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  • The slow forgetting of a space disaster
    America wasn't familiar with losing astronauts when Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee burned to death in their Apollo capsule on the launch pad during a 1967 test of their Saturn 1B rocket. We'd never lost an astronaut before. For each of the 47 years since, Betty Grissom has led those who remember the tragedy.March 14, 2014
  • No gay vets in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade
    The organizers of the parade are refusing to allow any gay groups to march. For two weeks, the city's politicians have tried to broker a deal between the Allied War Veterans Council, the parade sponsors, and MassEquality to allow gay veterans to march in the parade. But the Council said the only way they could is if there was no reference to their sexual orientation.March 14, 2014
  • A different kind of pope finishes first year
    Francis has surprised practically everyone with his humility and his informal tastes.The Daily Circuit, March 13, 2014
  • Retiring U of M goalie Noora Raty looks ahead
    Noora Raty, widely considered one of the best goalies in the country at age 24, announced her retirement after Finland was eliminated from medal contention.The Daily Circuit, March 13, 2014
  • 'A pope for all' keeps Catholics guessing
    A year ago today, the world's 1.2 billion Catholics got their first Jesuit pope and the first from the global south. Taking the name Francis, he soon became one of the world's most popular newsmakers.March 13, 2014
  • Home repair experts offer spring fix-up advice
    Our regular home repair experts join us to answer your questions on repairing the damage of winter and getting your home ready for the warmer months.The Daily Circuit, March 13, 2014
  • Judge rules women can keep fathers out of delivery room
    The ruling involves a couple who got engaged after the woman became pregnant but later broke up. The man sued for the right to be present at the birth of his child. The judge cited the patient's right to privacy and a pregnant woman's right to control her body.March 13, 2014
  • When weather turns foul, so do moods online
    Researchers analyzed millions of Facebook posts over the course of three years to gauge how moods traveled across social networks. "We were literally trying to answer the question: If it rains on your friend in Los Angeles, does it make you a little less happy in New York?" says James Fowler, the lead researcher.March 13, 2014
  • Hiawatha Ave. reopened after gas leak
    Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis was closed this evening after a natural gas leak. Employees at ADM Milling on Hiawatha were evacuated.March 12, 2014
  • Lake Superior ice caves to close this weekend, or sooner
    The National Park Service said today it will close the Apostle Island Sea Caves at the end of the day Sunday -- or possibly sooner -- because of rapidly changing ice conditions.March 12, 2014
  • Europe makes a stink about American cheese
    As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses.March 12, 2014
  • Watch this Wild homecoming for a soldier
    At Xcel Center on Tuesday night, Jamie Jenn of Crystal thought she was taking part in an intermission contest, guessing what player Erik Haula said was the biggest surprise in Minnesota. It turned out to be her husband, Nick, who's been stationed in Kuwait.March 12, 2014
  • Ramsey County will not file charges against Archbishop Nienstedt
    Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has declined to file charges against Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in December was accused of groping a boy several years ago at a public event.March 11, 2014
  • Dallas Seavey wins second Iditarod race
    Seavey, 27, was victorious in the iconic dog sled race for a second time, slipping under the famed burled arch in Nome, Alaska, the finish line for the 1,000-mile-long trail.March 11, 2014
  • Mahtomedi water main breaks; residents' taps dry
    About a dozen Mahtomedi residents will likely be without water for most of the day Tuesday after one of two water main breaks in the city remains broken.March 11, 2014

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