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Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission is offering recommendations for companies in the expanding mobile industry like Amazon.com and Apple Inc. on how to protect users' privacy. (02/03/2013)
Ravens QB Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Franisco 49ers 34-31 in the Super Bowl Sunday night, fending off a surge by the 49ers in the 3rd quarter after a 35-minute delay due to a power outage in the Superdome. (02/03/2013)
Reality TV on Mille Lacs Lake
Whether a TV reality show about ice fishing launches Isle, Minn., into the national spotlight remains to be seen. But the film crew has found the fishermen and uncovered colorful characters. (02/03/2013)
On Sept. 27, Sami Rahamim's father, Reuven , was shot and killed along with five others at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis, the company he founded, by an employee who had just been fired. In the months since, Sami has become a 17-year-old lobbyist for reducing gun violence.
Some schools offer yoga classes or teach relaxation techniques in the classroom. Others, from California to Minnesota and New Jersey, are instituting homework-free nights or are offering a bit of free time between classes -- the equivalent of recess for teenagers. The idea is to help them slow down and cope with their problems in an overpacked, 24-7 world.
Advertisers have found new ways to get viewers into the game online. And they're going well beyond encouraging fans to tweet or "like" their ads on websites like Twitter or Facebook. They're trying to get the most of their Super Bowl ads, which cost nearly $4 million a pop.
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered state flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Immortal Four Chaplains Day.
Gov. Mark Dayton and his Human Services commissioner will travel to Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for federal money for MinnesotaCare.
A mill in Two Harbors, Minn., that makes wood siding for homes has closed for four weeks as it undergoes a $6 million upgrade.
A series of workshops across the state will encourage more locally grown food in Minnesota schools and cafeterias. The eight workshops begin Monday and run through April.
Electronic pulltabs have made their debut at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The first machine went live last week, and electronic pulltabs will expand to at least six establishments at the airport in the months ahead.
Two people died after their car went through a Lake Minnetonka channel on Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined both drowned.
Investigators in a death and subsequent fatal chase on Friday in southern Minnesota have identified the two dead as father and son.

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