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Aging trails in state lead to big maintenance bills

startribune.com — Paul Polak has taken a walk every day for 15 years. When he imagines moving to a warmer climate, one thing stops him: "I enjoy the trails," he said. "That's why we haven't moved." Rice Creek North Regional Trail, with its quiet fields and towering woods, is a favorite.

Gov. Dayton's 2016-2017 budget proposal

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mattdelong: Minnesota political reporters: I put Dayton's entire budget proposal into one searchable file. You're welcome. strib.mn/18zPlog

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mattdelong: Minnesota political reporters: I put Dayton's entire budget proposal into one searchable file. You're welcome. strib.mn/18zPlog

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mattdelong: Minnesota political reporters: I put Dayton's entire budget proposal into one searchable file. You're welcome. strib.mn/18zPlog

How 89.3 the Current can stay vital after a troubled week

startribune.com — Photos of broadly smiling staffers at 89.3 the Current's 10th anniversary festivities last weekend were still hitting Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday afternoon when news arrived that one of the smiliest, Barb Abney, had been canned. The midday host had been on air just a couple hours earlier, spinning, among other things, the Replacements' "I'm in Trouble" and George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity."
Jan 29, 2015

RT @ChrisRstrib: How @TheCurrent went from partying to firing in 2 days, & what it should do next. strib.mn/1CEDIaI http://t.co/JZ8T4…

Kupper tapped as Star Tribune business editor

startribune.com — The Star Tribune on Thursday named Thomas Kupper, a senior editor since 2010, as assistant managing editor for business. Kupper, 45, succeeds Todd Stone as the leader of the 21-person department, one of the largest business news teams among U.S. daily newspapers. Stone is leaving the Star Tribune to become a deputy managing editor at the Houston Chronicle.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @_ToddStone: Read all about the Star Tribune's new business editor here: strib.mn/1vaDEyT ICYMI: I'm heading to the Houston Chronicle.

Jan 29, 2015

Read all about the Star Tribune's new business editor here: strib.mn/1vaDEyT ICYMI: I'm heading to the Houston Chronicle.

Property owners talk taxes for Nicollet Mall

startribune.com — Tax talk for Nicollet Mall Community meetings held this week on the Nicollet Mall renovation tax attracted a diverse group of downtown property owners and residents wielding calculators and scrap paper. After civic leaders presented the new mall's design for the umpteenth time, Shenehon Cos., the firm hired to appraise all the downtown properties, unrolled a chart with the various tax rates for this special assessment.

Wild's mood a happy one after Devan Dubnyk records 16th 1-0 Wild win in history

Jan 30, 2015

BLOG: #mnwild's mood a happy one after Devan Dubnyk records 16th 1-0 Wild win in history strib.mn/15ZS9Jw

Plummeting oil prices hit North Dakota budget

Jan 29, 2015

Plunge in oil prices carves $4B crater in North Dakota's budget startribune.com/local/blogs/29… via @startribune

Jan 29, 2015

Falling oil prices pummel N. Dakota's budget -- down $4.2B over 2-year period. Ouch! strib.mn/1vafl4b

Jan 29, 2015

Boom then bust? "Plummeting oil prices hit North Dakota budget". Previous revenue estimate was $8.3 billion now $4.2B strib.mn/1vafl4b

Minneapolis FBI refused to use Somali outreach for spying

startribune.com — The FBI directed its agents in Minneapolis and five other U.S. cities in 2009 to use community outreach with Somali groups as cover to gather intelligence on terrorist recruiting efforts and on individuals who would likely be vulnerable to being radicalized, according to a newly released memo that outlines the secretive operation.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @coracurrier: FBI in Minneapolis says it "never followed" plan to mix outreach & intel startribune.com/local/minneapo… More on that plan https:/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @coracurrier: FBI in Minneapolis says it "never followed" plan to mix outreach & intel startribune.com/local/minneapo… More on that plan https:/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @adamgoldmanwp: Report: Minneapolis @FBI refused to use Somali outreach for spying strib.mn/1v72NdF

Jan 29, 2015

The MPLS Somali community (in general) and its interaction with police is one of most under-covered stories in the US startribune.com/local/minneapo…

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Poverty by county in Minnesota, 2013

Jan 29, 2015

RT @_ToddStone: Here's a look at Minnesota poverty -- county by county. A quick snapshot from Strib's economics guy, @adambelz. strib.mn/1ysjjzq

Jan 29, 2015

Here's a look at Minnesota poverty -- county by county. A quick snapshot from Strib's economics guy, @adambelz. strib.mn/1ysjjzq

Hartman: Vikings' Grant saw Carroll had bright future

startribune.com — Vikings Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant hired Pete Carroll as the team's defensive backs coach in 1985, a position he served in for five years. "I remember interviewing him, and he was enthusiastic, which he always is," Grant said Thursday, three days before Carroll was to coach the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl for the second year in a row.
Jan 29, 2015

Hartman: Vikings' Grant saw Carroll had bright future strib.mn/162h4gn

Craig: Gronkowski is a big man on a big stage

startribune.com — New England's goofiest guy off the field will be Seattle's most serious matchup problem on the field when all the talking finally hushes long enough for Sunday's playing of Super Bowl XLIX.

