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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The former Hennepin County Board Chair asked that Deea LeShawn Elliot receive counseling and be required to study the arts. (11/25/2014)
Many activists who had attended the community meetings with local officials in preparation blamed both police and the county attorney's office for fueling the unrest. (11/25/2014)
None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but by almost all accounts, Michael Brown was physically struggling with the officer through his open window moments before he was fatally shot on Aug. 9. (11/25/2014)
Hundreds of additional Guardsmen will join the more than 700 members of the National Guard on duty when the grand jury decision was announced.
The results show Minnesota should invest more in preschool programs to help narrow the state's racial achievement gap, early childhood education advocates say.
The grand jury was presented with hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents. Its job was to decide if there was probable cause to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson.
A guide to the best Minnesota craft brews according to some of the biggest beer geeks in the state.
Twin Cities chefs share restaurant recipes, Richard Ford and living off the land.
The move could clear the way for a major redevelopment of St. Paul's riverfront.
Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with treats can reduce the disease risk.
"Italian Style" at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts celebrates 70 years of Italian fashion, while "The Fashion Show" at Weinstein Gallery highlights the work of fashion photographers.
Two young Minnesotans face federal conspiracy charges tied to their alleged efforts to provide "material support" to the radical group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, showed the system was broken. The grand jury's decision sparked violent protests.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Tuesday it is suing some 20 insurance companies to try to force them to cover its liabilities for clergy sex abuse claims.
On The Daily Circuit, we hear how Minnesotans are reacting.
What do you need to do to prep your car for winter or long road trips? Do you need snow tires?
Police say Bradley James Higgins killed his 9-year-old daughter Mackenzie Higgins during a weekend visit before turning the gun on himself.
For the first time in 11 years, Barbie isn't the top toy for girls.
People are more likely to marry someone of a different faith than someone of a different political persuasion and 80 percent of people 18-23 don't think that religious affiliation has any bearing on the success of a marriage.
On The Daily Circuit, we get the latest news out of Ferguson and analysis of the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Clive Thompson keeps it positive on Twitter, but is this the best social media strategy?
We offer advice for balancing quality of life and planning for the unexpected.
Many 21-year-olds will be able to sidestep rate increase if they re-evaluate their coverage options on the federal marketplace before Feb. 15.
The Welsh singer-songwriter chronicles the adventures of an 18th-century ancestor in a new multimedia solo project.
The Justice Department continues to investigate possible discriminatory police actions in Ferguson, Mo. However, proving that Darren Wilson violated federal criminal law will be difficult.
Today's Morning Edition music was the first No. 1 hit for the English musical duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.
We explain what exactly the Keystone pipeline will do, where it will go and why there's so much controversy around this pipeline.
Minnesota transporation funding is a contentious issue -- and a pressing one.
Lori Christensen pleaded guilty in July 2013 to violating a restraining order. She later changed her mind and requested to withdraw the plea.
Fourteen-year-old Sawyer Moeller died last Friday after he was injured in the performing arts area at White Bear Lake High School.
As the holiday buying season approaches, retailers remain open to the same attack -- called a "point of sale" attack -- that hit Target and Home Depot, security experts say.
The automaker blames an error in its databases for the omissions. Meanwhile, the company could face a fine of up to $35 million as a result of the under-reporting.
Looking to avoid those awkward conversations around the diner table? Here's a handy list of conversation changers.
A woman is thought to be spreading the deadly virus in a remote village. Health workers track her down only to arrive too late.
Millions of dollars are now flowing to remedy damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. However, just what qualifies as coastal restoration has become a matter of debate.
New rules, which take effect a year from now, will require all chain restaurants and similar eating establishments to post calorie labels.
Students and activists across the state protested the Missouri grand jury's decision. Rallies were peaceful, although a woman was hit by a car during a late afternoon rally in Minneapolis.
Monday night's destruction appeared to be much worse than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson.
Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with police and set buildings on fire after a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, in August.
When voters gave Republicans control of the Minnesota House, they set up potential conflict between the GOP and Gov. Mark Dayton and a DFL-controlled Senate.
Even though "Foxcatcher" was inspired by a true crime story involving murder, money and the Olympics, director Bennett Miller was not interested in sensationalism.
Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Kate Atkinson's story of Ursula Todd, a woman who is born again and again.
A New York Times reporter, who is a medical doctor, and the head of one of the nation's largest insurance companies agree on one thing: America's health care system doesn't work. Especially for patients. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal wrote the series, "Paying Till It Hurts." She and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini shared their insights at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation's 2014 "Mayo Transform" conference.

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