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  1. Vikings' Captain Munnerlyn glad to see Confederate flag come down in S.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | TwinCities

    When Captain Munnerlyn arrived at the University of South Carolina in 2006, he scarcely could believe the Confederate flag flew a few blocks away on South Carolina's statehouse grounds. "When I first came , I saw it,'' Munnerlyn, a Vikings cornerback, said Monday at training camp.

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  2. Any other placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | TwinCities

    Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington, along with Humana, are sponsoring the National Senior Games. Good for them.

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  3. Disputed flag comes down for goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | TwinCities

    The Confederate flag on South Carolina's statehouse grounds came down during a Friday morning ceremony, ending its 54-year presence at the Capitol. Members of a South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard approached the Confederate memorial, and as one turned a lever to lower the flag, the assembled large crowd burst into sustained applause and chanted "U.S.A.!" The flag will be placed in a museum.

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  4. After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from StatehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | TwinCities

    The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely. The turnabout seemed unthinkable before the June 17 massacre of nine black parishioners - including a state senator - at a Charleston church during a Bible study.

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  5. South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | TwinCities

    The South Carolina House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement. The move early Thursday came after more than 13 hours of passionate and contentious debate, and just weeks after the fatal shootings of nine black church members, including a state senator, at a Bible study in Charleston.

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  6. America's worst roads costing driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | TwinCities

    The shoddy state of the nation's roads cost average drivers $515 in extra operation and maintenance costs on their cars, according to the latest analysis from TRIP, a national transportation research group. Meanwhile, the Highway Trust Fund is about to become insolvent, and congressional lawmakers can't agree on a temporary fix that experts say is nothing more than a band-aid, and an inadequate one at that.

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  7. Joe Soucheray: If we're going to rename Lake Calhoun, where does it all end?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | TwinCities

    Removing the Confederate flag, as it might be flown adjacent to the state Capitol in Columbia, S.C., is not at all problematic and does not at all attempt to be a sanitization of anything, much less our shared American history. We have a flag.

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  8. Other voices: In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | TwinCities

    He sat among them for nearly an hour before he opened fire, a young white man in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Twelve worshipers had gathered for the regular Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. They welcomed the stranger in the back of the church, invited him to join in the discussion.

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  9. Politics, faith bind Scott Walker, Paul RyanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 | TwinCities

    Who could have guessed in the mid-1980s, at a pair of otherwise forgettable McDonald's restaurants some 20 miles apart, that two bushy-haired teenagers working the burger grills would become Wisconsin's most powerful Republicans? Scott Walker, 47, now the governor and a likely presidential candidate, was a record-setting track star with a mean mullet when he donned the McDonald's uniform -- black pants, white shirt, long black tie -- to make Big Macs here in his hometown. Paul Ryan, 45, now a powerful U.S. representative who was the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, suited up with something greater in mind in nearby Janesville: operating the front register.

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  10. Police: Man shot driver, fled to Florida for spring breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | TwinCities

    A South Carolina man fatally shot another man in the head, stole his car and then drove to Florida for spring break, Daytona Beach police said. Police arrested 24-year-old Donald Harper Jr. on Tuesday after he led officers on a 20-mile high-speed chase on Interstate 95. The chase ended when Harper crashed the stolen vehicle.

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  11. Walker says he has experience to put US on a rightward pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | TwinCities

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Columbia, S.C. Thursday, March 19, 2015. A conservative favorite thanks to his tangle with unions, Walker pitched himself Thursday as a leader with the experience to put the U.S. on a path to the right.

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  12. Obama: Ferguson P.D. is 'clearly a broken and racially biased system'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | TwinCities

    President Barack Obama said Friday that the Ferguson, Mo., police department engaged in a systemic pattern of racial discrimination and that it can change or risk a lawsuit from the Department of Justice. Obama, making his most extensive comments about a Justice Department report showing that the police department in Ferguson showed a pattern of racial bias and constitutional violations, said the department was "systemically biased" against African-American residents who were "stopped, harassed, mistreated, abused," and bore the brunt of a city that attempted to use the criminal justice system as a way to make money.

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  13. Police try building a face, and a case, just on DNA sampleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | TwinCities

    There were no known eyewitnesses to the murder of a young woman and her 3-year-old daughter four years ago. No security cameras caught a figure coming or going.

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  14. War memorial separates dead by race, divides Southern cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | TwinCities

    Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is a war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored." Welborn Adams, Greenwood's white Democratic-leaning mayor, believes the bronze plaques are relics of the South's scarred past and should be changed in the spirit of equality, replaced like the "colored" water fountains or back entrances to the movie theater that blacks were once forced to use.

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  15. One great 'Christmas Story'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | TwinCities

    My niece has been a huge fan of the movie "A Christmas Story" since she was a girl and continues to watch it several times every Christmas. As she is seriously ill, I bought her daughter and her tickets to "A Christmas Story" at the Ordway.

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