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  1. Wayne Huizenga, who went from trash to billions, dies at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    College dropout Wayne Huizenga started with a trash hauling company, struck gold during America's brief love affair with VHS tapes and eventually owned three professional sports teams. Huizenga owned Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and the world's largest trash hauler, and was founding owner of baseball's Florida Marlins and the NHL Florida Panthers.


  2. Michigan sex-assault trial to proceed despite girl's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A former school-district maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl last summer still is expected to stand trial in western Michigan despite her death, which is being investigated as a homicide. Quinn James, who was previously convicted of armed robbery, faces trial April 9 in Kent County Circuit Court on third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.


  3. Federal judge upholds Montana prohibition on most robocallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of Montana's law prohibiting most robocalls after a challenge by a political consulting firm that sought to do business in the state. Victory Processing LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Dave Deshaw filed a complaint last year arguing the state law violated their right to free speech and hampered their ability to convey political messages to Montana voters.


  4. The Latest: Snow leaves roads treacherous in upper MidwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Snow from a winter storm moving across the Great Lakes is leaving roads treacherous, closing schools and cancelling hundreds of flights across the upper Midwest. The storm is expected to drop about a foot of snow or more in some areas by the time it moves eastward out of the region Friday night.


  5. The Latest: Michigan sports doctor gets 60 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Latest on the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the Michigan sports doctor convicted of possessing child pornography and assaulting gymnasts : A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts.


  6. Stores hope deals, excitement draw shoppers for Black FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Stores are hoping deals and excitement bring shoppers to stores and to their sites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out.


  7. Gophers women's hockey team shoots for 35th, 36th wins in a row over St. Cloud StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The No. 6 Gophers women's hockey team will try to keep a lengthy winning streak going this weekend when it plays St. Cloud State at Ridder Arena at 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.


  8. Gophers edge Michigan State on Brent Gates Jr.'s goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Brent Gates Jr.'s goal, with 50 seconds left in the second period, proved to be the eventual winner, as the No. 5 Gophers defeated Michigan State 3-1 on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.


  9. Truck driver charged with threatening to assassinate TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A truck driver has been charged in federal court with threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump in several phone calls to Secret Service field offices. Special Agent Matthew Lariviere wrote in a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday that James Anthony Jackson repeatedly called the Secret Service field office in Chicago on Oct. 12-13 and made more phone calls to the field office in Detroit on Oct. 18 threatening to "blow Trump's brains out."


  10. Norton Armour made the leap from courtroom to counselingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Star Tribune

    As general counsel for the Star Tribune Co., he represented a powerful news organization and fought hard for freedom of the press, a battle he cherished because of his father's experience with repression in Russia. Yet he couldn't shake a growing sense "that justice and law were moving further apart," said his wife of more than 40 years, Marilyn.


  11. The Latest: Football players accused of hazing suspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Wheaton College says five football players charged with felonies in connection with an alleged 2016 hazing incident have been suspended from the team. Spokeswoman LaTonya Taylor said Tuesday the players have been deemed "inactive for practice or competition" by Wheaton administrators and the coaching staff.


  12. Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future. The entertainer spoke between songs Wednesday at a concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


  13. When being a doctor was not an option, she became a nurseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    In 1944, when Vija Vilks was 15, she and her family left her native Latvia to escape Russian occupation. They started to leave by land, but Vija told her dad she had a dream that the family should leave by sea.


  14. Ex-Serbian militiaman convicted of lying for US citizenshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Federal prosecutors say a former Serbian militia member charged with killing a Bosnian Muslim couple in 1994 faces up to 10 years in prison and losing his U.S. citizenship after lying to obtain it. They say 57-year-old Alexander Kneginich of Crown Point, Indiana, was convicted Friday of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship in 2007 by denying he had ever been charged with a crime while he faced murder charges in Bosnia and Herzegovina stemming from the slayings during the Bosnian conflict.


  15. 1 dead after tree falls on home amid severe Michigan stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A 72-year-old man has died after a tree fell on a home in western Michigan early Friday as severe thunderstorms moved across the state, authorities said. Trees and power lines were knocked down by the strong storms, which started Thursday night and continued Friday morning.


  16. New Minneapolis beer bar boasts 80 Minnesota taps; giving away a year's worth of friesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A Midwest-based beer bar chain is coming to downtown Minneapolis, opening with an 80-tap system featuring all Minnesota beers and a year's worth of free fries to 200 patrons. HopCat which is based in Grand Rapids, Mich.


  17. Sports briefly:Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The 21-year-old lefthander made the announcement, calling going to the series something that he and his teammates have worked toward all year. "I'm sad to say I am not joining them because doing so would only create further distraction for my teammates, more turmoil for my family and given the high profile of the national championship, direct even more unwanted attention to an innocent young girl," the statement said.


  18. Carter honored with Gerald Ford medal for public serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation is making the announcement Monday at an event at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington D.C. In a video message recorded earlier in Atlanta, Carter noted that he shared "mutual respect" for Ford and an "intense personal friendship." Ford was a congressman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, before becoming vice president and then president.


  19. Michigan recruit splats Gophers in paintball video announcing his decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The Gophers' hopes of landing Michigan prep offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield went splat two months ago, when he decommitted from Minnesota. This week, the consensus four-star recruit splattered the Gophers again -- in a paintball video, announcing his commitment to Michigan.


  20. Army identifies soldier killed in Hawaii training accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Army officials have identified the soldier who died when the military truck he was riding in crashed during training in Hawaii. Police say the truck driven by a 20-year-old soldier went out of control on a turn, struck a guardrail and overturned into a culvert.


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