• 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
  • Vicious 22-pound pet cat traps Oregon couple
    Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the incident.March 11, 2014
  • How cities can keep rental housing safe
    More details are emerging about landlord Paul Bertelson, the owner of a house where five children died in a fire last month.The Daily Circuit, March 11, 2014
  • How bouncer Eric Wasson became a hero
    The Saint Paul police have honored Eric Wasson, the bouncer who stopped a man who walked into a bar with a gun last fall. Wasson, a former college football player, rushed the gunman and disarmed him without being shot, even though the gun went off twice.March 11, 2014
  • Stars' Peverley collapses on bench; game vs. Blue Jackets called off
    Rich Peverley underwent a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat six months ago after a physical revealed the condition at the start of training camp. The Dallas Stars' forward missed a game last week with a recurrence of the problem. But his biggest scare came Monday night.March 11, 2014
  • Island Station, St. Paul landmark, to be imploded Sunday
    The blast is planned for 10 a.m. Sunday. Authorities plan to close roads in the area and keep watchers at a distance.March 10, 2014
  • Greyhound bus service coming to Union Depot
    Starting Tuesday, seven Greyhound buses a day will stop at Union Depot, including two express buses that offer non-stop service to other cities.March 10, 2014
  • Assessing playoff chances for Minnesota teams
    The Minnesota Wild lost to St. Louis in a shootout Sunday night by a score of 3-2. The Minnesota Timberwolves lost at home to Toronto 111-104. And the University of Minnesota Gopher men's basketball team beat Penn State 81-63. The Gopher women's basketball team won just one game in its conference tournament. As the regular seasons wind down, our local hockey and basketball teams are all looking to secure a spot in the post season. Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune.March 10, 2014

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