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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

About 140 voters are registered at this address
Hennepin County elections officials say a quirk in state law resulted in voters in a Minneapolis neighborhood being improperly registered at a private mailbox center. (07/09/2014)
Wing Young Huie
For his latest work, Duluth-born Wing Young Huie focuses his camera on his own background in a series called "Chinese-ness" -- an exploration of Chinese identity, one that for him has long been distant. (07/09/2014)
The "arterial bus rapid transit" is projected to make local bus service as much as 25 percent faster without making major changes to the street. It's the first of its kind in the Twin Cities, officials said. (07/09/2014)
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes through the end of June are down 17 percent from a year ago. A harsh winter that produced thick ice is to blame.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman credited the determination of Minneapolis homicide investigators and improvements in DNA technology for helping to identify a suspect.
Republican challenger Stewart Mills, who first gained attention with a video aggressively backing gun rights and whose family owns a chain of stores that sells firearms, is out with its first attack ad claiming that DFL Rep. Rick Nolan is an opponent of gun owners.
The Republican candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State says concerns about improprieties in a Minnesota House primary election campaign validate his call to change the voting system.
Senate Democrats wasted no time rolling out a response to last week's Supreme Court decision on contraception and religious freedom. That decision exempts the evangelical Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of stores and other religiously-minded corporations from the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide mandatory contraceptive coverage.
An advisory board that includes officials from Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka, on Wednesday voted to support the agreement, although several suggested Minneapolis is receiving special treatment.
There are plenty of ways to join the fun outside the park, starting Thursday and running through Tuesday when Target Field hosts Major League Baseball's mid-summer classic.
We look at the Supreme Court's latest rulings. What long-standing precedents are at stake?
A slain military sniper whose memoir sparked a lawsuit from former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura admitted before his death that he removed Ventura's name from the book because he was afraid of being sued, jurors in Ventura's defamation lawsuit heard Wednesday.
The request aims to free up money to fix public assets, remove debris and cover the costs of emergency response.
We explore mental illness in children -- what can be done to prevent violent outbursts in the future?
It won't determine the nomination and it probably won't determine how Ohio votes. But it matters, and it tells us something about the Republican mindset at this moment.
The report says dramatic increases in crime in the Bakken oil-producing region has overwhelmed state, local and tribal agencies working with limited resources.
The contract with McKinsey & Co., comes as a surprise to students, faculty and legislators involved.
Investigators say the tractor rolled in reverse and pinned him against a fifth-wheel trailer hitch.
This week the Heavy Table's James Norton reviewed Kim Bartmann's newest venture, a South Minneapolis restaurant called Tiny Diner.
Twin Cities church leaders in 1987 were confronting allegations the Rev. Joseph Wajda was sexually abusing children. In at least one instance, though, the archbishop wanted to fight back.
Minneapolis Councilman Jacob Frey discusses his proposal to legalize Uber and Lyft within city limits, as well as easing regulations on taxi industry.
For this week's Screen Time, Kerri and Stephanie discuss "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
The baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis Tuesday will bring a lot of exposure to the Twin Cities and Target Field.
For this week's Roaming and Reading, we travel to Canberra, Australia with Ginger Gorman, an ABC radio presenter and producer.
Wednesday's Morning Edition music is Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin performing "Spirit in the Dark" live at the San Francisco's Filmore West Auditorium in 1971.
Twin Cities residents may notice their local Rainbow grocery stores are starting to change hands.
Soccer is called "the beautiful game," because "the game that rips your heart out, stomps on your gut, and leaves your country humiliated in the eyes of the sports world" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Federally approved tranexamic acid is already being used by the U.S. military to treat battlefield injuries.
Minnesota is trying a new bridge construction method today on Interstate 35E.
FIFA, the soccer World Cup organizers, say there were more than 11 million ticket requests for the month-long event this year in Brazil. As the tournament progresses, we're collecting our favorite photos of just how emotional an colorful some of those fans can get.
Would-be refugees and asylum seekers must navigate a complex system. Here are some answers to key questions about the process.
The State Patrol said Alyssa Grimm was riding in the west bound lane of Mille Lacs County Road 8 about 10:20 p.m. when a car westbound on the road struck her.
Obama's trip comes one day after he asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to get more resources to the border.
Capt. Gerhard Brandner's Frontier Airlines flight to Denver was diverted because of thunderstorms. Stuck on the ground in Cheyenne, he decided to order some pizza for himself -- and everyone aboard.
The hormones spur action and increase fuel to the brain, helping the animal react to danger appropriately.
Since girls mature earlier than boys, many female athletes become very good very early and then stay the course.
Since neither federal law nor state law in Georgia expressly forbids employers from discriminating against gays, it initially seemed like there was nothing Dollar could do.
The company has created an experimental newsroom in San Francisco to monitor the World Cup, and turn popular search results into viral content.
Some red states have emerged as leaders in a new movement: to divert offenders from prisons and into drug treatment, work release and other incarceration alternatives.
Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that seriously injured three women in north Minneapolis early Wednesday, just a day after Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges visited several neighborhoods hit hard by recent violence.
Hundreds of people packed a Minneapolis public meeting Tuesday night about the compromise, and from the the sounds of it, many weren't there as a show of support.

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