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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Researchers are looking into frozen gas that looks like ice but burns like a candle as a possible future source of energy. (11/11/2012)
Judy Garland's blue pinafore she wore in "The Wizard of Oz" has sold for $480,000. (11/11/2012)
Dumping booze
A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone's trial, and lawman Eliot Ness' sworn oath of office are among the more sobering artifacts in a new exhibit documenting the driest period in U.S. history. (11/11/2012)
Hundreds of people marked Veterans Day in Brooklyn Park on Sunday by holding what was believed to be the first formal event to honor Hmong men who worked for the CIA during the Vietnam War.
Our divisions are evident: Red or blue. Left or right. Big government or small. Tea party or Occupy. Ninety-nine percent or 1. Employed or out-of-work. Black or white or brown. After a particularly acrimonious election season, some Americans wonder: Is all of this an every-four-year phenomenon that goes away when the yard signs come down and the Facebook tirades finally end?
Community leaders in Duluth are announcing a $500,000 grant to help those still recovering from June flash floods that damaged 1,700 homes.
Three months before the state recommended a methadone clinic in Duluth be shut down, the agency that accredits the clinic gave it high marks.
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people have died in a crash in northern Minnesota.
One of the most dangerous things you can do behind the wheel of your car is text or check your email. Texting and driving is illegal in 39 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Despite the danger, millions of us continue to do it.
A senior U.S. military official says the author who had an affair with David Petraeus sent harassing emails to a woman who was the State Department's liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command.
An upcoming report is expected to show the number of homeless veterans has dropped by at least 15,000 since 2009, and the drop is the result of an aggressive two-pronged strategy to not only take veterans off the street but also prevent new ones from ending up there.
Myanmar's government said last week that it "warmly welcomes" President Barack Obama's decision to visit the country this month, saying it will increase the momentum of democratic reform.
Politicians and royalty observed a moment of silence at tombs across Europe on Sunday to commemorate the end of fighting in World War I and remember the millions of soldiers who died in that conflict.
R&B singer Bettye LaVette joins us to talk about her new album 'Thankful 'N Thoughtful' and her new book 'A Woman Like Me.'
Republicans and Democrats endorse retraining for the jobless, but is it enough to help the unemployed find work? How can American businesses best find workers to fill positions requiring particular skills?
It's been 10 years since a St. John's University student disappeared, and his family and friends say they still ache over the lack of closure.
Target will apparently join other retailers in letting shoppers get an even earlier crack at Black Friday bargains. But Best Buy will stick with the same opening hours as last year.
A group of faith leaders in Minnesota plans to raise awareness about hunger this week by taking a "food stamp challenge."
Madonna and Bob Dylan have come and gone. Now it's Bruce Springsteen's turn to play in St. Paul.
Food labels claim to certify a wide array of sustainable practices. Hundreds of so-called eco-labels have cropped up in recent years, with more introduced every month -- and consumers are willing to pay extra for products that feature them.
Every November, America honors its veterans with grand parades, speeches and tributes. But more than 350 veterans of Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan have turned to art to preserve more intimate and enduring memories of war, and more than 2,500 of their works have found a home at Chicago's National Veterans Art Museum.

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