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

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Vikings add $19.7M to stadium contribution

It means the team has committed nearly $50 million more to the original $477 required by lawmakers.

Gay couple settles in Rice Creek Lodge wedding dispute

The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.
Dainty goat Yvette ready to compete at State Fair

Dainty goat Yvette competes at State Fair

Each day during the Minnesota State Fair, we are introducing you to a different type of animal that you might encounter on the fairgrounds. This morning, there will be lots of goats on display during the 4-H competition. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with the trainer of one of those goats, Johanna Jutz, who lives in Sibley County.
Billy Czerwinski

Inspired by Colbert, Minn. student creates superPAC

Billy Czerwinski isn't old enough to vote, but the seventeen-year-old Minnetonka High School student created Americans for a Better Yesterday, Tomorrow for a school project on campaign finance laws. He wanted to show just how easy it is to establish a super PAC -- and just how unregulated the fundraising entities are.

Want to play a role in research? Look for the U at the fair

Through the fair's 12 days, researchers from about a dozen departments will conduct 30 studies in an array of fields.

California drought has wild salmon competing with almonds for water

The ongoing California drought has pitted wild salmon against farmers in a fight for water. While growers of almonds, one of the state's most lucrative crops, enjoy booming production and skyrocketing sales to China, the fish might be left high and dry this summer.

The dead factor: Why Ebola and 'contagion' scare us so much

Experts say the Ebola outbreak has produced a lot of unfounded fears. Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Hollywood appears to play a role.
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