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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Circle Pines environmental activist says she'll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District. Judy Adams says Monday she will run as a problem solver and political outsider. Adams has never run for office, but says her years of activism helped her understand the political process. Adams says she's mainly worked on efforts to reduce lead contamination in buildings and soil.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green "felt" of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone's launch in 2007. The new operating system, called iOS 7, strives for a clean, simple, translucent look.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Four Minnesota watersheds have been selected to test a voluntary pilot project that offers farmers incentives to reduce water pollution from their operations, federal and state officials announced Monday. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials at a USDA lab on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus to announce details of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Nearly 100 years after the Henry B. Smith freighter went down during a November storm in Lake Superior, a group of shipwreck hunters believes it has found the ship — and much of it is largely intact. The Duluth News Tribune reported the group found the wreck last month in about 535 feet of water off the shore of Marquette, Mich.
WILMETTE, Ill. - Like a lot of kids, the two brothers from northern Illinois spent hours marveling at the weird and the wonderful in the Guinness Book of World Records _ and wondering what they could do to get in it. Their friends tried endless pogo stick jumps. One practiced in the shower for an attempt at the loudest burp. Then, Luke and Ryan Novosel, 11-year-old twins from Wilmette, Ill., began counting up all the other twins in their school directory and came to a startling discovery.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is embarking this week on his latest overseas trade trip with stops planned in Germany, Sweden and Norway. Dayton will be gone this Wednesday through Friday of the following week. The delegation of 35 people from the public and private sectors has meetings planned with counterparts in the three countries that are key export markets for Minnesota. Germany, for instance, is Minnesota's fifth-largest export destination.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. But the major announcements are expected during Monday's keynote presentation. Last year, Apple used the conference to announce its own mapping service, better integration with social networks and improvements to virtual assistant Siri. It also announced thinner MacBooks with high-resolution screens.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Minnesota to launch a new pilot project offering farmers incentives to take steps to reduce water pollution from their operations. The USDA describes the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program as the first of its type in the nation. It's the product of an agreement Vilsack signed with Gov. Mark Dayton in January 2012, the work of an advisory committee that delivered its recommendations last November, and a series of public listening sessions held across the state in February.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals made manager Davey Johnson’s “fun day” even better Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. Desmond’s drive to left-center completed a comeback from a three-run deficit — making it the Nationals’ biggest come-from-behind victory of the season — and pulled Washington back to .500 after a 3-2 homestand. Jordan Zimmermann dominated the first game, allowing two hits over seven innings in a 7-0 win that followed a Nationals t