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Lawsuit against archdiocese moves forward; ranking high in KIDS COUNT; brewing up change in Duluth

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Jeff AndersonRamsey County judge rules clergy sex abuse case may go to trial
    The lawsuit alleges that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret. The man who filed the suit claims he was sexually abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the 1970s.
  • Reading to kindergartnersMinn. ranks high in KIDS COUNT, but concerns remain
    A report on the well-being of children ranks Minnesota 5th overall in the nation. But the report found the state also has some of the worst disparities in the country.
  • Fitger's BrewhouseFermenting a new city: Fitger's Brewhouse brings change to Duluth
    A new brew pub opening this week in the city's thriving Canal Park tourist district marks the latest step in that evolution, what Mayor Don Ness calls the "new Duluth," a place also defined by the arts and the outdoors.
  • Massive mayfly hatch shows up on radar, causes car crash
    Mike Delong, Winona State University biology professor, joined The Daily Circuit to explain why these hatches happen, what they mean and the problems they can cause.
  • FargoFX network plans second season of 'Fargo' TV show
    The show was based on the 1996 Coen brothers movie that's considered a crime classic and made Fargo a household name for many across the country. The second season of the TV show will be set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota.
  • Gaza conflict day 15: Here's what you need to know
    Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire. Still, the violence continued unabated with the death toll on both sides rising: More than 500 Palestinians and 25 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians have been killed.
  • Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza BorderFAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv
    The agency said it will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation, and that updated instructions will be provided to U.S. airlines "as soon as conditions permit, but no later than 24 hours" from the time the directive went into force.
  • Train carrying MH17 victims' remains arrives in Kharkiv
    That's a city controlled by the central government in Kiev and 17 hours away from the chaos of Hrabove, the eastern city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, where the debris and remains were scattered.
  • Jesse VenturaVentura defamation jury begins deliberations
    "Jesse Ventura is either deluding himself or intentionally telling you things that just aren't true," attorney John Borger said in his closing argument at the two-week trial. Ventura's team was to give their closing later Tuesday.
  • RainbowWith no buyers, nine Rainbow grocery stores close today
    Roundy's sold 18 Rainbow locations to Cub Foods and other local buyers in May but couldn't find buyers for nine sites closing. The shuttered locations include stores in Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Shoreview, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, and Maple Grove.
  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach
    Goodwill said it is working with credit card makers, the Secret Service and fraud investigators to figure out if a breach occurred, but so far none has been discovered. It operates more than 2,900 stores and takes in annual retail sales of $3.79 billion.
  • US appeals court deals blow to Obama's health law
    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dealt a significant blow to the Affordable Care Act, when it threw out an IRS regulation that governs subsidies. But before the ink dried on that decision, another three-judge panel issued a decision that was completely opposite.
  • Park Avenue, NYC5 facts about America's income segregation
    Increasingly, the rich are living with the rich, and the poor are living with the poor. It's a trend known as income segregation, and the University of Toronto's Richard Florida joined the Daily Circuit to talk about the matter.

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