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Friday, February 7, 2014

The federal lawsuit was the Yankees third baseman's last chance at trying to overturn the unprecedented punishment handed down by the league over allegations that Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs and then tried to scuttle an investigation into his use of the drugs. (02/07/2014)
Hennepin County had a bigger net out-migration than any other Minnesota county, although it's not what you'd expect. They were headed to Fargo. (02/07/2014)
Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale and a tireless advocate for the arts, died Monday while in hospice care at the age of 83. Her memorial service is Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. (02/07/2014)
Don't roll your eyes if your kids want to see "The Lego Movie," says Stephanie Curtis. It's witty and fun, with great voices from Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson and Will Arnett.
Prosecutors say a Minneapolis driver had a blood-alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit when he struck and killed a bicyclist Monday.
A debate from the "Sartell Says: Town Hall Debate" series, on the motion "Chickens should be able to roost in residential areas." The debate touched on issues related to urban and rural life, local food, personal rights, property values, and more. Moderated by Patty Candella.
An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010.
Two people are dead after a morning police chase and shooting on Highway 212 in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, the Minnesota State Patrol said Friday.
State and city governments are steering too much subsidized housing to Minneapolis and St. Paul -- at great societal and financial cost, according to the report issued today by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Wendy Williams, who has played second flute for the Minnesota Orchestra since 1992, is preparing to play tonight's first concert since the 16-month lockout ended in January. "It's bittersweet, complicated," she said, "but I'm thrilled to be back here."
Corn farmers in the upper Midwest have seen record profits in the last three years. But those good times appear to be over. The huge harvest last fall caused corn prices to tumble by nearly half from more than $7 bushel.
The Winter Olympics are now officially underway. After two days of practice and qualifying, the opening ceremony has taken place in the resort town of Sochi, Russia.
There was no evidence found of carbon monoxide, natural gas or organic compounds or chemicals in the school, CenterPoint Energy spokeswoman Becca Virden said.
The Vikings released a new video tour of the Vikings stadium set to open in 2016.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings are unveiling more about their plan to get about $125 million out of fans0
For the next 50 or so hours, starting at 5 p.m. this afternoon, this is the kind of question that will prevent hundreds of people across the country from getting any sleep, and makes St. Cloud the center of the trivia universe.
A western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor said it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyber attack operation" that is being investigated by the Secret Service.
An impressive list of musicians will take the stage to provide 28 hours of continuous drone music. The money raised will benefit Doctors Without Borders.
It's the third year for the popular festival, part of the Walker's outdoor summer festival. It played last year at the Minnesota State Fair, and is returning to the Walker's Open Field space in Minneapolis on Aug. 14.
The opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi begin today. When the U.S. team marches into the stadium, Minnesota athletes will be well represented. One of the people who will be tracking those athletes is KARE-11 TV's Dave Schwartz. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer from Sochi.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about how cold this winter has been so far, and he answers a question about whether the cold has killed off agricultural pests.
While the jobless rate edged down to 6.6 percent in January from December's 6.7 percent, only 113,000 jobs were added to payrolls. That's well below what was anticipated.
He's far behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent poll of Democrats, but Vice President Biden told CNN "there's no obvious reason" why he shouldn't seek his party's 2016 presidential nomination.
A group of Duluth cyclists is 35 miles along on its ambitious quest to build a 100 mile single track mountain bike trail across the city called the Duluth Traverse.
The movie, which details the efforts of an unlikely World War II platoon tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves, has a number of connections to Minnesota.
Although musicians, administrators and classical music fans are excited that the orchestra is playing again, the effects of the dispute are likely to be felt for a long time.
Live coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia.

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