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Praia do Norte

Monster fall storm breeds behemoth surf of coast of Portugal

The Europe storm death toll has risen to 15. But in Portgugal near the fishing village of Nazare, Brazilian Carlos Burle surfed a wave that could be the biggest wave ever ridden.

Palace Theatre

Photos: St. Paul hopes to transform the long-vacant Palace Theatre

St. Paul's Palace Theatre was built in 1916 as a vaudeville theater and later became a movie theater. The City of St. Paul plans to spend $12 million to refurbish the long-vacant space as a contemporary music venue.

Veterans march

Marching miles to raise awareness of military suicides

According to data compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 18 to 22 veterans die from suicide every day in the United States. Dozens of veterans embarked Oct. 25, 2013, on a 23-mile walk to raise awareness about military suicides. The march began at the VFW on Lakeshore Drive South in Richfield, went through the State Capitol in St. Paul before ending at the VFW in Uptown Minneapolis.

Verdant Tea

Photos: Seward, a Minneapolis culinary enclave

The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis has long been known for its diversity, its progressive politics, and the co-op and cafe that bear its name. But it's increasingly becoming known for a place to get a great bite to eat.

Remembering those who died

Photos: Remembering the buried and anonymous

The asylums are long gone, but the unknown graves remain in Hastings and around Minnesota. Advocates for the mentally ill have pressed to find the cemeteries and identify the dead.

Josh Freeman

Photos: Giants trample visiting Vikings as Freeman makes QB debut

Minnesota took a beating on Monday Night Football in East Rutherford, N.J., falling to the New York Giants 23-7 as Josh Freeman marked his first start at quarterback for the Vikings. Here are some highlights from the game.

Volunteers anchor tree to the creek banks.

A frugal wall of trees may save eroding Riceford Creek

Southeast Minnesota's high, sandy river bluffs make for some beautiful trout fishing, but that beauty comes at a cost: When it rains, the bluffs routinely send tons of sediment sliding into the cold-water streams, threatening the ecosystem. Severe flooding this summer worsened the erosion, challenging conservationists to find a remedy that wouldn't break the bank. They decided to try walls of trees. Here's what that effort looks like on Riceford Creek, near Spring Grove.

Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum

Photos: Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum

A national gallery once existed in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. But years of war led to its destruction. The new Twin Cities museum aims to fill the void.


Photos: Thousands turn out to celebrate champion Lynx

The Minnesota Lynx got a warm reception Monday morning as thousands of fans turned out to watch players parade down Nicollet Mall and 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis, showing off the trophy from their second WNBA championship title in three years.

Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph

Adrian Peterson's day

Adrian Peterson suited up for Minnesota's game against Carolina on Sunday, as he promised. But he couldn't help the Vikings avoid a 35-10 loss to Carolina. One of the star running back's sons, a 2-year-old in South Dakota, died Friday after an alleged attack in a child abuse case. He declined to speak specifically about the situation following practice that day, but reiterated the comfort he's found from the game over a number of tragic and challenging circumstances in his life. Peterson wound up with 62 yards rushing and 21 yards on three receptions.

WNBA champions

Minnesota Lynx clinch WNBA title: The playoff campaign in photos

Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years. Here's a collection of photos showing their march toward the championship, starting with their victory over the Seattle Storm on Sept. 20.

Maya Moore, Armintie Herrington

Lynx beat Dream in Game 2: The photo highlights

Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Lynx to the brink of the championship with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.