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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Liberians formerly on temporary residency status in the United States have received a third reprieve from deportation. (03/16/2013)
Minnesota nurses have agreed to relinquish a legislative goal to establish mandated staffing levels in hospitals. The agreement would also mean that hospitals would publicly disclose their staff levels for the first time. (03/16/2013)
U.S. Surpasses France To Lead The World In Wine Co
A curious shift has happened in global wine-drinking trends: Americans have overtaken the French and Italians, Europe's traditional lovers of the fruits of the vine, as the world's top wine market. And it's not just wine drinking that's taken off stateside: U.S. wine production is also on the rise. (03/16/2013)
Their friendship seemed unlikely even to them. One, a military man turned middle school teacher who is uncomfortable when his hair gets in shouting range of his ears. The other, a well-traveled artist who loves to cook and has his hair long enough for a ponytail. Hour after hour in the gentle light of a Little Falls art studio, they forged a friendship. But even now they know they are on borrowed time.
Conservatives are all but declaring victory on their defense of gun rights, exuding confidence as calls for aggressive controls in the wake of the Newtown elementary school massacre have given way to scaled-back expectations to firearm restrictions in Congress.
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for public comment on an environmental study of its plans for developing the new Lake Vermillion State Park and adjacent Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
A University of Minnesota study has found that a woman's employment during pregnancy does not negatively affect her baby's health.
Essentia Health, a major hospital and clinic system based in Duluth, has committed to buying 20 percent of its food locally by 2020.
The last department store in downtown St. Paul will close permanently on Saturday, and nearby small businesses are anxious to see what the impact on them will be.
After months of shunning cameras and interviews, Rep. Michele Bachmann returned to the spotlight Saturday for a speech before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that sought to soften the edges of her brand of conservatism, recasting it as a "movement of love, movement of care."
Brian Westbrook might be winding down his NFL career had it not been for a series of punishing blows to his head. Instead, he's the latest in a list of former athletes who have become advocates for head injury education and prevention, leaning on the mistakes of his career to help everyone from kids to professional athletes understand the dangers of trying to play through a concussion.
More than 100 supporters and opponents of copper-nickel mining on the Iron Range gathered Friday for a five-hour informational forum in Virginia, Minn.
A continuing distinct partisan divide is present in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court, set for arguments March 26-27, even though a brief on behalf of more than 100 prominent Republicans calls for marriage equality.
People of all ages have been passing the time playing Angry Birds on their mobile devices. Now Rovio, the company that created the best-selling app, is offering fans a new cartoon series based on the game, which has so far been downloaded 1.7 billion times.
Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline.

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