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  1. Indoor sky-diving center opening near RidgedaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 14 | Star Tribune

    It's the real thing - not a simulation. But it's indoors and fliers don't have to worry about their chute not opening.


  2. Mpls Photo Center settles copyright infringement suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Star Tribune

    The owner of the Mpls Photo Center is licking his wounds and trying to move forward after settling a federal lawsuit Tuesday for copyright infringement involving the work of Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny whose street photography was discovered posthumously and led to worldwide exhibitions and a documentary film. Maier died in 2009 at age 83 without leaving a will or any known heirs, so the city of Chicago was left to sort out her estate.


  3. Midwest women join climate change group in AntarcticaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2018 | Star Tribune

    "Chicago is the coldest place I've ever been," said Jing Hu, who came from southern China to do her postdoctoral work in materials science at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago. So she is "excited and terrified" about spending three weeks in Antarctica, among almost 100 women in STEMM fields who were recently announced as fellows in the Homeward Bound program to raise awareness of climate change and promote the role of female scientists, engineers and other experts in addressing it.


  4. The Latest: Man behind held in officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Authorities say charges are pending against a man involved in a shootout at a suburban Chicago bar that ended with a police officer fatally shooting an armed security guard. Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said Monday that the man was among four people wounded in the early Sunday shooting at Manny's Blue Room in Robbins, just south of Chicago.


  5. Key I-35W ramp into downtown Minneapolis reopensRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation's massive reconstruction of Interstate 35W from downtown Minneapolis south to 43rd Street hit a milestone last week: the $240 million project is now 30 percent complete. With that achievement, motorists will regain a key access to downtown from I-35W to 11th and Grant streets.


  6. New Juicy Lucy pizza at Giordano's pays cheesy homage to classic burgerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Video : This Minneapolis-Chicago mashup comes courtesy of Chicago-style pizzeria Giordano's. It's one of a handful of regional specialties that will be competing by online vote for a permanent spot on national menus.


  7. Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The most impressive statement to make about Sears as it seeks bankruptcy court protection is also the most damning: Sears was the Amazon of its time. Impressive because Sears really was that influential long ago.


  8. The Amazon of its day, Sears' woes were years in the makingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | Star Tribune

    From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minnesota 132 years ago, the company grew to become America's everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the world. For generations of Americans, the brick-like Sears, Roebuck and Co.


  9. Sears through the years: from watch seller to tower builderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Sears, which got its start as a watch seller more than 130 years ago, grew to become one of the world's largest retailers. But today, the company Chapter 11. 1888 - The Sears catalog is born, featuring watches and jewelry.


  10. The Latest: Pritzker to repay $331,000 in toilet 'scheme'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2018 | Star Tribune

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Latest on an investigator's report on an alleged "scheme to defraud" by Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker on property tax breaks on a Chicago mansion : The Democratic nominee for Illinois governor says he will repay the Cook County treasurer more than $330,000 worth of property-tax breaks he received in what an investigator called a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers.


  11. Additional Twin Cities-Chicago rail service viable, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Adding a second daily passenger train between St. Paul's Union Depot and downtown Chicago, a proposal that has been bandied about for many years, would likely cost from $137 million to $169a million. But it's unclear at this point how the project would be funded, and by whom, says a new study.


  12. Twins postgame: Moya making a bid to become the permanent 'opener' perhaps?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Here are three quick thoughts from LEN3 before we sleep fast and come back to Comerica to wrap up this three game series: Moya, again: Gabriel Moya will be the opener on Wednesday as the Twins face the Tigers. It will be his fourth opening assignment, and he's had scoreless outings in each of his last two appearances in the role.


  13. Bill Daley says he's running for Chicago mayor in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Former White House chief of staff William "Bill" Daley said Monday he's running for the seat previously held by his brother, Richard M. Daley, and his father Richard J. Daley. He says while there is much to celebrate about Chicago, the nation's third-largest city faces serious issues including crime and troubled finances.


  14. Second death is linked to Minneapolis homeless encampmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The death of a 20-year-old Minneapolis man this week is the second linked to the homeless encampment that has been rapidly growing in south Minneapolis, although it was not clear Friday whether circumstances at the camp played any role in his death. Wade C. Redmond died Monday at Hennepin County Medical Center, two weeks after suffering cardiac arrest at the camp, his mother, LaDonna Redmond, of Minneapolis, said Friday night.


  15. Sano has light workout, but still out; Austin faces Yankees for first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Miguel Sano took about 10 minutes of swings on the field Tuesday, and fielded ground balls for about 10 minutes, the first activity he's attempted in a week. It wasn't exactly a strenuous workout, "but it's better than nothing," Paul Molitor said.


  16. Chicago's next mayor will be leading a deeply divided cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decadeslong problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. A dozen candidates were running to lead the nation's third-largest city even before Emanuel's surprise announcement Tuesday.


  17. May (opener) and Stewart (follower) ready to face AstrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Here we go. Take II of the Twins experiment with an opener is set for tonight as Trevor May takes the mound against the Astros, with rookie righthander Kohl Stewart expected to follow and try to pitch into the late innings.


  18. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't seek 3rd termRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Emanuel said in a statement released by his office that being mayor "has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime." The Chicago Tribune says he had already raised more than $10 million for another run for a four-year term.


  19. The Latest: Leader of Chicago protest near O'Hare arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Police have arrested the organizer of an anti-violence protest that aimed to shut down part of an expressway near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Labor Day. Illinois State Police troopers blocked the protesters' access to Interstate 90, also known as the Kennedy Expressway, and no protesters appeared to reach it.


  20. New book on a favorite son holds timeless truths and tantalizing what ifsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A majority of Americans have been telling pollsters for a long time that they consider this nation headed "in the wrong direction" rather than "on the right track." Ask Minnesotans of a certain age and political persuasion when they think the nation veered off the track they'd prefer, and they have a ready answer: 1968, and the presidential election defeat of Hubert Humphrey.


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