1. Minneapolis moves forward on community safety office after council approves: The split vote came two months after the city hired a new commissioner to coordinate safety services and nearly a year after voters rejected a measure to create a similar agency. Read more.
  2. U.K. prime minister Liz Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority: British Prime Minister Liz Truss quit on Thursday — bowing to the inevitable after a tumultuous term in which her policies triggered turmoil in financial markets and a rebellion in her party that obliterated her authority. Read more.
  3. Minneapolis parents, teachers plead for help on school staff shortages: Hundreds of staff vacancies in Minneapolis Public Schools have dashed educators' and parents' hopes for a more "normal" school year, particularly for children who need additional support. Read more.
  4. Minnesota added 4,200 jobs in September as jobless rate ticks up to 2%: The August job numbers also saw as sizeable revision to show the state gained 1,200 jobs instead of a loss of 3,100 jobs as initially reported. Read more.
  5. Shakopee man becomes the 50th person indicted in Feeding Our Future fraud case: A Shakopee couple who operated a nonprofit and food vending company have been charged with bribery. Read more.

NASA releases star-filled image of "Pillars of Creation": NASA's James Webb Space Telescope revisited the Pillars of Creation, first made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, with a far more detailed view of the dusty pillars surrounded by newly formed stars.

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7 essential cocktails every mixologist should know: If you know how to make these drinks, you'll be a well-prepared cocktail host, and also well-prepared — if you want to be — to dive deeper down the cocktail rabbit hole. Read more.


If Morgan can't play, will Fleck risk starting freshman "gunslinger" Kaliakmanis at QB? Tanner Morgan's injury has left the starting role against Penn State uncertain, with Athan Kaliakmanis and Cole Kramer both in the mix. Read more.

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How Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" helped a wrongly convicted man prove his innocence: "In 2007, John Galvan was about 21 years into a life sentence for a crime he didn't commit when he saw something on the prison television he thought might finally help him prove his innocence and secure his freedom: A re-run of an episode of the Discovery Channel's MythBusters," writes Daniele Selby of the Innocence Project. Read more.


Oct. 20, 2018: Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Monastery in Dharamshala, India, spent six hours making a sand mandala inside the Walker Library in Minneapolis. Using colored sand, the process includes meditation, chanting and asking for healing blessings. The collected sand is then released back into nature in a river, symbolizing the impermanence of life and the world. Here, Lobsang Ngawang delicately adds sand to the mandala he created with Yeshi Topgyal. (Photo: Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune)