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Saturday, December 22, 2012

In the 1980s, few musicians matched the brilliance and fame of Prince. The Purple One earned legions of young fans, including one girl in California named Maya Rudolph, who is now fulfilling a childhood fantasy. She's formed a Prince cover band called -- what else? -- Princess. (12/22/2012)
For 10 years, Andrej's European Pastry owners Jan and Jean Gadzo have sent potica, a Slovak sweet bread, free of charge, shipping and all, to U.S. soliders. For Jan Gadzo, a Vietnam veteran, it's simply a small thing to do to show his appreciation for their service. (12/22/2012)
From sunken steamboats to a millennium-old map engraved in rock, the drought-drained rivers of the nation's midsection are offering a rare and fleeting glimpse into years gone by. (12/22/2012)
What if houses were warm-blooded, and got cold in December like we do? What if? Then, you'd do to them what we do to ourselves: you bundle them up in something warm. That's what this charming little video (an ad for a natural gas company) does: it dresses a house, covering floors, banisters, radiators, the odd sneaker, toys, stoves, teapots with comfy looking wool. Even the shower gets a wool-over.
Companies and individuals calling themselves advocates, care managers and advisers are standing in for the family and deal with the maze of responsibilities that comes with the care of an elderly loved one. With the aging of the baby boom generation, calls for such businesses are expected to increase.
Duluth police say a 54-year-old man has died from severe stab wounds, and investigators are following several leads.
A Litchfield woman accused of trying to smother her infant son by pinching his nose shut has pleaded guilty to domestic assault by strangulation.
A St. Paul man who was crossing a street in a crosswalk has died after he was struck by a minivan.
From the rush of the Crashed Ice competition to the presidential horse race, floods up north and Dakota War memorials, and an amazing array of unique characters and moments, MPR's photographers recorded thousands of memorable moments in 2012. Here, they have whittled everything down for the best MPR Photos of the Year.
A pharmacy connected to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday and said it was seeking to set up a fund to pay victims.
Minnesota-based Red House Records is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special concert next year.
Residents in northeastern Minnesota who suffered property damage from flash floods in June have more time to apply for loans to pay for repairs.
New details about Adam Lanza emerged as Newtown wrapped up a wrenching week of farewells, with funerals scheduled Saturday for three of the slain children. Lanza slaughtered 20 children and six adults during the Dec. 14 rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The state health department is seeking public feedback on a Web-based tool that will help consumers compare hospitals, clinics and outpatient surgery centers for quality.
America's rising foodie culture has inspired a new generation of chefs and adventurous eaters who have mined ethnic and antiquated food traditions to create gourmet delicacies. Even Scandinavian cuisine, not usually considered the most savory, is sharing the spotlight.
Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play -- science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example -- can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.
Fresh signs of a strengthening U.S. economy on Friday suggested that if Congress and the White House can avert the "fiscal cliff," the economic recovery might finally accelerate in 2013.

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