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  • Christopher Wells on why we became 'car country' USA
    Christopher Wells gives a lecture at the University of St. Thomas titled, "Nightmare or Love Affair? The History of Car Dependence in the United States." The Macalester College professor is author of "Car Country: An Environmental History." He takes us on a century-long historical ride.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 20, 2014
  • Mpls. seeks input for greenways on low-traffic streets
    The city of Minneapolis is polling residents to explore the possibility of turning low-traffic streets in north Minneapolis into greenways with routes for bicyclists and pedestrians, according to a statement from the city Thursday.March 20, 2014
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. dies
    The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.March 20, 2014
  • Why would you ice climb?
    When Kyra Bremer is ice climbing, there is a moment when everything slows down. Bremer started climbing after the birth of her second child. Fifteen years later she's teaching ice climbing at the University of Minnesota Duluth.March 20, 2014
  • Judge won't dismiss Ventura defamation suit
    A judge is allowing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to go to trial.March 19, 2014
  • There's a reason they call it March Madness
    Take fantasy football. Fans make up their own teams, yes, but they know who the players are. It's their fantasy, but it's real, knowledgeable fantasy. By contrast, March Madness is like phantom basketball. It's more like a lottery. Who are these teams? Where did they come from? It's upside-down.March 19, 2014
  • Judge: Former University of Minnesota golf coach proved discrimination
    Judge Thomas Sipkins ruled Tuesday that former coach Kathryn Brenny is entitled to double her back pay and compensation for mental anguish -- in all, $359,588, plus attorneys' fees.March 18, 2014
  • A cold one for everyone: Craft beer sales surge in 2013
    Craft beer sales jumped 20 percent last year and now make up nearly 8 percent of all beer sales in America, according to new numbers from the Brewers Association, an industry trade group.March 18, 2014
  • Judge orders archdiocese to turn over files on abusive priests
    Ramsey County Judge John Van de North ordered church leaders to provide the documents by March 31 to attorneys for a man who said he was abused as a child by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the mid-1970s. The deadline is two days before his attorneys will question Archbishop John Nienstedt under oath about his handling of abuse claims. Most of the documents will not be sealed.March 18, 2014
  • Minnesota food culture well represented among James Beard nominees
    The James Beard Awards annually recognize the best in food — from restaurants to cookbooks to writing and programming — across North America.March 18, 2014
  • Book shows Wahl was a trailblazer for women
    A new biography celebrates the life of a true trailblazer. "Her Honor" by Star Tribune columnist Lori Sturdevant tells the story of Rosalie Wahl. Wahl, who died in 2013, was the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court.March 18, 2014
  • GM recall: Sealed settlements and public safety
    General Motors settled cases as far back as 2005 on malfunctioning vehicles. But those settlements were secret at the demand of the company, and secrecy in personal injury cases is all too common.The Daily Circuit, March 18, 2014
  • A look at Target Field, five years later
    As Target Field turns 5, how is it doing financially?The Daily Circuit, March 18, 2014
  • Can classes yield a billion-dollar bracket?
    Warren Buffett looks at his offer to pay $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket as nothing more than a matter of having the numbers in his favor.March 17, 2014
  • The dark history of green food on St. Patrick's Day
    Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they hearken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for tourists.March 17, 2014

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