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Betrayed by Silence:
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How three archbishops hid the truth about priest sexual abuse.

Ryan Batalden stands in his wheat field.

Expensive land becomes a hurdle to growing young farmers

Buying 100 acres of good farmland can cost $1 million, and that amount of land often is too little to support a family.
Booking photo of Al Flowers

Al Flowers arrested after altercation with Minneapolis police officers

A longtime critic of the Minneapolis Police Department says officers came to his house to arrest a family member and ended up beating him up.

Why 'Over the Rainbow' is such a great song

75 years ago today, Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow." This version was released as a single and is different than the performance used in "The Wizard of Oz" which was released a month later.

When did companies become people? Excavating the legal evolution

These are personal rights accorded to corporations. To many, the concept of corporations as people seems odd, to say the least. But it is not new.

U of M Duluth gets Antarctica research grant

The university says the research will provide a new perspective on major ice caps and their surrounding geology.
An algae bloom on Lake of the Woods

In Lake of the Woods, growing algae blooms puzzle scientists

Scientists don't yet know exactly how much blooms have expanded, but early findings suggest the algae is getting thicker, likely due to a combination of climate change and decades-old pollution.

People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

Of course, purpose means different things to different people. It could be as simple as making sure one's family is happy. It could be bigger, like contributing to social change. It could be more self-focused, like doing well on the job.
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