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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Osmo Vanska and orchestra
Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska says Michael Henson, the orchestra's president, should step down, saying the move is necessary for healing. (02/08/2014)
In a statement on the city's website, Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris said the City will use the time to address residents concerns and educate the community about mental illnesses. (02/08/2014)
District spokesman Matt Mohs says both sides share core values, but they disagree about policy and funding. (02/08/2014)
Scholastica's vice president for strategic initiatives, Don Wortham, says the Duluth-based school has opened its first out-of-state site at a higher-education center in a suburb of Phoenix.
In all, 98 gold medals will be awarded over the next 16 days, and five were settled on Day 2.
The Justice Department runs a number of benefits programs, and Holder says same-sex couples will qualify for them. They include the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and benefits to surviving spouses of public safety officers who suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in the line of duty.
The wife of former vice president Walter Mondale, Joan Mondale wasn't shy about stepping out on her own. She leveraged the political prominence of her husband to focus national attention on arts and culture.
Democratic state Rep. Mary Murphy says the state needs to make sure Duluth gets a bigger share of the money.
The Minnesota Orchestra received standing ovations Friday at its first concert since the end of the lockout. The concert was the orchestra's first in Orchestra Hall since its $52 million refurbishment and expansion. 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. Here is a look at the audience and musicians.
Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics. The 20-year old said his winning run was the best of his life.
The Minnesota Orchestra performed its first concert since the end of the lockout. The audience gave a standing ovation when the musicians walked on stage, but questions about former music director Osmo Vanska's future with the organization were on everyone's mind.

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