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Monday, February 3, 2014

Last year, organizers of one of the nation's largest outdoor shows tried to ban certain guns in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But the industry struck back with a boycott, and the Eastern Sports and Outdoor show was eventually canceled. Now it's under new management: The National Rifle Association. (02/03/2014)
Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril. (02/03/2014)
The reasons that teenagers decide to have sex are complex, the scientists note. But surveys like this may help parents realize that the HPV vaccine probably doesn't play much of a role in those decisions. (02/03/2014)
The move, a pilot project that started today, comes after a last semester's spike in robberies -- one of which occurred in the Carlson School of Management.
Thomas Sonnenberg, 69, let Devon Parker, 20, into his north Minneapolis house shortly before noon after Parker pleaded for refuge, saying people were chasing him with a bat. Prosecutors say Parker, of Minneapolis, then grabbed Sonnenberg's gun off his hip and shot him in the head.
With the start of an election year legislative session just three weeks away, the leaders in the Minnesota House debated a proposed minimum wage increase and other issues at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School on Monday.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota firm that she contends fraudulently sold living trusts to senior citizens.
A group of same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, arguing the prohibition is unconstitutional and has denied them civil rights married couples enjoy.
Researchers plan to collar 52 adult moose in northeastern Minnesota starting this week in the second year of a high-tech study to determine why the iconic species is disappearing from the state.
Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen (DFL) and House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R) outline their priorities for the 2014 Legislative Session which opens February 25th. They spoke at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School.
Using a specialized greenhouse, farmers Tom Prieve and Sue Wika grow fresh vegetables year round -- without a crushing electric bill.
Twenty-seven bodies have been recovered from the ruins of a home for senior citizens in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, and authorities believe that bone fragments found in the burned-out building will help them identify five more victims.
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is holding summit in St. Paul Thursday aimed at bringing education reform advocates together with legislators and business leaders to discuss approaches to fix the state's achievement gap between white students and students of color.
It's a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands some 5,500 miles away.
If you are buying health coverage in the Colorado ski resort towns, the Connecticut suburbs of New York City or a bunch of otherwise low-cost rural regions of Georgia, Mississippi and Nevada, you have the misfortune of living in the most expensive insurance marketplaces under the new health law.
Consultant says great cities need streets full of people.
Organizers of a Waseca festival have decided pageants aren't just for the ladies, so they came up with The Mr. Waseca Pageant.
Factory supply managers in Minnesota expressed optimism about the economy in a survey conducted last month.
NPR's Nathan Rott and photographer David Gilkey spent weeks reporting from Montana, where wolves are no longer protected, gathering material for an immersive multimedia experience that explores why these animals stir such deep emotions.
The Olympic Winter Games open this week, but many concerns remain about Sochi's infrastructure and security.
"Ninety-six percent of the women I talked to reported to us about one or more patterns of gender bias," said author Joan C. Williams.
Which party is more likely to come out ahead?
Some are willing to compromise; others stick to principles at any cost.
Russia has spent $50 billion on everything from construction to security, making these the most expensive Olympic games in history. Countries often justify the Olympic-sized price tag by saying the investment pays off in increased business and tourism. But that's not always true. It may look that way at first.
The AP reports: "Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement's use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence." Today's Question: Should Minnesota limit the use of drones by police?
So far this winter is running about 7.5 degrees colder than average through December and January.
Cheerleading teams from kindergarteners to high schoolers competed for the Minnesota championship Saturday at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul
Children need at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. But while kids may be active in childhood, it's typical to see a decline as they move into their teen years.
One website that sells stolen credit and debit card information is clean and user friendly, but it's run by a sophisticated criminal who could harm naive users.
With no presidential race on the November ballot, and Democrats planning to return Al Franken to the U.S. Senate and Mark Dayton to the governor's office, there won't be much mystery -- at least for the DFL. Turnout across the state is expected to be light.
Explore life expectancies for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, broken down by census tract.

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