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Friday, October 11, 2013

Mount Rushmore
The Obama administration's willingness to reopen national parks shuttered by the government shutdown came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won't see again. So far, only Utah, Colorado and South Dakota have jumped at the deal. (10/11/2013)
This week, Euan praises "Captain Phillips" as a remarkable thriller, and Stephanie heaps equally lavish praise on "Blue Caprice." (10/11/2013)
Adrian Peterson
The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has died in a South Dakota hospital, according to an Associated Press source. (10/11/2013)
The archdiocese previously only had a single auxiliary bishop, Lee Piche. The Vatican didn't say why it was appointing Cozzens or what role Piche may have going forward.
Surdyk's is the latest restaurant to open at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Humphrey Terminal.
Insurance agents are key contacts for Minnesotans trying to navigate MNsure. They make up most of the 1,600 MNsure-certified helpers. Agents, however, say there's little they can do until MNsure gives them access to the broker site.
During World War II, Joseph Philip Gomer was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black fighter pilots. He flew 68 combat missions in P-47s and P-51s, and survived a crash landing and having his plane shot up by a German fighter.
The elephant responsible had a history of being aggressive.
A whole slew of mind games are involved in getting us to grab a bottle. A Napa insider tells all.
"It's time for someone to act like a grown-up in this process," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu argues, faulting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and tea party Republicans in the House as much as President Barack Obama for taking an uncompromising stance.
"There are cases of measles and rubella outbreak in other parts of the world and as we always say, 'We're one plane ride away from an outbreak like that happening in the U.S.," according to Greg Poland, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Mayo.
Dr. David Herman spoke at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation's "Transform 2013" Symposium on September 9, 2013. He says patients are coming to the emergency room for a reason, and we need to "build the sidewalks where the paths already are."
His father, Nelson Peterson, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that one of Peterson's sons was in critical condition at a hospital in South Dakota.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch until 8 pm for the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota. The watch does not include the Twin Cities metro area.
The Hennepin County Attorney's office says county child protection investigators are looking into the matter, and the attorney's office has filed a petition to start juvenile court proceedings.
How an interview with the Daily Show landed a journalist in prison.
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey is being removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles -- a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country.
Congressional candidates are always looking for media exposure. But Tom Emmer, who's seeking the Republican nod to replace Michele Bachmann in the 6th District, probably doesn't want this kind of attention. Comedian Stephen Colbert found Emmer's ad for a local remodeling company and had plenty of fun at Emmer's expense.
On the heels of the Artists' Quarter's announcement Monday that they will shutter at the end of the year, Minneapolis institution First Avenue has revealed that they are in the process of purchasing the Turf Club from owner Tom Scanlon and will take over operations on Oct. 15.
Minneapolis and St. Louis Park fought all summer over what to do about freight rail along the route of a future Southwest light rail line. Now, as a final vote nears, residents along Minneapolis' scenic Kenilworth Corridor say their basic safety questions remain unanswered.
University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley reports October is off to a surprisingly wet start, but frost hasn't been a problem for most farmers and gardeners...yet.
Eighteen-year-old Montia Parker has pleaded guilty to three prostitution-related counts. The defense and prosecution will present testimony at a hearing in Hennepin County on Friday to determine an appropriate sentence.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.
The Minnesota Lynx have won their second WNBA basketball championship with a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream. And the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis was packed last night for a free viewing of the third match in the best-of-five WNBA championship series.
Barkhad Abdi, who plays the pirates' leader, has been mentioned as a possible contender for best supporting actor at this year's Academy Awards.
In its ninth year, the Zombie Pub Crawl has grown from a scrappy DIY effort organized by a few friends to a sprawling event that's expected to bring about 30,000 people to the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday. Not everyone welcomes those playing undead.
Nicholson Baker's latest novel brings readers into the mind of Paul Chowder, a disgruntled middle-aged poet trying to find some meaning in his existence -- if he can focus long enough. Baker will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday.
Twin Cities musician and scholar Brian Miller has been discovering and preserving the songs that lumberjacks in the northern Minnesota woods were singing in the 19th century. Miller and Randy Gosa will perform Friday, Oct. 11 at the Hinckley Fire Museum in Hinckley, Minn. On Saturday, Oct. 12 they will play at a CD release party at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul.

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