Physically Active Kids In Minnesota Have Better Grades: Study

Physically active elementary students in Minnesota are more likely to be proficient in math and reading, according to a new report.<p>Elementary …


Four-Day Forecast For The Stillwater Area

Partly cloudy and breezy this evening.<p>Partly cloudy until tomorrow afternoon and breezy this evening.<p>Tuesday December 12<p>Foggy starting in the …


Mystic Lake has good news for Gwen Stefani fans who don't care about the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is a blowout. The party you’re at is a drag. You think to yourself, “I wish I could just cut out of here and spend $1,500 to see Gwen …

Gwen Stefani

Bud Armstrong, longtime Star Tribune sports desk editor, dies at 79

Robert Armstrong, a Star Tribune sports desk editor for over 40 years, has died at the age of 79. "Bud," who had survived — and thrived — after two …

Travis Coker discovers the downside of cattle prod as parenting tool

The adopted girls, ages 11 and 13, were assigned chores on the family farm in Swan, Iowa, a half-hour outside of Des Moines. Yet Coker was clearly a …

New lounge for theater lovers will feature Jack Link's-inspired menu

The planned lounge in the former Solera building follows the jerky company’s move into nearby Mayo Clinic Square.

Vikings' suddenly unstable offensive line feels all too familiar, no early speculation on Riley Reiff's status

Riley Reiff’s ankle is not broken. That’s the good news. But his exact status, and those of other linemen, is still unclear.

Mike Zimmer

Minnesota slated for major decline in refugee arrivals

Trump administration restrictions could affect Minnesota more than other states because it's traditionally one of the country’s key resettlement …


Dinkytown's Espresso Royale to close after almost 30 years

After nearly three decades, a beloved Dinkytown coffee shop will shutter.<p>Espresso Royale, one of three of the regional chain’s Minnesota outposts, …

Coffee Shops

Gophers address offensive line needs during big recruiting weekend

With verbal commitments from three huge linemen, coach P.J. Fleck landed help for the present and future.

College & University

Twins look well-positioned to package prospects to land pitcher

The Twins spent Monday speaking with clubs and agents about upgrades for their pitching staff during the first full day of the winter meetings

Yu Darvish

The year in photos: From quiet moments to bustling arenas

From quiet moments to bustling arenas, our photographers covered it all.

Netflix’s new Prince biopic is shockingly inaccurate

Still, nothing prepared me for the error-ridden depiction of the life of Minneapolis’ most beloved superstar in the shoddy new direct-to Netflix …


Don't assume Carson Wentz's injury means Vikings will take home field from Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz walks off the field after injuring his leg against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at the …

Carson Wentz

Charges: Twin Cities couple lied to Chicago cops about mugger who 'looked like Fat Albert'

He and his girlfriend, Katie Mager, 27, of Apple Valley, celebrated the occasion as anyone would: By reporting a fake crime to a police force in a …


Trump fans cheer Lindsey Vonn's injury

Vonn, 33, a decorated United States Olympian and a Twin Cities native, completed her run but then laid on the snow in obvious pain. Vonn updated her …

Lindsey Vonn

String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild in win over Sharks

Although the Wild was ultimately able to persevere, pulling out a 4-3 win in overtime, the parade to the penalty box nearly cost the team.

Bruce Boudreau

Counterpoint: The Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure

All women should be empowered to respond to sexual harassment without putting their careers at risk, fighting an entrenched bureaucracy alone or …


Stalock grateful to Sharks for support through severe injury

The Sharks re-signed current Wild goalie Alex Stalock while he was sidelined from a severe cut to the back of his leg — a gesture that made Sunday’s …

The Drive: Pink arrows along highways point to the future

Observant drivers have noticed that pink arrows are appearing on shoulders of metro-area freeways with a greater frequency, but they have no idea …


Minnesota dairy farm uses on-farm processing

In Chatfield, a farm of 30 cows is delivering much more than just milk, it's causing baby boomers to have flashbacks.


Minnesota named the best run state in the nation

Minnesota has slowly moved up in the annual study, from 10th in 2012 to No. 1 this year.

College & University

Imagine if the Wolves hadn't acquired Jimmy Butler and co. this offseason

The Timberwolves and coach/personnel boss Tom Thibodeau had a couple different basic directions they could have gone this past offseason.<p>Option one …


Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

A government safety panel on Monday urged the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until their operator can finish …

Rick Snyder

Tina Turner writing sequel to memoir 'I, Tina'

Tina Turner is not done telling her story.

Tina Turner

Wild signs third round pick Ivan Lodnia

The California-born center plays for Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.

Ontario Hockey League

Jack Morris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

St. Paul native Jack Morris, who won World Series titles with the Twins, Tigers and Blue Jays, on Sunday was elected to Cooperstown by the modern era …

Paul Molitor

Campus conservatives say they feel under attack

They claim campus liberals are trying to silence conservative voices

Ben Shapiro

Gophers women's basketball loses at San Diego

The Gophers women’s basketball team was held to a season-low point total in a 72-69 loss to San Diego on Sunday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Women's Basketball

Winning Powerball Numbers Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017: $212M Jackpot

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, have been increased to $212 million.<p>MINNEAPOLIS, MN — If you live in Minnesota, you sadly …