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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Franken, Vilsack
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Minnesota on Saturday in part to urge passage of the farm bill in Congress. (02/16/2013)
Youth Policy Conference
Events around the Twin Cities this weekend aimed to motivate teenagers to address larger societal issues. (02/16/2013)
A snowmobiler was taken to a hospital after going through the ice on the St. Croix River in eastern Minnesota. (02/16/2013)
Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. But once in office, he never shied from charting the Catholic Church on the course he thought it needed -- a determination reflected in his stunning announcement Monday that he would be the first pope to resign since 1415.
Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn't kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is highlighting Minnesota in a call for a long-term bill to help the nation's farmers.
On Saturday and Sunday on the frozen waters of Big Eau Plaine Reservoir in Wausau, Wis., teams from around the globe are competing in the World Ice Fishing Championship. Conditions are rough, with ice ranging between 16 and 20 inches thick.
Minnesota-based Red House Records is bringing its 30th anniversary celebration north of the border.
Hunger relief advocates want the state Legislature to increase funding for food shelves.
Birdwatchers from around the country have converged on northeast Minnesota this weekend to attend a well-known bird festival and to see rare owls along the North Shore.
Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.
To understand why the nation may remain politically gridlocked for the next two years, talk to voters in conservative communities across the country, many who still want to do whatever it takes to stop Obama, despite his solid re-election in November. The politicians they elect are listening.

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