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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saab stuck in snow
An early spring snowstorm delayed flights at Denver International Airport and closed several roads Saturday as it moved eastward, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places. The snow started falling around midnight in northeast Colorado and then moved into northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska. (03/23/2013)
Front of the MIA
Coming away from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new show "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness," I was struck by what I had learned. 1. You will never know the truth. 2. Don't ever stop looking for the truth. (03/23/2013)
Chestnut saplings
Saplings from the chestnut tree that stood as a symbol of hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam are being distributed to 11 locations in the United States as part of a project that aims to preserve her legacy and promote tolerance. (03/23/2013)
The Minneapolis police say they deployed a robot on Friday night to resolve a situation that involved a hostage.
In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government.
The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board has produced a report on silica sand mining. The EQB is a multi-agency oversight body that received a petition to do an in-depth study of the possible environmental effects of frac sand mining.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to speak at rallies in Minneapolis and Duluth on Sunday to protest the U.S. Postal Service's move to limit Saturday mail delivery.
Allegiant Air will temporarily suspend flights from St. Cloud this fall. Airline officials say flights will be suspended from Aug. 14 to Oct. 9.
Federal regulators have rejected a request by Enbridge Inc. for the go-ahead to move forward with a proposed $2.5 billion oil pipeline expansion in North Dakota.
City buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul will go dark for Earth Hour as part of a global event on climate change. Minneapolis will "turn off all uses of electricity in municipal buildings that is not required for life, safety or operations," on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., according to a news release. St. Paul plans to do the same. St. Paul and Minneapolis join more than 7,000 cities who have decided to "go dark" for 60 minutes.
The Supreme Court can choose from a wide array of outcomes in ruling on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The federal law defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman and therefore keeps legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits that generally are available to married people. The cases will be argued Tuesday and Wednesday; rulings are not likely before late June.
Many Minnesotans may be weary of winter, but some are enjoying an unusually long ski season on the slopes.
A project to reroute a major highway on the Iron Range could be delayed by a year or more, after a plan to have the highway span an operating taconite mine was rejected.
The flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children so far -- about the average toll.
Finding March Madness basketball games online is easier this year, but watching them isn't if you've ditched your cable or satellite TV service.
Coming away from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new show "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness," I was struck by what I had learned. Curator Liz Armstrong has presented us with a series of conundrums and riddles, all pointing to the fragility of what we think of as reality.
President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites -- including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden.

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