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1 hr ago | CBS Local

Minnesotan To Meet: Boutique Owner's Path To Success

Peace Core. High school art teacher. Wedding dress designer. Three totally different careers - with different paths to success.

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Related Topix: Wedding

4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Dayton tries to calm waters in diversion fight

In this March 24, 2009 file photo, neighborhood workers pile sandbags around the Schell home in the hope of holding back floodwaters of the Red River seen close behind them in Fargo, N.D. Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mainly benefit North Dakotaís largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Gov. Mark Dayton , who recently accused North Dakota officials of kicking sand in Minnesota's face, says it's time for the two sides to "forge a more constructive working relationship."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Flood

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Reporter

DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

File-This March 23, 2008, file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Hennepin County, MN, US Bancorp, Banking, Financial Services, Terrorism

The Charlotte Observer

DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

This 2005 file photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows Troy Kastigar. Kastigar, was killed in Somalia in September 2009 while fighting with the terror group al-Shabab.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Hennepin County, MN, US Bancorp, Banking, Financial Services, Terrorism

Star Tribune

Mine chips away at Renaissance Festival's magic

When crowds round the gravel road leading up to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival's main gate, they're met with magic: rising turrets marked with flags, the mast of a pirate ship, gnarled trees stretching to crisp autumn skies. Festivalgoers lean as far as they can over a massive berm, marveling at its size and peering over the cliffs at the festival's edge.

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KICD-AM Spencer

Area Accident Reports

Two people have died in a car crash that also injured at least three people, including two children. The Minnesota State Patrol says says two cars crashed in a broadside accident Sunday afternoon in Murray County near Fulda.

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Related Topix: Fulda, MN, Worthington, MN, Robbinsdale, MN

CBS Local

Bill Maher's 'Flip A District' Targets Rep. John Kline

Bill Maher, host of the HBO series "Real Time with Bill Maher," announced that Rep. John Kline of Minnesota's 2nd congressional district is who he plans to target for his "Flip a District" campaign. Maher, a political comedian who has long engaged in controversial topics dating back to his days as the host of Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect," signed off his Friday night show with his promise to do all he could to ensure Kline's defeat in the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Politically Incorrect, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Minnesota Government, Representative Blake Farenthold, Representative Mike Coffman

KAAL-TV Austin

Former Mankato Football Player Suffers Seizure

The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May suffered a seizure over the weekend. Isaac Kolstad was taken to the emergency room on Saturday night where doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy.

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TwinCities

Early voting in Minnesota starts next week

Minnesotans will be allowed to start voting Friday. The early voting is not only for people who will be away from home on Election Day, Nov. 4; anyone can vote early under a new state law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits

U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his Republican challenger Mike McFadden by double digits, but that lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Franken gets the backing of 49 percent of likely voters, while McFadden gets 36 percent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Norm Coleman

Star Tribune

Minnesota health officials educate community about Ebola

Kellita Whisnant wiped away tears during a prayer service in Robbinsdale on Sunday. The Ebola outbreak feels close for many Minnesota families.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

TwinCities

Red River diversion group tries to calm waters with letter

Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mostly benefit North Dakota's largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton and another Minnesota Democrat, state Rep. Paul Marquart, have thrown their lot in with upstream residents who are unhappy that the diversion plans call for a holding area that would flood farmland, buildings and cemeteries in times when the channel is needed to protect 200,000 residents in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Moorhead, MN

Star Tribune

St. Anthony: A 24-year-old with roots in the trade plans a hotel downtown

Hotel developers Minesh Patel, left, and Harshal Patel have acquired the foreclosed Federal Plaza for $1 million and plan to convert it to a 40-plus room boutique hotel. Federal Plaza is a century-old building in downtown Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

CBS Local

In Gov Race, Different Views On Incentive Programs

Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New Brighton, MN, US Governors, Hennepin County, MN, Dayton, MN

Valley News Live

Some businesses still skeptical of service dogs

"Can my dog meet your dog?" the other shopper asked. "No, sir," she said. "This is a service dog."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, US Governors

CBS Local

Local Defense Attorney: Peterson Case 'Questionable' For Both Sides

With so much at stake for Peterson, a local defense attorney, who is not affiliated with this case, weighed in on how the prosecution and defense will move forward. When a grand jury indicted Adrian Peterson on charges of child abuse, corporal punishment also became a key factor in the case.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agree to take up the question of whether the Constitution forbids states from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

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Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gay/Lesbian, University of Minnesota

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

New Minnesota sprinkler law dismays developers, delights firefighters

Large, newly built homes throughout Minnesota will come with an added feature next year - whether their owners want it or not. A state mandate requiring indoor sprinklers in new homes 4,500 square feet and larger goes into effect in January.

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Related Topix: Fire, Shakopee, MN, Home Listing, Home

Star Tribune

Ellison tells White House to work with local communities to curb radicalization

To counter ISIL tactics, we need “to engage with the local community,” said U.S. Rep Keith Ellison. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a sizable Muslim community in his Minneapolis district, has a message for Obama administration officials: Work with the locals during this time of unrest in the Middle East.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Government

Star Tribune

Minnesota farmers beg officials to fix rail problems

A BNSF train waits on the tracks in Becker, Minn. The government is monitoring the operations of BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific, the main rail carriers in the area.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Government, Becker, MN, Senator Heidi Heitkamp

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