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Monday, July 14, 2014

A former principal and assistant principal have been charged with failing to report allegations against Walter Happel of sexual misconduct with students at a St. Paul school. (07/14/2014)
An MPR News radio documentary, reported over the course of a year, found that Catholic leaders had protected abusive priests for decades and played hardball with victims. Reporter Madeleine Baran discussed the project on All Things Considered. (07/14/2014)
Mary Cathryn Ricker will leave her current post as president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, to become the vice president of the America Federation of Teachers. (07/14/2014)
Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called "Scruff Face." Kyle later identified the man as former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.
A night fishing ban intended to protect the walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted a month early.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three kayakers off the shore of Grand Portage on Lake Superior Sunday.
Twin Cities home sales were down in June compared to a year ago, but selling prices rose, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors said Monday.
Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "The Arsonist," by bestselling author Sue Miller.
We talk with Amy Walsh Kern, WATCH MN's new executive director.
Casinos target and ensnare low-income gamblers, argues Barbara Dafoe Whitehead.
There was a time when the term "air travel" didn't bring to mind snaking security lines, tiny packets of powdery pretzels and endless delays.
We go in-depth on the juvenile detention system here in Minnesota - what is working, and what needs to change.
Besides the financial hit, Ventura said Kyle's story hurt his reputation within the tight-knit Navy SEAL community, an especially bitter blow.
Investors today have shrugged off the settlement, a sign that they expect Citigroup to continue to operate without much disruption. Shares in Citi were up by three percent.
Applebee's is cooperating with the investigation and has voluntarily temporarily removed its Oriental chicken salad from menus at all of its Minnesota restaurants.
Pain management accounts for a relatively small part of St. Jude's $5.5 billion in annual sales. But the potential market for chronic pain management is huge.
Today, the Jaus farm is a destination for people who want to learn more about organic farming techniques that create healthy soil to nourish crops and ward off pests without synthetic chemicals.
The experts have also recommended that the only woman in the program be moved.
This will be the second quarter the company has operated under the new insurance requirements laid out by the Affordable Care Act.
If you're going to pick up a pathogen on an intercontinental flight, it will probably be ones hanging out on your seat or another surface.
The news comes more than six weeks after the soldier was released in a tense handover in Afghanistan, in exchange for the release of five Taliban prisoners who had been held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bergdahl arrived in Texas one month ago.
"Her proudest days were not only when she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991," her family said in a statement, "but also when she testified at the Delmas Trial in 1986, to contribute to saving the lives of 22 [African National Congress] members, all of them accused of treason."
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he no longer feels welcome at Navy SEALs reunions.
The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.
The Church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, approved the historic measure at its meeting in York in northern England Monday.
About 40 percent of Zarr's young patients are overweight or obese, which has led the doctor to come up with ways to give them very specific recommendations for physical activity.
Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones.
Betrayed By Silence: A radio documentary. The exclusive story of how and why three Twin Cities archbishops over decades sustained a cover-up that pitted the power of the church against victims who dared to come forward and tell their stories. Hear the complete documentary by clicking on the link below.
The Twin Cities will likely tie or break the all time record for the coldest daytime maximum temps on Monday of 68 degrees -- set way back in 1884.
Today's Morning Edition music is "Swingin Party" by the Replacements off their 1985 album "Tim." That album was produced by Thomas Erdelyi, who was better known as Tommy Ramone, the original drummer for The Ramones, who died Friday.
The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie."
The results of the study underscore recommendations that droppers and syringes that measure in milliliters be used for liquid medicines -- not spoons.
Creeping Charlie, also called Ground Ivy, thrives in shade and high-moisture environments. The recent heavy rainfall has not helped in that scenario to lessen moisture from soil.
The local watershed district says the lake elevation is about 906 feet above sea level, which is down about four inches from 10 days ago.
The administration has warned that by early August the fund will no longer have enough money to cover promised aid to states.
The settlement stems from the sale of securities made up of subprime mortgages, which fueled both the housing boom and bust that triggered the Great Recession at the end of 2007.
It was a gorgeous day in Novosibirsk, central Russia, on Saturday when the sky started raining cold death with a freak hailstorm.
The ship was set upright in September, and then crews fastened huge tanks to its flanks, like water wings, to float it.
Billions of dollars are riding on how these rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met 13 times since March with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
In an interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the 90-year-old founder of La Repubblica, Francis is quoted as saying that advisers in the Church "reassure me" that the problem amounts to "about 2 percent."
Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. More than a third of the participants in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health said they change their diets during stressful times.
When clergy sex abuse threatened to become a scandal in the Twin Cities, the archbishop in charge covered it up. So did the next archbishop, and the next.
The annual Pelican Fest is a two-day festival celebrating the best of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and embraces traditional fun and games like bingo, water fights, parades, a classic car show and bean bag toss tournament.
Exploring the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit in St. Paul this week.

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