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Human behavior

When lawbreaking resembles tantrums …

PLUS: The GOP complains about mayors who want to be governors; Pawlenty’s presidential ambitions unpopular in Minnesota; and tainted cocaine is on its way.

‘Make Change’: Help end hunger in the Upper Midwest

As more and more people, including children and senior citizens, experience hunger in our cities and towns, Second Harvest Heartland has seen an uptick in food-shelf usage: It went up 21 percent in just the second half of 2007. Read more…

Western medicine meets the meditative tradition

ROCHESTER, MINN. — The Dalai Lama’s recent appearance at the Mayo Clinic — the brand more associated with Western medicine than any other — drew news largely associated with Tibet.