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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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  • New details on Christian leader facing 59 charges of criminal sexual conduct
    As the Washington State Patrol joins in the search for the leader of a Christian group charged in Minnesota with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, a former member of the group's parent organization is shedding new light on 52-year old Victor Barnard.6:20 a.m.
  • Mankato footballers disrupt coach's reinstatement
    It should be a very interesting meeting this morning between coaches, football players and administrators at Minnesota State University-Mankato. One day after the school reinstated Todd Hoffner as its football coach, almost every player on the team refused to suit up for spring practice yesterday afternoon.7:20 a.m.
  • Shaking handsFor Minneapolis police liaison, community trust built one handshake at a time
    Sherman Patterson brings a unique background to the work of building relationships. He's a retired soldier, a mentor to kids on the north side, and nephew of a heavyweight boxing champion. Patterson is also the recipient of a $100,000 Bush Foundation Fellowship, which he says he'll use to help keep kids away from guns.7:25 a.m.
  • Bruce Kramer on Palm SundayLiving 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 its final phases, that works."7:40 a.m.
  • Canoeing in the BWCACritics 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.8:15 a.m.
  • Former player Reed Larson is suing the NHLLawyer: Success agaisnt NFL inspiring hockey lawsuits
    In the last week, 12 former players have accused the NHL of promoting fighting and downplaying the risk of head injury. They join 10 other former players who filed a suit back in November seeking compensation for head injuries sustained while they were players. The Minneapolis law firm of Zimmerman Reed is representing three of them.8:45 a.m.
  • 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.8:49 a.m.

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