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Sperm bank for bees generates a buzz in Fargo
With honeybees under stress from pests and pesticides, federal authorities hope to build a center to store bee sperm and embryos. But it's a trickier business for bees than humans. ...
Photos: Bemidji celebrates water in all its frozen forms
Unusually mild temperatures attracted crowds to ski, fish, curl -- and swim -- during Bemidji's Winterfest celebration this past weekend. ...
GOP’s Kline hangs back in race to pick successor
The 2nd District congressman says he wanted former first lady Mary Pawlenty to run. Now he's trying to figure out who has best odds to hold swing-district seat. ...
Minnesota state reps on pressing rural concerns
State representatives Dan Fabian and Paul Thissen share their perspectives on the issues facing outstate Minnesota. ...
Minnesota's Banham ties NCAA record with 60 points
Rachel Banham tied a NCAA record with 60 points -- with 10 coming in the first overtime and eight in the second -- to lead Minnesota to a 112-106 win over Northwestern on Sunday. ...
Ditch valedictorian? Another MN school rethinks honors
A school district west of Minneapolis may be the latest to drop the idea of a valedictorian at graduation time in favor of an honors system that include more students. ...
Kids on board as school bus hits parked cars in St. Paul
No significant injuries were reported from the Monday morning crash. Police are investigating how the driver lost control, but there are no indications drugs or alcohol were factors. ...
How will host Chris Rock treat the Oscars' lack of diversity?
Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how the host -- a comedian who never pulls punches -- will handle it. ...
How The New York Times picks the best books of the year
Pamela Paul, editor for The New York Times Book Review, offers an inside look at how the list comes together. Listen to a selection of interviews with authors who made the 2015 cut. ...
Minnesotans can’t resist the lure of ice fishing
Apparently, there's nothing quite like sitting on an overturned five-gallon bucket on frozen ice with a winter wind doing that thing the winter wind does around Brainerd. ...
Lawmakers up funding ante for anti-recruitment efforts
House Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. ...
Ex-Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp has Alzheimer’s
If there's one thing yesterday's Super Bowl has taught us it's that nothing is going to stop people from playing football. It's simply too ingrained in the American culture now. ...
Geoffrey Cowan: Why we have presidential primaries
It was Teddy Roosevelt who seized on the idea of holding presidential primaries in 1912, telling the party bosses to "let the people rule." Geoffrey Cowan has written a book about why we use primaries, caucuses and conventions to decide who our presidential candidates will be. ...
It's a dog read dog world
MPR News host Kerri Miller is hooked on books about dogs for this week's reading recommendations. ...
How do you spot a nonconformist? Check their Internet browser
According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called 'Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.' ...
Photos of cans inside Taiwan building's pillars help spur call for safety reviews
Dozens of people are still missing -- but some survivors were still being pulled from rubble some 60 hours after the quake. Nearly all of the 38 reported deaths occurred in one building. ...
In the light of the morning after, how bad was Rubio's repetition?
"I would pay for them to keep running that clip, because that's what I believe passionately," Marco Rubio said of a much-aired video excerpt of him repeating a line at Saturday's debate. ...
Blizzard eases, benefits of a cold sunny week
This will likely be the second coldest week of winter in Minnesota. Daytime highs hover in the teens, overnight lows bounce a few degrees either side of zero this week. Temps in the 30s return as soon as next week. ...
Stinky 'corpse flower' blooms at U of Minn.
Hurry on over to the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory to get a whiff of the notoriously noxious plant. ...
During a warm winter, parking on ice has its risks
'Winterfest' on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, was closer to 'PhysicsFest' over the weekend. ...
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