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  • Appetites: Winter markets offer farms' bounty beyond the growing season
    You might think that, with snow on the ground, farmers markets would be scarce this time of year. But local food, and markets that sell it, are not limited to the growing season.March 5, 2014
  • High school hockey boosters crying to the bank
    The upper crust of the hockey world is clutching beads because many of the "elite" players have left the state in the rear view mirror to play hockey elsewhere, apparently leaving the state's high school hockey tournament full of teams with merely really good hockey players.March 5, 2014
  • Salt cod: Is this the prosciutto of the sea?
    Salt cod is eaten in nearly every country that comes into contact with the Atlantic Ocean. For centuries, this meaty, plentiful fish, whose low fat content makes it uniquely amenable to long-term preservation, provided mankind with a protein bonanza. Long before airplanes, motor-powered ships or refrigeration, cod could be caught in the north Atlantic and eaten months later in Europe, Africa or Latin America.March 5, 2014
  • Voyageurs launches reservations April 1
    The park on Minnesota's northern border will phase in the system staring April 1. Officials have chosen 34 sites that will be marked with "reservation only" signs for the first year and will expand the program for 2015.March 5, 2014
  • Wis. bill would exempt e-cigarettes from ban
    The measure would effectively allow e-cigarette users to smoke where traditional smoking is banned. Wisconsin's statewide indoor smoking ban took effect in 2010. Grothman's bill would exempt the devices, which smokers use to inhale nicotine-laced vapors, from the law.March 5, 2014
  • Former champion retains Iditarod race lead
    Four-time champion Martin Buser is holding on to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.March 4, 2014
  • Hear the Dalai Lama at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum
    Hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama's keynote address at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis. He spoke on "Faith and Peace Day" March 1st. The Dalai Lama said we are all the same human beings, all 7 billion of us, and there is too much emphasis on our differences. The concept of "we" and "they" creates most of our major problems. The Dalai Lama said there is too much lying, cheating, bullying and killing in the world... when we all want the same right to achieve a happy life. Following his address, the Dalai Lama answered questions from the audience, moderated by MPR's Cathy Wurzer. The event is sponsored by Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota Humphrey School. The Dalai Lama spoke at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum continues March 7-9th.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 4, 2014
  • Class on death teaches students how to live
    Norma Bowe joins us to discuss her class and the conversation she hopes to inspire with her curriculum regarding death.The Daily Circuit, March 4, 2014
  • New leader vows to modernize Minnesota state parks
    Taking over the job of overseeing 76 state parks and thousands of miles of state trails will be Erika Rivers. Rivers comes from inside the DNR, where she's currently an assistant commissioner.March 4, 2014
  • Minnesota farmer builds 50-foot snowman
    The snowman, named "Granddaddy," began to take shape earlier this winter when the Gilman, Minn. farmer needed to move mounting snow piles away from his greenhouses.March 3, 2014
  • Photo: Metrodome is disappearing fast
    Now that the "ring beam" is gone, the demolition of the Metrodome looks like is has slipped into high gear. At the rate they're going there may be not much more than a hole in the ground by St. Patrick's Day.March 3, 2014
  • Photos: The Dalai Lama celebrates the New Year in Minneapolis
    The Dalai Lama observed Losar, the Tibetan New Year, in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, March 2, 2014. More than 2,500 people packed a sports center at Augsburg College to hear His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. His speech was followed by a celebration of the holiday.March 3, 2014
  • Twins' Miguel Sano set for season-ending surgery
    Star Tribune digital sports editor Howard Sinker offers perspective on Twins prospect Miguel Sano, who will miss the regular season because he needs surgery on his throwing arm.March 3, 2014
  • Photos: New Ulm celebrates its annual Fasching and Bock Fest
    Steeped in many German traditions, the city of New Ulm held two of its colorful annual festivals over the weekend: Bock Fest, on the grounds of the August Schell Brewing Company, and Fasching events took place at Turner Hall, where German food was served and the masked Narren group encouraged others to join them in dancing to polka and German music.March 3, 2014
  • Author Sue Monk Kidd at Westminster Town Hall Forum
    Best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd's talk is titled, "Life is a Story." Her newest book, The Invention of Wings," is about a southern white girl who grows up to be an abolitionist.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 3, 2014

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