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Saturday, October 5, 2013

David Brooks speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival about "The Inverse Logic of Life." Brooks says the key to actual happiness and a life that matters is to balance the material life and the spiritual life. To have a rich inner life, humility is a central virtue. (Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, 10/05/2013)
On the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, hear an Aspen Ideas Festival panel featuring three novelists who've written about war. They say they tried to make war real for those who don't experience it directly, and sometimes it's easier to tell a true story about war in fiction, than it is to tell it in nonfiction form. (Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, 10/05/2013)
A U.S. military official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for a specific al-Qaida suspect in connection with the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target. (10/05/2013)
In a publicly released statement, Jennifer Haselberger asked Archbishop John Nienstedt to allow an independent review of clergy files and "make public the list of clergy who have been determined to have engaged in acts of sexual misconduct, as well as those whom could reasonably be assumed to pose a threat to children and young people."
Drivers will find a change in the traffic pattern this year. And marathon organizers will implement a new security measure in response to last spring's Boston marathon bombings.
Following the resignation of Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska, the locked-out players of the orchestra announced that Vanska will conduct three independent concerts Friday and Saturday at the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall -- one on Friday, Oct. 4, and two on Saturday, Oct. 5. Tickets to the concerts quickly sold out. Classical Minnesota Public Radio has been given permission to broadcast the concert at 8 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 5, live from Ted Mann Concert Hall. Brian Newhouse will host.
In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow, one of several Great Plains states walloped by a storm system that's caused millions of dollars in damage.
The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.
Joe Ternus of Hugo says he reached out to St. Paul police today to tell them that he made a copy of a large part of the Rev. Jonathan Shelley's computer hard drive before he turned over the laptop to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Ternus said he had forgotten he had made a copy of Shelley's hard drive until MPR News contacted him earlier this week.
As Osmo Vanska departs for the next chapter of his career, he leaves a powerful legacy of recordings with the Minnesota Orchestra.
Kill missed an entire game for the first time as the Golden Gophers' coach staying at home after suffering his fifth game-day seizure, and No. 19 Michigan pulled away in the second half to rout his team 42-13 on Saturday.
Emotion floated through the lobby of the Ted Mann Concert Hall Friday night before before Osmo Vanska, who resigned as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday, conducted the first of three farewell concerts in Minneapolis.
The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.
President Obama said public interest in health care exchanges far exceeded the government's expectations, causing technology glitches that thwarted millions of Americans when trying to use government-run health care websites.
Minnesota, like some other states, currently requires a year-round 5 percent blend known as B5 for most diesel sales.
Emotion floated through the lobby of the Ted Mann Concert Hall Friday night before before Osmo Vanska, who resigned as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday, conducted the first of three farewell concerts in Minneapolis. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., the lights went down and Vanska walked on stage and the crowd exploded in applause.
Revealing secret endings and plot twists has brought on wrath since the dawn of cinema, straight through VCRS to today's DVR-fueled delays that led to much nail-biting over The Ending That Shall Not Be Spoiled on "Breaking Bad." But exactly what is the magic formula for spoiler grace?
Specialists say achieving a so-called thigh gap is risky and virtually impossible, and yet the pursuit of which is an Internet-fueled trend among teenage girls and young women.

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