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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tubby Smith
Minnesota made the NCAA men's basketball tournament for the first time in three years, and the Gophers had their best record against ranked teams in Tubby Smith's six seasons here. (03/17/2013)
Enbridge Inc. is seeking State Department approval for a sharp increase in its oil deliveries from Canada's tar sands region to Superior. (03/17/2013)
The Supreme Court will struggle this week with the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections. (03/17/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget.
More winter weather is arriving in Minnesota on Monday. A deepening low pressure system is coming together overnight. The system will bring snow, followed by high winds and blowing snow in open areas, along with blizzard warnings in western Minnesota.
More than 60 schools in six states taking what seems like an obvious but little-used step to boost college graduation rates: scouring campus databases to track down former students who unknowingly qualify for degrees.
Welcome to the new off-white America. A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring traditional black-white color lines, testing the limits of civil rights laws and reshaping political alliances as "whiteness" begins to lose its numerical dominance.
Gender discrimination in science has been around a long time. Even so, woman scientists have made their mark. Here are eight names to know.
Author Richard Russo's latest novel carries his characters and readers to the streets of Venice, where a retired professor emerges from seclusion by joining a group tour with his brother.
Gov. Mark Dayton's revised budget calls for a half-cent increase in the metro transit sales tax. That proposal is double the amount in his previous budget.
In his new book "The Gun Guys" Dan Baum seeks to understand both the appeal of guns and the political controversy that surrounds them.
It is not the happiest of birthdays for the landmark Supreme Court decision that, a half-century ago, guaranteed a lawyer for criminal defendants who are too poor to afford one. Gideon v. Wainwright in 1963 declared that states have an obligation to provide defendants with "the guiding hand of counsel" to ensure a fair trial for the accused. But in many states, taxpayer-funded public defenders face crushing caseloads, the quality of legal representation varies and people stand before judges having seen a lawyer only briefly, if at all.
The Strata Corp. of Grand Forks, N.D., says it plans to move ahead with a new quarry in the western Minnesota city of Ortonville after an administrative law judge gave the city approval to annex a key piece of land from Ortonville Township.
A Minnesota House committee is scheduled to debate a gun bill this week that is dividing Democrats.
The Minnesota Senate is expected to vote on a revised health insurance exchange bill on Monday in what could be the last stop for the bill before the governor's desk.
Gov. Mark Dayton is moving to change the titles of two state agency heads from director to commissioner.
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea will join other judges and Gov. Mark Dayton at a rally to promote the state's drug court system.

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