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35 min ago | Star Tribune

Clean water means safe fish, Minnesotans say

Minnesotans admit they don't know much about pollution in the state's lakes and rivers, but they know what concerns them most: Having fish that are safe to eat.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Minnesota

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

East Metro Integration District's Crosswinds School of Arts and...

Parents and students in the United States scored a major victory 60 years ago in the Brown v.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Education Etc., Home Gardening, Home, Food, Vegetables

Valley News Live

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota after widespread flooding across the state.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Weather, Mark Dayton, US Governors, FEMA

Food Quality News

Source of E.coli O111 illnesses investigated

The Minnesota Department of Health said the ill people do not all share obvious commonalities, indicating the source is a widely distributed food item.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Life, Food, Dining, E. Coli, Health

Free Republic

Gov. Dayton: Minnesota should eliminate coal use

Gov. Mark Dayton challenged energy policy and business leaders Thursday to find a way for Minnesota to eliminate coal from the state's energy production.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, US Governors, Global Warming, Barack Obama

Insurance Journal West

Flood Damage Costs Continue to Climb in Minnesota

The state's deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, said last month's excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Train Disaster

Sun Jul 20, 2014

St. Cloud Times

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St. Cloud man to help research legal cannabis Minnesota is one of 23 states that has legalized medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, St. Cloud, MN, Minnesota, Drugs, St. Paul, MN

St. Cloud Times

Letter: Keep reliable coal in state's energy mixLetter: Keep reliable ...

Letter: Keep reliable coal in state's energy mix Renewables offer more options, but what happens when it's cloud or calm - and cold? Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/07/21/letter-keep-reliable-coal-states-energy-mix/12928589/ When it comes to Minnesota's energy future, I hope our policymakers will allow ... (more)

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Related Topix: Minnesota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

CBS Local

Finding Minnesota: The Fit Tourist

But for those who want a closer, more personal look at the city, there's Stephanie Croteau and her company, The Fit Tourist , offering biking and walking tours of the city.

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Star Tribune

Editorial counterpoint: Action, not patience, is needed to fix DHS problems

Besides exposing 16,000 Minnesotans to Obamacare fines, the department is generally fouled up, and the governor won't see it.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Opinion

Star Tribune

A Minnesota health reform that worked

Despite the bitter battle over the Affordable Care Act, there's a surprisingly large patch of common ground when it comes to health reform.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Opinion

Book TV

"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class"

John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE and a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, argues that we can put our economy back on track by building financial literacy and expanding opportunities in poor communities in the United States.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

CBS Local

Mount Evans Deaths: 'We May Never Know What Caused This'

The bodies of a Minnesota father and son were finally found this week near a Mount Evans-area campground, but many questions about what happened still remain and authorities admit some may never be answered.

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Pulse of the Twin Cities

Making single-payer health care happen in Minnesota

Legislation introduced by State Senator John Marty in the last hours of this year's legislative session is the latest hope that universal, single payer health care can be achieved in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Health Care Provider, Health, US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors, Coon Rapids, MN

Star Tribune

State, national parks in Minnesota see increase in visitors

Siblings Abby Ericson, 5, and Zach Ericson, 20 months, peek out of their tent at the Riverway campground at William O'Brien State Park on Thursday afternoon.

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CBS Local

State To Implement Stiffer Checks For Caregivers

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is working to get employers ready for a new law that requires fingerprinting and photographs of tens of thousands of people who care for children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

TwinCities

Minnesota Legacy Amendment has backed nearly 10,000 projects since 2008

The moose population in northern Minnesota's forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Becker County, MN, Clay County, MN, Mahnomen County, MN

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Washington Times

Cooking, catching fish a Minnesota tradition

Like many fellow Minnesotans, some of Chef Lucia Watson's earliest culinary memories are snacking on fish at her north woods cabin.

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Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare fiasco in Minnesota

Billions have been spent nationalizing health care, but it's still no easier for many Americans to get adequate health coverage.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Opinion

Star Tribune

Outreach helps Minnesota state park visits grow

Despite a record wettest June that kept Minnesotans hunkered down at home, state figures show that more people than ever are getting outdoors to take advantage of Minnesota's state parks.

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