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Veterinarians are dying of suicide at high rates, and the U is addressing it

Oct 21, 2019

Female vets are more than three times as likely to die of suicide than the general population, and male vets are twice as likely. The industry is trying to address it.

Duluth diocese concludes bankruptcy

Oct 21, 2019

Victims of clergy abuse will share in $40 million settlement. The church also agrees to release records of abusive priests and implement safeguards to prevent future incidents.

‘Unheard voices' in Worthington now have their say

Oct 21, 2019

Andrea Duarte-Alonso has been documenting the stories of immigrants and their children in southwest Minnesota, making sure to include the voices of unauthorized immigrants who’ve avoided sharing their stories publicly. Her city of Worthington has one of t…

‘True giant’: Angler’s monster muskie sets new Minnesota record

Oct 21, 2019

Distraught after hearing of a good friend’s unexpected death, Corey Kitzmann headed onto Lake Vermilion to fish as a means to cope. On the water, he landed a massive muskie the DNR says is now Minnesota’s new catch-and-release record.

St. John’s kiln firing is celebration of art, community

Oct 21, 2019

The biennial firing draws artists, alumni and former apprentices, who returned for a lighting ceremony on Friday. Roughly 50 volunteers have been working in shifts to help stoke the fires. The firing lasts 10 days.

North Dakota governor declares a statewide flood emergency

Oct 21, 2019

While river levels are not expected to pose significant risk to communities, Gov. Doug Burgum said fall flooding can have more widespread economic effect.

Your guide to the massive (and massively complex) opioid litigation

Oct 21, 2019

The largest-ever federal action concerning the U.S. opioid crisis has only gotten more complicated amid a slew of recent settlements. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it down.

A Beautiful World: A hip hop nurse speaks out on the basic goodness of people

Oct 21, 2019

Molly Case’s poem about nursing became a YouTube sensation, and now she’s written a memoir.

The placebo effect works and you can catch it from your doctor

Oct 21, 2019

Doctor-patient interactions can make a big difference to the effectiveness of treatments. In a new study, even a fake pain treatment helped when doctors believed it was real.

Layoffs underway at Del Monte plant in Sleepy Eye

Oct 21, 2019

Del Monte Foods began laying off full-time employees at its Sleepy Eye, Minn., plant on Monday. It’s the latest blow to the town whose economy leaned heavily on the facility for nearly 90 years.