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34 min ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

Towleroad

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 .

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

Star Tribune

Minnesota actor lands high profile role

Welcome to Artcetera. Arts-and-entertainment writers and critics post movie news, concert updates, people items, video, photos and more.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Nice Guy No More: 'Fargo' Emmy Nod Proves Martin Freeman's Bad Side

FX's miniseries reinterpretation of the Coen brother's 1996 cult classic Fargo has netted eighteen Emmy nominations, the most ever for a series from the network.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Billy Bob Thornton, Entertainment

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Archivist: Minnesota State Fair A Popular Haunt For Ghosts [AUDIO]

You never know who you might bump into at the Minnesota State Fair. Minnesotans of all shapes and sizes have been known to attend the State Fair, even a few old timers - as in really old timers.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

City Pages

Nadia Cakes to open second Minnesota location in Woodbury

A fifteen-minute scroll through Nadia Cakes ' photo gallery is a dangerous endeavor if you aren't in the position to make an emergency trip to their Maple Grove location.

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Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Ice Cream

New York Daily News

Minn. club to pay for gay wedding it initially refused to host

LeBlanc's Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls has agreed to apologize and foot the bill for the Aug. 29 wedding of Cole Frey and Adam Block, the state Department of Human Rights said.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Minnesota Government

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Judicial Showdown at the Minnesota Republican State Fair Booth Coral

As this writer listened to the news a few days ago, he heard talk of some dust up at the Republican Party booth at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Tea Party

TwinCities

Fairgoers step up as 'polinator heroes' to help boost honey bee population

The honey bees are dying, and many Minnesota State Fairgoers are pledging to do their part to keep the pollinators alive.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Minnesota Government, Agriculture

KSTP

Minnesotans Demanding Farm-to-Table Cuisine, Even at State Fair

A lot of folks decide where to grab dinner based on yelp ratings or cravings. But now there's a growing group of Minnesotans who choose local restaurants based on if it's "farm-to-table," basically, the restaurant buys and cooks local food.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Mendota Heights, MN

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