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Articles from November 15, 2013

ABC Reporter's Claim That 'Mammography Saved My Life' Is Not the Full Story
On Monday, ABC's Amy Robach announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be undergoing a double mastectomy as part of her treatment.What was remarkable about this diagnosis was that the 40-year- old reporter had received her first...
Arriving at a New Definition of Hoarding and a Greater Understanding of Those Who Hoard
After our mother died, the very first of many vendors we called to deal with her hoarded house was an exterminator. When the young man in orange coveralls emerged after spraying his poison, he lifted his respirator mask, wand still in hand, and said,...
Court-Ordered Disclosure Would Offer Best Hope of Full Accounting in Priest Sex-Abuse Cases
As part of a civil suit pending in Ramsey County District Court, a judge could order the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to release publicly the list of 33 priests "credibly accused" of child sex abuse as well as a list of 13 offenders maintained...
Galtier Community School Embraces Design Thinking for Greater Flexibility in Learning
Earlier this year, during two sweltering days in late June, students, their parents, and teachers from Galtier Community School in St. Paul decided to revolutionize education. Their methodology? Design thinking.Through the American Architectural Foundation's...
Humphrey School Honors Cities, Counties and Schools with Innovation Awards
Innovation in local Minnesota government is recognized and honored each year by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.This year's top winners of the 2013 Local Government Innovation Awards are:* Monroe Elementary, Brooklyn...
Last Weekend for 'Arabella'; 'We Will Rock You' Coming to Orpheum
As orchestras nationwide struggle to stay afloat and jazz clubs close, Minnesota Opera rolls merrily along. Its latest good news: Subscriptions have reached a 14-year high. Currently the company has 6,435 subscribers, most full-season. More than 90 percent...
Longer Racing Season Lifts Canterbury's Revenue
Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced Thursday that extra racing days helped boost revenue for its most recent quarter, but profits dipped.Canterbury Park in Shakopee hosts live horse racing, card casino games, and a live simulcast of horse races...
New History Tracks Minnesota Events in the '70S
It's easy to make fun of the 1970s. The whole decade seems to demand disrespect, with its striped pants, cheesy love songs, and palette of various mustard colors. It was 10 straight years of solid unloveliness, with a good bit of social turmoil thrown...
Three Minnesota Democrats Back Republican Health-Plan-Cancellation Bill
WASHINGTON -- Collin Peterson, Tim Walz and Rick Nolan, Minnesota's three rural House Democrats, voted for a Republican plan to stop the insurance plan cancellations stemming from the Affordable Care Act. The action came a day after President Obama proposed...
Wolves Barometer: Gauging the Trends of NBA Season Thus Far
It is nine games into the 2013-14 season, a point where trends that are prevailing begin to take on the imprimatur of reality. For the Minnesota Timberwolves, whose 6-3 record extrapolates out to 54 wins over the course of an 82-game campaign, the trends...

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