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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Roy Choi's Kogi BBQ truck was an almost instant hit, and since launching, his business has grown all kinds of directions. In a recent talk, Choi challenged the chefs in the audience to reach out to the people who can't afford their food. (10/08/2013)
Almost 1 in 10 high school and college-aged people have forced someone into sexual activity against his or her will, a study finds. The majority of those who have done it think that the victim is at least partly to blame. (10/08/2013)
Households will pay more for heat this winter, a government forecast warned today. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but still pay near-record prices to keep warm. (10/08/2013)
The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety. The latest example: an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that left the eight-day partial government shutdown firmly in place and the threat of an unprecedented national default drawing closer.
President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank.
The sale of forestland to a big potato grower in northern Minnesota is drawing fire from some legislators who are concerned that runoff from the fields could pollute the Pinelands Sands aquifer.
A technical problem that has prevented many Minnesotans from enrolling in the state's new health insurance marketplace should be resolved later Tuesday, MNsure officials said.
Plans for a new Islamic Center in St. Cloud are on hold after the center's president withdrew the proposal at a City Council meeting Monday. Islamic Center of St. Cloud President Abdulrashid Salad joined Tom Crann to discuss what's next for his organization.
News that the nationally known Artists' Quarter in downtown St. Paul is closing for good at the end of the year hit area musicians and fans like a brick. The club's nights will come to an end on New Year's Eve.
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the 20-year-long Women's Health Initiative and its impact.
Minnepolis will be competing with Indianapolis and New Orleans to host the Super Bowl in 2018.
The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states.
Ellison is one of seven lawmakers who were arrested by U.S. Capitol Police for blocking a street during a rally on the National Mall to urge Congress to vote on an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
One week into the government shutdown, 148 more federal employees in Minnesota were sent home on furlough Tuesday.
In April the Northrop will re-open after a $100-million renovation leaves it with a new, trimmed, toned and ultra-flexible style.
I've always considered it a huge privilege to have been able to play the Artists' Quarter as frequently as I do. Quite a while ago, I was made aware of how the business parameters had changed at The Artists' Quarter.
In the past two weeks an MPR News investigation has reported extensively on the handling of clergy sex abuse by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. A key source in those stories is a former high ranking church official who says she pushed for the church to change its ways and then resigned when it didn't. Jennifer Haselberger has now become a central figure in this unfolding story.
Former state Rep. Phil Krinkie has put down a big marker on his congressional campaign in Minnesota's 6th District.
The department had recently closed the case looking into allegations of child pornography found on computer files once belonging to the Rev. Jonathan Shelley for lack of evidence.
Some devices covered by the tax are also used for animals, including ultrasound machines, laboratory and X-ray equipment. As a result, veterinarians have to pay the extra tax as well.
A 9-year-old boy believed to have stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas last week may have had some contact with authorities just days before -- literally. He may have crashed a truck into an Edina squad car.
Not raising the debt limit will have consequences, but no one knows precisely what will happen. The Associate Press covers the basics of what we know -- and don't about the debt limit.
Many, if not all of the victims, have received checks from the university, the attorneys said over the past two days. The school has set aside some $60 million to pay claims, though several lawyers say the settlements prevent them from disclosing details, including the amounts their clients were paid.
Three years after the landmark Citizens United decision, the justices will hear a case that could undercut most of the remaining rules that limit big money in politics. Before the court on Tuesday is a challenge to the aggregate limits on contributions to candidates and political parties.
Rob Rogers, editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the images and themes defining the government shutdown.
Pochoda's novel, set in Red Hook, Brooklyn, follows the aftermath of two 15-year-old girls taking a raft into the bay.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben says he "wanted to show that anyone can do this. Activism isn't just the province of big groups or experts."
Wolf researchers from around the world will gather in Duluth this weekend for the International Wolf Symposium, hosted by the International Wolf Center in Ely.
They have the skills to transform society. And they may be disgusted enough to do it.
Among the items that Congress let slip was the deadline for enacting a new farm bill.
"I want to find out what the sense is of the people closest to the situation, people who work at the plant and government officials, how they view this change," Gov. Mark Dayton said.
"If 10 percent of mothers come to believe that football is dangerous -- to the point of brain damage, effectively -- that's the end of football as we know it," said "League of Denial" co-author Mark Faunaru-Wada.
Islamic Center of St. Cloud President Abdulrashid Salad said afterward that he realized during the hearing that revising the proposal could increase its chances of passage.
"We're confident we'll get a Super Bowl in 2018, 2019 or 2020. But we're pushing hard on 2018," team spokesman Lester Bagley said. "We have a great market and great hospitality. And we're also going to have a great stadium."
On a team conference call, Josh Freeman said he's glad to have time to ease in to his new surroundings, after signing with the Vikings on Monday.
Many people don't realize the range of assets tax law considers part of an estate, and it could bite middle class Minnesotans who don't feel like millionaires - but in the eyes of the law, could be.
Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology, American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.

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