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Minneapolis, St. Paul elementary schools increasingly segregated: Elementary students in Minneapolis and St. Paul attend schools that are more racially segregated than they have been in a generation, while many once overwhelmingly white suburban districts are increasingly diverse. Read the story, and then dig into the data.


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Sports roundup




Quote of the day
"I’ve been knocked around quite a bit and been forced to accept things I still find unacceptable. I’ve felt lost and powerless. But I’ve tried to keep a sense of curiosity about my life. Believe me, gallows humor doesn’t hurt either."

--Current DJ Mary Lucia, announcing her return to the airwaves six months after a stalker forced her into a leave of absence.


Worth a click


The ultimate guide to Nordic cooking: Chef Magnus Nilsson, whose restaurant Fäviken is housed in a hunting lodge deep in northern Sweden, shows the range and diversity of the region's cuisine in his new tome, "The Nordic Cookbook," which features about 730 recipes — three of which are featured at the end of this interview with the chef.


Trivia winner


Congratulations to Diana Ford! Like many of you, Diana correctly answered Friday's trivia question: a griffin was the mythical animal engraved on an ivory plaque found in an ancient warrior's grave recently. She will receive one of these sweet "In Sota We Say Pop" t-shirts. Be sure to check back Friday for this week's question!


From the archives


Nov. 2, 1964: Bruce Ribnick, 11, found that one wheel worked just as well as two when he delivered newspapers on his St. Louis Park route. (Photo: Roy Swan)