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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Minnesota River added to DNR infested-waters list for zebra musselsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Zebra mussels have been found in the Minnesota River, adding yet another major waterway to the state Department of Natural Resources' infested-waters list. The invasive species can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes.

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  5. Lloyd Sandstrom, longtime teacher and star basketball player, dies at 89Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Lloyd "Slick" Sandstrom, 89, a longtime St. Paul high school teacher who was drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died June 13 of Alzheimer's disease in Woodbury. Sandstrom was drafted in the fourth round by the Knicks in 1951, the 36th player chosen.

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  6. Leaders in greater Minnesota have ongoing worry about unmet needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | Star Tribune

    So what explains the sour note sounded Wednesday at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities annual meeting when attendees were asked a version of the opinion pollster's standard question: Is state government in Minnesota on the right track or headed in the wrong direction? What's more, when asked moments later whether the federal government is on the right track or pursuing the wrong direction, the downside was chosen by 84 percent. Their assessment of President Donald Trump's performance? "Terrible," 59 percent said.

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  7. In western Minnesota town of Dawson, a Muslim doctor tries to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Dr. Ayaz Virji and his daughter Maya Virji, 9, walk back to their car after making a stop to buy popcorn from a stand after his lecture on Islam at the Granite Falls, Minn., City Hall. DAWSON, MINN. 9 comments

  8. Ideas about 'art' sometimes cause real damage to peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Sometimes, events that occurred long ago are so horrendous that they remain still raw in the present day. They are alive today in the minds of people via stories passed to them from people directly connected with those events.

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  9. Lou Anne Kling, legendary farm advocate in Minnesota and nation, dies at 77Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A tribute to Lou Anne Kling was read on the floor of the Minnesota House last week as legislators passed a budget hike for the Farmers' Legal Action Group. It said, in part: "Lou Anne Kling has made an enduring impact on agriculture in Minnesota and across the country.

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  10. Unusual couple went from heroism to povertyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | Star Tribune

    White settlers would remember him as a hero for guiding 62 of them to safety when the U.S.-Dakota War erupted four years later in 1862. Dakota fighters considered him a traitor and sellout, burning his house and possessions during the six-week clash.

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  11. Tales deliver a 'hot dose' of river life in the mid-1880sRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    William Cairncross 1829-1921 The tough, sturdy riverman left behind lively tales of his serial adventures, including high jinks with a certain young boat pilot by the name of Sam Clemens. An 85-year-old man shuffled into the Midway Cafe in St. Paul in 1915.

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  12. Stunning WWII museum among the attractions of Upper Minnesota River ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A world-class collection of vintage military planes is the main draw at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minn., but this memorial to the 20th-century cataclysm has much more to offer. Wander through a self-guided tour of the place, housed in three mammoth hangars at Lenzen-Roe-Fagen Memorial Field, and you'll see thoughtful and absorbing exhibits at every turn, all meticulously curated by the Fagen family.

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  13. Granite Falls woman dies in single-vehicle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The 48-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was driving south on Hwy.

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  14. Say it isn't snow: Flakes in the forecast Monday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Summer lovers who basked in glorious 70- and 80-degree warmth over the weekend are likely to be chilled by Monday's forecast. Snow will make a return to the Twin Cities late Monday night into Tuesday, and there may even be enough turn some lawns white.

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