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  • Opinion: Why “respectful debate” is deteriorating in the political world

    A presidential debate used to be an argument of issues void of unrelated personal attacks. A speculator could anticipate a variety of different views and perspectives and differing approaches to the issues of the day. Any personal attack was rese...
  • Campaign Trail 2012

    There are still another eight months left of the campaign trail and the four Republican candidates are busy advertising, debating and visiting states. President Obama is slowly making his way around the United States. It was to be believed that Mit...
  • DSM5 to be released May 2013

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses (DSM-5) will be released in May 2013. New information and revisions on Bipolar and Related Disorders, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Post-Traumatic Disorder, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compuls...
  • Tutoring Center is now open

    After four months of construction, the Tutoring Center opened its doors on Monday, January 23. Students from all over campus have been waiting for this moment to see the new and improved Tutoring Center. With hundreds of square feet of working...
  • Falling Rock - January 27, 2012

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  • NCC's Lions' Roar conquers newspaper contest

    Normandale Community College’s student newspaper, the Lions’ Roar, took home 12 awards in this year’s Minnesota Newspaper Association Better College Newspaper contest for Minnesota two- and four-year colleges and universities. In re...
  • Wikipedia protests, America listens

    Millions of people worldwide turned on their computer on Wednesday, Jan 18th to discover a World Wide Web void of the charitable information database known as Wikipedia. A daily source of information for some and a known resource for all, Wikiped...
  • Ongoing drought means little spring flood risk

    Months of drought and declining river flows mean little risk of spring flooding across Minnesota and the Dakotas, a dramatic departure from recent years of repeated battles against record and near-record river crests. ...
  • Poll: Getting good job a key goal for college freshmen

    Seeing their parents struggle with unemployment and other money worries over the last few years, the nation’s current batch of college freshmen increasingly view a bachelor’s degree as a necessary ticket to better jobs, according to a U...
  • Somalia raid shows extent of U.S. reach

    The Navy SEALs parachuted into the darkness, landing more than a mile from their objective: a small bush camp in north-central Somalia where an American aid worker and a Danish colleague were being held captive. ...
  • Al Qaida still holding elderly American hostage in Pakistan

    A kidnapped 70-year-old American aid contractor is alive and in good health, being held by a Pakistani al-Qaida affiliate that’s likely to use him as a bargaining chip, according to militants, security officials and analysts. ...
  • Improvements at Arlington Cemetery, but problems remain

    Just a year and a half after condemning officials at Arlington National Cemetery for “heartbreakingly incompetent management,” Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and members of the Government Accountability Office complimented le...
  • Politically Rich vs. American Shafted

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  • Regis cuts 110 corporate employees; president Randy Pearce to retire

    Edina-based Regis Corp. confirmed Thursday that it laid off 110 people from its corporate office this week and also announced that its president Randy Pearce, who had been expected to take over as chief executive next month, plans to retire ef...
  • Christian Ponder's season up for review

    Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson imagines Christian Ponder is in the head-shaking phase of his postseason evaluation. ...
  • Polaris fourth-quarter profit up 17 percent

    Polaris Industries, the maker of snowmobiles, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles, reported today profits up 17 percent in the fourth quarter on strong sales throughout its product line. "Our record fourth quarter results were a fitting ending ...
  • Call-ups put Wild on two-game roll

    Wild coach Mike Yeo spent part of his Tuesday morning talking about contributions from former Houston Aeros such as Warren Peters and Matt Kassian in Minnesota's 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. ...
  • Roosevelt HS special-ed teacher dies in car wreck

    Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis started its second semester Tuesday without one of its special education teachers. Holly Brett died in a car crash in her hometown of Lakeville, authorities said Monday. Brett, 56, was killed when her SUV went ...
  • TCF earnings drop 49 percent in 4th quarter

    TCF Financial Corp.'s quarterly earnings missed Wall Street forecasts and fell 49 percent as the bank said profits were weighed down by a sluggish economy and a new federal law that caps debit card fees. Wayzata-based TCF Tuesday reported fourth...
  • Analyst: Apple sold more than 350,000 e-textbooks in 3 days

    Apple’s foray into the e-textbook business started off with a bang, according to a Monday report: The company sold more than 350,000 textbooks through its new version of iBooks in its first three days of availability, an analyst said. ...
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