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  • Pope FrancisPope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter
    Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.April 20, 2014
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
    An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.April 19, 2014
  • Artist's rendering of Vikings stadium.Vikings pitch in $1.2M more for stadium
    The Vikings committed today to another $600,000 to almost double the size of the video board on the west end of the stadium to be almost seven stories high. They're also spending another $630,000 to put video walls in the premium lounges for the Fire and Ice clubs.April 18, 2014
  • Your Minnesota Weekend: Baseball, books and browsing records
    The snow returned briefly, but there's a warm weekend in store. So get ready to get out there with our weekend guide.April 18, 2014
  • Thwarted twice, determined runner goes back to Boston
    Edina runner will take part in the 'Boston Strong' experience.The Daily Circuit, April 18, 2014
  • How do we explain the evolution of religion?
    Religiosity is found in every human culture and biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists keenly debate how it arose. Just like language, technology and bipedalism, religion too evolved over time. But how did that happen?April 18, 2014
  • Mankato players and Hoffner to mesh again
    Minnesota State Mankato football players now say they are ready to return to practice, now that they've been heard. That pretty much sums up a statement from the players yesterday, a day after they refused to suit up for a spring practice because of a sudden change in who will be their head coach. Todd Hoffner was re-instated to the job, after two years away from the University. An arbitrator ruled he had been wrongly fired and could have the job back if he wanted it. He did, and he replaced interim coach Aaron Keen on Wednesday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the situation.April 18, 2014
  • Tackling the opportunity gap in advertising
    Fewer than 1 percent of the nearly 80,000 advertising and promotional managers in America are African-American. Hispanics and Asian-Americans have similarly low showings.The Daily Circuit, April 18, 2014
  • Maybe Target Field should have had a roof
    Last night's temperature at Target Field at game time was 31 degrees, the coldest temperature ever recorded at the start of a game at the stadium. Good times for the announced crowd of 20,698, most of whom weren't actually there.April 18, 2014
  • Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant
    Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.April 18, 2014
  • Avalanche leave Wild gasping in overtime
    The Wild spent the final period trying to play a prevent defense, not allowing the Avalanche to take advantage of their quickness. But it wasn't enough as Colorado beat Minnesota 5-4 in overtime.April 18, 2014
  • Mankato football players say they'll play for Hoffner
    The players said they wanted better communication between team, the coaches and administration about changes in the coaching situation.April 17, 2014
  • Lawyer: Success agaisnt NFL inspiring hockey lawsuits
    In the last week, 12 former players have accused the NHL of promoting fighting and downplaying the risk of head injury. They join 10 other former players who filed a suit back in November seeking compensation for head injuries sustained while they were players. The Minneapolis law firm of Zimmerman Reed is representing three of them.April 17, 2014
  • Mankato footballers disrupt coach's reinstatement
    It should be a very interesting meeting this morning between coaches, football players and administrators at Minnesota State University-Mankato. One day after the school reinstated Todd Hoffner as its football coach, almost every player on the team refused to suit up for spring practice yesterday afternoon.April 17, 2014
  • Bring on the next exasperated T-Wolves coach
    Last night's final game of the season, in which the Timberwolves booted an opportunity to finish with the first non-losing season since 2004-05, was a fitting conclusion.April 17, 2014

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