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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday afternoon's accident on a track in Walnut Creek comes amid a strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit workers that has shut the system down. But some trains were being moved by managers. (10/19/2013)
Former Archbishop Harry Flynn
The retired Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Harry Flynn, has resigned as chairman of the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees. (10/19/2013)
With the third-year coach watching from a skybox, Minnesota rallied in the second half to upend the host Wildcats 20-17. (10/19/2013)
Dayton spoke to about 300 college students Saturday at the Minnesota State College Student Association Leadership Summit.
Sunday may bring a sight not seen in Minnesota for months. It looks cold enough to produce the season's first snowflakes for parts of the state. The system's rain snow line appears to be set up right in the Twin Cities Sunday morning.
Voters in Portland are being asked whether they want to make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess - but not purchase or sell - up to 2.5 ounces of pot. The Nov. 5 vote is being eyed nationally as momentum grows in favor of legalizing marijuana use.
The sale will include parcels in Cook, Itasca, Lake, and St. Louis counties. Some are lakefront properties.
Georgia's law is the strictest in the U.S. even though the state was also the first, in 1988, to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates. The U.S. Supreme Court followed suit in 2002, ruling that the execution of mentally disabled offenders is unconstitutional.
Wisconsin colleges are trying to figure out how to deal with electronic cigarettes, which resemble traditional cigarettes but emit vapor instead of smoke.
Environmental groups in Santa Rosa, Calif., are fighting to stop a Spanish-owned winery from leveling 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. Redwoods only grow in the relatively cool coastal region of Northern California and southern Oregon. Parts of this range, such as northwestern Sonoma County, have become increasingly coveted by winemakers.
Americans started thinking differently about U.S. dependence on imported oil 40 years ago Sunday. Decades later, the U.S. is in the midst of a homegrown energy boom.
The Reverend Kevin McDonough resigned from the board on October 4. His departure came amid growing concern over McDonough's handling of clergy sexual abuse cases in the church.
An oversight board is developing rules for mining, processing and transporting silica sand - used in hydraulic fracturing.
The state Supreme Court Friday refused to delay a lower-court order for the state to recognize same-sex marriages starting Monday. Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who opposes the practice, says he's not happy but the state will comply.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and union leaders are offering what they say are solutions to a strike that scrambled the commute for hundreds of thousands of workers, who faced clogged highways and crowded buses.
Jurors deliberated more than four hours before finding Kyle McClain guilty of first- and second-degree assault Thursday. McClain did not deny stabbing Richard Stewart on the night of Feb. 18, but said it was an accident.
Women still make up only a small percentage of all hunters, but that number has increased significantly in recent years. Now, organizations like the Wyoming Women's Foundation want to encourage more growth through mentorship.
NASA says a big asteroid that whizzed by Earth last month unnoticed is probably nothing to worry about when it returns much closer in 19 years.
Retailers hope that short-term uncertainty over potential default on U.S. debt won't stop Americans from spending during the busiest shopping period of the year, but they're fearful that it will.

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