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Sunday, November 4, 2012

U.S. Senate debate
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL, and her Republican challenger, State Rep. Kurt Bills, faces off this evening in their final debate of the campaign season at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. The debate is hosted by MPR's Cathy Wurzer. (11/04/2012)
Presidential debate
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are in a down-to-the-wire race for the White House that has split the nation down the middle after a long, hard slog that upended conventional wisdom time and again, smashed campaign spending records and pushed the limits of saturation politics. (11/04/2012)
Superstorm Sandy capped what's been a pretty impressive couple of years for U.S. natural disasters. There have been wildfires, tornadoes, floods and derechos. And insurance companies are on the hook to pay billions in related claims. (11/04/2012)
United Airlines' inaugural flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has touched down at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
The tight race for the constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and woman kicked into high gear over the weekend as the campaigns for and against the proposal started their sprint to the finish.
The daughter of a deer hunter shot and killed during Minnesota's firearm opener says her father was insistent upon firearms safety and raised his family to be careful hunters.
Factories that employ convicted felons are at the heart of a simmering debate about whether prisons should be siphoning away jobs -- at much lower wages -- that could be filled by those who need them during the nation's toughest period of unemployment in decades.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and her DFL challenger, Jim Graves met for their third and final debate Sunday on KSTP-TV.
A few Ojibwe tribal members spent part of the weekend protesting Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt, which began Saturday.
With faith emerging as a factor in this year's national and local elections, Kerri Miller sat down with a panel of faith leaders to discuss the role of faith in politics.
It's a debate we seem to have each presidential election year: Should we ditch the Electoral College in favor of a straight popular vote?
During a recent appearance on the Daily Circuit, former Metropolitan Council Chairman Peter Bell theorized on what could be done to tackle the number of high school dropouts. Bell's idea: Let them go.
The head of the National Rifle Association was in Duluth on Saturday afternoon to help Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack with his re-election campaign.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help locate and count timber wolves.
Paul Ryan and Bill Clinton both planned stops late Sunday to push their voters to the polls. Ryan's rally at the Minneapolis airport was part of a swing taking him through Ohio and Colorado.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services marks the beginning of National Adoption Awareness Month on Sunday with its 15th annual event to introduce potential foster families to children.
The controversy over a permit for Northern Metals Recycling is prompting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to install a new air quality monitor in the North Minneapolis neighborhood where the plant is located.
Hurricane Sandy brought a reminder of people's vulnerability to extreme weather. Community leaders around Minnesota and elsewhere are trying to figure out how to do more to prepare for such disasters.
The Nice Ride bike sharing program is closing for the winter on Sunday. This year was the busiest season ever as customers used the bikes for nearly 275,000 trips in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
A television program designed to help low-income Minnesotans eat well and be physically active kicks off Sunday night.
The news for patients who had injections of fungus-tainted steroids just keeps getting worse. Now doctors are reporting two new spinal conditions among patients successfully treated for meningitis, a brain infection.
Falling temperatures on Sunday put more people at risk in a region already battling gasoline shortages, stubborn power outages and spasms of lawlessness in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Just two days from the finish, President Barack Obama's campaign is mobilizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory, as Republican Mitt Romney makes a late play for votes in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.
The marriage amendment would be shaming and hurtful to children of same-sex couples.
A DNR website shows that 33 wolves have been killed by hunters since the state's first managed wolf season opened on Saturday.

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