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Best Buy posts mixed results in 2Q

The consumer electronics company's adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short.

Train derails on Canada's border with ND, Minn.

The train was carrying unscented propane, prompting the evacuation of approximately 40 people who lived within 110 yards of the site.
Daredevil

Photos: When crashes, mayhem and fire drew State Fair crowds to Thrill Day

The Thrill Day theme continued through much of the 1930s and 1940s with stunts like a man setting himself on fire and diving into a pool, or acrobats performing on the wings of planes.

GOP leaders ask for apology from Franken

The chair of the Minnesota Republican Party and two members of the Minnesota House are calling on DFL Sen. Al Franken to apologize for past writings and actions that Republican leaders say are offensive to women. They also want DFL Party Chair Ken Martin to denounce Franken.
Fair trash

Minnesota State Fair aims to be zero-waste event

With all the food waste generated at the fair, there is great potential for more composting. The main stumbling block will be all those plastic cups.
Doctor examines patient

Podcast: Hallberg's Picture of Health, episode 5

Host Tom Crann and Dr. Jon Hallberg discuss the third leading cause of death among American women--stroke. The American Heart Association has issued new guidelines to help women monitor their risk. Dr. Hallberg explains why women are at a slightly higher risk of stroke then men, what the warning signs are, and what women can do to reduce the risk.
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