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Friday, May 10, 2013

Authorities in eastern Minnesota say a body pulled from a small lake is that of an Oakdale woman missing for five months. (05/10/2013)
Janee Harteau, RT Rybak
Two people are dead and two Minneapolis police officers are recovering after a search for a burglary suspect took a chaotic turn Friday. (05/10/2013)
Kira and Jeffery Trevino
The body of a missing St. Paul woman was battered and naked when it was recovered from the Mississippi River, according to court documents. (05/10/2013)
All 149 air traffic control towers that were slated to close will now stay open at least through the summer, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
In a sudden shift Friday, the Minnesota Senate revived the possibility of raising the gas tax for roadwork and a metropolitan area sales tax for mass transit projects by making over what had been a stand-pat transportation finance plan.
It's a big weekend for festivals in Minnesota.
A new lawyer for Tom Petters said the disgraced businessman's prison sentence should be shortened because the original defense lawyer never told Petters about a plea bargain offer.
Authorities in western Minnesota say buffaloes trampled two young boys who wandered into a fenced-in area.
After a summer of drought and a winter that seemed endless, Minnesota farmers welcomed some decent planting weather over the past week. Even though planting is now running behind, farmers still believe they will see a good crop.
A bill that would require investor-owned utilities to provide at least 1 percent of their power through solar generation by late 2025 has been approved in the Minnesota Senate.
With Minnesota now poised to become the 12th state to legalize same sex marriage it's worth pausing a moment to consider how we got here.
Two Minneapolis police officers were shot this afternoon while searching for a suspect in the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue South, and the suspect has died, according to police. The officers are in stable condition, and their names have not been released.
College students in central Minnesota are learning a few life lessons on how government works, after three new ordinances designed to control underage drinking went into effect in the city of St. Joseph. Students were caught off guard by the new rules. In this installment of our Young Reporters series, St. John's University senior Will Moore tells us students are becoming more active in city lawmaking.
It turns out that just one hug doesn't save a life. It takes a village to hug. A village of unconditional love and second chances.
Some major interstate routes through the Twin Cities will be closed for roadwork this weekend.
Minnesota's tax haul for April was $153 million better than forecasters had expected, a strong month that probably has little effect on the trajectory of legislative budget talks.
The boyfriend of a slain Minnesota teenager has pleaded guilty in her stabbing death.
The U.S. Treasury said Friday that it took in a rare surplus of $113 billion in April, the largest in five years.
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the bromance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the use of current music and the need for 2D with the movie "The Great Gatsby" in this week's Cube Critics video.
A number of indicators point to continued improvements in the Twin Cities housing market.
Hennepin County social workers, librarians and others are gathering today to learn more about how young children's brains develop.
The Minnesota House OKs a same-sex marriage bill, spring runoff bring out the kayakers in Duluth, the Wild are out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it's going to be an icy walleye opener up north. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Minnesota Power says it probably needs to raise rates to pay for damage caused by last year's historic flooding to a hydroelectric facility near Duluth.
As Mother's Day approaches, 1 in 3 mothers are connected with their teens over Facebook, according to the social networking giant's review of how users self-identify.
Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.
Same sex-marriage, an issue that's dominated Minnesota politics for two years, may soon become a reality after a state House vote on Thursday. And as lawmakers debated the issue, thousands of people representing opposing views filled the Capitol rotunda, hoping to influence the historic moment.
After a punishing contract dispute and a five-month lockout, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returned to the stage last night for the first time since musicians and management reached a labor settlement. On the surface the concert was all about the music, but underneath, raw emotions remain.
The walleye season is expected to get off to a slower than usual start this weekend. The walleye opener is typically one of the busiest weekends for resort communities. But this year many of the lakes in northern Minnesota still have ice on them.
House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans.
Taxpayers help subsidize crop insurance premiums for farmers to the tune of about $9 billion. environmentalists argue that farmers who receive this financial support should be required to be good stewards of the land.

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