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  1. CME Group to close most futures trading pitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Star Tribune

    The parent company of the Chicago Board of Trade and other exchanges is ending most trading involving people on the floor who establish prices by flashing hand signals and shouting at each other. CME Group said Wednesday it that it will close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York by July 2. The move comes as so-called "open outcry" futures trading has fallen to 1 percent of CME Group's futures volume.

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  2. Travel new and now: World tourism, Frank Lloyd Wright sites, Cancun time, Brooklyn gardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Star Tribune

    More people are traveling worldwide, more of them are from China and many of them are heading to Europe, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Tourist arrivals overall were up worldwide in 2014 over the previous year by an increase of 4.7 percent.

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  3. Teammates, fans say farewell to 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks, remember him for his enduring optimismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over his teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life. At a memorial service in a Chicago church, the buoyant man known as "Mr. Cub" was remembered for his character as much as his accomplishments on the ball field, including his 512 career home runs.

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  4. Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff isn't taking any chances. He's pulled in more than nine times more money than any of his challengers through fundraising and a PAC.

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  5. Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tacticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Star Tribune

    All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothing and ski masks pour out, grabbing whatever they can with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew. Since September, at least a dozen "crash-and-grab" burglaries have been reported at retail businesses in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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  6. Legislation introduced in Congress seeks interim steps to protect Great Lakes from Asian carpRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Members of Congress have introduced legislation calling for interim steps to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways while a permanent solution is debated. The measure calls for putting additional structures to control upstream movement of fish at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, located on the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Illinois.

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  7. Woman, 22, shot by ex-boyfriend at Nordstrom in Chicago before he turned gun on himself diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Authorities say a woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend inside a Nordstrom in Chicago before he turned the gun on himself has died. The Cook County medical examiner's office says 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein was pronounced dead at 3:43 p.m. Saturday.

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  8. Authorities say 2 shot near downtown ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Chicago fire officials say one person has died and another has been injured after a shooting in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Police and fire officials say they received a report of a shooting around 8:30 p.m. and found two people shot in the first block of East Grand Avenue.

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  9. All about that bass: A guide to the busy Twin Cities dance-club scene in the next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Star Tribune

    For as much of an emerging electronic music market as the Twin Cities has become, unfortunately we're still flyover country for many big-name DJs. However, the pseudo-raver gods are smiling upon Minneapolis this week, with an unusually heavy run of laptop-toting luminaries passing through.

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  10. Pigs are too fat for holiday hams as prices surgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Hogs in the U.S. weigh the most ever after farmers fed them longer to make up for losses caused by a virus that killed millions of piglets. While heavier hogs means more pork per animal, their hind legs exceed the size used for producing the 7-pound spiral-cut, half hams that are the most popular for family meals during year-end holidays.

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  11. Army Corps considers new front in Asian carp warRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Federal officials may place barriers in a Chicago-area river as a short-term step to prevent invasive Asian carp from plundering the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is focusing on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam site on the Des Plaines River near Joliet, Ill., as a potential spot to block the path of bighead and silver carp that are migrating toward Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed.

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  12. UMD, Concordia, top seeds for Diviison II volleyball regionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference teams will take part in the NCAA Division II volleyball Central Regional, which will be hosted by top-seeded Minnesota Duluth, the NCAA announced Sunday night. The NSIC champion Bulldogs , who take a 25-match winning streak into the regional, will take on Arkansas Tech in the first round on Thursday.

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  13. Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st and only female mayor, dies at 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Jane Byrne became part of Chicago history when she was elected its first woman mayor. She became part of city lore because of how she won: beating an incumbent who voters thought had bungled the reaction to a blizzard that paralyzed the streets.

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  14. Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st and only female mayor, dies at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Jane Byrne, who capitalized on Chicago's slow reaction to a snowstorm to score one of the biggest election upsets in the city's history and become its first female mayor, died Friday. She was 80. Byrne, whose four-year term brought festivals and filmmakers to Chicago but was also filled with upheaval at City Hall, died at a hospice in Chicago, said her daughter, Kathy.

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  15. Chicago's Shedd Aquarium cares for orphaned otterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Star Tribune

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports the aquarium said the weeks-old female otter arrived in Chicago last week after being cared for at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, for the first four weeks of her life. She was just days old and weighed 2 pounds when a passerby found her.

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  16. Quincy Market and the 'festival marketplace'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Quincy Market opened in 1826 behind Boston's historic Faneuil Hall in order to provide more market space for food sellers. But, after decades of neglect, the market and two surrounding buildings - North Market and South Market - faced demolition before being revived as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in 1976.

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  17. Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda set for Chicago skyscraper crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Star Tribune

    The 35-year-old high-wire artist plans to perform two nail-biting walks that will be televised around the world Sunday. The Discovery Channel will use a 10-second delay for the broadcast, allowing producers to cut away if Wallenda falls.

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  18. From the Travel Desk: Eiffel Tower takes your breath awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Star Tribune

    A general view looking up at the new glass floor at The Eiffel Tower during the inauguration of the newly refurbish first floor, in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. I have a difficult time walking across the translucent floor panel on the ninth floor of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis .

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  19. Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.

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  20. Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he's ready for windy Chicago skyscraper crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Star Tribune

    With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded. For Sunday's televised walks, the 35-year-old daredevil promised to uphold the "Flying Wallendas" family tradition of working without a net or harness.

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