A tornado barreled through Gaylord, a city of about 4,200 people roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit around 3:45 p.m. It damaged multiple homes and downed trees and power lines that blocked roads, authorities said.
Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation commissioned Twin Cities-based visual artist Reggie LeFlore to paint a mural featuring the cover art from Lizzo's new album, "Special." The 8-by-10-foot mural will be on display at events leading up to her Oct. 11 show.
Elliott Tanner, a St. Louis Park 13-year-old, got his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Minnesota Thursday, one of the youngest college graduates in American history. He starts post-graduate studies there in fall.
Barbara Aurora broke into the opera scene in Minnesota in the late 1960s. She went on to star in productions in the Twin Cities and around the country. Here she sings "Libera Me" from Guiseppe Verdi's "Requiem and Red Red Robin" by Harry M Woods.