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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anarae Schunk's ex-boyfriend Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and his current girlfriend Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, each face one count of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder. The indictment supersedes the previous charges of second-degree murder. (07/29/2014)
Minneapolis activists say that the recent altercation between Al Flowers and Minneapolis police is part of a larger pattern. Police Chief Janee Hartea is asking for calm. (07/29/2014)
The EPA approved the state's water quality variance for Mesabi Nugget in 2012, allowing the facility to exceed water quality standards for four pollutants: hardness, bicarbonates, conductivity and total dissolved solids. But the EPA reversed itself earlier this month. (07/29/2014)
A day after a Waseca County judge dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old charged with planning to kill his family and as many students as he could at his high school, the boy's father said he doesn't believe his son would have carried out the plan.
Sharon Stiteler, who blogs at BirdChick.com, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the concerns of the Audubon Society about the new Vikings stadium and possible solutions.
President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration last week for parts of Minnesota damaged by flooding, but only eight of 51 counties cited by the state as damaged were on the list.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said that the victim died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police found at least six cartridge casings at the scene.
Karin Price Mueller joins The Daily Circuit to take your questions and offer advice to stay financially stable while in school.
While technology has helped improved athletic performance, the gene pool also plays a role.
There have been many movies made about sports: some great, but the majority even more formulaic than a romantic comedy.
Lake of the Woods, 300 miles north of Minneapolis, has a rich history and holds a special place for many Minnesotans.
"Most people like working, but they'd also like to have more time with their family or to pursue their own interests," said Google Founder Larry Page.
Obama says the sanctions target Russia's energy, weapons and finance industries, including big banks.
Heading toward next month's primary, the candidates are highlighting their different approaches.
After days of deadlock, a jury has sided with former Gov. Jesse Ventura, finding that he was defamed in a book.
As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects uniting lawmakers. Members of both parties have introduced legislation backing the Jewish state, condemning the Palestinian militant group Hamas and seeking a tougher Iran policy.
The Centers for Disease Control has said the risk of Ebola spreading to the United States is remote.
Officials hope to have the channel back open and resume shipping in early August, although low water could delay the opening further.
The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire executives at the VA.
Unlike a proposed settlement in a similar lawsuit against the NFL, this deal stops short of setting aside money to pay players who suffered brain trauma.
Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein.
Mark Winston, a biologist at Simon Fraser University, draws a parallel between the stressors that cause Colony Collapse Disorder and the harmful side effects of pharmaceutical interactions in humans.
That high-speed rail line, known as Zip Rail, would take passengers about 100 miles between Rochester and the Twin Cities in 45 to 50 minutes. Trains would travel at more than 150 mph.
The Legislature asked the Met Council to study possible solutions both to White Bear Lake's low water and to concerns about unsustainable groundwater pumping in the region.
Recent changes in cell phone and mobile technology rules could alter the future of the technology.
Tippett joins us to talk about the work that garnered the national award, presented by President Obama.
Today's Morning Edition music is the song "Someday" from the new Eric Clapton album "The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale" which comes out today.
The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of the Forenza and Reno.
BNSF is planning to double the current 30 mph limit on a nearly 1 ½-mile-long section of upgraded track in the northeastern North Dakota city of about 7,300 people.
A sprinkler system is required for new houses larger than 4,500 square feet beginning in January.
Medicare is adding 10,000 new beneficiaries a day as baby boomers reach age 65.
Just 20.1 percent of Minneapolis residents have debts in collection.
Soon, victims of domestic abuse will no longer need a court order to be eligible to get out of the lease early. And a requirement of paying an extra month's rent will go away.
Richard Johann stepped outside the Tin Cup restaurant for a smoke and saw the building on fire.
An administration official called the matter "very serious" and says the U.S. is "prepared to discuss this in a senior-level bilateral dialogue immediately."
"I desperately and passionately wanted a career as an actor, so I chose to be in the closet," says actor George Takei, the subject of a new documentary.
Flooding has uncovered three of seven Enbridge Corporation pipelines that cross the river, pipes that largely carry crude oil from Canada across Minnesota. Although the pipelines generally are buried three to four feet below ground, in some places erosion has exposed them to the elements.

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