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1 hr ago | St. Cloud Times

Franchise expansion fills Minnesota's doughnut holeFranchise...

Franchise expansion fills Minnesota's doughnut hole Several Dunkin' Donuts stores are slated to open in Minnesota Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2014/07/29/franchise-expansion-fills-minnesotas-doughnut-hole/13345343/ The nation's largest doughnut-and-coffee chain, with more than 7,000 locations nationwide, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, Drink, Coffee, Mankato, MN, Duluth, MN

3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, St. Paul, MN

5 hrs ago | Reuters

Minnesota woman who lost husband to Ebola urges aid to fight virus

The Minnesota wife of a Liberian-American man who died last week in Nigeria from the Ebola virus said on Tuesday she wants to use his memory to spur efforts to fight the disease, which has also infected two U.S. relief workers in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

5 hrs ago | AlertNet

Minnesota woman who lost husband to Ebola urges aid to fight virus

The Minnesota wife of a Liberian-American man who died last week in Nigeria from the Ebola virus said on Tuesday she wants to use his memory to spur efforts to fight the disease, which has also infected two U.S. relief workers in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

6 hrs ago | City Pages

Best bets from the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

Custom dress by Idle Child. Special thanks to Amy Nystrom of Speakeasy for modeling and 4 Seasons Dance Studio for the space.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, University of Minnesota

8 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Wander Minnesota: August Festivities

Hard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Life, Food, Food Festival, Hutchinson, MN

8 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, center, flanked by daughters Rachel, left, and Cailin, right, heads into the Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

13 hrs ago | CBS Local

Dems Have Money Edge In Key Minnesota Races

Minnesota Democrats enjoy campaign cash advantages in all races for statewide office as the party seeks to keep its current grip on power.

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

13 hrs ago | BellaOnline

Minnesota Coin Collectors Will Be Shunned

The nation's coin dealers are shunning Minnesotan coin collectors. It isn't that the coin dealers have any issues with the collectors themselves, rather it is a new state law that is driving the rejection of doing business with collectors in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

16 hrs ago | City Pages

The Green Party comes to Minnesota, looking for new political life

I walk into the 11:00 a.m. press conference at the Green Party's National Annual Meeting - one of the political party's biggest events of the year - and I'm a little confused.

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Related Topix: US News, The Green Party of the Unites States

16 hrs ago | CBS Local

Minnesotan To Meet: Brian Gioielli & His 'Geno's Gelato'

The winning recipe for a small business is a good plan and a good product. That's why when Jamie Yuccas spotted a tricycle with a freezer box and radio attached, she had to meet the rider.

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Related Topix: Recipes

19 hrs ago | Valley News Live

Suspect Dead Following High Speed Chase In Bemidji

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a high speed pursuit and shooting that took place afternoon in Beltrami County.

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Related Topix: Bemidji, MN, Beltrami County, MN, Hubbard County, MN

22 hrs ago | Journal

Fredrick Stark

Fredrick Charles Stark, age 83, of Dassel, formerly of Gibbon, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.

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Related Topix: Dassel, MN, Gibbon, MN, Events, Religion, Lutheran Church, New Ulm, MN

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Science / Technology

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.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

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.

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

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