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Friday, October 31, 2014

Candidate Stewart Mills and Rep. Rick Nolan
In the 8th District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican Stewart Mills have been targeted by television ads largely funded by groups that are not connected to the campaigns. (10/31/2014)
Thee men allegedly forced two employees to unlock the vault, telling them, "Don't be a hero; it's not your money." (10/31/2014)
Lava flow burns through thick vegetation.
Damage to homes and personal property has been minimal; however, the lava flow is creeping toward a main road, threatening to cut off the community of Pahoa. (10/31/2014)
Billy Glaze, convicted of murdering three women, doesn't deserve a new trial despite recent DNA evidence, prosecutors say. A Hennepin County judge will have the final say.
The issues of this campaign season, Political Junkie election special and a preview of Election Day.
A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another.
The complementary rides are the result of a law passed earlier this year that's designed to increase voter participation.
Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Kaci Hickox must continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state health officials to ensure continuity of monitoring.
Thomas Vanek, who now plays for the Wild, isn't facing any charges and was not the target of a police investigation, the CBC reports.
In Minnesota's 4th Congressional District, Republican Sharna Wahlgren and Independence Party candidate Dave Thomas are trying to unseat incumbent DFL Rep. Betty McCollum.
The three candidates for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District join The Daily Circuit.
The solid increase suggests consumers largely dismissed concerns about slowing global growth and have ignored the sharp swings in financial markets earlier this month.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent more than $8 million building new projects or rehabbing old ones this construction season.
Self driving cars, from the likes of Google, universities, and auto makers are starting to take to the roads, albeit in a limited way - but how much of what we see is hype? What are the major barriers to switching from today's cars to an autonomous fleet. And what will it take to overcome them?
Target, Wal-Mart and other retail giants are pushing the holiday shopping season even earlier this year.
Bioethicist Jeff Kahn joins The Daily Circuit to talk about what policymakers are considering when confronted with citizens who have been near Ebola patients.
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center gave its 40-year-old turkey vulture some chunks of rate meat inside a carved pumpkin. We were there.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about several impressive college football teams.
A new documentary about the life and career of music icon Glen Campbell opens in theaters today nationwide. "I'll Be Me" is not an ordinary music biopic,
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with meteorologist Mark Seeley about Minnesota's weather during October which was generally dry and concludes with a cold evening for trick-or-treaters.
Fallen leaves aren't the only objects covering Minnesota lawns these days. Faux cemeteries, full-sized skeletons and wailing zombie dolls are also on display in neighborhoods around the Twin Cities.
Witnesses tell police Johnson got out of her SUV to help the man but she apparently didn't put the vehicle in park. It rolled forward and hit a stoplight.
The series, organized by local pianist Jeremy Walker, will feature all-star combinations of national and local musicians.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report to Congress comes from a one-night count by local homeless advocacy agencies.
If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you may want to get rid of some of your kids' candy glut. A Wisconsin dentist is with you there.
Louisiana health officials say that anyone who's been in an Ebola-affected country over the last three weeks will be quarantined in their hotel rooms.
Taser International says this spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Dia De Los Muertos is a time for reflection on life. NPR's Alt.Latino marks the loss of people who've been loved and admired with music.
The idea of putting a possibly sick person in quarantine goes back to the ancient texts.
When football fans arrive Sunday at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for the Vikings game, they'll be greeted by a group of protesters from across the country.
Author Emerson Baker says the trials were a turning point for freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech in America.
As Minneapolis police prepare to roll out a pilot body camera program, St. Paul city leaders say they may adopt the technology, too.

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