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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Parts of the metro area could see 6 to 10 inches of snow through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning is in effect across much of Minnesota. (03/03/2013)
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The Twin Cities can expect up to 10 inches of snow to accumulate over the next few days as a winter storm warning goes into effect Sunday night for parts of central and southern Minnesota. (03/03/2013)
Mitt Romney Attends Campaign Rally In Virginia
It was not the outcome they had hoped for, but in his first interview since losing the presidential election, Mitt Romney said he and his wife are moving on. Romney described last year's presidential race, his second attempt at serving in the White House, as a "great, thrilling experience of a lifetime." (03/03/2013)
This week's "Jack the Giant Slayer," a 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, includes a new character, Princess Isabelle. Here's a look at five other movies featuring strong princesses.
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to increase income taxes on the state's highest earners has support from a slim 54 percent majority of Minnesotans, according to a new Star Tribune poll.
The Minneapolis Passport Agency says it is canceling "Passport Day" on March 9.
A privately owned Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, delivering a ton of supplies with high-flying finesse after a shaky start to the mission.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that the state's improved financial picture will allow him to go back to the drawing board and perhaps curtail some of his tax proposals.
In his new book, "Naked Statistics," author and economist Charles Wheelan weaves in pop culture examples to give us the tools we need to understand the stats in and around our lives.
This time next year, health insurers will be able to raise premiums on people who smoke. It's one of the changes occurring under the health care reform law.
With Washington gridlocked again over whether to raise their taxes, it turns out wealthy families already are paying some of their biggest federal tax bills in decades even as the rest of the population continues to pay at historically low rates.
The number of mediation requests for troubled farm loans fell again last year, reflecting strong grain prices.
The University of Minnesota wants to revamp its graduate school programs. President Eric Kaler said after his State of the University address last week that the U needs to shift money toward its strongest programs in a reorganization he calls "Graduate School 2.0."
Xcel Energy customers in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota will be able to comment on Xcel's proposed $285 million rate hike during the month of March.
Legislation to create a new online marketplace for health insurance is scheduled for a vote by the full Minnesota House on Monday.
The Twin Cities nonprofit Transit for Livable Communities says bike riding in the metro area has increased by more than 50 percent and walking has increased by 20 percent in the past five years.

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