1. Feds say suspected militia adherent had machine gun, grenade launcher in his Anoka home: A Twin Cities man described by prosecutors as an anti-government militia sympathizer with a desire to kill Black activists and liberals, was arrested and charged this week in U.S. District Court. Read more.
  2. Minnesota's lieutenant governor candidates want voters to weigh what they bring to ticket: DFL Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Republican Matt Birk are 40-something parents who live in Twin Cities suburbs and are seeking the second-highest job in the state. Both candidates say they want what's best for Minnesotans. But their paths to this point and their visions of the future couldn't be more different. Read more.
  3. A majority of GOP nominees deny the 2020 election results: A majority of Republican nominees on the ballot this November for the House, Senate and key statewide offices — 299 in all — have denied or questioned the outcome of the last presidential election, according to a Washington Post analysis. Read more.
  4. A day of eating and drinking in Minneapolis' North Loop: Restaurant critic Jon Cheng takes us to some of his favorite places in one of Minneapolis' most food-centric neighborhoods. Read more.
  5. Fleet Farm accused of negligently selling guns to straw buyers: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is suing Fleet Farm, accusing the retailer of repeatedly selling guns to buyers who turn around and resell them to violent criminals who cannot legally buy the weapons themselves. Read more.

Lorretta Lynn performs with Jack White: To celebrate her upcoming album in 2004, Lorretta Lynn stopped by David Letterman to perform one of the songs off the album that she worked on with Jack White, one half of rock duo the White Stripes. The song, "Portland, Oregon," went on to win a Grammy in 2005 for best country collaboration (with vocals). Watch here.

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Lizzo played a flute, angered conservatives pundits, and 7 other highlights from her year: During the seven years she lived in Minnesota, Lizzo occasionally would do something wild to get the local gossip mill spinning with that question. In the year and a half since emerging out of COVID-19 lockdown, the singer and rapper has frequently drummed up international headlines essentially asking the same thing. Read more.


Twins and Minnesota United are a tale of two collapses: In today's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand is joined by columnist La Velle E. Neal III and United beat writer Jerry Zgoda to talk about the sudden decline of both the Twins and the United and offer a few potential solutions for the teams going forward. Read more.

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The housing revolution coming to your backyard: "Accessory dwelling units might just spell the end of the American suburb as we know it—in the best possible way," writes M. Nolan Gray for The Atlantic. They break down the history and reputation of one of the housing market's most divisive buildings. Read more.


Oct. 6, 2010: Eden Prairie opened a new observatory near its Staring Lake Nature Center. Stan Tekiela, Nature Center manager, showed how the telescope and observatory building works. (Photo: Tom Wallace/Star Tribune)