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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monica Wright, Aneika Henry
Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. (10/06/2013)
Searchers confirmed the location of the Scotiadoc in more than 850 feet of water last month near Thunder Bay, Ontario, possibly making it the deepest shipwreck ever found in the Great Lakes. (10/06/2013)
Little brown bat
A fungus that eats at bats' wings has been found in Mystery Cave and Soudan Underground Mine, two of Minnesota's largest bat caves. In East Coast states, the white nose fungus has wiped out nearly 6 million bats. (10/06/2013)
A truck that is fully outfitted with an emergency room bay is part of a new program to improve emergency medical care in rural North Dakota. Four $500,000 high-tech training facilities roam the state's highways to give ambulance crews a chance test their skills on realistic scenarios.
Thousands of Minnesota's most common bats make their winter homes here. So do a handful of the less common big brown bats and tri-colored bats, also known as eastern pipistrelles.
A Saturday letter from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis asked priests to tell parishioners during Mass this weekend about Archbishop John Nienstedt's formation of a lay task force that will review the handling of clergy sexual misconduct.
Key lawmakers and aides on Capitol Hill say they don't know how the battles over funding the government and increasing the nation's debt limit might be resolved. In interviews, they lay out several possibilities, all of which face huge political impediments.
He was a couple of hours behind the winners, but Peter Sagal, host of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," said he had a good Twin Cities marathon. "It was just beautiful," said Sagal, after crossing the finish line in St. Paul. He finished with a time of 3:35:08.
The archdiocese urged priests to announce at mass this weekend that Archbishop John Nienstedt has appointed the Rev. Reginald Whitt, a Dominican priest and University of St. Thomas law professor, to lead the creation of a task force to review all issues related to clergy misconduct.
The world of classical music has had a very turbulent week. Carnegie Hall's labor dispute with its stagehands led to the cancellation of its opening-night gala. The Minnesota Orchestra, already one year into a labor dispute of its own, just lost its music director and the leader of its Composer Institute. And the New York City Opera, after a last-minute fundraising effort fell short, filed for bankruptcy.
A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and on a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket.
American Nick Arciniaga has won the Twin Cities Marathon with a time of 2:13:33.
U.S. special forces captured a Libyan al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa, seizing him outside his Tripoli home and whisking him out the country. A Navy SEAL team that swam ashore hours earlier in Somalia engaged in a fierce firefight but did not apprehend a terrorist suspected in the recent Kenyan mall siege.
A U.N. official couldn't confirm what specifically was destroyed, but said that by the end of Sunday, a combination of both weapons and some production equipment would be put out of order.
Two months into his tenure, B. Todd Jones, the former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, is stuck between a White House with high expectations for curbing gun violence and a Congress that has little appetite for strengthening the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Taking publicly available data and putting it in forms that are more easily digestible for the public is the point of so-called "civic hacking," which seeks to provide practical solutions to civic problems by applying data and design.

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