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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Instagram has abandoned wording in its new terms-of-service agreement that sparked outcry from users concerned it meant their photos could appear in advertisements. (12/20/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Health has reported the first flu-related death of the season. (12/20/2012)
Although guns are typically banned in Minnesota's public schools, there are a few exceptions. (12/20/2012)
Many Wells Fargo customers have been having trouble accessing the bank's online services.
A record number of Americans took to the Web to order holiday gifts after retailers flooded their inboxes with offers of extra discounts, free shipping and easy returns. But a storm bringing heavy winds and snow to much of the Midwest on Thursday could mean that some packages might not make it under the tree in time for Christmas.
Freedom and safety are good values, but we shouldn't treat them as objects of worship.
A federal jury Thursday awarded a demoted Minneapolis firefighter $420,000, plus attorneys' fees yet to be determined.
The first widespread snowstorm of the season crawled across the Midwest on Thursday, with whiteout conditions stranding holiday travelers and sending drivers sliding over slick roads - including into a fatal 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa.
A pending special election in southern Minnesota has DFL and Republican party officials looking for legislative candidates.
Health insurers are under tight deadlines to bring out new plans under the federal health care overhaul. The government released its proposed regulations spelling out what the plans have to cover only last month. But those rules aren't final yet. Insurers say they're scrambling to develop the new products in a matter of months when the process would normally take at least a year.
Legislators are making plans for the start of the 2013 session, and some environmental issues will get a lot of attention.
Tired of hearing the same songs over and over during the holidays? Looking for Christmas tunes that won't drive you crazy? Two music lovers will join us to share their favorite "deep cuts" from the holidays.
This week, our panelists will discuss the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. where a gunman killed 27 people before taking his own life.
Improving our country's infrastructure is a huge project that requires money and political capital. But following natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy, it seems like an increasingly important endeavor.
The group, Minnesotans United for All Families, is shifting roles from a group that worked to defeat a constitutional amendment to a group that will lobby for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
A second Minnesota company has debuted its electronic pull tab games, spooling up what's expected to be a $1.3 billion industry in coming years.
The Minnesota State University-Mankato football coach cleared by a judge of child porn charges has been issued a 20-day unpaid suspension from his job.
Today on the MPR News Update: The Connecticut elementary school massacre continues to resonate in Minnesota. Also, we take a look back at how quickly the shooting deaths of police officers are resolved, return for another visit with a man coping with ALS, and tell you about another key departure at Best Buy.
The Department of Employment and Economic Development also revised October's decline in employment from 8,100 jobs lost to a smaller 4,800 jobs lost.
Any deal to avert the fiscal cliff will likely mean higher taxes on top income earners. Will that have an impact on charitable giving?
The buyer, IntercontinentalExchange Inc., an upstart exchange based in Atlanta, made clear Thursday that little would change for the iconic trading floor in Manhattan's financial district if regulators approve the deal.
Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz said he thinks Congress could act relatively soon on legislation aimed at preventing gun violence following the school shooting in Connecticut last week.
It's been six months since flash flooding wreaked havoc in northeastern Minnesota. We'll get an update on the recovery.
The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" is misleading and "grossly inaccurate" in its suggestion that torture produced the tip that led the U.S. military to find terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, three senators said Wednesday in a letter to the head of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Growth in the third quarter was more than twice the 1.3 percent growth rate in the April-June quarter. But disruptions from Superstorm Sandy and uncertainty weighing on consumers and businesses from the ``fiscal cliff'' are likely holding back growth in the October-December quarter.
An attorney for a former Minnesota nurse convicted of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves says his client was merely supporting his alleged victims and had no influence on their actions.
A state appeals court is expected to rule on whether Wisconsin's domestic partnership registry violates the state constitution's ban on gay marriage.
The virus lurks in the stools or vomit of infected people, and makes its way to food, water or surfaces via the hands of infected people who haven't washed them properly.
When a law enforcement officer in Minnesota is shot and killed, it rarely takes more than a day for investigators to find the killer. Often it takes only a few hours, or the suspect is killed at the scene. The killing of Cold Spring Police Officer Thomas Decker is the first fatal shooting of a Minnesota law enforcement officer since 1970 that was not solved within a few days, an MPR News analysis has found.
Bruce Kramer and his family, who will never forget the moment two years ago this month when he was diagnosed with ALS.
A staff member at a Minneapolis public school has been put on administrative leave after bringing a loaded gun to school Wednesday morning.
Driving conditions in southeastern Minnesota are described as difficult by the state's department of transportation. That's due to snow falling on the northern side of a winter storm that's causing blizzard conditions across Iowa into Wisconsin. A blizzard warning continues for far southern Minnesota today. The Twin Cities are getting an inch to a dusting of new snow.
Yes, difficult budget decisions will be necessary. But the primary goal should be to get America working.
A handful of bikers have a beautiful world to themselves.
Dozens of gun owners responded to an inquiry into what they thought should be the legislative reaction to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Some said a ban on "assault weapons" would be ineffective, while others said there should be a ban. Yet others said teachers should be allowed to carry weapons at school.
Aiming to prevent companies from exploiting online information about children under 13, the Obama administration on Wednesday imposed sweeping changes in regulations designed to protect a young generation with easy access to the Internet.
The states of Washington and Colorado legalized possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the November elections, but it is unclear if any cigarette makers plan to supply either market.

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