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2 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Central Minnesota fundraisersCentral Minnesota fundraisersA schedule...

Central Minnesota fundraisers A schedule of area fundraisers and charitible events Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/08/29/central-minnesota-fundraisers/14820025/ St. Joseph Y2K Lions Brat Sales, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph Meat Market, 26 First Ave. NW, St. Joseph.

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Related Topix: St. Joseph, MN, Waite Park, MN, Sauk Rapids, MN, St. Cloud, MN

2 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Central Minnesota military notesCentral Minnesota military...

Central Minnesota military notes Noteworthy achievements of local armed forces Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/life/2014/08/29/central-minnesota-military-notes/14820283/ Col.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Jackson, US Army, Holt, MN, Sartell, MN, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

6 hrs ago | KSTP

Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota E. coli Outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Life, Food, Dining

6 hrs ago | The Nation

Minnesota Home Care Workers Unionize

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota went to work this week with a spring in their step: they just got a union , opening up a new door for negotiating higher wages and career advancement for some 27,000 healthcare workers statewide.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

10 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Nearly a Dozen from Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria

In addition to the American rapper from Minneapolis recently killed in the bloody fighting in Syria, nearly a dozen former residents of Minnesota's Twin Cities have left their homes to take up arms with extremist rebel groups in the Middle Eastern nation, U.S. officials told ABC News.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Terrorism

10 hrs ago | KIMT

Fire safety awards for a dozen Minnesota communities

To qualify for the award from The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation, fire departments had to have zero fire deaths in residential structures or a 10% reduction from the previous year, have an active fire prevention program and demonstrate a commitment to preventing residential fires.

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Related Topix: Chaska, MN, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnetonka, MN

16 hrs ago | TwinCities

Minnesota utilites commission advances expansion of northern pipeline

Despite procedural concerns and plenty of public outcry, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to issue a certificate of need for an Enbridge expansion project on an existing line in northern Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Deer River, MN, Viking, MN, Clearbrook, MN, Cass Lake, MN, Floodwood, MN

20 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

Marshall media makes a splash

With a light rain falling and temps only in the upper 60s, members of the Marshall media - the news and sports staff at the Independent, along with Marshall Radio personalities - took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

New Minnesota State Fair vendors reflect broader demographic changes

When you think of Minnesota State Fair food, you may think of cheese curds, corn dogs and gooey cookies.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

KAAL-TV Austin

Concerns Growing Over Rail Back-up

"As we get into fall we're going to need the rail to move grain," said Tim Chicos at Northern Country Co-op in Lansing.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Dayton, Agriculture, Science

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

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

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

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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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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