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  • I-90 bridge will be partially closed until November
    Starting today, the westbound I-90 off-ramp to Highway 61 will close for drivers traveling west from La Crosse, Wis., to Minnesota.April 15, 2014
  • Are streets too inviting to cars?
    Transit and bike routes are at a disadvantage on roads built for automobiles.The Daily Circuit, April 15, 2014
  • Wisconsin vets saluted with B-17 ride
    Of the thousands of bomber crews who served during the war, none is still intact. Time has claimed most World War II veterans. So Chris Henry assembled one yesterday. A pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radioman, gunner, bombardier. They were all there -- all of them from Wisconsin -- for yesterday's flight.April 15, 2014
  • Panel finds 'confusing and inadequate' archdiocese system for sex abuse protections
    Poor oversight and flawed policies are among the serious shortcomings inside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that opened the door "for some priests to harm children," a panel ordered by the archbishop concluded Monday.April 15, 2014
  • Dozens of wet, soft trails closed in N Minn.
    Many of the closed roads and trails are located in state forests in the northern half of the state.April 14, 2014
  • Report: Archdiocese has 'serious shortcomings' protecting children from sex abuse
    Concentrated power, poor oversight and communication breakdowns are among the serious shortcomings inside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that opened the door "for some priests to harm children," a panel ordered by the archbishop said Monday.April 14, 2014
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement
    The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.April 14, 2014
  • UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse
    The hearing scheduled for May in Geneva will review whether the Vatican's record on child protection violates the Convention Against Torture. The Holy See ratified the treaty in 2002.April 14, 2014
  • Washington Post, Guardian share Pulitzer for Snowden-leaked NSA stories
    The Washington Post and The Guardian have Pulitzer Prizes in public service for their coverage of Edward Snowden and the NSA surveillance program.April 14, 2014
  • Wild enter playoffs with momentum
    The Minnnesota Wild were beaten by Nashville 7-3 in their regular season finale. They begin a playoff series against Colorado on Thursday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why the loss to Nashville doesn't really bode ill for the team, and what to look for in the upcoming playoff series.April 14, 2014
  • After Dinkytown riots, the blame game begins
    As surprising as the University of Minnesota men's hockey team's defensive no-show was at Saturday night's NCAA championship game, anyone could see the Dinkytown arrests and damage coming from a mile away. And the post-"riot" quarterbacking has been even more predictable.April 14, 2014
  • Bubba Watson is Masters champ again
    Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in 3 years.April 13, 2014
  • Frostbite survivor plans return to college
    A University of Minnesota Duluth student who suffered severe frostbite after a night in subzero temperatures is now walking normally, handling everyday tasks, and planning to return to school next fall.April 13, 2014
  • Could playfulness be embedded in the universe?
    Graeber's proposal is, roughly, that play provides the principle. Play is the exercise of our best powers -- to run and jump and pay attention and outsmart -- but in the interest of nothing at all. The power of play, Graeber suggests, consists precisely in the fact that it frees us, for example, from enslavement to the demands of means-end rationality and the market place.April 13, 2014
  • In Jordan Spieth, golf world looks for its next Tiger -- again
    The golf world loves discovering a player who might be the Next Big Thing, someone who could take Tiger Woods' place someday as world's best golfer.April 13, 2014

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