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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photos: A look back at the West Publishing riverfront

The 1896 West Publishing Company building 

As Ramsey County prepares to tear down the former headquarters of West Publishing and the old Ramsey County Jail, it's a good chance to take a look back at photos that illustrate the history of West Publishing, and the St. Paul riverfront.

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