Lawyer says Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was behind the wheel in deadly Compton crash

startribune.com — COMPTON, Calif. - A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday.
Jan 30, 2015

Lawyer says Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was behind the wheel in deadly Compton crash strib.mn/1yHAAoi

Jeffery Trevino's attorney to argue for reversal of murder conviction, new trial before Court of Appeals

startribune.com — The St. Paul man convicted of murdering his wife in a jealous rage and then dumping her body in the Mississippi River where it lay undiscovered for months is seeking to have his conviction overturned by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Attorney John Conard, representing Jeffery Trevino, will argue before the Appeals Court at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 29, 2015

Now w/video: Jeffery Trevino's attorney to argue for reversal of murder conviction, new trial before Court of Appeals startribune.com/local/east/290…

Jan 29, 2015

Jeffery Trevino's attorney argues for reversal of murder conviction, new trial before Court of Appeals startribune.com/local/east/290…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ChaoStrib: Jeffery Trevino's attorney to argue for reversal of murder conviction, new trial before Court of Appeals startribune.com/local/east/290…

Jan 29, 2015

Jeffery Trevino's attorney to argue for reversal of murder conviction, new trial before Court of Appeals startribune.com/local/east/290…

Craig: Peterson's future with Vikings

startribune.com — Cinesport The Star Tribune's Mark Craig catches up with CineSport's Noah Coslov in Phoenix to discuss Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings and positions that need improvement going into the 2015 season.

Slow private enrollment, vanishing federal funds pit state with bigger MNsure bill

startribune.com — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lackluster enrollment in private plans and drying-up federal funds may force Minnesota to pick up more of the tab for its health insurance exchange. MNsure would get another $11.7 million of state money under Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed budget for technological improvements - a necessary change because public-plan signups have far outpaced private-plan enrollments.
Jan 29, 2015

Slow private enrollment, vanishing federal funds pit state with bigger MNsure bill - startribune.com/politics/natio… #mnleg

Brown makes a positive second impression in return to Wolves

startribune.com — On more than one occasion Wednesday night, in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves' victory over Boston, Lorenzo Brown looked over his shoulder, expecting a call back to the Wolves bench. It never came. There were a number of encouraging things to come out of that victory for the Wolves.
Jan 29, 2015

Thursday notebook up from @BloodStrib: Lorenzo Brown makes a good second impression in his return to Wolves strib.mn/1yHgH0Q

Minneapolis RyKrisp factory closing

startribune.com — The RyKrisp cracker factory on 6th Avenue Southeast in Minneapolis will close in March. "After a careful evaluation of our options, ConAgra Foods has decided to exit the RyKrisp and rye cracker business and close the plant," the company said in a statement.
Jan 29, 2015

Bummer: RyKrisp crackers, baked on 6th Av. SE in Mpls for nearly a century, are going the way of the rotary phone: tinyurl.com/lfyvzfh

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in plot to overthrow Gambian government

startribune.com — A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from a failed attempt to topple the Gambian government. Papa Faal, 46, a U.S. citizen and veteran of the U.S. military, entered a guilty plea to charges of making a military expedition against a friendly nation and shipping weapons without the needed license.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @StribNorth: Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in plot to overthrow Gambian government strib.mn/18Az2rl

Bethune, Hiawatha schools highlight divide in Minneapolis classrooms

startribune.com — Nearly every student at Bethune Community School lives in poverty. At least a quarter are homeless or at risk of losing their housing. Test scores are among the worst in Minneapolis, with only a tiny fraction of students performing at grade level. Across town at Hiawatha Community School, outbursts and unruly behavior are rarely a problem.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @amatos12: After looking at teacher eval. scores in MPS, here's a story on two teachers from vastly different schools strib.mn/1CAJBFN

Jan 29, 2015

Bethune, Hiawatha schools show divide in Minneapolis classrooms strib.mn/1CAJBFN

Jan 29, 2015

Bethune, Hiawatha schools show divide in Minneapolis classrooms strib.mn/1CAJBFN

Jan 29, 2015

Bethune, Hiawatha schools show divide in Minneapolis classrooms strib.mn/1CAJBFN

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