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  • After tornado recovery, north Minneapolis tackles social issues
    Members of the Northside Community Response Team say they are working to find ways to bring jobs and economic growth to north Minneapolis, where nearly 70 percent of northside residents receive some form of government assistance.May 22, 2014
  • How to manage the innovative spirit
    Author, TV host describes ways to help good ideas prosper.The Daily Circuit, May 22, 2014
  • 'Mother' of Crazy Horse Monument dies
    Ruth Ziolkowski, who died yesterday, is a vanishing breed in America; like her husband, she was willing to spend her life energy on a project that could not possibly be finished in her lifetime.May 22, 2014
  • TRBQ The Really Big Questions: What is a Good Death?
    The Really Big Questions series asks "What is a Good Death?" It's an in-depth look at how death defines life. Is accepting mortality a way of dying, or a way of living? And what do our death rituals tell us about our culture?Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, May 21, 2014
  • Cavers explore upside-down Everests
    They climb, hike and swim their way into the earth's depths.The Daily Circuit, May 21, 2014
  • Minneapolis population tops 400K, highest since the '70s
    The population of Minneapolis peaked in the 1950s, when it was well over 500,000. The number declined significantly after that and bottomed out at around 370,000 in the 1980s. The population has crept back slowly since then.May 20, 2014
  • The 'infinite weirdness' of the 9/11 Museum
    Steve Kandell of BuzzFeed lost his sister in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings and decided to check out the museum. In particular, he gives a different sort of voice to the issue of the museum also being a cemetery. The remains of those unidentified in the rubble are housed in an off-limits-to-the-public section of the museum.May 20, 2014
  • 911 texting now available to any states wanting it
    In a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are providing text-to-911 service to local governments that want it and have the capability to use it.May 20, 2014
  • How long can you keep a secret?
    Author thinks long-term lies turn out to be burdens too heavy to carry.The Daily Circuit, May 19, 2014
  • Larry Coss, ex- Green Tree Financial CEO, dies
    Larry Coss, a controversial businessman who turned a Minnesota company into the nation's leading mobile home lender, had been suffering from lung cancer for about two years, according to an assistant.May 19, 2014
  • Merriam-Webster adds da 'Yoopers' to dictionary
    The moniker for native or longtime residents of the Lake Superior region known for a distinctive manner of speaking and its Scandinavian roots was among about 150 new words announced Monday by the Springfield, Massachusetts, company.May 19, 2014
  • Eat bass, not walleye, DNR urges Mille Lacs anglers
    Mille Lacs' battered reputation as the state's premiere walleye lake overshadows how it has become a premiere smallmouth bass fishery. It's not clear walleye purists will take the bait. There are cultural differences to overcome. Most walleye anglers catch them to eat them. But there's a strong catch-and-release ethic among bass anglers.May 19, 2014
  • In Wisconsin, brat fest welcomes God
    Madison's annual brat fest will have a religious flavor this summer, with organizers adding a fifth stage to provide Christian music.May 18, 2014
  • Cemetery raising money with Buster Keaton movie
    The Friends of the Cemetery will show the silent movie comedy classic "The General" on Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery.May 18, 2014
  • Former Northwest Airlines CEO Steve Rothmeier dies
    Steve Rothmeier worked to find new customers after airline deregulation in the late 1970s lifted restrictions on routes and pricing.May 17, 2014

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