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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

A special report, "Beneath the Surface," shines a light on the pressures on Minnesota's groundwater.

Can Wal-Mart really make organic food cheap for everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper, but a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
Minnesota Pipe Line Company pumping station

Minn. pipeline firm wants to expand capacity

The company has asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve its plans to double the capacity of its Line 4 pipeline, built in 2008 to carry 165,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Prince fans, prepare for the deluge

Prince has resigned with Warner Bros. records after an 18-year acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of "Purple Rain" in time for its 30th anniversary.

PoliGraph: Dayton's tax cut claims leave out context

It's true that Dayton signed a bill that lowered taxes by about $508 million, but he also raised taxes by $2.1 Billion in the previous session. And to say these cuts are all "new" is a stretch.

Anoka-Hennepin teachers accept new contract

Eighty-five percent of the teachers who voted agreed to the deal, which was worked out earlier this month with the district.
Snowy owl

Release planned for rehabilitated snowy owl

An apparent collision with a Washington, D.C. bus sent the owl to the U of M's Raptor Center for new feathers and rehabilitation.
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