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3 hrs ago | City Pages

Minnesota finally adds early voting for Indian reservations, but other states struggle

If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy.


6 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new venture and yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from... A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new ... (more)


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Economics Daily Digest: The known unknowns of unemployment

A new report says that unemployment data has become less accurate over the past 20 years, in part because of declining survey response rates, writes David Leonhardt.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Customer Interaction Solutions

1,200 Minnesota First Responders Trained by BNSF This Year

BNSF Railway announced today it has trained 1,200 Minnesota first responders in community hazmat training sessions held throughout the state this year and the railroad is sending another 130 Minnesota firefighters to specialized crude by rail training at the national railroad research and training facility in Pueblo, CO.


Related Topix: Detroit Lakes, MN

Business Journal

Hurricane Grill & Wings tries Minnesota again with Bemidji restaurant

Hurricane Grill & Bar started in Florida in 1995, and has ambitious plans to expand across the nation, with 26 restaurants in the works for Minnesota and North Dakota.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Minnesota kindergartners switch to all day every day

This fall will be the first time in Minnesota history that students will be able to attend free all-day kindergarten across the state.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

The China Post

US man who may have joined IS allegedly killed in Syria

Minnesota An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State , a U.S. official said.


Related Topix: Prison

CBS Local

Minnesota's Corn Crop A Mixed Bag

The stalks in Minnesota's corn fields are close to 7 feet high. The kernels are still developing and if the weather holds up, the ears reach maturity in about a month and a half.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


2014 Minnesota State Fair Hits Halfway Mark

It's been beautiful, fall-like weather the past few days, and fairgoers seem to appreciate it.


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


Minnesota candidate subsidies total $2.4 million

Minnesota campaign finance regulators on Tuesday distributed $2.4 million in state subsidies to 238 candidates who are running for state constitutional offices or seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Another Minnesotan dies fighting as an Islamic extremist

Officials from the state department have confirmed that a 33 year old man who died this weekend fighting in Syria was Minnesota native Douglas McAuthor McCain.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government

Star Tribune

In historic vote, Minnesota home health care workers unionize

Many home care workers in the state, including Sumer Spika welcomed the voting victory and the right to unionize.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law


Ex-Boyfriend Sought in Minn. Bar Owner's Murder

A reward of $25,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture of a Minnesota man charged with killing his former boyfriend earlier this month.


Related Topix: Arden Hills, MN, Ramsey County, MN

Insight News

OutFront Minnesota speaks out in support of Michael Brown

Why OutFront Minnesota? As the state's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy organization, we cannot stand by and remain silent.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Entrepreneur Magazine

It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

A California bill that requires smartphone makers to preinstall an antitheft device enabling consumers to permanently shut down their phones was signed into law yesterday by state governor Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Minnesota Government

Bike Portland

Q&A: How Minnesota saves lives by spreading safety money thinly

Sue Groth, director of traffic, safety and technology for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, has been nationally recognized for overseeing rapid drops in traffic fatalities.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Portland State University

City Pages

Minnesota Family Council decries settlement forcing Little Falls business to host gay wedding

Cole Frey and his fiance, Adam Block, wanted to have their wedding at LeBlanc's Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls.


Related Topix: Wedding


Police Continue Search For Ex-Boyfriend In Brutal Murder Of Gay Minneapolis Man: VIDEO

Minnesota Police have released more photos of the man wanted in the murder earlier this month of his ex-boyfriend and former business associate .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

American Legion Magazine

'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

The fun at the 96th National Convention on Aug. 24 in Charlotte, N.C., didn't stop with the convention parade.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Freshmen, and their stuff, descend on the University of Minnesota

Pat Spracklin, of Kenosha, Wis., waited outside his daughter's dorm with a futon mattress during freshman move-in day Monday at the University of Minnesota.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota


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