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The other suspects: Who law enforcement did and didn't investigate in the Tardy Furniture murders

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What an Alabama crime spree might reveal about the Curtis Flowers investigation.

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The saga of Bobby Joe Townsend

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Not long after the Tardy Furniture murders, Doug Evans may have sent an innocent man to prison.

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Was there a Brady violation in the Curtis Flowers case - and why does it matter?

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If prosecutors didn't turn over critical evidence to the defense, Curtis Flowers could get a new trial.

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Teachers, staff try to bring families back to St. Paul schools

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Higher enrollment would put the district in line for more state money.

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Chapter 7: Leaving Camp

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At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives. Some found that leaving camp was even harder than being sent there.

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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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