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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The state will soon provide "early intensive intervention" for children and young adults on the autism spectrum who are on Medical Assistance. (04/01/2015)
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The unemployment rate of Minnesota's Somali-born population is nearly triple that of the state as a whole. (04/01/2015)
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Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues that Americans seek out tests, treatments and attention from doctors and "too many people are being tested and exposed to the harmful effects of the testing process." ( 04/01/2015)
Strong winds and a downed power line ignited dried vegetation and triggered the fire. Nobody was injured.
Three people who claim they were sexually abused by priests can proceed with "public nuisance" claims against the Diocese of New Ulm in southern Minnesota.
Federal regulators Wednesday classified the bats as threatened amid concerns over white-nose syndrome, a disease deadly to the creatures. Minnesota research played a role in protecting the bats.
"This historic drought demands unprecedented action," Governor Jerry Brown said.
Mayor Betsy Hodges also wants the City Council to forbid the use of city funds for official travel to Indiana to protest a new law there viewed as discriminatory against gay people.
While federal law requires universities to immediately address complaints of sexual harassment or assault, it provides little guidance on how to do so. Listen to the discussion.
In what is believed to be a first in the United States, the common council of Madison, Wis., has voted to amend the city's equal opportunities ordinance "to add nonreligion as a protected class."
From haute to hot dogs, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl offers her take on the region's newest restaurants.
Argentina takes the crown for most inventive bookmobile and Amazon puts readers to work finding the next big hit.
Taxes are due two weeks from today, and this hour the IRS chief John Koskinen answers questions about tax fairness, refund fraud, identity theft, audits, unscrupulous tax preparers and more. It's the IRS commissioner's annual appearance at the National Press Club.
Listen to our discussion about what these religious freedom laws say, how they are legally interpreted and what it means in our political landscape.
It's the latest offering in a batch of dozens of specialty plates that act as state-sanctioned billboards and fundraising tools for various causes.
Her death was announced on the website and Twitter account of her son, Julian Lennon, and was confirmed by his representative.
A listener suggested a topic the Pedal Hubbers ate up -- how to get started in cycling if you know nothing about bikes or bike culture.
Scientists had long suspected that the blackpoll warbler made its journey to the Caribbean over the ocean. That notion has now been proven, according to a new study.
Omar Shekhey drives a cab at night, but during the day he runs the nonprofit Somali American Community Center, based in Clarkston, Ga.
For this week's Screen Time, Kerri and Stephanie discussed the film "Serena." Listen to their discussion.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson previously said he would sign the bill, which the Legislature passed Tuesday, until a similar law in Indiana sparked a backlash.
Budget cuts at the IRS are making for long waits and bad taxpayer service for people trying to file.
Bryan Thompson says the railroad failed to properly inspect and maintain its equipment and failed to warn workers of the dangers of hauling explosive oil tank railcars.
Police responding to reports of gunfire found the man dead on the 2200 block of 13th Avenue South shortly before 11 p.m.
The National Indian Gaming Commission told the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in 2011 that its longtime agreement with the city to run the casino was contrary to federal law.
In the most recent case, U.S. Steel announced Tuesday that it would idle part of its taconite plant in Mountain Iron, Minn., starting on June 1.
The school's nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The names must be 25 characters or less.
Meanwhile, Minnesota crop farmers saw their incomes drop last year by almost two-thirds.
Kong Meng Xiong is accused of holding the girl against her will in an attempt to force her into a traditional Hmong marriage.
Somali-American Omar Shekhey drives a cab at night, but during the day, he runs the nonprofit Somali American Community Center, based in Clarkston, Ga.
A 116-year-old American woman is now the world's oldest person.
The singer was hospitalized in Los Angeles after being found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon.
The tobacco industry has a long history of making misleading claims about the safety of its products. But some tobacco experts say they are keeping an open mind about Swedish Match's request.
Trains carry a variety of hazardous materials. First responders have to be ready for all of them.

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