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Iconic Red Wing Pottery store to close next month — Owner Bruce Johnson says a lawsuit over the "red wing" insignia has led to threats and harassment, leading him to close the salesroom.

A veteran of the 'Lost Platoon' remembers Vietnam — On this Veterans Day, survivors are commemorating the 50th anniversary of an early battle in America's war in Vietnam. In the first major clash between regular forces of the United States and North Vietnam, hundreds of Americans were killed and hundreds more wounded over four days of fighting in the Ia Drang Valley of South Vietnam.

With high hopes, aviation students flock to MSU Mankato — Tyler Spear and Brett Gagan settled into their seats inside the cockpit. "All right, ready for takeoff?" asked Spear. "Yep," replied Gagan. "Clear takeoff." Although their instrument panel showed all the switches and screens of a CRJ 700 regional jet, and the view out their window showed a runway at Minneapolis-St.

Winona police: Shooting victim didn't know attackers — Police searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man Sunday in Winona say the shooting was deliberate but there's no indication the suspects knew the victim.

Children's Museum breaks ground on expansion project — The Minnesota Children's Museum broke ground Wednesday on a major expansion and renovation project in downtown St. Paul. As part of the project, the museum launched a #PlayMoreMN campaign to promote the importance of play in children's lives.

Unable to gin up business, PedalPub rides out of Rochester — The people-powered, slow-moving beer bar entered the Rochester market in 2013 but never caught on with the city's party crowd.

Mankato nun an honored guest as pope speaks to Congress — Sister Alice Zachmann, 89, has spent much of her life teaching school in Minnesota - and fighting for human rights in Guatemala. She'll be a witness Thursday to Pope Francis' historic speech.
Sep 23, 2015

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Ceiling cracks: Women step into Mayo Clinic's top academic posts — Dr. Heidi Nelson still remembers the doubters after she became Mayo Clinic's first female surgeon a quarter century ago. She had to win credibility with colleagues - and find ways to convince patients she was the surgeon.

DNR aims to strengthen pike population — DNR officials are proposing three pike fishing zones to address challenges with pike in each zone and improve northern pike fishing statewide.

Enrollment drop forces U-Rochester to rethink strategy — With an incoming class of only 100 students, University of Minnesota-Rochester leaders know they must reverse the downward trend. They're hoping to connect with students of color and first-generation students.
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Nov 24, 2015

RT @mukhtaryare: Hundreds of protestors are now standing in front of the Minneapolis City Hall.

Nov 24, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Here's what we know so far: 5 shot near Minneapolis protest scene, police say

Nov 16, 2015

RT @cbquist: Remember, we're all on that little dot by the arrow. All of us.

Oct 06, 2015

Hey #rochmn. What do you think would be a good radio story? I'm refreshing my story list for SE MN & would love to hear from you!

Sep 17, 2015

RT @StationCDRKelly: Day 173. Cruising the #sunset strip tonight. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace

Sep 11, 2015

RT @svensundgaard: ALERT! Look 4 poss. northern lights/auroras 2night! Solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field 2day. Clear skies. Get away fr/ city

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