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  • Most uninsured don't know health coverage deadline looms
    Next week is the last chance for most people without insurance to sign up for individual health coverage for the remainder of 2014.March 26, 2014
  • Why not just pipe water into White Bear Lake?
    Homeowners and businesses near the shrunken lake have sued the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, arguing it should not have been so free with allowing nearby cities to pull water from the ground, thereby sucking water away from the lake.March 26, 2014
  • Slop storm on the way for Thursday
    Don't like the weather? Just wait 15 minutes. The best read today on the forecast for the next week? In a word: change. Here's a breakdown of what looks like a rapidly changing weather scenario the next few days in Minnesota.March 26, 2014
  • Lead from bullets deadly for scavenging eagles
    The leftovers of deer hunting season can be deadly for eagles as they return to Minnesota in the next few weeks, the Department of Natural Resources warns.The Daily Circuit, March 26, 2014
  • 25 years after Exxon Valdez
    How have events of the past quarter-century changed America's energy future?The Daily Circuit, March 26, 2014
  • Food giants like McDonald's want 'sustainable' beef. What's that?
    McDonald's made a big green splash a few months ago by announcing that it will start buying "verified sustainable" beef in 2016. A chorus of voices responded, "What's 'verified sustainable' beef?" McDonald's, it turns out, is part of a group that's trying to come up with an answer. It's called the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, and its members include some of the biggest names in the beef industry as well as some environmental groups.March 26, 2014
  • Live video: First eaglet has hatched in DNR's webcam nest
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that an eaglet has hatched in the nest of two Twin Cities eagles monitored by a live webcam. Watch the bird and its mother on the DNR's live camera.March 26, 2014
  • MNsure hits enrollment goal; most opt for government program
    With less than a week left in the open enrollment period, only about 26 percent of people securing coverage through MNsure have signed up for commercial health plans. That's well below the goal of 58 percent.March 26, 2014
  • 10 more bodies found in Washington mudslide; hundreds of rescue workers involved
    With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered homes and twisted cars to find 10 more bodies in the debris of a Washington state mudslide, authorities said.March 26, 2014
  • Photos: The Washington mudslide aftermath, and survivors
    Despite the grim discoveries of more bodies as the search entered its fifth day Wednesday -- and the likelihood that more bodies will be found -- officials were still hoping to find survivors in the debris left behind by a massive mudslide in Washington State on Saturday.March 26, 2014
  • BP: Oil spill in Lake Michigan has been contained
    Sources helping with the cleanup estimate about a dozen barrels of crude spilled into the lake, with some containing what's considered sweet crude oil and some containing oil from Canada's tar sands region.March 25, 2014
  • Hundreds still looking for mental health services after clinic closings
    Riverwood Centers Community Behavioral Healthcare, a nonprofit that operated in five counties, shut down abruptly last week because of financial problems. The nonprofit operated in five counties in east-central Minnesota.March 25, 2014
  • Retired judge will be special master in lawsuit against Archdiocese
    Robert Schumacher will preside over discovery disputes in a lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona by a man who claims that the Rev. Thomas Adamson sexually abused him when he was a boy.March 25, 2014
  • Ask Dr. Hallberg: Checking in from spring training
    Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke with All Things Considered about how repetitive motions can lead to injuries and Joe Mauer's move from catcher to first base andMarch 25, 2014
  • Pain specialists: Bill giving more power to nurses is risky
    Bills sponsored by state Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato and state Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, would give highly trained nurses independence by granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists.March 25, 2014

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