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"The cargo shipping season started last month on the upper Great Lakes, but the need for icebreaking work had been anticipated."
The Canadian Coast Guard says icebreakers are expected to continue to escort freighters on Thursday. The ice had left about 18 ships unable to move.
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"The Nazis invaded Norway the morning of April 9, 1940. By the afternoon, they controlled the nation's seven major ports.

Retired St. Olaf College professsor Odd Lovoll was 5 years old at the time, but the invasion and life under occupation remain fresh in his mind."

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The Nazis took control of Norway 75 years ago today. Memories of the invasion and life under occupation are still fresh to Odd Lovoll.
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The Minnesota Twins and Target Field's food service provider reveal the new food offerings for 2015!
With a focus on local and twists on the classics, new offerings at the Twins' ballpark include Red Cow burgers and a Bloody Mary garnished with cold pizza.
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A must-read from Bob Collins on News Cut.
Stuart Schumacher finds something new every time he reads a recent obituary for a 4-year-old boy. The boy's name was Evan, and Schumacher wrote the obituary in the hours after he lost his son.
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Are you prepared for summer storms?
On this week's Friday Roundtable, Kerri Miller talks to three veteran meteorologists about how they predict storms and how they get the message out to a public who can be skeptical of sirens and warnings.
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"Council members have wrestled for weeks with what image best represents the landlocked metropolis — one sailboat or two. They'd agreed to replace the city's longtime two-sailboat logo with a hip, one-boat look. Then they torpedoed the one-boat logo. But now they want it back."

Curtis Gilbert will help you catch up.
Council members in February agreed to replace the city's longtime two-sailboat logo with a hip, one-boat look. Then they torpedoed the one-boat logo. But now they want it back.
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"Frostbeard Studio, boasts more than 20 different book-inspired candles — perfect for "bibilophiles and literary nerds." ("Nerds" has never been used in a more loving context.)"
Candlemakers Roxie and Tom Lubanovic craft scented candles based on their favorite books. Sherlock Holmes smells of tobacco and rain, while the Shire smells of clover and oakmoss.
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"But it still takes a special person to pass the wealth along to someone else."

Filed under "People Doing Good" on News Cut:
When you're a professional basketball player, you really don't need anyone to give you cars and prizes; you can buy them with the pocket change you put on the dresser every night. But it still takes a special person to pa...
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New science about near-death experiences is eliciting strong responses from believers and the skeptics.

If you missed this topic with Kerri Miller, take a moment to listen:
MPR News' Kerri Miller talks to two guests about what happens to our brains when we experience these phenomena. Will verifiable research ever be able to back up the claims?
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Gardeners are you ready?

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This may be the year for you to start a small garden of your own, be it on a windowsill or in a shared plot. Renee Shepherd, creator of Renee’s Garden and a pioneer in finding the choicest produce from around the world, shares her picks for spring seeds.
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Via The Splendid Table! http://ow.ly/LaDZa
To me, the egg is kind of the perfect food. You don't have to do much to it; it's very versatile. You can make it into a lot of different shapes and textures. A perfectly boiled egg is good for breakfast, in a soup, on top of rice or as a snack.
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"For when you want to flip that switch to FULL ORGAN: five over-the-top wedding recessionals." - @yourclassical twitter feed

Depart your ceremony with style:
The recessional is the icing on the cake at the end of the wedding ceremony. The church part is 99 percent done, your stress level is on its way back down and your mind is in a serious state of "We're outta here." In larger-scale events, the music picked for The Exiting can be exuberant and full ...
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