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Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Rocco Forte, a well-known Minneapolis crisis manager who led the city's response to the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, quit in 2011 during a misconduct inquiry that likely would have resulted in his firing, documents obtained by MPR News show. (02/09/2014)
A confluence of changes has recently prompted public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like "endgame" and "tobacco-free generation." Now, they talk about the slowly-declining adult smoking rate dropping to 10 percent in the next decade and to 5 percent or lower by 2050. (02/09/2014)
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A $5 billion plan to remake the Mayo Clinic campus is underway. While some developers and investors look toward that growth with anticipation, soaring real estate prices have forced other Rochester businesses to consider moving out of downtown or fork over a lot more money to stay in the district. (02/09/2014)
Tickets for Monday night's performance at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts are selling fast.
The 64th Annual Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival held some of its main attractions Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
A Minnesota House committee will look Tuesday at whether the financial assurance package can be structured to protect taxpayers now and potentially centuries into the future.
In Wisconsin, brewpubs can sell a limited amount of beer in stores.
The secret to their success includes talent, skill and hard work, but there's also a network of support that buoys the team.
Sochi, Russia AP -- Among the eight gold medalists on Day 3 were: snowboarder Jamie Anderson, the American slopestyle queen who triumphed in her sport's Olympic debut; Irene Wust, who showed why speedskating is Dutch territory; and Russia in team figure skating, likewise an Olympic newcomer, for its first gold in Sochi. Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 3.
North St. Paul police say they are still looking for the suspect.
Prosecutors charged 27-year-old Melvin Nathaniel Stewart with a second-degree offense of engaging in sex trafficking.
Alcohol sales at University of Minnesota stadiums could continue after a report came out showing the sales haven't caused an increase in police calls on game days.
One owner of an ice dam removal company says this winter is shaping up to be an epic ice dam season.

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