Part 3: Fear and nostalgia in a changing community Austin is among hundreds of rural towns around the country where immigrant workers seeking the promise of a better life have altered the community. Latinos now make up nearly a quarter of the city's population. That bothers some longtime Austin residents, who long for the old Austin.4:45 p.m.
DFLers unify behind Dayton's campaign for governor DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton stood side by side with a host of party leaders Wednesday afternoon in a show of unity leading into the Nov. 2 general election, a few hours after Margaret Anderson Kelliher conceded the race.5:19 p.m.
Part 3: Fear and nostalgia in a changing community Austin is among hundreds of rural towns around the country where immigrant workers seeking the promise of a better life have altered the community. Latinos now make up nearly a quarter of the city's population. That bothers some longtime Austin residents, who long for the old Austin.6:16 p.m.
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The Challenges Of Electing Republican Governors
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As One Time Capsule Is Buried, Another Disappears
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'Superclogger': Free Theater On L.A.'s Freeways
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Former House Titan Rostenkowski Was Deal-Maker
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Mine Disaster Answers Still Months Away
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