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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

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

Minnesota's jobless rate holds steady in March

Job gains in the professional and business services sector led all others last month with 3,500 new jobs.

Appetites: For all of Lake Superior's food gems, go full circle

The world's largest freshwater lake is an obvious source of inland seafood, but its shoreline communities have honed a much broader food culture worth exploring.

When Phil Spector played with the Rolling Stones

Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago this week when the Rolling Stones released their first album. It was mostly cover versions of American rhythm and blues songs, but there were a few original compositions like this one called "Little By Little." The liner notes indicate that it was written by Nanker Phelge, a pseudonym the band used for group compositions, and Phil Spector.

Iowa kids want right to shoot handguns

The Des Moines Register says a law "no one knew about" prohibits anyone under 20 from shooting a gun in Iowa unless they're under the supervision of a parent or instructor. Anyone under 14 can't shoot a gun at all.

The new SAT: Less vocabulary, more linear equations

The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple-choice answer options from five to four.
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Critics worry proposed Twin Metals mine will affect Boundary Waters, tourism

Twin Metals has been quietly completing its plans for a massive underground mine just a few miles south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The mine would create more than 1,000 jobs, but those benefits aren't enough to win over critics.
Bruce Kramer on Palm Sunday

Living with ALS: Wrestling with angels

"Humans have some experience with angel wrestling and it's an experience where generally you come out of it a little wounded but you also come out of it a little stronger," Bruce Kramer says. "I'm doing a lot of thinking about how, moving through ALS into it's final phases, that works."
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