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Friday, July 11, 2014

A bus system that operates more like a train is emerging as the top choice for a new corridor linking St. Paul to the eastern suburbs. (07/11/2014)
A Bemidji School District maintenance truck took an over-eager right onto Paul Bunyan Avenue Friday morning, prematurely dumping 25 gallons of latex pavement marking paint in a 100 yard yellow smear. (07/11/2014)
Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, is in the process of liquidating his assets to pay more than $900,000 in debt he owes to the federal government, credit card agencies and a past business partner. Chief among Nienow's debts is a loan he and his wife secured through the U.S. Small Business Administration. (07/11/2014)
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn't remember any confrontation with the "American Sniper" author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto took a stand against exploratory mining leases, angering many people on the Iron Range. Former state Rep. Matt Entenza says that's not why he mounted a surprise last-minute primary challenge.
The Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest is underway. One of the highlights of the festival will be a tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson by Andrew Litton, who is in his 11th season as artistic director of the festival. He spoke with MPR's All Things Considered host, Tom Crann.
Jennifer Hams from the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about the interesting history of the festival -- and pelicans, of course.
MPR News' Mark Zdechlik fills in for the traveling Political Junkie Ken Rudin. We'll talk about the U.S. Senate Race in Minnesota and the latest in the 6th District.
Environmental regulations begun in the 1960s have helped restore the Rainy River sturgeon and the 10-year count is meant to keep it that way.
A police lieutenant responded to a call for help. He retrieved the 20-pound snake.
The National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week that it was the second coming of the polar vortex.
It's all about the All-Star game this weekend, but if you can't go, we've got you covered with book suggestions and gardening tips.
One of the closed labs was involved an incident last month that could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax.
July has started out cooler than normal and it will get even cooler as we approach the Major League All Star Game in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
It must kill the rest of America to admit it, but Cleveland has had a pretty good week, landing both the Republican National Convention and LeBron James.
Theoretically, you can sync up and keep tabs on your older friends and family members, too.
Hundreds of merchants from all over the country are preparing to sell to thousands of visitors over the five day FanFest, the merchandising arm of the All-Star Game Week.
The bridge replacement is part of an upgrade for the freeway north of downtown St. Paul that will include a new MnPASS lane.
Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, talked to MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the festivities.
Greazy Meal, the popular Sunday night house band at the Cabooze in Minneapolis in the mid-90s, is having a reunion.
Chrysler will contact customers and let them know when they can have the problem fixed.
Ventura claims that Kyle made up a story in his best-selling autobiography about punching Ventura outside a California bar in 2006.
While the idea may sound outlandish to some, it has already got $850,000 in seed money from the federal government, raised more than $2 million on a crowd-funding website and received celebrity praise.
Officials say it was unclear how the incident happened.
The work is intended to stabilize ongoing erosion on a hillside near a scenic overlook that was caused by a major flood in 2012.
The cause of the fire at a farm in Redwood County will remain undetermined.
One is that some parents lose their only children to illness or accidents and end up with no one to care for them in their old age. Now, these parents have gotten together to demand their rights.
Carlin, who died in 2008, was well-known for his blistering attacks against religion in general -- and the Catholic Church in particular -- as well as his infamous "Seven Dirty Words" routine.
Americans in the military are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. This year, the Department of Veterans Affairs is treating about 650,000 veterans by giving them opiates.
The gap between what economists say and what you feel at the register can seem so wide.
Falkner said you don't have to stand anywhere special to see a Supermoon. "The moon will just look big," he explained.
This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising new treatment for infants born with HIV.
Unlike its cousin applied science, basic science is not intended to address any particular pressing human problem; it is motivated by a wonderful combination of human curiosity, love of knowledge about our world for its own sake and scientific theory.
The series on family caregivers sparked an extraordinary response. Many people responded to the intimate photographs of families caring for sick or disabled parents, siblings and children.
Student athletes and parents sometimes balk at doctors' recommendations to avoid play until concussion symptoms are gone, or to cut back on schoolwork.
There are now just 164 full-time newspaper journalists reporting on the bills, protests and politicians in the nation's 50 state capitals.
Let's say you're a police officer executing a search warrant. Instead of knocking on a door, you break it down. Two dogs inside start barking. What do you do?

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