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3 hrs ago | TwinCities

No more underwater births, Allina tells moms-to-be

While Allina Health System plans to suspend water births -- underwater deliveries that proponents say help women better cope with labor pain -- no other Twin Cities hospitals report they plan to follow suit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics

7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Atheists' new plan of attack against Pledge of Allegiance: state courts

Holding the Stars and Stripes, Cindy Le leads her first grade class in the Pledge of Allegiance at the Richard Murphy School in Boston.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

11 hrs ago | Star Tribune

A (wine) glass half full

Owner Nan Bailly inspected vines at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings, where heavy snow gave some protection during this winter's long and and intense cold.

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Related Topix: Weather, Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago | The Nation

Racial and Environmental Justice Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

According to a study conducted by researches at the University of Minnesota, nonwhite people , regardless of income, are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than white people.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

17 hrs ago | Sentinel

Rolf A. Walter

A Celebration of Life service for Rolf A. Walter, 73, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont.

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Related Topix: Fairmont, MN, World News, Germany, Minot State University, Moorhead, MN

21 hrs ago | The State

MOA to host Vikings cheerleader final auditions

Fifty-four finalists are scheduled to compete Tuesday night in the mall's rotunda, from 7-9:30 p.m. The new squad of Vikings cheerleaders will be the first to cheer outside at the University of Minnesota.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sentinel

Petrowiak-Arndt to marry

Anna graduated from Granada-Huntley-East Chain High School in 2007. She will be graduating from veterinary school at the University of Minnesota this spring.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Condoleezza Rice speaks for sold-out crowd, 200 protest her campus visit

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks to University of Minnesota graduate students and faculty during a small group discussion Thursday afternoon in Northrop Auditorium.

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Related Topix: Condoleezza Rice, Minnesota, George Bush

GPB.org

Sharp Rise In MERS Cases May Mean The Virus Is Evolving

An Egyptian Muslim prays during a ritual in Mina, Saudi Arabia, October 2013. Some people wore masks during the hajj pilgrimage last year to protect against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine

TwinCities

Twin Cities author's new book for kids is full of holes ... on purpose

Michael Hall's new picture book "It's an Orange Aardvark!" is a featured selection in the Children's Book of the Month Club and will be read Thursday in more than 600 Barnes & Noble stores across the country.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Marine on St. Croix, MN, Minneapolis, MN, St. Anthony, MN, Entertainment

The Huffington Post

New Jersey Atheists Sue School District Over 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance

The American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit Saturday against New Jersey's Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District on behalf of a local atheist family seeking to omit the phrase "under God" from the school's daily Pledge of Allegiance.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Chris Christie, US Governors, Trenton, NJ

Minnesota Monthly

Thymes Studio Collection

More than 30 years ago, Minneapolitans Leslie Ross Lentz and Stephanie Shopa cooked up the botanically based bath products that came to be known as Thymes.

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The Washington Post

Senator comes dangerously close to moving train

Aaron Blake covers national politics at the Washington Post, where he writes regularly for the paper's Post Politics and The Fix blogs.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Sports

Sun Apr 20, 2014

St. Cloud Times

SCSU choir to collaborate with voices from U of M

SCSU choir to collaborate with voices from U of M on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/04/21/scsu-choir-collaborate-voices-u-m/7953057/ But the students in the St. Cloud State University Concert Choir are excited to collaborate on a performance with the University of Minnesota Singers at 5 p.m. Friday at the Newman ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, St. Cloud, MN, Music, Entertainment

St. Cloud Times

Women, business owners await Senate vote

Women, business owners await Senate vote on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/21/women-business-owners-await-senate-vote/7952637/ St. Cloud State University Women's Center Violence Against Women committee members Hilary Packer, graduate assistant; Lee LaDue, coordinator of Sexual Assault Services; Nadia Kamil, student; ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota, Princeton, MN, Mille Lacs County, MN

TwinCities

Worth of housing along Central Corridor rail line debated

A Green Line light rail train makes a stop in downtown St. Paul as workers test-run the trains.

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Related Topix: African-American

Star Tribune

St. Thomas professors create a new way to keep track of course work

University of St. Thomas instructors are testing their business acumen with launch of CourseCal, a cloud-based calendar and course management platform.

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Related Topix: Macalester College

Jamaica Observer

Push out or step out, teachers told

Veteran educator, researcher and consultant Pauletta Chevannes has said that teachers who find themselves unable to cope with the demands of the profession should walk away from it.

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Related Topix: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Star Tribune

Schafer: They vote Republican in the land of equality

Income inequality has become one of the nation's hottest political issues, but it probably isn't talked about as much in Minnesota's Sixth District, currently represented in Congress by Michele Bachmann , a Republican.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Betty McCollum, Representative Keith Ellison, Democrat

TwinCities

St. Croix Falls, Wis.: Couple celebrate their successful lives as small-town artists

Leif Bjornson and Meg Luhrs opened their art gallery Luhrs/Bjornson Artworks in an old granary they renovated in St. Croix Falls in the 1980s.

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Related Topix: St. Croix Falls, WI, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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