Lava pours from small island's volcano: Video shows lava from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma creating a new headland as it pours into the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • One of Twin Cities' last remaining drive-in restaurants closes: The Dari-ette Drive-In, the synonymous-with-summer dining landmark on St. Paul's East Side, closed on Saturday after a 70-year run.
  • Late-'80s/early-'90s nostalgia fix will hit St. Paul on June 14: New Kids on the Block will play the Xcel Center next year along with Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue and Rick Astley.
  • Big buzz in small Minnesota debut: 20-year-old British viral sensation Arlo Parks brought her chilled-out grooves and hopeful, healing songs to 7th St. Entry Sunday night.

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The Pandora Papers: The Washington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists have published a major investigation called "The Pandora Papers." It's based on more than 11.9 million documents revealing the flows of money, property and other assets concealed in the offshore financial system.


Congratulations to Michael McAneney! Michael was randomly selected from among the many readers who correctly answered that Sawatdee is the Twin Cities Thai restaurant that recently started using robots to serve food and bus tables. He wins a $15 gift card. Talkers Trivia will take a break this week while your regular newsletter scribe is on vacation, but will return next week. Thanks for reading!


Oct. 4, 2019: Sisters Hayley Nyabera, 6, and Milk Akeri, 19, threw corn at each other while playing in the corn pits on a family trip to Sever's Corn Maze to celebrate Hayley's birthday in Shakopee, Minn.. (Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune)