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President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. J. Scott Applewhite / Pool / Reuters
Will you pray for Donald Trump?
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Rich McDeid and his son, Mason McDeid, enjoy the Helmet show with special guests Local H at Fine Line Music Cafe on Dec. 14, 2016, in Minneapolis. Mason was born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects his mobility and speech. Leila Navidi / Minneapolis Star Tribune
500 bands in 365 days: Minnesota father, son carry on heavy metal mission
13 hours 31 min ago
Andy Miller takes a picture of a building in downtown Duluth. Miller has a modest Facebook and Instagram following for his images of forgotten places photographed within a 250-mile radius of Duluth. Steve Kuchera /
Duluth photographer gains social media following for shots of abandoned buildings
15 hours 31 min ago
January 15, 2017
Sitting next to a cutout of the Aerial Lift Bridge that he created, Dennis Francisco of Proctor describes the process from designing to cutting out his metal art. Bob King /
Crafter on the cutting edge: Proctor man finds creative outlet with metal work
January 15, 2017 - 5:00am
While it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why millennials are distancing themselves from organized religion, Michael Hout, professor of sociology at New York University, does have a few theories.
Millennials are the least religious generation
January 15, 2017 - 4:00am
Sarah Stover looks down at her newborn son, Reese, who rests in the arms of his father Kyle recently at St. Luke’s Hospital. The day after Reese was delivered via C-section, Babies Need Boxes Northland delivered a sleep box packed with baby necessities to the family. The nonprofit provided 110 similar boxes to area parents in its first year. Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram
Babies Need Boxes Northland provides sleep boxes containing baby essentials to area mothers
January 15, 2017 - 3:00am
January 8, 2017
Indian devotees immersing the Hindu god Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi, a popular 11-day religious festival annually celebrated across India. Shaukat Ahmed / Pacific Press / Zuma Press / TNS
'People don't know': Hindus strive to end commercialization of their faith’s sacred images
January 8, 2017 - 5:30am
Brian Merkel plays with his twins Anna (left) and Henry in his Lino Lakes home, Dec. 27. Merkel is featured in a fundraising "Dadbods" calendar for the nonprofit Spare Key. Scott Takushi, St. Paul Pioneer Pres
Dads reveal 'bods' on calendar to help nonprofit
January 8, 2017 - 5:00am
Violinist and Christian speaker Jaime Jorge immigrated from Communist Cuba as a boy, and now travels the country performing. Submitted photo
Former refugee musician, Christian speaker coming to Minnesota
January 8, 2017 - 4:00am
December 24, 2016
This knitted scarf was finished just in time to ship it to Los Angeles before the holiday. Melinda Lavine /
Melinda Lavine column: The gifts of, and from, going homemade for the holidays
December 24, 2016 - 10:59pm
Michelle Lee reads a news story during a recent newscast on KBJR. Steve Kuchera /
As KBJR’s Michelle Lee signs off, she looks to the future
December 24, 2016 - 10:50pm
December 18, 2016
Mingo players confirm with each other that a five of hearts was called while they played Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, at Thompson Hall in St. Paul. For 100 years, Thompson Hall in St. Paul has been the social epicenter for Minnesota’s deaf community. Aaron Lavinsky / Minneapolis Star Tribune
At 100-year-old St. Paul club for the deaf, ‘your friends are all here’
December 18, 2016 - 6:00am
December 17, 2016
Thea Gain is surrounded by some of the bears she creates in her Fairfield, Ill., home. Thea’s Blessing Bears are made from clothing or cloth donated by her clients to make teddy bears as a memorial to a loved one or memory of a special occasion. Gain recently made two bears from police uniforms for the family of St. Louis County Police officer Blake Snyder, who was killed in the line of duty in October. David Carson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / TNS
Woman makes teddy bears from fallen Missouri officer’s uniform
December 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
December 11, 2016
The Oceti Sakowin camp at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D., was buzzing with new arrivals in early November. Melinda Lavine /
Melinda Lavine column: Consuming the emotions of Standing Rock
December 11, 2016 - 6:00am
Coulter Holden of South Range climbs an overhang while bouldering at the ALC near Ely's Peak in Duluth. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. The Holden family spots each other and uses bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls. Typically bouldering problems are usually less than 20 feet tall. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.complay button
Climbing family: The Holdens nurture creative outlet with bouldering, spending time outdoors
December 11, 2016 - 6:00am