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1 hr ago | TwinCities

Mark Dayton to visit Moorhead to talk flood diversion project

Minnesota's governor will be in town next week to talk with local leaders about the contentious $1.8 billion flood diversion project.


Related Topix: Moorhead, MN, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Flood

5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

With Fair fuss and ads, Minnesota's Senate race heats up

GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden laughed with Larry and Evy Walters of Brooklyn Park in the State Fair Cattle Barn.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Republican, Norm Coleman, Democrat, Minnesota Government, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Al Franken

9 hrs ago | Residual Forces

Minnesota's Misplaced Priorities

A Stream of Consciousness by Andy Aplikowski on His Life, His Politics, His Dogs, His Truck, and for other things " John McClane: You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin'.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors, 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014


California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means - InformationWeek

Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Minnesota Government

St. Cloud Times

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Central Minnesota fundraisers A schedule of area fundraisers and charitible events Check out this story on St. Joseph Y2K Lions Brat Sales, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph Meat Market, 26 First Ave. NW, St. Joseph.


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

St. Cloud Times

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Central Minnesota military notes Noteworthy achievements of local armed forces Check out this story on Col.


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


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.


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

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Terrorism


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.


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


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


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