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Monday, March 2, 2015

Checking out caves
With a winter storm coming, rangers decided to close access to the ice caves starting 6 p.m. Tuesday. The earliest the ice caves would be reopened is sometime on Thursday. (03/02/2015)
Standing in line at MSP
The luxury lodging will include an indoor connection to the airport, hotel entrepreneur Jim Graves said Monday. The full airport commission is expected to approve the deal March 17. (03/02/2015)
Dress that honors discovery of the Higgs boson
On loan from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, the show at the American Swedish Institute features couture designs that depict the work of Nobel laureates. (03/02/2015)
Boston Scientific is buying American Medical Systems' men's and prostate health business, which has 275 Minnesota employees.
Some Minnesota tribes want to change state law to prohibit an autopsy on religious grounds. Skeptics warn there are consequences to letting families stop the procedures.
The leaders of South Central College and Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical deny they plagiarized their doctoral dissertations.
A report released Monday by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows more Minnesotans have valid permits to carry firearms than at any time since the state revamped the gun law in 2003.
Nelson was sentenced Monday to 100 hours of community service for his part in a fight May 11 outside a Mankato nightclub that left Isaac Kolstad with a brain injury.
Some estimates say Tinder already has 50 million monthly users, and that number is growing daily.
Declining passenger numbers are leading Allegiant to end scheduled flights from Duluth to Las Vegas. The service, which began in 2006, will end Aug. 18, airport officials said.
Researchers are starting to understand how being exposed to adverse experiences early in life might affect long-term health.
Police in Toronto say they have solved the riddle of a mysterious tunnel discovered near a venue for the upcoming Pan American and Parapan American Games. Maybe.
A baby western lowland gorilla was born at St. Paul's Como Zoo last week. The infant appears to be strong and healthy, zoo officials said Monday.
A bill introduced in the Minnesota House would lift a sticking point between the two states that remains after a series of reconciliation attempts.
We take a tour through the MPR archives to look back at the story of Hmong resettlement in the state.
Just five years ago, the Nasdaq composite index hovered around the 2,300 mark.
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress in 2012.
From the Intelligence Squared series. Are America's best days behind us? Four experts debate the motion, "Declinists be damned: bet on America."
Amy Lindgren joins MPR News with Kerri Miller every other month for advice about jobs and careers.
All 1,000 free tickets, courtesy of Kevin Garnett, for Monday night's Timberwolves game were claimed by fans in fewer than 3 minutes.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins MPR News to give his perspective on the national political scene.
Bo Diddley's first single quickly moved to the top of the R&B chart and launched his career.
The Israeli prime minister also says reports of a decline in ties between the allies were "not only premature, they're just wrong."
If Wisconsin's bill passes through the state assembly, it will become the 25th state to have such legislation.
MPR's Tim Pugmire joins Phil Picardi for a look at the week ahead in state politics.
The driver had gotten out of his cab following a fender bender Monday morning.
A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, including Minnesota.
People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.
Despite slippery conditions and a new fee, 11,200 people took in Wisconsin's Lake Superior ice caves over the weekend. The weather is likely to shut the caves by March 17.
Authorities say a construction worker died after a large metal attachment from a forklift fell on his head.
Nina Pham tells the Dallas Morning News that while she is Ebola-free, she suffers residual effects from contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall.
There's a lot to celebrate in Liberia: The number of new Ebola cases have been declining, kids are going back to school and life is returning to some semblance of normalcy.
Hmong people first came to Minnesota in 1975 as refugees hoping to build new lives. An exhibit opening Saturday at the Minnesota History Center tells their stories.
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