mail your answer to by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. A winner will be selected at random from the correct responses. That lucky reader will receive a $15 card of their choice from one of several retailers — Best Buy, Target, Holiday or Menards — as well as a shout-out in Monday's newsletter.

Here is this week's question: This week a Twin Cities grocery location started selling beer and wine on tap. What was the store and the location?

Good luck!


Sept. 30, 1979: Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant mulled what to do next during a timeout in the action. It was the third quarter and the score was tied. (Photo: Mike Zerby/Star Tribune)