Photos: Vikings stadium starts to take shape

U.S. Bank Stadium 

At just over a year to completion, the new Vikings stadium is starting to look like -- a stadium. The sign, naming it the U.S. Bank Stadium, went into place Monday. The roof is creeping across, and the seat risers are in place.

Photos: Remembering Rondo, while letting go of the pain

Former Rondo residents are recognized 

City and state leaders apologized Friday for the bulldozing of a predominantly African-American neighborhood to make way for Interstate 94 in the 1960s at a ceremony designed to help heal old wounds.

Photos: New Horizons to Pluto

The latest close-up images of a region near Pluto's equator, released July 15, reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet above the surface of the icy body. The mountains are probably composed of Pluto's water-ice "bedrock." 

NASA's New Horizons probe, launched in January 2006, flew within 8,000 miles of Pluto Tuesday.

Photos: A day in the life of an all-female tattoo parlor


When it comes to tattooing, male artists outnumber females by an estimated six to one. Jackalope Tattoo, with its all-female staff, is a reaction to that. On any given day, the Minneapolis shop is a blend of combat boots and kitty cats.

Photos and video: Spectacular aurora display overpowers city lights

Northern lights over Brighton Beach in Duluth 

Starting Monday afternoon, June 22, 2015, and lasting well into Tuesday morning, a strong geomagnetic storm hit Earth and resulted in a dazzling display of northern lights that was visible much further south than average.

Rat, tat, tat: Drumming creates rhythm, builds connections

Music teacher Justin Depaolis-Metz guided second-graders Jakob Mauch, Abdi Hassan and Verolyne Wilson in an early morning drum circle activity at Kennedy Elementary School in April. 

Kennedy Elementary music teacher Justin Depaolis-Metz started a drum circle as a way to create community and build connections at his Fargo school.

Photos: An unusual special session

A ticket for the special session 

Friday began a special legislative session unlike any other. Locked out of the State Capitol because of construction, lawmakers argued, caucused and voted in the confines of the Senate Office Building.

Photos: St. Anthony Falls and the changing Minneapolis riverfront

St. Anthony Falls around 1860 

The story of St. Anthony Falls is inextricably tied to the story of Minneapolis, where a city grew up around more than 150 years of attempts -- some successful and some disastrous -- to yoke the only waterfall of the longest river in North America.