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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Prolific Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter was one of seven men named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Carter took six years to get in despite putting up some of the best receiving numbers in NFL history. He broke down in tears upon hearing the news, calling it "the happiest day of my life." (02/02/2013)
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Adrian Peterson's sensational season following major knee surgery has earned him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award. The Minnesota Vikings running back finished with more than 2,000 yards. (02/02/2013)
In 2008 Zac Unger decided to write a book about polar bears, the quintessential requiem of how human-caused climate change was killing off these magnificent beasts. In the end, he came away with something totally different. (02/02/2013)
Using modern technology, a museum is working to unwrap the story behind one of the earliest surviving Egyptian mummies. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts partnered with a medical imaging center to complete a CT scan on Tjeby, its 4,000-year-old mummy, in hopes of piecing together more information about the mummy itself and better understanding the early history of the mummification process.
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says military waste barrels retrieved from Lake Superior contain active explosives.
The Minnesota DFL Party has re-elected Ken Martin as chairman.
Despite the cold and snow, some signs of spring are starting to break through in Colorado. The public library in the small town of Basalt is trying an experiment: In addition to borrowing books, residents can now check out seeds.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says there are three new emerald ash borer infestations in the Twin Cities.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan for 2013: a long rest, time and work with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on development issues and a sequel to her 2003 memoir "Living History." She is also likely to make a destiny-defining decision: whether to try again to become America's first female president.
The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on presidential elections against those who care mostly about congressional races.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to share the blame. "Safety," he said at his annual Super Bowl news conference, "is all of our responsibilities."
The Minnesota Opera's 51st season, announced on Saturday, includes a mixture of operatic favorites and a fantasy based on a silent film star.
Winona State University says it fired the dean of its College of Business in September after an investigation into alleged inappropriate contact with students.
The U.S. Postal Service says post office hours are being reduced in many locations throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin as the system faces a big budget deficit. About 550 employees in the region have taken early retirement.
Opponents of Minnesota's wolf hunt planned to gather on the Bemidji State University campus on Saturday to explore ways to stop or alter the hunt.
The Salvation Army is breaking out its red kettles this weekend for a rare post-Christmas donation drive in the Twin Cities.
Mayor R.T. Rybak hosted a celebration concert Friday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center to mark the Minnesota Orchestra's Grammy nomination for best orchestral performance.
House Republicans are threatening to subpoena documents from the Food and Drug Administration as part of an ongoing investigation into whether the agency could have prevented a deadly outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs.
A real Minnesota winter has its own harsh beauty.
Years of criticism and even a U.S. Supreme Court challenge couldn't force the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay members and leaders. But money talks, and after the defections of major donors, the 103-year-old organization is poised to lift its national ban.
Twin Cities builders pulled about 300 permits to break ground on new projects in January-- a nearly 70 percent increase from the same month last year. The dollar value of those permits was also considerably higher.
Facing a wave of lawsuits over what government can tell religious groups to do, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise for faith-based nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.

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