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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.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

St. Paul budget asks police to shoulder burden of coming cuts

Documents obtained by MPR News show Mayor Chris Coleman asked the department to draw up recommendations for nearly $2 million in cuts - far more than the reductions other city departments had to contemplate.
'The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale'

Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale: Notes on a friendship

"The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale," will be released next week. It's an all-star tribute to Clapton's late friend, the guitarist and singer-songwriter from Tulsa, Okla. J.J. Cale deeply inspired Clapton and wrote two of his biggest hits, "After Midnight" and "Cocaine." He spoke with NPR's Eric Westervelt.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

St. Paul budget asks police to shoulder burden of coming cuts

Documents obtained by MPR News show Mayor Chris Coleman asked the department to draw up recommendations for nearly $2 million in cuts - far more than the reductions other city departments had to contemplate.

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.
Gloves and boots dry at a clinic in Guinea

Ebola strikes American doctor in Africa

The deadly disease has already killed 672 in several countries since the outbreak began earlier this year.
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