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  • Lake Minnetonka canoe is nearly 1,000 years old
    A dugout canoe discovered 80 years ago in Lake Minnetonka is hundreds of years older than previously thought and is one of the oldest of its kind ever found in Minnesota.April 10, 2014
  • Is everything more delicious when you eat with your hands?
    An Indian-American reporter recalls the deep shame he felt as a kid eating Indian food with his hands. But his daughter reminds him of the true joy of hand-eating, and he decides to try it in public.April 10, 2014
  • Experts: 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' likely not forged
    Harvard Theological Review is reporting today that a text, written on Egyptian papyrus is likely real, including its reference to a married Jesus. But the scholar who revealed the text two years ago notes the authenticity of the document does not mean Jesus was married.April 10, 2014
  • Two tunnels in Kenilworth approved for SW light rail
    The Met Council voted 14 to 2 to keep freight trains beside a bike trail in the Kenilworth Corridor, and send the light rail trains through tunnels.April 9, 2014
  • Athletics top Twins 7-4 in 11 innings
    Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the A's bounced back from another blown save by Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday.April 9, 2014
  • Some golfers wary as private firm starts to run St. Paul's Como, Phalen courses
    Years of red ink led the city to turn to a private management group to operate the courses at Como and Phalen parks.April 9, 2014
  • LIVE Westminster Town Hall Forum: Reza Aslan
    Author and theologian Reza Aslan speaks at the Westminster Town Hall Forum in downtown Minneapolis. Author of the best-selling books "No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam" and "Zealot: The Life and Times and Jesus of Nazareth."Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, April 9, 2014
  • Appetites: Smelt are a tasty small fry
    For people caught between ice and open water fishing, and for Christians observing lent, the local smelt fry is easily the hottest address in town.April 9, 2014
  • Video: 'We win! Let's burn something'
    Your parents must be so proud, Iowa State students. In Ames early this morning a riot broke out during Veishea, which is billed as the annual "showcase for the university and alumni." One student was seriously hurt during the showcase.April 9, 2014
  • How a UMass basketball player came out to his teammates
    Meet Derrick Gordon. He's one of a kind: The only player in men's Division I college basketball to acknowledge he's gay.April 9, 2014
  • In women's final, UConn leaves Fighting Irish gasping
    The victory means that UConn is now the center of the college basketball world with both the men's and women's teams winning the championship in the same year again. The men's team beat Kentucky in the title game Monday night. This pair of victories came a decade after the Huskies became the only Division I school to accomplish the feat.April 9, 2014
  • That massive ocean rescue operation for sick baby? It's free
    It took three federal agencies, a fixed-wing aircraft, a Navy warship and scores of personnel to rescue an ill baby girl and her family from their broken down sailboat 900 miles off the Mexican coast. But the San Diego couple will not have to repay the federal government.April 8, 2014
  • Stollings wants Gopher women hoopsters to 'accomplish great things'
    A 1998 graduate of Ohio University, new Gopher women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings started her college playing career at Ohio State. Before coming to the U she led VCU, and ha also been an assistant at Mississippi, Saint Louis, Wright State, New Mexico State and Jacksonville.April 8, 2014
  • Live: Hank Aaron's 715th home run re-enacted
    On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth and becoming baseball's all-time home run king -- a record that held until 2007. On the 40th anniversary of the iconic homer, ESPN.com presents a live re-enactment of Aaron's record-breaking achievement. Follow along here.April 8, 2014
  • City of Austin kills logo inspired by Spam
    It was a functional logo that would've worked well if a sardine plant also relocated to the city. But, alas, the rollout of the new logo was a dud and it lasted just three weeks before the Austin City Council voted down the idea, according to the Austin Daily Herald.April 8, 2014

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