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Monday, July 21, 2014

A little warm for you, is it? Here. This will help. (07/21/2014)
McNamara helped raise funds for major athletic buildings like TCF Bank Stadium and supported the University's academics. (07/21/2014)
Fitger's Brewhouse
Beer. It's helped Duluth transform itself from a city largely built on the mining and shipping industries. (07/21/2014)
President Obama issued a disaster declaration Monday for parts of Minnesota damaged by flooding, but only eight of 51 counties were on the list.
The Federal Communications Commission received more than 1 million public comments on the issue of net neutrality during a five-month commenting period that ended Friday. Only Janet Jackson's Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction got more.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday launched an improvement project on Interstate 494 that will slow traffic and bring night and weekend lane closures through the fall.
MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio while Tom Weber hosted The Daily Circuit.
A judge is expected to decide this week whether to release the medical records of a Mankato man critically injured in an assault that brought the arrest of a former University of Minnesota quarterback.
Dr. Tom Frieden, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks Tuesday noon at the National Press Club in Washington, and answers questions about the misplaced deadly viruses, the MERS virus and other key health issues. Dr. Frieden will also discuss the sharp rise in U.S. measles cases and the growing number of antibiotic-resistant diseases.
Top scientists believe we have the technology and resources to find extraterrestrial life in the next few decades.
In his bid for the U.S. Senate, Independence Party candidate Kevin Terrell aims to capitalize on voter discontent with the two largest parties.
The Twin Cities metro area and places to the southeast such as Red Wing are in a Slight Risk area for severe weather, forecasters say. Strong to severe storms have been developing over North Dakota already this afternoon.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010's old record by one-twentieth of a degree.
The Four Seasons' "Rag Doll" was No. 1 on the charts 50 years ago today. According to co-writer Bob Gaudio, the song was inspired by a girl who cleaned the windshield of his car for spare change and was shocked to receive a $20 bill.
The Minnesota Lynx resume play Tuesday after their All-Star break. The team will take on Atlanta at home. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the future of the Lynx this season.
MPR News Reporter Madeleine Baran joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the latest in the archdiocese project.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins The Daily Circuit to give his perspective on the national political scene.
We chat with MNsure CEO Scott Leitz about how the exchange is preparing for its second open enrollment season.
As you slip on dead mayflies over the next few days, try to remember that it's indicative of a river's health.
The map includes MnDOT's complete road network and most of its trails. But bicyclists can edit the map to add more routes as the bicycle network expands.
Drew Ryder said his brother Arjen, and sister-in-law Yvonne, were returning from a vacation in the Netherlands to the family's home in western Australia when the jet went down.
The weather agency says humidity will make it feel more like 100 to 110 degrees. That's led to an excessive heat warning for seven Twin Cities counties, including Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, Hennepin, Scott and Carver counties.
Slinger Fire Department Chief Rick Hanke says three engines and 10 railcars derailed Sunday, forcing the evacuation of more than 100 nearby homes.
An officer saw the vehicle late Saturday night on a sidewalk near an intersection and found the woman in the front seat. Paramedics treated her at the scene before she was transported to Regions Hospital, where she died Sunday afternoon.
For young people between the ages of 16 and 24, unemployment is more than twice the national rate, at 14.2 percent. For African-Americans, that rate jumps to 21.4 percent. Discrimination could be a factor. But so is a sluggish economy, experts say.
Lauren Arrington's project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. The invasive species has no predators on the Florida Coast, so if they were to migrate upstream in rivers, they could pose a threat to the ecosystem.
Calling the massive award "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law," the tobacco company's CEO, J. Jefferey Raborn, said the verdict was "beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented."
According to a New York Times count, Sunday's fighting was the deadliest in the 14-day conflict between Israel and Hamas. Ninety-five Palestinians and 15 Israelis were killed.
The Annual Agate Days Stampede took place in Moose Lake, Minn., on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Trucks layered Moose Lake's main street with 400 pounds of agates, which were mixed in with 2,000 quarters and four tons of rock. An estimated 3,500 people practically dived over one another to try to find as many agates as they could.
The Legislature approved medical marijuana in pill and oil forms this spring. The state's health department is now ramping up its Office of Medical Cannabis, the regulatory group that will oversee medical marijuana production and use. It's expected to name a director this week.
The 13 U.S. states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring trends.
A detailed exploration of the roots of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Twin Cities -- in documents, audio, photos and video -- from the cover-up tactics that Archbishop Harry Flynn fine-tuned in the bayous of southern Louisiana to the secrets kept in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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