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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:35:19 -0600


Lawsuit alleges clergy abuse group received attorney kickbacks

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:35:32 -0600

Gretchen Hammond, who worked for the St. Louis-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, says SNAP referred abuse victims to lawyers and then got kickbacks from lawyers in the form of donations.(image)

1,000 words: the inaugural selfie

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:31:49 -0600

Minnesota DFL U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar brings Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders together for a little photographic unity.(image)

Trump's inauguration speech, analyzed

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:13:00 -0600

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. NPR reporters and editors have annotated his remarks.(image)

In Longville, Minn., retired librarian prepares for solo women's march

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:16:07 -0600

Thousands are expected to participate in Saturday's big women's marches. But one retired librarian in the small northern Minnesota town of Longville may march alone.(image)

Jamar Clark protest shooting victim: I thought I would die

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:59:15 -0600

Teven King said he felt the bullet hit him in the stomach after Allen Scarsella shot him near the 4th Precinct police station, where demonstrators were protesting the police shooting of Jamar Clark.(image)

Kingpin 'El Chapo' faces US authority; it faces securing him

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:56:15 -0600

It's a scene U.S. authorities have dreamed of for decades: One of history's most infamous drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, facing justice in an American court.(image)

Minnesota group offers ways for non-Muslims to counter bias

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:51:42 -0600

The executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the state has seen its share of incidents directed at Muslims in recent months, and some statements made during the presidential campaign have created uncertainty.(image)

New chronic wasting disease case found in central Minnesota

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:47:27 -0600

This time, it was in a captive deer that died on a farm in Meeker County near Dassel. The disease has also turned up in six wild deer shot by hunters in southeastern Minnesota since November.(image)

Driver charged with striking, injuring teens with pickup

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:25:34 -0600

The driver told investigators he never saw the school bus stopped with its flashing lights or the teens who were about to board it until it was too late, according to the criminal complaint.(image)

Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01:49 -0600

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.(image)

Wisconsin student wants sex charges dismissed

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:48:30 -0600

Alec Cook says one stalking charge should be tossed because he only called the alleged victim beautiful and repeatedly put his arm around her, which Cook's attorneys compared to the antics of "Fonzie," a character from the old "Happy Days" TV show.(image)

Photos: The inauguration of Donald Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0600

Pomp and ceremony surround the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States.(image)

Rifle maker apologizes for Mankato-themed gun

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:23 -0600

A custom rifle manufacturer has apparently decided to halt the sale of a Mankato-themed rifle after complaints that it used a noose to depict the Dakota Conflict. Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in history when thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged.(image)

The history of poetry at presidential inaugurations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:22:13 -0600

The tradition began with JFK and continued with presidents Clinton and Obama. To date, no Republican president has had poetry at his swearing-in.(image)

Drizzle and showers south, wintry mix north

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:20:54 -0600

Below-normal highs could return for the final two days of January, but this will be another warmer than normal month.(image)

MPR started 50 years ago with the Cleveland Orchestra

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:02:21 -0600

It was the first thing listeners heard, founder Bill Kling said. It wasn't the original plan, but there were technical difficulties getting the first station, KSJR, on the air.(image)

Dakota County to resume collecting DNA from defendants

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:53:43 -0600

A southeastern Minnesota sheriff's department will resume collecting DNA samples from people who have been charged with certain violent crimes but have not yet been convicted.(image)

January thaw this year is strong

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:41:03 -0600

He also recalls a record snowfall that hit the Twin Cities back in 1982.(image)

That’s ‘Rev. Dr. Garbage Man’ to you

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:28:05 -0600

Today's must-listen/must-read story comes -- not surprisingly -- from StoryCorps on NPR this morning, which is the story of John Marboe, who picks up trash for a living. That's in addition to being a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. He got his Ph.D. in 2011.(image)

Rescue crews find some 8 people alive after Italy avalanche

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:14:48 -0600

The discovery boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people at the resort.(image)