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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Have an encyclopedic knowledge Minnesota history? The state Historical Society is hunting for an editor for an online encyclopedia of the state that's in the works. (01/13/2013)
The Golden Globes have a well-deserved reputation for being both goofy and pretty much meaningless. This year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has actually done something very promising by lining up Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host. Join NPR at 8 p.m. for live-blogging of the event (01/13/2013)
A black bear that became famous for giving birth live over the Internet has done it again. (01/13/2013)
A new survey of 6,500 American teenagers found that 1 in 25 had attempted suicide, and 1 in 8 had suicidal thoughts.
In 2010, Hannah Brencher was living in New York and feeling lonely. She began to write letters to strangers and left them around the city and offered to write letters to anyone who might need one.
The world's largest gadget show wrapped up on Friday, and the organizers said it was the biggest ever, beating last year's record in terms of the floor space companies purchased to display their wares. What was it that drew more than 3,500 companies and 150,000 people to Las Vegas for this mega-event?
Proposals to lengthen the school year are catching on around the country. But there's a catch: a much shorter summer vacation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a chief proponent of a longer school year, says American students have fallen behind the world academically.
Bob Dylan has made some puzzling moves in his celebrated career, but the compilation that his record label recently released may be as odd as anything he's ever put out. The compilation, "50th Anniversary Collection," is a limited-edition, four-CD set that was only released in Europe.
President Barack Obama's second inauguration is shaping up as a high-energy celebration smaller than his first milestone swearing-in, yet still designed to mark his unprecedented role in American history with plenty of eye-catching glamour.
Three members of a Mississippi family died and one was critically injured on an icy highway in northern Minnesota, the State Patrol reported Sunday.
Author Margaret Atwood is publishing her latest work in the form of a serialized novel. The third episode, "Erase Me," was just released on Byliner, a site for online publishing.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, will join us to share his thoughts on planning end-of-life care for yourself and loved ones.
Some members of a task force considering a state health insurance exchange have voiced concerns last week about the governance structure proposed in bipartisan legislation.
Officials in St. Charles, Minn., are considering disbanding the city's police department and contracting police services with the Winona County Sheriff's Office.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is extending the hunting season for elk in northwestern Minnesota.
Japan Airlines has reported a fuel leak in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the second time in a week amid a U.S. safety review of the aircraft.
NHL hockey is finally back, and this time it's official.
Republicans have endorsed St. Cloud business owner Tama Theis in the race for the vacated House District 14A seat.
A new $78 million airport terminal will open in Duluth on Monday after nearly 10 years of planning and construction. More than half the funding came from federal grants, with state and local dollars covering the rest.
In their quest for the next big drug discovery, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly teaming up with some of the nation's top universities, recruiting campus scientists as partners and offering schools multimillion-dollar deals to work on experimental drugs in development.

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