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November 6

A closer look at those not in church

They trend toward young and white, but the religiously unaffiliated cross all incomes and education levels.
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October 29
Map of proposed Riverview Corridor

Map of proposed Riverview Corridor

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October 3
3M Open at TPC Twin Cities: How the 16th hole gets tougher

3M Open at TPC Twin Cities: How the 16th hole gets tougher

Changes are coming to almost every hole at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. Here's one example, the par-4 16th.
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September 28
Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Then there are the many bike trails in the metro-area. We have some of the best urban bike options in the country. Pedal one for a close-up experience of Minnesota's many unique landscapes.
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September 28
INTERACTIVE: Active volcano tracker

INTERACTIVE: Active volcano tracker

Locations of active volcanoes around the world are from The Pacific Disaster Center's (PDC) Active Hazards Map Service
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September 28
INTERACTIVE: Earthquake mapper

INTERACTIVE: Earthquake mapper

Map of recent quakes that are occurring in both the United States and around the world. The data is from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS). Earthquake information is extracted from a merged catalog of earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks. Earthquake data will be available within a few minutes for California events, and within 30-minutes for worldwide events.
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September 21
INTERACTIVE: National flood map

INTERACTIVE: National flood map

This map shows 48 hour forecast flood values from river gauges and weather watches & warnings. Stream Gauge data gives readings of stream gauges around the US, which depict the current water level in the measured areas. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click on a symbol to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to get the latest data.
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September 21
How much garbage is that?

How much garbage is that?

The four Minnesota landfills that serve the Twin Cities accepted 1.09 million cubic yards of compacted municipal waste last year. If Great River Energy's garbage burner in Elk River shuts down, that number will rise.
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September 21
INTERACTIVE: Snow forecast and weather warnings map

INTERACTIVE: Snow forecast and weather warnings map

This web map forecasts how much snow will fall in the next couple of days. Navigate to the second map for current weather warnings from the National Weather Services. You can navigate this map by panning and zooming, using the plus and minus button or click on the map to see the forecast snow amount or click on a warning area to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to open a link to the latest NWS alerts and data.
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September 21
INTERACTIVE: Snow depth analysis

INTERACTIVE: Snow depth analysis

The latest analysis of current snow depth from the National Weather Service: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
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September 21
Resort Finder: Add your favorite resort or getaway

Resort Finder: Add your favorite resort or getaway

Use this handy form to add your favorite resort to the map. Also, make sure to include your name, where you are from and a phone number, in case we need more details. (We won't share your phone number. Note: It may take some time before your item appears on the map. We want to make sure all information is correct and that it will map correctly. We appreciate your patience.
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September 21
Resort Finder: Click to find your favorite Minnesota getaway

Resort Finder: Click to find your favorite Minnesota getaway

Use Resort Finder by clicking on a push pin to see the approximate location and details of your favorite vacation spots in Minnesota. Don't see your favorite resort, add it to the map by sending the name of the resort, the address, phone number, website and one or two sentences about what makes it special to Star Tribune's Resort Finder. Also include your name, where you are from and a phone number (in case we need more details).
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September 21
Find the best gas prices

Find the best gas prices

Browse the map or search for prices by ZIP code or by stations near you.
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September 20
Wetterling abduction area sites

Wetterling abduction area sites

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September 20
INTERACTIVE: U.S. Storm reports, warnings and precipitation

INTERACTIVE: U.S. Storm reports, warnings and precipitation

This map shows the National Weather Services weather warnings, current radar-based precipitation forecast and recent and yesterdays storm reports. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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September 20
U.S. wildfire tracker

U.S. wildfire tracker

Use this interactive map of current wildfires in the U.S. to get the latest info.
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September 10
Interactive: Hurricane tracker map

Interactive: Hurricane tracker map

Explore this data rich map of current hurricanes/typhoons from around the world.
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August 3
Potato grower stops expansion

Potato grower stops expansion

There are over 200 agricultural wells owned by R.D. Offut in the Pinelands Sands Area that have permits to irrigate crops. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources gave the company notice that it would require an environmental study to proceed with three new permits.
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July 26
Navigating the 2018 Fringe Festival

Navigating the 2018 Fringe Festival

The Fringe is centered in two Minneapolis neighborhoods: Northeast and Cedar-Riverside, with Red Stag Supperclub returning as Fringe Central, the official post-show hangout. There's also a new Minnesota Family Fringe at Celtic Junction in St. Paul, and a Family Central at nearby Can Can Wonderland where ticketholders can do mini-golf or other activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2-5 and 9-12.
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July 24
Plan to increase social life along the Metro Green Line

Plan to increase social life along the Metro Green Line

St. Paul, city leaders are considering the creation of enterprise zones to take advantage of the new Allianz soccer stadium near University and Snelling Avenue. These proposed zones would allow new bars and restaurants to score their own licenses.