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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The scam artist who inspired the movie and Broadway musical "Catch Me If You Can" will be in Minneapolis this week. (12/09/2012)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recommended last week that a hunting bill be scaled back after lawmakers and state agencies were inundated with nearly 2,000 angry emails and letters opposing its breadth. (12/09/2012)
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is hosting an international forum Thursday on the water quality challenges facing the Red River Basin in the U.S. and Canada. (12/09/2012)
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impending "fiscal cliff," the first meeting between just the two leaders since Election Day.
The heaviest snowstorm to hit the region in two winters dumped heavy snow across a broad belt of Minnesota. Wisconsin and South Dakota Sunday. The storm caused difficult driving and scores of traffic accidents, highway closures and flight cancellations and delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Compensation for private college presidents has continued to drift upward, while the number crossing the $1 million barrier -- a signal of prestige, and a magnet for criticism -- held steady at 36, according to a new survey.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Harrison Smith returned an interception for a score to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 21-14 victory over the free-falling Chicago Bears on Sunday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says blowing and drifting snow will be an increasing problem for drivers throughout the state on Sunday.
Just six blocks from the White House, the FBI's hulking headquarters overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue has long been the government building everyone loves to hate. The verdict: It's an ugly, crumbling concrete behemoth, an architectural mishap -- all 2.4 million square feet of it.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of the population dependent on the government and "binders full of women" topped this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian.
The children's album 'Free To Be... You and Me' was the brainchild of Emmy-winning actress Marlo Thomas and a bevy of celebrity friends, from Michael Jackson to Rosey Grier, all the way to Carol Channing and Harry Belafonte.
In his book "Hallucinations," Oliver Sacks is out to remove some of the stigma attached to people who see and hear things that aren't there.
The Minnesota budget forecast released last week shows the state is facing a $1.1 billion deficit. Incoming Minnesota House leaders Paul Thissen and Kurt Daudt join us to discuss their plans to address the budget next year.
Historians have said that the beginning of the American environmental movement can be traced back to the date, 50 years ago, when Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" was published. The work led to the passage of the Clean Water Act and the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Hennepin County officials expect more than 1,800 people to attend the 14th Project Homeless Connect at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Monday.
City and park officials will present new draft land use guidelines on Monday evening that are meant to steer the future development of the Mississippi River north of downtown Minneapolis.
The American chestnut once towered over everything else in the forest. It was called the "redwood of the East." Then, the blight struck, and by the 1950s, this mightiest of trees was all but extinct. Now, after 30 years of breeding and crossbreeding, The American Chestnut Foundation believes it has developed a potentially blight-resistant tree.

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