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Doctor Working in Liberia Appeals to Minnesotans For Help

Dr. Alfredmy Chessor runs a private medical clinic in Liberia, but she has strong ties to Minnesota after working at the Park Nicollet Clinic in Brooklyn Center for three years.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Center, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Letter: Minnesota needs Voter IDLetter: Minnesota needs Voter IDChat...

Letter: Minnesota needs Voter ID Chat with primary judge highlights potential fraud of state's system Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/08/20/letter-minnesota-needs-voter/14368531/ It would be interesting to have an honest analysis of the flaws in the voting system that we have in Minnesota.

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

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

DNR drops most plans to open recreational areas to more activities

The Department of Natural Resources has decided not to implement most of its proposals to expand recreational activities such as hunting, trapping, and dog walking, at 10 of Minnesota's 159 scientific and natural areas .

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The Raw Story

Minnesota Democrat to gun rights lobbyist: 'Come near me, and...

A Minnesota gun rights group complained that a Democratic lawmaker threatened to blow his head off while seeking comment about his views on firearms laws.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

KAAL-TV Austin

'Lady Chisholm' Pleads Guilty To Welfare Fraud

Andrea Chisholm, 54, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting wrongfully obtaining public assistance.

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Medical News

QuitCash Challenge gives Minnesota smokers incentive to quit by offering $5,000 grand prize

QUITPLAN Services is bringing back the popular QuitCash Challenge, with a new twist.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Minnesota Government

Utility Products

Minnesota 'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property.

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Related Topix: New Prague, MN, Dakota, MN, Hampton, MN

Tue Aug 19, 2014

News Observer

Lifetime of Civil War treasures sold in Angier

He grew up in Perryville, Ky., where North and South clashed in 1862, and as a boy he'd comb the fields for grapeshot and pull bullets out of stone walls.

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Star Tribune

National group tries to halt union election of personal home care providers in Minnesota

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis is expected to decide Wednesday whether to stop the biggest unionization election in Minnesota history.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Macalester College

WFAA-TV Dallas

Students turn to crowdfunding to pay for college

Paying for college can take some planning -- just ask the financial advisors. "It does cost somewhere between five hundred dollars a month and one thousand dollars a month for a newborn to start funding for college if you want to fully fund," Natalie Brinkman of Prosperwell Financial pointed out for parents saving now for kids to go into higher ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Minnesota Duluth

CBS Local

MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Tax, Prison

CBS Local

Minnesotan To Meet: Belly Dancer Cassandra Shore

A doctor turned dancer? Sounds like it could be a sitcom right? But for Cassandra Shore, it was her real life decision.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

KVOX-FM Fargo

3 coin dealers charged with fraud in Minnesota

Dennis Helmer, 53, of Farmington, 44-year-old Tory Hughes of Minneapolis and 55-year-old Chrysanthos Nicholas of Mettituck, New York, were charged Monday.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota woman pleads guilty in methadone death

A Newport woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for giving methadone to her husband to help him sleep.

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Examiner.com

Alliance for a Better Minnesota's fiction

This ad by the Alliance for a Better Minnesota paints a picture of a fictional Minnesota where thousands of new jobs are being created and the wealthiest 2% are finally paying their fair share.

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

Newsday

10 theories on how uptalk originated

The Magazine's recent piece on uptalk - the habit of making statements sound like questions - prompted lots of you to email theories of where it started.

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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Europe, United Kingdom

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Washington Examiner

In Minnesota, being your own boss doesn't mean you won't be unionized

Child care provider Jennifer Parrish was preparing a meal one afternoon eight years ago for the six kids she was minding when a man she didn't know strode through the door.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Kids, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Reward offered in Houston Co., Minnesota theft

A $2,000.00 cash reward has been offered to anyone that has information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons involved in the theft of cash from a rural Houston County residence between May 15th and July 23rd 2014.

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Star Tribune

New HBO drama 'Stillwater' would make a star of Minnesota

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: Sport Movies, Comedy Movies, The Replacements, Grumpier Old Men, Back to the Future, Telltale Games, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Video Games, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

WKBT

Warm Minnesota weather brings out algae

The recent stretch of warm, calm weather has brought good conditions for blue-green algae in Minnesota lakes, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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