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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons' "Babel'' has won the Grammy for album of the year, while Gotye won record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know." Fun. won two major awards, winning song of the year for the transcendent anthem "We Are Young,'' and best new artist. (02/10/2013)
Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technology's benefits for the environment -- and the wallet. (02/10/2013)
Okee Dokee Brothers
The Okee Dokee Brothers won in the Best Children's Album category for their 2012 album "Can You Canoe?" The Brothers, Denver-born, Minneapolis-based friends and musicians Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, were awarded the Grammy in the pre-telecast portion of the ceremony. (02/10/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol are closing highways in western Minnesota due to hazardous road conditions.
More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented -- a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow. Now Medicare has begun punishing hospitals with hefty fines if they have too many readmissions, and a top official says signs of improvement are beginning to emerge.
The persistent drought is taking a toll on producers of ethanol, with corn becoming so scarce that nearly two dozen ethanol plants have been forced to halt production.
The popular line is that the Grammys are permanently out of touch - either rewarding established veterans or teenybopper flavors of the week. But over recent years, we've seen a gradual shift towards an embrace of the "alternative" side of the music industry.
Freezing rain, sleet and snow have created difficult driving conditions in the Twin Cities and cancelled dozens of flights to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
For Valentine's Day, maybe you'll post a photo of your loved one on Facebook, tweet out a love poem or text-message your secret crush. But as we make those virtual connections, are we missing something? Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring a few of the places in our lives where technology can actually drive us apart and make real intimacy tough: in our romantic relationships, with our kids, even in the workplace.
Of the 2,721 entries in America's top dog event that begins Monday, more than 500 are from the New York-New Jersey area. And many are owned by families severely hit in late October by one of the worst storms ever to strike the Northeast.
State officials have started closing interstates in South Dakota as blizzard conditions move into the state.
Gov. Mark Dayton wants small businesses to adopt after-school programs.
Schoolchildren in Duluth who have trouble getting enough to eat over the weekend will get some help from a new backpack program.
Snow, mixed with sleet and freezing rain in southeast Minnesota, will spread over the state. The heaviest accumulation will occur west and north of the Twin Cities, where 8 to 12 inches may fall by Sunday night.

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