Vikings fans ponder pricey seat fees; Peterson plays as promised; a University of St. Thomas priest steps aside
Monday, October 14, 2013
On Monday we're also reporting on charter schools in the Twin Cities suburbs getting whiter, gauging your reaction to the federal government's shutdown, and getting ready for jury selection in the case of a violent St. Paul beating.
Adrian Peterson has dealt with tragedy often Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Last week he faced a new challenge. One of his sons died after a severe beating in South Dakota.
Photo gallery: Peterson plays as promised. Playing through the news of his son's death, Adrian Peterson suited up for the game against Carolina on Sunda, as he promised. But he couldn't help the Vikings avoid a 35-10 loss.
At Sunday Mass, Catholics react to archdiocese investigations Reports of possible cover-ups and extra payments to clergy suspected of sexual misconduct have put the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. We spoke with some Catholics at Mass on Sunday about their reaction to the news.
On Day 14 of the shutdown, there's no solution in sight Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke by phone Sunday but failed to agree on a deal to raise the nation's borrowing authority above the $16.7 trillion debt limit or reopen a government still shuttered on its 14th day. Congress is racing the clock.
Shutdown hinders S.D. ranchers devastated by blizzard A freak blizzard earlier this month killed tens of thousands of cattle in South Dakota. The number of animals is hard to confirm, in part, because the federal agency tasked with tallying livestock losses after a disaster is closed during the partial government shutdown.
Will the ongoing government shutdown change how you vote in the next election? The federal government shutdown is in its 13th day, with little sign of a budget deal that could win the approval of both houses of Congress, as well as the White House. The debate now includes efforts to avoid a default if the government's debt limit isn't raised by Thursday. Will this impasse affect the way you vote?
Senate gets a scolding with its morning prayer Barry C. Black, the Senate chaplain, has been using his morning prayers to say exactly what he thinks is wrong with Washington lawmakers: "Remove from them that stubborn pride, which imagines itself to be above and beyond criticism." A retired rear admiral who often sports a bow tie, Black became the Senate's first African-American chaplain when he took the job 10 years ago.
North Dakota's delay in reporting oil spill raises questions The handling of an oil spill in North Dakota is raising eyebrows after a state agency waited to tell the public it had taken place. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened; it became public knowledge nearly two weeks later.
Photos: Oil boom changes the face of North Dakota The sudden oil boom in North Dakota has created immense wealth, and also social and environmental challenges. We published this collection of photos earlier in 2013 documenting some of the changes.
Jilted bride donates reception to care group When Michelle Marxen's fiance called their wedding off, contracts had been signed and vendors had to be paid. She is donating the reception to a Moorhead organization that serves people with disabilities.
Creaky knees? Try exercise, not glucosamine And chondroitin If you're among the estimated 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, then perhaps you've tried the nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. So they help? Some horses might say yes. Dogs, too. But humans? Researchers say the results just don't match the glowing testimonials.
3 Americans win Nobel economics prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.
Lowest Social Security raise in years Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle Doctors had been uncertain Scott Nagy, who has cancer, would be able to leave for the wedding, which was initially scheduled for next year. But with monitor cords and a tracheal tube attached, he made it.
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