Bomb squads safely diffused two WWII-era explosives, allowing 45,000 evacuated residents of Koblenz, Germany to return home.
Hundreds of volunteers helped to evacuate two hospitals and seven senior living facilities, among the tens of thousands of evacuees.
"It's the largest German evacuation since the end of the war," says Ronald Eppelsheim, fire brigade spokesman, according to CNN.
The 65-year-old bombs were discovered when the water levels of the Rhine River dropped low enough to uncover the explosives.
The fire brigade constructed a wall of 2500 sandbags to drain the area of the river to allow the bomb-disposal squad to accept the bombs.
Last year, a bomb exploded in the German town Gottingen, killing three members of a bomb-disposal squad.

An 8th grader is suing a Pennsylvania private residential school for discrimination after being denied admission because he has HIV.
The boy is alleging that the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania has violated multiple anti-descrimination laws that protect people who are HIV-positive.
"This young man is a motivated, intelligent kid who poses no health risk to other students, but is being denied an educational opportunity because of ignorance and fear about HIV and AIDS," says Ronda B. Goldfein, an attorney for the boy, according to CNN.
In response to the lawsuit, the school is seeking a federal court review of its decision to deny enrollment to the boy.
Spokes woman for the school, Connie McNamara, told CNN, "We believe we made the right, legal decision under the law."

Cain suspends presidential bid

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Presidential candidate Herman Cain announces in a press conference Saturday that he will be suspending his campaign.
This comes after yet another woman came forward with allegations of extra-marital affairs involving Cain, allegations he continues to call "false and untrue."
"I am not going to be silenced and I will not go away," says Cain, according to CNN, who announced a new website,, that will continue to advocate his platform.
Cain's poll numbers took a sharp drop over the past few weeks as multiple women made accusations against him of unwanted sexual advances, causing him to re-evaluate his run for the presidency.
He says that he will be giving his endorsement to another Republican candidate soon.

The Osseo School District has changed their policy on some science experiments after one student was severely burned on Thursday.
15-year-old Dane Neuberger is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center from second-degree burns to his face.
"It's better today. At least I can recognize myself," Neuberger says, according to KARE-11.
In what was supposed to be a routine methane experiment, Neuberger was burned when flames shot toward him when the teacher ignited the gas.
A spokesperson for the school district says they have suspended any experiments involving methane for the time being.
Although the science teacher did not want to comment on the events, one parent told KARE-11 that he was a "terrific teacher."

Three of four students are released from Hennepin County Medical Center after a science experiment gone wrong thursday morning.
Laurel Anderson, principal of Maple Grove Junior High says the four 9th graders were burned in an accident involving a flammable gas and nearby papers that apparently caught on fire.
Two students, who didn't witness the accident, told KARE 11 that they heard the teacher was performing an experiment that involved igniting methane.
The school district did not confirm that report.
The victims' injuries ranged from mild to severe burns, but none were considered life-threatening.
The rest of the students in the classroom were not injured.

Wayzata student is Sleep Out king

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After seven years, Peter Larson has braved frigid temperatures by sleeping outside in a cardboard box to increase awareness of homelessness and other basic needs in communities in the west metro.
Having raised nearly $390,000 for the Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) fundraiser Sleep Out already, Larson hopes to raise another $100,000 in this, his eighth year participating in the program.
When he was 6 years old, Larson learned about the fundraiser when a supporter visited his Cub Scout pack.
"He told us $575 could keep a family in their home for a month," said Larson, according to the Star Tribune. "I thought, 'I can do that.'"
Larson has caught both local and national media attention for his efforts, and last year was a state honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
"It makes me feel good that hundreds of families have been able to stay in their homes by my doing this," he said.

Fulton Brewery opens downtown

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Five years ago in a one-stall garage in the Fulton neighborhood of Minneapolis, four friends huddled together as they brewed their first batch of beer.
Now the Fulton Brewery opens its doors for business in the Warehouse District downtown.
"It's our dream to fruition in a way," said co-founder of Fulton Beer Jim Diley, according to the MN Daily. "We always said we wanted to build a brewery in Minneapolis."
Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law the "Surly Bill," which allowed the Minneapolis City Council to pass ordinances making it legal for breweries to sell their products on location.
After starting out in that one-stall garage, Fulton Beer upgraded to a two-stall garage, and now resides in their new downtown warehouse location.
"It's very surreal to think that two years ago, we hadn't sold a pint," Diley said. "And now we've built this brewery, we're selling beer out of it, and now we're about to open our doors to the public."
The grand opening of the Fulton Brewery was Friday, Nov. 18.
"We just want to keep brewing good beer, introducing people to craft beer and the rest will take care of itself," Diley said. "It's such an honor to be able to brew beer and have people respond in a positive way."

Minnesota men's basketball ranks 16th in revenue

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The Gophers men's basketball team finished 16th out of 339 NCAA schools in revenue for the 2009-10 season, generating almost $14 million.
The team made a profit of $8 million for the University after subtracting $5.7 million in expenses.
"I'd say this is pretty consistent with recent years," said Regina Sullivan, Associate Department Director for Basketball, according to the Minnesota Daily. "We've definitely seen an uptick in revenue since Tubby Smith's tenure."
2009-10 national champion Duke University generated the most revenue, at $26.5 million.
The Big Ten had six of the top-16 money-makers in the country. Michigan State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Indiana all out-earned the Gophers.
The Gophers ranked 24th in attendance, with an average of13,241 fans.
"Our goal has been to always have Williams Arena be filled for our games," Sullivan said. "We've been able to do that for many years, and we're working our way back to getting close to that goal for this coming year."

With aging faculty, AHC prepares for high turnover

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Within the next five years, about 33 percent of the faculty at the six schools of the Academic Health Center will become eligible to retire.
Faculty members and deans have frequently expressed concerns for years about the aging staff at annual budget meetings.
At the Duluth branch of the University's medical school, 70 percent of the faculty is over 60 years old.
"It's a major concern to have that large of a turnover of their long-term faculty," said James Carey, interim associate dean of affairs for the Medical School, according to the Minnesota Daily.
The University is having to deal with the rapidly aging baby boomer generation, and with it, many retirees.
"Each time we lose somebody, we lose a whole library of information," said Judith Garrard, who has worked at the University for 40 years. "It's both the knowledge they've gained through their own research and teaching but also knowledge of the culture of academia."

U of M lion researcher turns to 'crowdfunding'

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A University of Minnesota ecology professor and lion expert is using "crowdfunding" to raise money to send thousands of photos over the internet of a lion study from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Craig Packer and his team of staff and students installed over 200 heat- and motion-activated cameras throughout the park.
The cameras "captures an incredible amount of images and we are now in position to share them with the public," Packer said, according to the Star Tribune. "But this is where our project has stalled and we could use the public's help."
Packer's team needs to raise $14,000 to set up internet access at their research station to transmit the images back to Minnesota.
The group is using the SciFund Challenge online, which lets people donate smalls amount to scientific projects. Fundraising began on Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.
"People who are interested in this type of work can actually donate and do their part in helping us complete this project," Packer said.