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Saturday, January 26, 2013

The 25th annual Minnesota Book Awards take place on April 13, 2013. A list of who's in the running. (01/26/2013)
An essay by NPR correspondent Eleanor Beardsley: When you walk down the grand boulevards of the City of Light, you have to be careful where you step. Every day, my senses are assaulted by the piles I have to dodge in the Parisian streets. (01/26/2013)
The suspect, hands and feet shackled, fidgeted in his chair, chuckling at times as he confessed to a brutal killing. Israel Keyes showed no remorse as he described in merciless detail how he'd abducted and strangled an 18-year-old woman. Investigators soon came to a consensus: He'd killed before. (01/26/2013)
Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
Wayzata-based TCF National Bank has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.
Winter is increasingly fickle in the Upper Midwest, where dry, mild weather is making life difficult for businesses that rely on abundant snow. Even as icy temperatures gripped the region over the past week, snowfall remained spotty -- a feast in some locales, a famine elsewhere.
Michelle Obama has a new look, both in person and online, and with the president's re-election, she has four more years as first lady, too. That's got many people wondering: What will she do with them? Take on a new cause? Travel more? Trace the path of another first lady and keep the Obama political brand alive by running for office?
A published report says McKee Foods Corp. is offering to pay between $25 million to $30 million to acquire the Drake's brand from Hostess Brands Inc.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Saturday he will not seek a sixth term in 2014, a decision that frees a new generation of Iowa Democrats to seek higher office and eases some of the burden Republicans face in retaking the Senate.
Minneapolis is considering a new way of dealing with stray cats. City Council Member Cam Gordon will introduce an ordinance allowing the cats to be sterilized rather than euthanized.
Republican legislative leaders are ramping up their criticism of DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's tax reform proposal.
In a bombshell decision on the limits of executive power, a federal appeals court panel in Washington, D.C., has invalidated President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Legal experts say the court's reasoning upends decades of conventional wisdom and deals a big victory to Senate Republicans in an era of congressional gridlock.
Some folks might dress up as Norwegian bachelor farmers when Garrison Keillor hosts a masked ball in St. Paul.
Fox News Channel is parting ways with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, ending her three-year tenure as a contributor on the network.
The first of a two-day estate sale at former U.S. Sen. George McGovern's home gets under way Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Nearly 200 skaters are taking part in the second annual Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships Thursday through Saturday in St. Paul. Skaters dressed in hockey gear come out of the starting gate four abreast, trying to stay upright while navigating a course loaded with bumps, twists and drops. Last year, the event drew up to 90,000 to St. Paul. The 2013 finals are scheduled for Saturday night.

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