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Friday, April 18, 2014

Religiosity is found in every human culture and biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists keenly debate how it arose. Just like language, technology and bipedalism, religion too evolved over time. But how did that happen? (04/18/2014)
Abdullahi Charif
A police investigation into the late February drowning death of a St. Louis Park Middle School 7th grader found classmates were roughhousing in the pool before he sank to the bottom, and the teacher supervising was on his iPad. (The Daily Circuit, 04/18/2014)
Todd Hoffner
Minnesota State Mankato football players now say they are ready to return to practice, now that they've been heard. That pretty much sums up a statement from the players yesterday, a day after they refused to suit up for a spring practice because of a sudden change in who will be their head coach. Todd Hoffner was re-instated to the job, after two years away from the University. An arbitrator ruled he had been wrongly fired and could have the job back if he wanted it. He did, and he replaced interim coach Aaron Keen on Wednesday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the situation. (04/18/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about some record lows in Minnesota earlier this week. He also has a forecast for better spring weather for most of the state for Easter weekend.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Otis Redding and his interpretation of the infamous party anthem "Louie Louie." It was one of the tracks on his 1964 debut album "Pain in my Heart." That is one of many albums being re-released on vinyl tomorrow as part of the 7th annual Record Store Day.
Nicknamed Operation Exile, the arrests began early Thursday morning led by a coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement officers in seven counties across the state, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said. More arrests and charges are coming, he added.
Last night's temperature at Target Field at game time was 31 degrees, the coldest temperature ever recorded at the start of a game at the stadium. Good times for the announced crowd of 20,698, most of whom weren't actually there.
Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The costs are real and documented in economic literature. But not many economists believe the downsides to raising the minimum wage exceed the benefits.
Gardeners shopping for plants this spring at Bachman's nurseries will find some new signs in the soil. The company will begin telling customers which of its plants are safe for bees.
The overturned South Korean ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, disappeared below the waves at day's end. Officials were trying to determine how best to deploy cranes, which are now at the scene, in an effort to raise the ferry.
The Wild spent the final period trying to play a prevent defense, not allowing the Avalanche to take advantage of their quickness. But it wasn't enough as Colorado beat Minnesota 5-4 in overtime.
Hasbro opens the door to so-called house rules.

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