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Friday, June 24, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's retreat from individual and family coverage reflects a national trend. Experts say the plans attract too many high-cost consumers, forcing insurers to boost premiums, eat losses or bail out. (06/24/2016)
The city has signed a 64-month deal with Eureka Recycling to provide single sort recycling, and many residents will no longer have to put their recycling on the front curbs. (06/24/2016)
The History Channel has made Vikings cool and stoked interest in Viking-age reenactments. That includes reliving the hand-to-hand combat that made the Norsemen feared. Some would-be Vikings will battle Saturday in Moorhead. (06/24/2016)
The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.
Stunned investors reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.
The New York Times wrote Herr's book "Dispatches" was "a certain kind of reporting come of age ... scaled of abstractions down to the viscera, the violence and the sexuality understood and transcended. Stunning."
Google Trends shows that this was the second-searched EU-related question in the United Kingdom after polls closed. The first was "What does it mean to leave the EU?"
Tom Weber talked with Brooklyn-based artist Quito Ziegler, the author and photographer of a piece featured this week on the New York Times Lens blog, <a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/why-we-dance-photos-from-the-radical-queer-underground">"Why We Dance: Photos from the 'Radical Queer Underground</a>.'"
MPR News correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao recently visited Wausau, Wisconsin to see what life is like there for Hmong immigrants and their children, decades after the Hmong fought for the U.S. in Laos and arrived as refugees in Wisconsin.
Catholic Church leaders in St. Cloud, Crookston, New Ulm and Winona are weighing what to do as their dioceses face the financial fallout from hundreds of sex abuse claims between them.
What would you do if someone said or did something that was racist or discriminatory? Would you offer to help them? Bianca Dawkins, 24 year old social entrepreneur offer to help Denny Kemp salon even after the stylist described her hair as 'animal'.
St. Paul schools are out of the running for a potentially multi-million dollar grant from the Wallace Foundation.
Since winning re-election in 2014, Sen. Al Franken has grown more comfortable with the national political spotlight. And he's ready to use it to help unite Democrats behind Hillary Clinton.
The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.
Ann LePage had kept quiet about the gig, but her husband told a crowd at a recent town hall that his wife took a job to "supplement" his lowest-in-the-nation $70,000 salary.
Although Burnsville police officers used a taser twice on a disturbed man, it didn't stop him.
Minnesota Highway 100 closes in both directions in the west metro starting tonight. It's the Twin Cities biggest hassle this weekend but, oh, there are more. Here's your map.
Use this Web tool to help us build a map of where lead pipes could be affecting people's drinking water.
Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "O, Death" in the film O, Brother, Where Art Thou.
Only one of the original sisters, Ruth Pointer, is still singing with the group. These days she's joined by her daughter and granddaughter.
The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Kris Dunn of Providence in last night's draft of college and international players.
University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley says this Saturday could bring severe weather to the state.
They don't take off their shoes, they don't take out their laptops and their numbers are growing every day. Some 16,000 people per day are applying for the government's airport pre-screening program.
Kids with disabilities often miss out on a lot of the fun of the playground, but that's gradually starting to change with playgrounds like Madison's Place.
Kids with disabilities often miss out on a lot of the fun of the playground, but that's gradually starting to change with playgrounds like Madison's Place
The Minnesota Lynx are undefeated 13-0. Fans say it's disappointing they don't get the recognition they deserve.
"I love to see people take their country back," he said. "And that's really what's happening in the United States" and other parts of the world.
Sanders, who says he understands that Clinton has more pledged delegates than he does, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" "I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump."
MPCA hydrogeologist Amy Hadiaris said that while "things are looking pretty good," there are dozens of areas of scattered contamination. Ford says the cleanup will likely take until at least 2019.
The insurer has decided to stop selling health plans to individuals and families in Minnesota starting next year. Its smaller subsidiary, Blue Plus, will continue to offer plans on the individual market.
Rhubarb is sour and its leaves are poisonous. But just keep that kind of talk out of Duluth this weekend. The Rhubarb Festival is Saturday, there are pies to bake and still some rhubarb left in your back yard.
The nurses union says Allina is putting patient safety at risk during the strike, but the company says its replacement staff are sufficient.
The U.K. Electoral Commission declared the final results as 51.7 percent Leave and 48.1 percent Remain with 33.5 million votes cast.
A Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring Minnesota native Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania. She says we need to listen to the candidates to determine their habits of mind, use of evidence and capacities of judgment. Does he or she have the temperament and rhetorical capacity to respond in big moments, and to lead? MPR's Gary Eichten is the moderator.

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