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  1. Can art bring new life to a small town? Granite Falls, Minn., says YESRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Small towns with aging populations throughout rural Minnesota are searching for ways to bring new blood and new ideas to their communities. In Granite Falls, city leaders are betting that art is one way to make that happen.

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  2. Book, website track history of racist 'sundown towns' in Minnesota, U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Protesters at Woolworths in St. Paul in 1960 picketed for integrated lunch counters. Racist policies and exclusionary practices - in Minnesota and elsewhere in the United States - were highlighted in the book "Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism."

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  3. At age 95, heroic WWII pilot takes to the Minnesota sky in restored B-25 bomberRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Gallery: Ernest "Hod" Hutson of Grafton, N.D., recently went up in a restored B-25 bomber on the 73rd anniversary of his last WWII combat mission. Gallery: "Hod" Hutson hugs Diane Fagen after his B-25 flight.

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  4. At age 95, WWII hero takes to the sky again in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ernest "Hod" Hutson flew 58 WWII combat missions as pilot of a B-25 bomber, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. Now 95 years old, Hutson recently flew again in a restored B-25 at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minn.

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  5. 20,000 applicants, 20 winners, 1 Minnesotan: Artist nabs Obama fellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ashley Hanson at the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, Vir., pop. 432, during her trek to small cities across the country.

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  6. Blizzard eases, but snow will continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Snow continued to fall across southern Minnesota Sunday, stretching out an epic weather weekend that closed roads, led to an hourslong airport closure and turned the landscape into a winter wonderland - in mid-April. In the Twin Cities metro area, Saturday's rare-for-the-metro-area blizzard warning had eased into a winter weather advisory for Sunday, with 2 to 4 more inches of snow expected to fall through the day, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen .

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  7. Longtime Owatonna educator Dorothy Smith dies at 98Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | Star Tribune

    When she was 13, the small-town girl had to put off high school to help her father with the family farm near Hanska, Minn. One year turned into two, but Smith never lost sight of her goal: a high school diploma.

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  8. Minnesota hospitals raise spending on community healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Minnesota hospitals sharply increased their spending in 2016 on health fairs and other community services that identify and prevent diseases, according to a report released Wednesday, but federal policy changes could make that tough to maintain. Contributions to "targeted community services" rose from $354 million in 2011 to $567 million in 2016, partly because the federal Affordable Care Act required hospitals, as of 2012, to assess and address local health problems.

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  9. Minnesota woman killed in South Dakota crash identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Marrisa Mountain of Granite Falls, Minnesota, was a passenger in a pickup truck that went off Interstate 29 and rolled north of Sisseton on Saturday morning. She died at the scene.

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  10. Cities across Minnesota are racing to replace aging water pipes, sewer systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Workers from Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department replaced a broken water main valve at Grand Avenue and 40th Ave West. Work was done overnight to avoid disrupting traffic during the day.

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  11. After 3 years, Minnetonka burial mound restoration reaches completionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A county road project on the edge of Lake Minnetonka exposed not only Indian burial mounds dating back hundreds of years, but miscommunication between the responsible state and county agencies. Now, three years after the mounds were inadvertently destroyed during construction, their restoration is nearly complete.

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  12. Robert J. Knutson 1912-1985, a quiet plumber who lives on in lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Bob Knutson After growing up on a farm in western Minnesota and coming of age as the Great Depression hit, he was a successful plumber - and prolific diarist and letter-writer. Knutson grew up the 10th of 14 kids on a western Minnesota farm, and turned 18 at the Depression's outset.

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