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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seventh district debate
During Wednesday's debate, Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said he has worked with Republicans. State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, tried to tie him to the president. (10/22/2014)
Best Buy
Target's decision to offer free shipping on all online orders through Dec. 20 is the latest salvo from retailers hoping to boost sales. (10/22/2014)
The TCF Bank Stadium field
The city attorney concluded Minneapolis has no jurisdiction over speech on property owned by the university because the school is a state entity. (10/22/2014)
Director Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' is a smart, funny independent film that caters to a black audience, and beyond. The movie, shot in Minnesota, opens this weekend.
Peterson is charged with injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son.
3M is offering employees significant discounts on solar panels for their homes.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said the plaintiffs are not required to join SEIU, and there is no infringement on their first amendment rights.
Independents and other swing voters may decide who wins the district. But many are turned off by attacks from groups backing incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan.
It's been called the nation's most successful kidnapping. On a July afternoon, Piper was taken from her home in Orono by gunmen who demanded $1 million in ransom.
You need a healthy ego to climb to the top of your profession. But when does self-regard become narcissism?
Penn State Professor Richard Alley joins us to talk about the latest research on ice caps.
After 11 years, Vancura announced on her blog that her body was finally succumbing to the disease.
Repaving work on several of the city's "Terrible 20" streets is complete, but much remains to be done.
The roughly 10 travelers per week coming to Minnesota from Ebola-affected countries will be monitored, part of the larger process federal officials are starting Monday in six states.
In this installment, origin stories. The Pedal Hubbers recall what sparked their love of biking. And, bike commuting. Why don't more people ride to work?
Everybody has seen the cheese and cracker plate, but increasingly local chefs are holding the cheese for dessert. Here are some tips on how to do it yourself.
Four private security guards were accused in connection with an incident where 14 unarmed civilians were killed and 17 others were wounded.
Diversion programs improve lives, save money and keep communities safer, law enforcement leaders said during a Wednesday press conference.
The moon will come between the earth and the sun Thursday evening, giving Minnesotans a rare glimpse of a partial solar eclipse at sunset. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy the experience.
Three friends aim to mass produce a portable standing desk manufactured regionally.
MPR News' Euan Kerr joins Kerri to talk about the new film "Dear White People."
The Seven Corners Gateway Site is proposed to replace an existing parking lot located across the street from the Xcel Energy Center and near a center for homeless services.
The bloodshed immediately raised the specter of a coordinated terrorist attack, with Canada already on alert because of a deadly hit-and-run earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers.
Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith spent a year following two friends who played for the national soccer team in Somalia.
The Flaming Lips have teamed up with an eclectic group of other musicians to re-interpret all the songs off the classic Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Minnetonka-based company is asking a federal court to overrule a court decision that links it to abusive work conditions on cocoa farms overseas.
After last year's long cold winter spiked propane costs and left firewood piles burned to nothing, rural Minnesotans are stocking up on anything to keep their homes warm.
The Minneapolis-based chain said its free shipping offer starts Wednesday and will last through Dec. 20.
Police in Arapahoe County, Colo., had originally treated the girls' disappearance as a standard runaway case. The three girls are now home with their families.
Travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea must enter the United States through one of five airports doing special screenings.
Prosecutors say the two girls plotted for months to kill their classmate before luring the child to a wooded park after a sleepover in Waukesha.
Rochester is home to Mayo Clinic, visited by thousands of patients every day. Many of them use wheelchairs. The big curiosity is how they end up all over the city.
He would leave most health care insurance decisions up to states, including whether to require people to buy health insurance.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez, speaking at the National Press Club October 20, 2014. He is considered a front-runner for Attorney General.

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