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Sunday, December 2, 2012

The North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo could have up to nine days of horse racing next year. (12/02/2012)
Neil Young performs
Neil Young says he couldn't see performing in the area devastated by Superstorm Sandy without doing something to help people who were affected by it. (12/02/2012)
A corrections officer from Tower has been charged with seven felony counts for allegedly having sex with a female inmate. (12/02/2012)
Five states were to announce on Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.
Wisconsin is closing a third wolf harvest zone. The Department of Natural Resources says Zone in far northwestern Wisconsin will close to hunting and trapping of wolves at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Ricky Rubio practiced with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday for the first time this season. He says his surgically repaired left knee feels good and he's anxious to see how his body responds on Monday.
"Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.
Deliberations over a long-term debt fix in Washington are casting an enormous cloud of doubt over the economic forecast in Minnesota, which in turn complicates Gov. Mark Dayton's task of assembling a two-year budget proposal.
The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple degrees, which is an international goal.
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax has handled her fair share of holiday questions. How do you get relatives to help handle the holiday hosting workload? How do you deal with bickering guests?
The "Hunger Games" trilogy and the "Twilight" series are just two reasons why sales of teen and young adult novels are booming. And it's not just teens consuming these books; adults are buying them too. What books in the genre should you read?
President Barack Obama won 60 percent of the vote among those younger than 30, according to a new Pew report. Now that young voters have shown themselves to be a serious political force, what do they want?
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is setting up a program to train foreign students to fly unmanned aircraft.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., said he will push for the lame-duck Congress to pass legislation restoring benefits to military veterans who were discharged because of personality disorders.
A new program to match homeless teenagers with Minneapolis residents willing to share their homes will hold its first information sessions this week.
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will vote this week to put forward a 2013 budget with no tax levy increase.
Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar have again rejected the company's contract offer.
Miss America's walk might look effortless, but her road to success probably cost more than you think. Ten thousand women will compete in a Miss USA sponsored pageant this year. That organization is just one of more than 15 small circuits, each with their own local, state, and national competitions. It's a big industry, From the organizers, designers and coaches, lots of people make money ... except the contestants.
The first book printed in what would become the United States was a Puritan hymnal of psalms, sturdy enough that 11 copies that came off a wooden Cambridge press in 1640 still exist. Now, a copy of the Bay Psalm Book may bring millions of dollars to the Boston church that owns it -- if a divided congregation agrees in a vote Sunday to sell it.

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