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Sunday, November 18, 2012

An online campaign to raise money so Native American tribes in South Dakota can purchase land they consider sacred has a growing list of celebrities backing the effort. (11/18/2012)
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Thirty-two American students were named Sunday in the newest group of Rhodes Scholars and will be awarded scholarships to study at Oxford University. (11/18/2012)
A study set to be released this week shows that the number of homeless people on the streets in North Dakota has exceeded the number of homeless people in the state's emergency shelters. (11/18/2012)
Even in the temples of Asia, President Barack Obama cannot escape thoughts of that fiscal cliff back home.
Democrats taking over the Minnesota Legislature are avoiding bold promises to change the state's constitution after voters decisively rejected two Republican-backed amendments earlier this month.
Laws will soon go into effect in Maine, Maryland and Washington that allow same-sex marriage. Nearly 18,000 same-sex couples in those states will exchange vows within three years, generating at least $166 million in wedding spending in the three states.
How can the U.S. best protect its communications systems, power grids and manufacturing sector in the event of a serious cyber attack by the likes of China, Russia or North Korea?
We'll air Kerri Miller's conversation with author Erin Morgenstern from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Her latest book is "The Night Circus." This was the final Talking Volumes of the season.
Physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill is currently legal in Oregon and Washington. But for the terminally ill elsewhere in America who want to end their life, going underground for guidance and information is the only option.
Lisa Lillien says she never set out to become the maven of guilt-free, fun-food dieting, the go-to girl for people who want to have their cake -- and cheeseburgers and chili fries -- and eat them, too, without getting fat.
Flint Hills Resources wants to spend $400 million to upgrade its refinery in Rosemount, a plan that would improve the facility's efficiency but also increase its output of greenhouse gases.
Projects are under way to reduce sedimentation in the Poplar River on Minnesota's North Shore. But they're not doing an adequate job, according to an environmental group.
As President Barack Obama and congressional leaders begin to negotiate over the series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff, some members of Congress say a bill to extend food stamp and farm subsidy programs could help bridge the impasse.
A new University of Minnesota report takes a look at how many students repeat grades in school.
More than a dozen Minnesota school districts are vying against other districts nationwide for millions of dollars in federal education grants.
One Minnesota grocery chain says Hostess products are flying off the shelves of stores across the state after the company sought permission from a court to shut down on Friday.
Less than two weeks after Republican nominee Mitt Romney came up short in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama, the next class of potential GOP presidential hopefuls is laying the groundwork for bids of their own.
An atheist group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could receive almost $70,000 in student fees for programming costs, an apparent first for the college and student atheist groups nationwide.

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