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'Minnesota Remembers Vietnam' hopes to document experiences of veterans, civilians

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As part of the initiative, TPT has organized a collection of exhibits and installments remembering the people who lived through the conflict. The collection will be on display at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds this weekend.

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News-loving kids share their drawings of #mprraccoon

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The raccoon that scaled a St. Paul skyscraper last week inspired a series of kooky and creative works across the country. Among those creations is a series of drawings by the readers of a daily news publication for kids.

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John Johnson: The investigator in his own words

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The most extensive record of Johnson talking about his work comes from a sworn deposition he gave in 1978 after he was sued in federal court.

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S2 E9: Why Curtis?

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After re-examining the case, we'd found no direct evidence linking Curtis Flowers to the murders at Tardy Furniture. But we had one lingering question: How did Flowers become the main suspect? Why would investigators focus so much on Flowers based on so little evidence? In short, why Curtis? We decided to find out.

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Why the eyewitness IDs of Curtis Flowers may not be reliable

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Catherine Snow and Porky Collins picked Curtis Flowers out of photo lineups. But, according to two experts, the flawed procedures used by investigators make these identifications highly questionable.

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Childhood at Heart Mountain

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Two men who were imprisoned at Heart Mountain as boys remember their time in camp and how the experience shaped them as adults.

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Louisiana ends policy that held thousands of students back a grade or more

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Students held back were at high risk of dropping out.

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Mummified 'Dayton's Monkey' finds new resting place at the Science Museum

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The mummified monkey that was discovered in the air ducts of the old Dayton's department store in Minneapolis earlier this year has found a new home.

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St. John's alumnus sues university, wants donation back plus interest

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St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., is being sued by one of its own graduates who wants his donation back. Roger Lindmark, a 1974 grad, gave $300,000 to St. John's with settlement money he won from lawsuits against big corporations.

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The rise and reign of Doug Evans

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How to spend 26 years in office.

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Hands-on experience gives teachers leg up on bike safety

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Teachers had a chance to practice starts, stops, turn signals and other skills.

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S2 E8: The D.A.

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After investigating every aspect of the Curtis Flowers case, we were nearly ready to present what we'd found to District Attorney Doug Evans. But first we tried to learn all we could about him: his childhood, his years as a police officer and his record as district attorney. Then, finally, we met the man who's spent more than two decades trying to have Flowers executed.

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Chapter 6: Resistance

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In this chapter: the Japanese Americans who protested their incarceration and defied the pressure to prove their patriotism.

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Hopkins student Ahmed Burhan Mohamed on winning international Quran competition

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Ahmed Burhan Mohamed beat contestants from more than 100 countries at the competition in the United Arab Emirates.

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U of M board to vote on tuition increase at the Morris, Twin Cities campuses

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Undergraduate resident tuition would rise 1 percent in Morris and 2 percent in the Twin Cities. Tuition at the main campus would be about $13,000 a year.

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