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Seimone Augustus, Jasmine Thomas

Highlights: Lynx vs. Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA finals

The Minnesota Lynx dominated the Atlanta Dream Sunday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Game 2 is here in Minnesota again on Tuesday night, with the best-of-five series shifting to Georgia for Game 3 on Thursday night.

Little brown bat

See inside a Minnesota bat cave

Thousands of Minnesota's most common bats make their winter homes here. So do a handful of the less common big brown bats and tri-colored bats, also known as eastern pipistrelles.

Osmo Vanska

Vanska begins waving his baton goodbye

Emotion floated through the lobby of the Ted Mann Concert Hall Friday night before before Osmo Vanska, who resigned as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday, conducted the first of three farewell concerts in Minneapolis.

Early morning in International Falls

Reinventing International Falls

As the Boise Inc. plant reduces production, and eliminates some 265 high-paying manufacturing jobs, what happens next? What happens when a major employer makes a decision that, at the least, leaves a quarter-billion-dollar hole in the local economy?

Jerome Simpson

Photos: Vikings get their English on in London

The Minnesota Vikings face the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, but they're a long way from home -- in London, England. Here's some of the hoopla over the NFL's annual effort at international marketing.

Lindsay Whalen, Jasmine James

Photos: Lynx vs. Mercury highlights

The Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-62 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Here's some of what that looked like.

Lindsay Whalen, Temeka Johnson

Photos: Lynx vs. Storm Game 2 highlights

The Minnesota Lynx held off Seattle for a 58-55 victory Sunday and a sweep of the best-of-three WNBA Western Conference semifinal series. Here are some highlights from the game.

Christian Ponder

Photos: Vikings vs. Browns highlights

Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, and the Cleveland Browns kept the Minnesota Vikings winless with a 31-27 victory Sunday.

Bene Benwikere, KJ Maye

Photos: Gophers vs. Spartans highlights

Quarterback Mitch Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns to lift Minnesota to a 43-24 victory over San Jose State on Saturday. Leidner was filling in for injured starter Philip Nelson, who was out with a bad hamstring. Here's some highlights from the game.

Tina Thompson, Rebekkah Brunson

Photos: Lynx vs. Storm highlights

Seimone Augustus scored 19 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 18 and Maya Moore added 17 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 80-64 win over the Seattle Storm in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night.

Oldenburg

Photos: 'Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties'

This weekend the Walker Art Center opens "Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties," an enormous show of the early work of the artist who gave the city one of its landmarks.

Minnesota Orchestra

Photos: Despite lockout, Minnesota Orchestra plays the Lake Harriet Bandshell

The locked out musicians on the Minnesota Orchestra played a free concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis in Sunday evening before an audience of thousands.