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Friday, January 4, 2013

Officials say that they have recovered the weapon that killed Officer Tom Decker. A man who was a "person of interest" in the case and connected to the weapon fled as authorities attempted to question him and was later found dead. (01/04/2013)
The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in December, slightly lower than November's gain. At the same time, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.8 percent. (01/04/2013)
Web surfing on tablet computers is a different matter, creating an opportunity for new products such as this search engine designed especially for iPads and tablets running Android software. (01/04/2013)
Spaceport America officials are urging legislators to limit potential lawsuits from wealthy outer space tourists who take off from New Mexico, saying such a bill is crucial to the future of the project.
A man questioned several times in the slaying of a Cold Spring police officer fled from investigators was found dead this week, authorities said Friday.
City officials say violent crime in the city increased slightly 6 percent in 2012 over the previous year, when crime was at its lowest in decades.
Through a combination of GPS technology and implanted devices, researchers think they can get a quicker handle on the locations and causes of moose deaths.
Crews were mopping up in downtown Minneapolis Friday, after a massive water main break flooded the city's historic Gateway District and closed Hennepin Avenue, the main artery through downtown.
The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it?
Gov. Mark Dayton is starting the process of filling an upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court that will be created when Justice Paul H. Anderson retires at the end of May.
This week, the cubeside banter centers on a 1960s-era film from the creator of the Sopranos about rock and roll dreams that go unfulfilled, and Quentin Tarentino's latest revenge fantasy.
More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by the storm.
A Crookston couple married 65 years passed away of natural causes within hours of each other at Valley Eldercare Center Sunday.
Today on the MPR News Update: Minneapolis dries out from a messy water main break, a GOP lawmaker resigns to be a lobbyist, St. Paul boosters imagine a great city without Macy's, the DNR likes a plan designed to keep Asian carp out of the state's waterways, and a nationwide child porn crackdown has a Minnesota link.
Koplant No, a jazz-electronic band, plays tonight at the Icehouse restaurant in Minneapolis. Since 2008, they've fused a jazz sensibility with ambitious use of samples and electronic sounds to make engaging and expansive music.
Twin Cities airport police took an American Eagle pilot into custody Friday morning after he was escorted from his plane and failed a breathalyzer test.
Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer speaks with Howard Sinker, the digital sports editor for the Star Tribune.
Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer speaks with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley.
The rally is sponsored by the Minnesota Nurses Association and will include nurses from Bemidji, Bagley and Thief River Falls. MNA officials say improved nurse-to-patient staffing ratios would save lives.
Crews are still on the scene Friday morning of a water main break in downtown Minneapolis. They're using heavy equipment to remove an excavator that tipped into the rushing flood of water from a 36-inch water main.
As the the NHL lockout drags into it's fourth month, a Minnesota legislator is planning to hold a hearing about the economic impact the lockout is having.
The solid job growth wasn't enough to push down the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an initially reported 7.7 percent.
New preliminary statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health show there were 226 people hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza. An additional two deaths were reported, bringing total deaths for the season to four.
He'll be the first governor in 22 years to not speak at the event. Officials with Dayton's staff and the Minnesota chamber are careful to note that Dayton isn't sending a message by not appearing.
The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for a new session at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8., with DFL majorities controlling both the House and the Senate. Here are the key players to watch as the session unfolds.
The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for a new session at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8., with DFL majorities controlling both the House and the Senate. Here are 10 issues that lawmakers will likely address in the coming months.
Both cars and guns have their uses; both are deadly when misused.
Downtown St. Paul will look quite different next year, and that's not just because its sole department store will be gone. By 2014, Macy's will have disappeared, but downtown will see a new grocery store, light-rail trains, and the beginnings of a new ballpark. Yet some wonder if all these changes will truly revitalize the downtown's core.
Officials at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say they have decided on a way to keep invasive Asian carp from traveling up the Mississippi River, and it isn't an electric barrier.
A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and crisis-driven era of divided government.
A last-minute surge in spending saved the holiday shopping season.
Injecting a rare shot of bipartisanship in the nation's contentious health care overhaul, the Obama administration cleared four Republican-led states to build their own consumer-friendly insurance markets.
A steadily improving economy and strong December sales lifted the American auto industry to its best performance in five years in 2012, especially for Volkswagen and Japanese-brand vehicles, and experts say the next year should be even better.

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