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Continuing coverage: Bombings in Boston

By Terry Sauer April 16, 2013, 09:16 AM

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the Boston Marathon finish line.

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Dwindling frac sand legislation rests on trout stream setbacks

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune May 08, 2013, 10:10 PM

Environmental activists are clinging to a fragile game and fish amendment as their last hope to slow the advance of frac sand mining in Minnesota.

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Between Sanford Health and T. Denny Sanford, deep ties

By TONY KENNEDY and JENNIFER BJORHUS, Star Tribune May 04, 2013, 04:32 PM

$600 million in donations isn’t the only string attaching Sanford Health to its major benefactor, T. Denny Sanford.

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Disabled students face dangerous discipline in Minnesota

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 10:03 PM

Disabled students get punished for disruptive outbursts with severe forms of discipline — from forceful physical restraint to extended solitary confinement — that are either banned or more restricted in other states.

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In some schools, cops and cuffs are called in to deal with disruptive students

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 04:30 PM

To maintain order in special education classrooms, some Minnesota schools are turning to police.That strategy unnerves many parents, who have...

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A Lethal Dose: The war on synthetic drugs

By By LARRY OAKES September 01, 2011, 05:23 PM

They carry names like Bliss and TranQuility, but don't be fooled: Synthetic drugs can be deadly. From a small town in Oklahoma to suburban Minnesota, these products have generated unusual violence and physical suffering. Efforts to control these substances remains a losing battlle.

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Land rush: Boom times on the farm

June 25, 2012, 04:00 PM

This occasional Star Tribune series explored the implications of rapidly rising prices for farmland in Minnesota.

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13 seconds in August: The 35W bridge collapse

December 13, 2007, 11:11 AM

The Star Tribune has identified the drivers and occupants of 78 of 84 cars, trucks and other non-construction vehicles that remained on the bridge or sank in the river, as well as six of the road construction workers.

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The Vanishing Prairie series

By Josephine Marcotty November 21, 2012, 11:17 AM

"The Vanishing Prairie'' is a Star Tribune series examining the way that agriculture is profoundly transforming the landscape of the Upper Midwest and its valuable native ecosystems.

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April 7: Delicate dance: Kaler courts alum Sanford

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune April 06, 2013, 07:18 PM

U President Eric Kaler says ties with alum and magnate T. Denny Sanford do not color hospital takeover talks.

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