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Saturday, October 26, 2013

David Cobb, Jared Afalava
Philip Nelson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another, guiding Minnesota to a 34-23 upset Saturday of 25th-ranked Nebraska, the first win by the Gophers since 1960 against the Cornhuskers. (10/26/2013)
Palmer amaranth
Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed's thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand. It can slash yields and profits when it gets out of control. (10/26/2013)
Cronuts
There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems. Earlier this year, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes. (10/26/2013)
You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the signs of our cultural obsession with bacon. There are bacon Band-Aids, bacon tattoos, bacon sundaes, bacon-infused cocktails and even babies wrapped in bacon costumes, just in time for Halloween. But is all this devotion to fatty pig flesh merited? Does bacon truly make everything better, as some cookbooks have boldly declared?
Simon Singh, the Cambridge-trained physicist and best-selling author, watches the show not just for laughs, but also for the ... math?
The Kennedy image, the "mystique" that attracts tourists and historians alike, did not begin with his presidency and is in no danger of ending 50 years after his death.
In many ways, Patsy Krech was the heart of Rainbow Foods in West St. Paul. An outgoing, colorful cashier well-liked by customers and co-workers during her 51 years in the grocery business, Krech retired in early August at age 89 - but only after she had a stroke at her West St. Paul home. Krech's family, friends, former co-workers and customers gathered last week at the Fireside Lounge, a few blocks from the store, for a belated retirement send-off.
Women in Saudi Arabia are braving a ban on their ability to drive, taking to the streets Saturday as part of a push to allow women to attain drivers' licenses. Thousands of people have signed an online petition supporting the protest, which government and religious officials have spoken out against.
The patients range in age from 15 months to seven years and are from the Twin Cities metro area. They all had contact with animals at Dehn's Pumpkins in Dayton, Minnesota.
Robert Redford's quiet performance in 'All is Lost' left Stephanie Curtis speechless this week.
Did Amtrak's Empire Builder train ever use the St. Paul Union Depot station? Now, we know the answer to that question is: no.
Some Republicans see the troubled rollout of President Obama's health law as a problem with the kind of staying power they have sought.
A local manufacturing industry trade group is trying to raise awareness of a program that subsidizes training for new manufacturing workers.

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