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Friday, May 3, 2013

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle
Patrick Sharp and Michael Frolik had two goals apiece, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Friday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. (05/03/2013)
The Earth's wettest regions are likely to get wetter while the most arid will get drier due to warming of the atmosphere caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, according to a new NASA analysis of more than a dozen climate models. (05/03/2013)
Todd Hoffner
A judge has ruled that the investigative file in the case of a former college football coach who was cleared of child pornography charges will remain private, according to court documents filed Friday. (05/03/2013)
Students at for-profit colleges in Minnesota are as likely to be employed one year after graduation as students from two-year public colleges, according to a report from the state Office of Higher Education.
A Minnesota man is in federal custody after authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms during the search of a Montevideo home.
The drug case that exposed shoddy work at the St. Paul police crime lab could be resolved within days.
Many Minnesota maple syrup producers are reporting record harvests. This season's big sap days result from the same weather that draws howls of protest from mostly elsewhere.
The Minnesota House is taking up a bill Friday that would increase the state minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2015, and provide for automatic inflationary increases in the future.
Reporter Jennifer Vogel steps in for the vacationing arts reporter Euan Kerr and compares notes with the Movie Maven about "Iron Man 3" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
Writers have the Pulitzers, actors have the Academy Awards, and foodie fans have the James Beard Awards, which are handed out tonight and Monday in New York City.
President Barack Obama has declared five southwest Minnesota counties as a major disaster area after an April ice storm. Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles and Rock counties had an estimated $26 million in damage and costs for responding to the storm.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Flip Saunders as the team's new president of basketball operations on Friday, bringing him back eight years after he was fired as the head coach.
A Democrat who was on the fence as to whether to support a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota says he will vote for the bill.
Minneapolis has graduated its first class of new firefighters in five years. The nine cadets took their oath this morning after completing a four-month training program.
Police are still searching for a 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman, a day after the man wanted for questioning in her disappearance shot himself in the head in the police parking lot.
By this time of year we'd hoped to be taking your photos of spring breaking out all over. But endless winter was on a lot of peoples' minds.
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
The fight against Somali pirates has been so effective that they haven't been able to mount a successful hijacking in nearly a year, the chair of the global group trying to combat the pirates said Thursday.
Overcrowded and unable to effectively serve its clients, the Dorothy Day Center homeless shelter in St. Paul is badly in need of change, say city officials and center leaders.
The man accused of shooting and killing a 9-year-old Oakdale boy has been found incompetent to stand trial, for now. Nhan Tran will be sent to a state security hospital for treatment, and could yet face trial for the February shooting death of Devin Aryal.
A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, rose above 1,600.
In its wake, the drought has left farmland idle, herds of cattle have been decimated, the threat of wildfire has intensified and cities are thinking twice about the sustainability of their water supplies. For some, that means it's time to seek divine intervention.
Legislation to allow for the unionization of in-home child care providers and personal care assistants cleared its final Minnesota House committee Thursday night, and is headed for a floor vote.
The bill aims to lift the requirement from the Fair Labor Standards Act that requires most workers to be paid for overtime, rather than so-called "comp time."
The only sectors of the economy that cut jobs last month were construction and government.
Prince is returning to the metro area for two shows on the same day at Myth Live, May 25. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 4 at noon on the MythLive website and eTix. Tickets are $259 a pop, a price tag that's already resulting in some sticker shock for local fans.
The city of St. Paul has hired a criminalist with nearly two decades of experience to run the struggling police crime lab.
Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and in mental health care. Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. But there may not be enough support to win funding for 300 new inpatient psychiatric beds.
The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's bassinet.
Supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical use put their plan forward at Minnesota's Capitol on Thursday even though the major debate will wait until next year.

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