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Monday, December 22, 2014

Jay Shin studies with Donghyuk Park.
More than 2,600 foreign undergraduates attended the Twin Cities campus last year, a jump of more than 400 percent over the past decade and far beyond the 50 percent growth seen nationally. (12/22/2014)
Storage tanks
Propane prices have dropped but the root of the issue still has to be addressed: finding a replacement for the pipeline that connects the Midwest to propane suppliers in western Canada. (12/22/2014)
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to scams. More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60. (12/22/2014)
Regional experts, including David Mech of the U.S. Geological Survey, disputed that wolf hunting as it was regulated threatened the species' survival in the region.
Livestock producers can ask state or federal authorities to kill any wolves threatening their animals but cannot take action on their own unless a wolf is threatening human life.
The recipe, Dorie Greenspan says, is an "ooh and ahh" dessert that's "just as good as birthday cake."
Organizers have high hopes for the next festival and expect to bring a dozen iconic sailing ships.
It's not clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI last week linked to North Korea.
Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70.
We visit a volunteer who turns cast-off sweaters into wearable celebrations.
Mark Bailey's new book details old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor.
When a shabby-looking, 50-foot "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree went up in the middle of downtown Reading, Pa., around Thanksgiving, many saw it as a metaphor for the city's troubles.
The Minnesota Vikings have sold more than 30,000 seat licenses to fans for more than $80 million. The team aims to sell $100 million in seat licenses for construction costs.
New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s.
Grammy-nominated jazz artist Karrin Allyson is performing her "Yultide Hideaway" at The Dakota Sunday and Monday nights.
Veterinarian and author Justine Lee joined The Daily Circuit to review the biggest dangers facing pets during the winter holidays and what you can do to keep them safe while you celebrate.
After the ambush and killing of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn this weekend, the city is facing a growing tension between police officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins The Daily Circuit to give his perspective on the national political scene.
MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy shares his list of the top Minnesota political stories of the year.
Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said there are "heightened states of awareness" about officer safety, but the department's message to officers is to focus on public safety.
The singer called the unexpected release an "early Christmas gift" for her fans.
The Minnesota Wild hope to snap a three-game winless streak when the team takes on Philadelphia Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
Pope Francis included 'working too hard,' committing the 'terrorism of gossip' and 'becoming spiritually hardened' on his list, saying church leaders suffer from 'spiritual Alzheimer's.'
Adventurer, explorer and millionaire Forrest Fenn is 83. He says he's hidden a large golden chest with treasures, artifacts and antiquities that represent a lifetime of adventuring somewhere in the Rockies. Fenn's poem, "Where the Treasure Lies," holds the clues to finding it.
Faith leaders met Sunday at the Central Minnesota Islamic Center to discuss four instances of vandalism at the center in one month.
Rep. Joe Schomacker said the committee's work in 2015 will include funding issues for nursing homes and assisted living programs and addressing workforce challenges.
Books For Africa plans a ceremony recognizing the shipment at its St. Paul warehouse Tuesday.
Experts say the experiences described by Twin Cities women are common, especially among the poor.
Talking frankly about ALS and death, Kramer says, beats giving in to bitterness.
The medical device industry has spent more than $150 million to convince Congress to kill a tax on its devices, arguing it costs tens of thousands of jobs.
The second talk in the BBC Reith Lecture series on "The Future of Medicine," given by renowned Boston surgeon Atul Gawande. In his writing for the New Yorker and many best-selling books, Dr. Atul Gawande explores the complexity of health care, and the ways to minimize mistakes and make sure everyone gets appropriate care.

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