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3 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

With the elderly comprising an estimated 90 percent of seasonal influenza's death toll, the flu vaccination rate among a group of professionals working closely with this age group - staff at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes - should be 100 percent or very close.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Nursing, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Construction Equipment Guide

Ziegler CAT: 100 Years of Building Minnesota and Iowa

The tractor pictured, named the X-1 and completed in July 1973, was the first prototype for the D10 tractor and was only used for testing.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota, Carver County, MN, Richfield, MN

9 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

The American Killed Fighting With ISIS Had A Childhood Best Friend Who Joined An Al Qaeda Affiliate

Douglas McCain, a Minnesotan who had been killed fighting alongside ISIS, was childhood best friends with another American who had joined an al Qaeda-linked terror group fighting in Somalia.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Minnesota Government, Social Software

13 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.

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16 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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

KSTP

2014 Minnesota State Fair Hits Halfway Mark

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

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

TwinCities

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.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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

Advocate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Wedding

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