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At least one person injured in crash involving Minnesota school bus
AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
Goldman, closer to Murdoch than Bugs Bunny, misses year's biggest deal
Investigators seek data recorder in California bus crash that killed 13
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
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Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
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1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
October 21, 2015
Vatican denies report Pope Francis has benign brain tumor
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican denied an Italian newspaper report on Wednesday that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor, saying the 78-year-old...
October 21, 2015 - 12:04pm
October 2, 2015
'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope meeting with gay marriage opponent
Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not...
October 2, 2015 - 2:21pm
December 25, 2013
Be peacemakers all, Pope says in first Christmas message
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the...
December 25, 2013 - 9:00am
December 11, 2013
Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
(Reuters) - Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
December 11, 2013 - 7:49am
October 1, 2013
Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he doesn't want a "Vatican-centric" church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches...
October 1, 2013 - 1:06pm
July 28, 2013
Pope draws 3M in Rio, one of largest papal Masses
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- An estimated 3 million people poured onto Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday for the final Mass of Pope Francis' historic...
July 28, 2013 - 2:20pm
July 22, 2013
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis began his first international trip Monday, flying toward the warm embrace of his home continent...
July 22, 2013 - 12:39pm
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis lands Monday in a Brazil electric with anticipation for the pontiff's first international trip, heading into...
July 22, 2013 - 6:44am
July 5, 2013
Pope John Paul II cleared for sainthood
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting...
July 5, 2013 - 7:38am
May 2, 2013
Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning...
May 2, 2013 - 11:48am
April 13, 2013
Pope taps cardinals to advise on governing, reform
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis marked his first month as pontiff on Saturday by naming eight cardinals from around the globe to a permanent advisory group to counsel him on running the Catholic Church and reforming the Vatican bureaucracy - a bombshell announcement that indicates...
April 13, 2013 - 8:22am
April 5, 2013
Pope seeks decisive action against sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act `'with determination" against clergy sex abuse cases. The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig...
April 5, 2013 - 8:21am
March 19, 2013
Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday...
March 19, 2013 - 7:16am
March 15, 2013
US clergy sex victims want change from new pope
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The election of a new pope could help heal the wounds left by a Roman Catholic sex abuse crisis that has savaged the church's reputation worldwide. For alleged victims, much depends on whether Pope Francis disciplines the priests and the hierarchy that protected...
March 15, 2013 - 11:54am
Francis pays tribute to Benedict, reflects on age
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis paid a heartfelt tribute Friday to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church and would remain its spiritual patrimony forever. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY...
March 15, 2013 - 7:08am