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1 hr ago | Hindustan Times

Indian American author wins award in US

Indian American writer Nina McConigley is the recipient of the prestigious PEN Open Book Award for her collection of short stories, "Cowboys and East Indians".

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Indian-American, University of Wyoming

5 hrs ago | WDIO

Boundary Waters Care Center Investigated For Neglect

Updated: 08/22/2014 5:32 PM Created: 08/22/2014 5:21 PM WDIO.com By: Laurie Stribling lstribling@wdio.com The Minnesota Department of Health said a nurse at the Boundary Waters Care Center neglected to provide proper care to a resident who later died.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

10 hrs ago | TwinCities

'Queen of Soul' Aretha turns up the heat as she satisfies the Fair crowd

Since the dawn of recording technology, there's been a short list of master vocalists, the kind of singers with a unique and totally distinctive way of combining a melody and a lyric.

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Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Daily Gopher

Minnesota Football Recruiting: James Johannesson Commits To The Gophers

Proud to have verbally committed to the University of Minnesota today for running back!!!! #ski -u-maha http://t.co/mmjkFMSr3i 3 star running back James Johannesson has verbally committed to the Gophers! Joe C has a little more on James : The Gophers got another recruiting commitment Friday, this time from Fargo South running back James ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Sports, University of Minnesota NCAA, NCAA Sports

KSTP

Minn. Dept. of Human Rights Settles First Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination Case

It's the first case of its kind ever settled in our state: a Minnesota couple denied service at a wedding venue, because they're a same-sex couple.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Minnesota Government

Daily Reporter

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, University of Minnesota

TwinCities

Minnesota mom who gave medical marijuana to son fighting charges

Minnesota's debate over medical cannabis is headed to a courtroom in Lac qui Parle County, where Angela Brown wants a jury of her peers to hear her case.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Madison, MN, Social Software

City Pages

The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/22-8/24

Katy Perry with Kacey Musgraves Target Center Katy Perry rose to top of the pops status on the strength of a few standbys--spectacle, hooks, sexual innuendo--plus an eccentric, party girl public persona that can shine as bright as her piercing blue eyes.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Prism, Bollywood, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul

Marshall Independent

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

It's remarkable that 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got through the entire campaign without having to explain the glaring problem with the highly touted first item on his promised first-day-in-office agenda: allowing states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

A Minnesota 'moral movement'? North Carolina activist...

America "needs a moral compass," said the president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter who last week visited Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, African-American

Norwalk Citizen News

Politicians forage for votes at Minnesota fair

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is doused with a bucket of ice water as he takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge outside the ESPN radio booth at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Falcon Heights, MN, Corcoran, MN

KSTP

Minnesota Political Candidates Take Advantage of State Fair

Minnesota political candidates are taking advantage of the State Fair, using the opportunity to rack up votes ahead of the General Election this fall.

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

The Winnipeg Free Press

Vegas trip, payouts questioned

Murray Clearsky was dismissed last fall amid allegations he used $10,000 in tax dollars for a gambling trip to Minnesota.

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KSTP

Soggy Start to the Great Minnesota Get Together

From food to animal prep, everyone has been working hard to make sure they are ready for the 12-day stretch of the Minnesota State Fair, which opened Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Norwood Young America, MN, Carver County, MN, Prior Lake, MN, Stearns County, MN, Dakota County, MN

TwinCities

Twin Metals copper-nickel mine economically feasible, Minnesota study says

The majority owner of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says a study shows the project would be economically competitive.

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KSTP

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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