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3 hrs ago | TwinCities

Minnesota State Fair opening day weather: hot and muggy

Siblings Dehvin Chu, 6, Lydia Chu, 5 and Ethan Chu, 10, all of Vadnais Heights, soak their faces in the cooling waters of misters set up near two medical aid stations at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on August 25, 2013.


Related Topix: Vadnais Heights, MN, Weather

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Criminal histories hold back towns like Ferguson

Recent polling shows that white Americans and African-Americans have completely different perspectives on recent events in Ferguson, Mo., with just 37 percent of whites saying that the police shooting raises important issues about race, compared to 80 percent of African Americans.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ferguson, MO

11 hrs ago |

Real horrors captured on video intrigue teens

Click on "beheading," for instance, and after agreeing to continue through a warning about explicit content, viewers can watch masked men in a purported Mexican drug cartel pull out a machete as they surround their kneeling victim.


Related Topix: Waseca, MN, Owatonna, MN, Family, Kids

14 hrs ago | International Business Times

Studies Suggest Messy Deskers Could Be More Creative

At home, school or office, the importance of being organized and tidy is something that has been driven into the heads of everyone right from childhood.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Collisions with glass kill birds, but what does it do to bird populations?

It's widely agreed that large expanses of glass can be hazardous to birds. What's not known is how deaths from such collisions affect bird populations in the long run.


Related Topix: Audubon, MN

Boing Boing

Blogging History: GCHQ performs laptop exorcism at Guardian; Graphic...

UK intel officials enter Guardian offices, destroy hard drives with Snowden docs: The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, explains that he is now forced to work on stories about the US National Security Administration from New York City, because UK intelligence officials went into the Guardian's headquarters and destroyed hard drives that ... (more)


Related Topix: Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay

City Pages

How bear expert Lynn Rogers went from scientific pioneer to pariah

The Northwoods Research Center sits at the end of a long, gravel path, lined by a backdrop of white pine ascending to the sky.


Related Topix: Biology, Science


Physical Activity, Obesity, Weight Change, and Risk of Atrial...

From the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia ; Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD ; Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center, Wake Forest ... (more)


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

KUGN-AM Eugene

Study Says New Moms Need to Take Care of Their Health

Women who are thinking about having a child should take heed of a new study out of the University of Minnesota.


Business Journal

Lock-screen quiz app acquired by Science Inc.

Hiq Lockscreen, an app developed by a University of Minnesota student that offers users quick quizzes from their smartphone's lock screen, has been snapped up by an L.A. tech studio.


Related Topix: Santa Monica, CA

Scientific Blogging

Meet BPA-Free, The New BPA

Steven G. Hentges holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Stanford University, Apiculture

Bangor Daily News

Extra mastectomy may not extend life for some breast cancer patients

For some women with early stage breast cancer, removing the healthy breast likely doesn't afford much of a survival benefit, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minnesota schools make 'most LGBT-friendly' list

Four Minnesota schools were recently placed on the annual 2014 CampusPride top-50 list of LGBT-friendly colleges and universities .


Related Topix: Augsburg College


Historic Promotion for Minnesota Air National Guard

The Minnesota Air National Guard was established 164 years ago, and in that time an African American had never obtained the rank of Brigadier General; that is until Monday.


Insight News

Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protest

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Famine, Natural Disasters, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud, MN


St. Paul, Minneapolis schools lay out achievement-gap strategy

Generation Next, a push to close the achievement gap in St. Paul and Minneapolis schools, Monday laid out the basic steps of a program that leaders hope will get everybody working together on the same page.


Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN


Vote 2014: Many Washington County incumbents face challengers

Washington County voters will see lots of new names on the November ballot, meaning most incumbents are facing challengers and cities are likely to see shake-ups.


Related Topix: Washington County, MN, Woodbury, MN, Family, Kids, Oakdale, MN, Minnesota


Artificial cells act like the real thing

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell.


City Pages

Brock Lesnar wins WWE championship

For the first time in nearly 11 years, University of Minnesota amateur wrestling legend Brock Lesnar is the WWE champion.


Related Topix: Mark Calaway, Maple Plain, MN, Dwayne Johnson

Lila Downs at City Winery Napa

Until earlier this year, I had never heard of Lila Downs which, based on last night's performance at City Winery Napa , is really too bad.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, World News, Mexico