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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Empty propane tank
Petroleum markets analyst Mason Hamilton said the drop in prices appears to be a result of an increased propane supply in the region. (02/05/2014)
Dumping out the collection bins
In the Twin Cities metro area, the goal for the last nearly 25 years has been to recycle half of all waste. Some lawmakers say even without a deposit bill this year, the Legislature should at least boost that goal. (02/05/2014)
Watching X-ray monitors
The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, according to a law enforcement official speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the warning. (02/05/2014)
The MNsure Board approved spending up to $750,000 for the temporary workers. MNsure interim CEO Scott Leitz told the agency's board members the cost could be covered within the existing MNsure budget.
To feel what you touch -- that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.
Former state Rep. Marty Seifert, running for governor, and State Sen. Julianne Ortman, running for Senate, came out on top of Tuesday's non-binding GOP straw poll. But they both still have the state party convention and primaries ahead of them.
Ron Rabinovitz tells MPR's Cathy Wurzer (2007) about his lifelong friendship with Jackie Robinson, and Michael Chabon speaks about childhood lessons about race.
Hend Al-Mansour practiced medicine in Saudi Arabia for nearly two decades, but it was still illegal for her to drive a car. Wanting freedom, she moved to Minnesota in 1997 and fulfilled her dream of becoming a full-time artist.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is requiring the company to clean up portions of the spill where puddles of oil have accumulated or are on top of snow.
The company that runs freight trains along part of the planned Southwest light rail line in Minneapolis today raised safety concerns about a new proposal to move its freight traffic to St. Louis Park.
The sports were all developed during the late 1880s in Switzerland as a pastime for tourists who wanted a thrill sledding down the Alps. Here's what you need to know when you watch the Sochi games.
A Minneapolis precinct caucus that was shut down Tuesday after an altercation will reconvene in a few weeks, Ken Martin, chair of the Minnesota DFL said today.
The hackers who stole data on millions of Target customers broke into the retailer's computers using information lifted from a Pennsylvania heating and cooling contractor, a prominent technology reporter said Wednesday.
Old strains of wheat, vigorous plants that don't require petrochemicals, are making a comeback, especially the one that made the upper Midwest the bread basket of the world
A discovered WWII diary found in a Minnesota basement helps a Louisiana family recall a lost airman.
Firefighters tackled a fire for about four hours early Wednesday at a two-story duplex in Brooklyn Center that they suspect was set ablaze intentionally after a dispute in one of the units.
Fred Armisen, co-star and co-creator of the comedy show "Portlandia," will be at The Cedar Cultural Center on Tuesday, March 18 to give an advanced screening of the new season.
For the first time in nearly five years, the south shore of Lake Superior has frozen enough to allow people to access the ice caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
You know it's been a real winter when the Big Lake They Call Gitche Gumee freezes over in early February.
Today's music is from 30 years ago today when "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club was the number one song on the Billboard charts.
A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.
Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.
GOP officials conducted nonbinding straw polls Tuesday night during precinct caucuses. Those neighborhood meetings are the starting point for parties to endorse candidates. But this year several GOP candidates in both contests have said they plan to run in the August primary, with or without the party endorsement.
''Spectacular,'' is how Edina ski jumper David Zarling described returning to the sport at age 50.

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