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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Minnesota Vikings say no decision has been made to proceed with plans to shift stadium costs onto fans, after Gov. Mark Dayton criticized the team today for considering extra fees on season ticket holders. (11/13/2012)
If you take a daily vitamin, you're not alone. About one-third of the adult population takes a multi-vitamin. (11/13/2012)
Developments in Somalia have brought about a new constitution, new parliament, new president and new cabinet. And now after years of warfare and famine, the government must continue rebuilding of the country. (11/13/2012)
A new health campaign launching in Minnesota seeks to dispel the notion that it's safe to schedule an elective delivery before 39 weeks of pregnancy.
For about six weeks in October and November, Lake Superior anglers pull thousands of the silvery fish, also called cisco, from the lake's icy waters. Harley Toftey has fished lake herring in the big lake for 31 years and said there are more herring now in Lake Superior than there have ever been since he began fishing.
Minnesota's legal battle over the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge has ended with an $8.9 million settlement involving a California design firm.
A grand jury in Houston has dismissed a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after hearing from the four-time Pro Bowler and other witnesses.
Two top Teamsters Union officials in Minnesota are under investigation for financial impropriety.
President Barack Obama holds his first news conference since being re-elected November 6, 2012. He's expected to establish his priorities for the work of the lame-duck Congress.
Many Minnesota districts were surprised by an increase in kindergarten enrollment, forcing some schools to add class sections and teachers.
Warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, governors in wind energy states Tuesday called on Congress to renew an expiring tax break.
On Wednesday, President Obama will hold his first full press conference in eight months. With the Petreaeus scandal unfolding and the looming fiscal cliff, what will he discuss with the press corps?
In the last 15 years, the number of corporations publicly traded on American stock exchanges dropped 44 percent. Some people say this is a sign that public corporations are on their way out.
A top Roman Catholic bishop says the church will never comply with the Obama administration mandate to provide birth control coverage in health insurance.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday after his second treatment for bipolar disorder there, but it remained unclear where the congressman was going or whether he planned to return to work in Washington.
Too often, politicians tread the well-worn path of the post-storm photo op.
The city's biggest road project this year was the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and 36th Street.
Today on the MPR News Update: A sex scandal captivates and infuriates the nation's capital, the Minnesota construction sector is pulling out of the slump, U.S. Catholic bishops plan to stay the course after an Election Day thumping, and we hear from the author of "The Cursing Mommy."
North Dakota has set an oil production record for the fifth consecutive year.
A Ham Lake woman who contracted meningitis from contaminated steroid shots is suing a New England pharmacy company.
Everything should be on the table' in upcoming 'fiscal cliff' budget negotiations between Congress and President Barack Obama, Rep. Erik Paulsen says. But he believes a tax rate increase could kill the recovering economy.
Nikola Pekovic scored 20 points before leaving with an injury and the short-handed Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 90-82 on Monday night.
Gov. Mark Dayton has told the Minnesota Vikings that he is "greatly distressed" that the team is considering a plan to charge season ticket holders a fee that would help pay the team's share of a new $975 million stadium.
Minneapolis-based retailer Best Buy's new CEO will address investors this afternoon in New York. What will he say, and what will the reaction be?
Principal Dave Adney has emailed parents urging them to talk to their children about the fashion trend and the need to "keep things covered up."
A father is accused of confronting some youngsters in St. Louis Park with an assault weapon because he thought they had stolen candy from one of his children.
The U.S. House Ways and Means committee is a key player in the effort to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen R-Minn. serves on that committee. He spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about his ideas for a compromise solution.
Dennis Olson, a member a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, was named the new director of American Indian Education at the Minnesota Department of Education in September. He spoke with The Daily Circuit about his new role.
The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed.
The FBI is preparing a timeline of its criminal investigation that brought to light CIA Director David Petraeus' extramarital affair so the bureau can respond to members of Congress asking why they and the White House weren't notified of the probe months ago.
CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told The Associated Press Monday.
In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications."
A national popular vote would cause problems of its own.
A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against same-sex marriage and birth control, but church leaders gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead.
Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.
U.S. homeowners are doing a better job of keeping up with their mortgage payments, aided by an improving housing market and low interest rates that are making it easier to refinance.
At a time when thousands of workers were leaving construction for lack of work, CJ Akins went running towards it. She's among a growing number of people who are benefitting from construction firms that have begun to hire again, a sharp contrast to a few years ago when the housing sector tanked and new building projects came to a halt.
Women have passed men on the nation's roads. More women than men now have driver's licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications.
Jerry Lee Lewis scored his biggest hits in the 50's with song like "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On" and "Great Balls of Fire." The scandal surrounding his marriage to his teenage cousin almost destroyed his music career, but he was able to reinvent himself in the later 60's and 70's as a country act.

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