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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Joel Krochalk
A storm that left 17.7 inches of snow in the city of Duluth is followed by record low temperatures. (04/20/2013)
Monticello
One-time slave quarters will be recreated at Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, and more of the Declaration of Independence writer's living quarters will be restored using a $10 million gift from a philanthropist who has a keen interest in the nation's history. (04/20/2013)
Lettuce
April is a planning month for gardeners throughout the middle of the country, and many are trying to figure out what to do amid rapidly shifting weather conditions. (04/20/2013)
With the capture Friday night of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old surviving suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the story moves into a new phase -- one of trying to answer critical questions. Authorities hope to get many answers from Tsarnaev himself.
Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. A violent manhunt that paralyzed a major city, emptying streets of people and filling them with heavily armed police and piercing sirens. But beneath the pain, horror was counteracted by hope.
In a nod to second chances, the Minnesota Senate has approved a bill that would bar employers from asking about a person's criminal history on job applications.
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the featured attraction as Minnesota Democrats gather for their top fundraising event of the year.
Motorists are advised to look twice for motorcyclists as the annual "Spring Flood Run" takes place Saturday between the Twin Cities and Winona, Minn.
A judge has upheld a city ordinance in Winona, Minn., that prevented some homeowners from renting out their properties.
Regions Hospital says a second stillborn baby's remains were accidentally placed in laundry sent out for cleaning.
Trustees at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system have eliminated the executive bonuses that have upset unions and lawmakers in past years.
An event in Maplewood on Saturday will offer help for families having trouble making ends meet.
With the house-to-house search over and the living and dead largely accounted for, the town of West, Texas, began the transition from shock and disbelief to communal grieving. On Friday night, at St. Mary Church of the Assumption, mourners gathered to remember the dead. Many of the dead were first responders who were fighting a roaring fire for 30 minutes before the explosion, which was felt 80 miles away in Fort Worth.
The capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Mass., touched off raucous celebrations in and around Boston, with chants of "USA, USA" as residents flooded the streets in relief and jubilation after four tense days since twin explosions ripped through the marathon's crowd at the finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 180.
Let's face it, this storm was everything it was advertised to be, and more. The storm intensified, and slowed right over Minnesota. That kept the pinwheel of rotating snowfall right over Minnesota, and produced some prolific snowfall totals.
As tens of thousands of people gather to celebrate and smoke marijuana in Denver, police will be out in full force. But it's not the pot smoking they're concerned about at the yearly event, billed as the nation's largest April 20 celebration.

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