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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ryan Anderson
The 29th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon takes off from Duluth on Sunday. The race was postponed from January because of a lack of snow. (03/09/2013)
St. Thomas Academy goalie David Zevnik
Tommy Novak scored a power-play goal with 6.1 seconds left in the third period as St. Thomas Academy rallied to win its third straight Class 1A boys hockey championship Saturday. St. Thomas beat Hermantown 5-4. (03/09/2013)
The southbound lanes of Highway 169 from St. Peter to Mankato have been closed because of flooding and mudslides. (03/09/2013)
At age 89, Ruth Boldan is still a volunteer librarian at the underheated, overstuffed 1890s schoolhouse that is now home to the Hazel Dell Library in Leader, Minn.
From the biggest cities to the smallest towns, more than 31,000 people die of gunshot wounds in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's an average of nearly 87 a day. About 30 of those are murdered. More than 50 take their own lives. Still others die in accidental shootings, during police intervention or from other causes. The Associated Press set out to chronicle one such ordinary day -- Jan. 19.
On Sept. 27, 2012, a fired worker went on a rampage at Accent Signage, fatally shooting Reuven Rahamim and five others at the business before killing himself. What did not die that day, however, was the business. And the reason appears to be what Rahamim already had in place: a trusted network of friends and advisers -- and skilled, cross-trained and dedicated workers who firmly believed in Rahamim's vision.
Minnesota will be well represented next week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. Several previously unreported Oval Office recordings and White House memos from the Nixon years show a conservative president who at times appeared willing to take on the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun lobby then as now, even as his aides worried about the political ramifications.
When it comes to the economy, presidents usually get the rap for downturns and reap benefits from upturns. But the main factors affecting the current recovery and the record activity in the stock market may have less to do with high-profile fiscal policy fights in Washington than they do in the decisions of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is urging farmers to make sure they have enough crop insurance to deal with another possible year of drought.
Supporters of a bill that would require constitutional officers, state lawmakers and other public officials to disclose more about their sources of income may have to wait another year.
Twelve women will compete in Minneapolis on Saturday night for the title of Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.
More than 150 years after the USS Monitor sank off North Carolina during the Civil War, two unknown crewmen found in the ironclad's turret when it was raised a decade ago were buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Love them or hate them, people do all sorts of things with Peeps. As the storied candy brand celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, Peeps' first TV ad in a decade captures an essential truth about the spongy confection made of sugar, corn syrup and gelatin.

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