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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Suburban police in Minnesota face retirements due to pension change

Suburban police departments are welcoming more new officers and leaders this summer after a pension change sparked a wave of retirements.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Dakota County, MN

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Fairgoers polled on Sunday liquor sales and recreational marijuana

A poll of Minnesota State Fair visitors found ample support for Sunday liquor sales and a substantial minority backing recreational marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Minnesota Government

4 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Mo Rocca films show with Minnesota grandmothers

More than 15 family members, various friends, neighbors, two dogs and a camera crew were crammed into the cozy living room and kitchen of a Hastings home to watch an 87-year-old chef slice into Mo Rocca.

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Related Topix: Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, Mo Rocca, Recipes

5 hrs ago | TwinCities

Minnesota election season kicks into high gear

It is a time when voters may turn more attention to campaigns leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Chip Cravaack, Representative Rick Nolan, Democrat, Collin Peterson, Senator Al Franken, Mark Dayton, US Senate

5 hrs ago | TwinCities

Lack of trained specialists puts stress on Minnesota school districts

A shortage of school psychologists and other highly trained specialists is making state and local school districts reconsider how they fill their special education departments -- and in some cases has driven administrators to new extremes when it comes to hiring staff.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Education Etc., Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, Waseca, MN

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Midday open thread: 'Speak softly' anniversary, global warming and diet, leafleter arrested

On this date 113 years ago : Teddy Roosevelt delivered his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Environment, Science, Minnesota Government, North Carolina

11 hrs ago | R & D

Study shows where on the planet new roads should and should not go

More than 25 million km of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050. Many of these roads will slice into Earth's last wildernesses, where they bring an influx of destructive loggers, hunters and illegal miners.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Keeping the wilderness untrammeled

The 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the most heavily visited wilderness in the nation and the largest east of the Rockies and north of the Everglades.

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Related Topix: US News, Opinion

19 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

Searching for spirits

Reports of unaccounted-for voices, rattling trash cans and sudden drops in temperature brought a team of paranormal investigators to Canby this past weekend.

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Related Topix: Supernatural

Mon Sep 01, 2014

KSTP

Gap Narrows, but Pay Disparity still Exists in Minnesota

Pay disparity between men and women still exists in Minnesota, even as recent legislation moves to close any differences in pay between employees doing the same work.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, US Governors, Mark Dayton

Star Tribune

Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota

Tia Bastian gave daughter Avery, 5, a hug before her first day of kindergarten last week at Hale School in south Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc.

Examiner.com

Bleak news for northern Minnesota waterways in government report

A new report on the condition of northwest Minnesota waterways shows local rivers filled with mercury-contaminated fish, and streams and ponds loaded with soil erosion sediments and farm chemicals, making for an official local water quality rating of "poor."

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Marshall County, MN, Thief River Falls, MN

TidBITS

Find the Time, Worldwide, with the Time Zones App

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Related Topix: Watches

Star Tribune

Gubernatorial candidates on schools: Dayton vows more funds, Johnson wants more local control

Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, both hold education at the core of why they went into politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Education Etc.

Star Tribune

Traffic troubles may await Labor Day travelers

With many extra cars on the road as Minnesotans return from the long holiday weekend, expect popular getaway routes to be plugged up Monday.

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St. Cloud Times

SCSU hosts 'Why Treaties Matter' exhibitSCSU hosts 'Why Treaties...

SCSU hosts 'Why Treaties Matter' exhibit An award-winning traveling exhibit is coming to St. Cloud State University this fall.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Zoning Plan For Earth: Optimizing Where Roads Should And Should Not Go

More than 15 million miles of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050, pushing back the frontiers of progress.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News, Malaysia

KSTP

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

St. Cloud Times

Scattered thunderstorms expected in much of MinnesotaScattered...

Scattered thunderstorms expected in much of Minnesota Affected area includes Todd, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties.

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Related Topix: Weather

Hispanic Business

Wildest mix yet for fair's MN Music On-a-Stick set

And on the 10th day, God gave the grandstand rock 'n' roll -- and hip-hop, R & B, punk and country.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Ali

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