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3 hrs ago | TwinCities

Higher Minnesota minimum fine for work-zone speeding takes effect Friday

Minnesota will soon have one of the nation's stiffest minimum fines for speeding in a work zone -- a move that officials hope will help reduce crash numbers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

5 hrs ago | TwinCities

Minnesota House Republican's district residency is questioned

A residency dispute involving a Minnesota legislator has landed in court and could put a Republican-held seat in contention at a time when the party is fighting to wrest chamber control from Democrats.


Related Topix: US News, Lindstrom, MN, Barrett, MN

8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

With a little help from their friends, Minnesota races litter the airwaves

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.


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

8 hrs ago | SFGate

Liberians in Minnesota worry about Ebola outbreak

Members of Minnesota's sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman's husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | Star Tribune

State scrambles to correct faulty letter to nearly 9,000 on MinnesotaCare

State gave outdated information to nearly 9,000 recipients, telling them to sign up by July 31 or lose benefits for four months.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government

11 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minnesota Health officials address Ebola concerns

The Minnesota Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

12 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

8,000 get bum notices of health care cancellations

A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state'ss new health insurance exchange by month's end.


Related Topix: Health Insurance

16 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Vietnam exhibit comes to Minnesota Military MuseumVietnam exhibit...

Vietnam exhibit comes to Minnesota Military Museum The museum will be at Camp Ripley for one day only, on Aug. 4 Check out this story on The mobile museum and memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the 9th Infantry Division ... (more)


Related Topix: Minnesota Government

20 hrs ago | Minnesota Twins

Buxton, Sano remain atop Twins' Top 20 Prospects list

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Sports, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins

Yesterday |

Stories Worth The Telling - July 27, 2014: Reward time

After the divorce, me, my mother, my sister Irene, and baby brother Gordon are living with her parents Arthur and Edna Hargreaves, and my great, great, old-maid aunt Nellie Norwood on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Fourth Street in Newark.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Circle

Hennepin Theatre Trust Celebrates Andrew Jackson in Musical

In the run up to the performance, New Native Theatre's Rhiana Yazzie organized a protest of the musical after she wrote an open letter about the play.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota


Minnesota Orchestra review: 'Die Fledermaus' gets a perfectly light touch

Barbara Shirvis as Rosalinde, Philip Cutlip as Eisenstein and Robb Asklof as Alfred in "Die Fledermaus."


Related Topix: Classical, Minnesota Orchestra, Arts, Opera

North Saint Paul News

Senator AL Franked Declines Traditional NPR Debates in Minnesota

Al Franken is feeling the heat as the fight for Minnesota's Senatorial seat tightens; refuses NPR's 20 year long standing State Fair debates in fear of being called out on the failed roll out of Obamacare, six years of nothing, and the continued bailouts by DFL Govenor Mark Daytons for Its MNSURE program.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Star Tribune

Trial to start in salmonella outbreak from peanuts that killed 3 in Minnesota

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed three people in Minnesota and six others, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.


St. Cloud Times

Political Quarry Blog: Race for auditor a surprise headlinePolitical...

Political Quarry Blog: Race for auditor a surprise headline Matt Entenza is challenging fellow DFLer and incumbent Rebecca Otto.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St. Cloud, MN, US Governors

Star Tribune

Franken, Dayton among candidates saying 'thanks, but no thanks' to debates

The grumbling was evident last week when U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned down an invitation by Minnesota Public Radio to debate his Republican and Independence Party challengers at the Minnesota State Fair.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Norm Coleman, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Redwood County, MN

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Star Tribune

To heal church, Nienstedt must go

Signs abound that the leadership crisis sparked by priest abuse of children in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has come to a breaking point.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Minnesota Government, Sex Scandal, Wedding, Opinion

Washington Times

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Drugs, Marijuana, Willmar, MN, Mankato, MN

Star Tribune

Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly

Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week.



Wanted: Manufacturers for new medical pot program

Dr. Marshall Brinton saw the headlines after Minnesota passed a medical marijuana law, looked around at the equipment in his old veterinary laboratory and thought: Yeah, I could do that.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Drugs, Marijuana


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