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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pierre-Marc Bouchard celebrates
Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series. (05/05/2013)
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson kicked off his campaign for governor today in the western Twin Cities suburb of Hamel. The Republican told a roomful of supporters that he's running for because he's worried about the direction DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is taking the state. (05/05/2013)
Obama at Ohio State University
A year to the day after kicking off his victorious re-election campaign on this college campus, President Barack Obama returned to Ohio State University and told graduates that only through vigorous participation in their democracy can they right an ill-functioning government. (05/05/2013)
The apparent false alarm about Red River flooding this year irritated some residents who questioned why the city spent $2 million preparing for the flood that wasn't. And that irritated Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, who has sparred with the weather service himself in the past.
Daniel James Rick, 32, of Minneapolis, was convicted in 2011 of attempted first-degree assault under a statute that makes it illegal to knowingly transfer a communicable disease. But his conviction was reversed last year, when the state Appeals Court found the statute was ambiguous. The state appealed, and oral arguments are scheduled for Tuesday.
The St. Paul Police Department will take additional steps to accommodate people with hearing problems under the terms of a new legal settlement that goes before the city council this week.
DHS said the federal government will raise its matching grants from 50 percent to 75 percent for certain related costs starting in October.
A dreary day didn't stop the annual Cinco de Mayo parade and festival in St. Paul on Saturday, with its traditional dancers, food and other attractions.
Author and essayist David Shields, author of 14 books, has a new one out entitled "How Literature Saved My Life."
Throughout pop music history, people have been writing songs about crushes, says writer Amanda Nazario. It's almost a genre in itself. But the songs are often eye-rolling, not to mention groan-inducing.
Americans are buying cars again, four years after the Washington bailout of Detroit.
With two weeks left until the Minnesota Legislature is due to adjourn, the conference committee on taxes met Friday for the first time.
The Minnesota House has scheduled another committee hearing for Monday for a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota, after a fiscal analysis found legalizing same-sex marriage would cost the state money.

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