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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dan Manjack
It's a staple of every presidential election, a single question that puts the incumbent's record on trial and asks American voters to be the jurors. "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" (11/03/2012)
Obama and Bo
Countless anecdotes and more than 200 pictures are featured the new book "Pets at the White House," which gives readers a glimpse of what life is like at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for pets, and what those pets have meant to their famous owners. (11/03/2012)
A Hillman man whose home was facing foreclosure has been convicted of setting the house on fire in 2010 for the insurance money. (11/03/2012)
The child-care license of a West Duluth woman has been revoked after an investigation concluded she stabbed a household member in front of children.
Minnesota's firearms deer season began Saturday. The season has a big impact on the retailers who sell hunting gear.
Madonna is the first of three big stars who will be at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul over the next nine days.
Experts from across the state met in St. Paul on Saturday for the National Alliance on Mental Health's annual state conference. Among the topics being discussed is how voting affects mental health.
Following Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has received good grades from politicians and even some survivors of the storm. In part, that's due to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.
For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn't been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, leaving religious groups who make direct or thinly veiled endorsements of political candidates unchallenged.
After more than two weeks apart and the hockey season hanging in the balance, the NHL and the players' association are returning to the bargaining table Saturday after more than two weeks off.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing a coin dealer for allegedly charging customers for gold and silver coins she failed to deliver.
An independent investigator will review how police handled domestic violence incidents involving a man who later fatally shot his wife and two other women at a suburban Milwaukee spa, the Village of Brown Deer said Friday.
Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal's office is helping investigate a house fire that killed a woman east of Bemidji.
Xcel Energy filed a request for a $285 million rate increase on Friday with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Minnesota's inaugural wolf hunt started on Saturday, and wolf experts predicted that hunters' success will be low.
Gov. Mark Dayton isn't on the ballot this year, but it's clear that his policies are becoming key to legislative elections. The first-term governor has been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks campaigning for Democratic candidates for the Minnesota House and Senate.
Some of Minnesota's leading genealogy experts will be on hand at the Hennepin County Library on Saturday to help people research their family's past using some of the best databases available.
The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame has inducted a new class.
Just days before the 2012 presidential election, Lisa Boylan, of Forest Lake, Minn., still hasn't made up her mind about who to vote for.
Men and women have a freedom to marry that emerges naturally from the design of their bodies.
On the last weekend before the election, Minnesota Republicans and Democrats were making final appeals to get their supporters to the polls.

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