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18 min ago | TwinCities

Minnesota Senate to vote on added job protections for women

It would require many companies with government contracts to certify they pay men and women similarly.

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

4 hrs ago | Valley News Live

Dashcam Not On When Norman County Deputy Shot

TUESDAY 4/22 UPDATE Valley News Live contacted the Norman County Sheriff to obtain a copy of the dashcam video of this incident.

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Related Topix: Norman County, MN, Fertile, MN

8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Medical marijuana advocates continue push in Minnesota Legislature

Parents of ailing children, doctors and clergy are intensifying their push to persuade legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to legalize medical marijuana this year.

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

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Gop U.S. Senate candidate Abeler won't seek re-election to state House

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, East Bethel, MN, Anoka County, MN

Houston Chronicle

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nicaragua, World News, Central America,

City Pages

Our round-up of breweries worth the drive in Minnesota

To truly get a taste of Minnesota's finest beers, sometimes it's best to make a weekend of it.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Beer, Drink, Duluth, MN

Star Tribune

Minnesota farmers markets can start offering samples

When farmers markets open this spring, you'll be able to scoop up fresh salsa, nibble cubes of cheese or get a sample of kohlrabi slaw after a demonstration on how to make it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Soup, Life, Food, Agriculture, Science

KVOX-FM Fargo

Stopping Minn. e-lotto tickets wouldn't come cheap

Minnesota lawmakers are being told they'll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of electronic lottery tickets.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Lottery

The Modesto Bee

Some Minnesota clinics offer food for health gains

Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at higher risk for developmental problems.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Hennepin County, MN, Agriculture, Science

St. Cloud Times

Statistics say we're good drivers, but consider the contextStatistics ...

Statistics say we're good drivers, but consider the context on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/22/statistics-say-good-drivers-consider-context/7996493/ We're not sure how to break this to all of you, especially those who've moved to Minnesota and can't stop complaining about the way we drive.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Wyoming Government, Wyoming

The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Minnesota lawmakers fret about law enforcement clout

St. Paul, Minn. - In the wake of their inability to make any headway against law enforcement objections to a medical marijuana bill, some Minnesota legislators are starting to worry that police and prosecutors are spending too much time at the Capitol protecting and serving their own interests.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St. Paul, MN, Drugs, Marijuana, US Governors

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Star Tribune

Financie bill fraying Minnesota legislative allegiances, nerves

Scott Hain, utilities manager for Worthington, stood on the edge of Lake Bella, a man-made lake near Worthington that is the site of 7 wells that provide the city's water.

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

Daily Kos

Federal judge rules Minnesota cannot bar purchases of coal-fired electricity from North Dakota

In a 48-page ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson agreed with North Dakota plaintiffs and shot down a part of a 2007 Minnesota law designed to boost renewable energy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors

Star Tribune

Why wait to shatter Minnesota's glass ceiling?

On the day glass-ceiling-breaker and Minnesota civic leader Nancy Brataas died last week, St. Catherine University Profs.

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Related Topix: Opinion

TwinCities

Minnesota blacks' pot arrests proportionately higher, report says

If you're black in Minnesota, you're six times more likely likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than your white counterparts, even though drug use rates are similar, according to a report released Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Hennepin County, MN, ACLU

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Some lawmakers wonder who really makes Minn. laws

On issues from medical marijuana to GPS tracking devices, Minnesota Public Radio reports, they're frustrated with what they see as police and prosecutors spending too much time at the Capitol to protect and serve their own interests.

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

ABC News

Prosecutor: Minn. Homeowner Lay in Wait for Teens

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man who killed two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Family, Teenagers

Detroit News

Prosecutor: Minnesota homeowner lay in wait for teens in deadly shooting

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man who killed two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Brandon Sun

USDA establishes $150 million rural business investment fund to promote jobs, growth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related start-up business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack

KUGN-AM Eugene

Minot State names Hughes head football coach

Minot State University has named Tyler Hughes as head football coach. The school says Hughes, who is currently the head coach at Southern Virginia University, accepted the offer Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Minot State University

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