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  1. Local governments far from Gulf of Mexico get shares of $687M in BP settlement moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Star Tribune

    Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for lost tourism dollars and other economic damage from the company's 2010 oil spill, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. This week, BP finished making approximately $687.4 million in settlement payments to 383 local government entities in the five Gulf states.

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  2. US Steel says it is idling Fairfield Works plant in Alabama; 1,100 jobs affectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Star Tribune

    In a statement from U.S. Steel, CEO Mario Longhi says the shutdown is needed to improve the efficiency and cost structure of the company's rolled-steel segment. The company says an adjoining plant that employs about 700 people will continue making steel pipe, and an associated galvanizing operation will continue in Jackson, Mississippi.

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  3. The Latest: Family is 'stunned' by son's arrest, allegations of trying to join Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Star Tribune

    JACKSON, Miss. - The latest on two Mississippi residents charged with trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group : An attorney representing the family of one of two Mississippi residents charged with trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group says the family is "absolutely stunned" by the arrest.

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  4. California's Elizabeth Wang, Oklahoma's Brad Dalke win playoffs in Junior PGARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Star Tribune

    The 17-year-old Dalke, from Hobart, Oklahoma, beat Wilson Furr of Jackson, Mississippi, with a birdie on the second extra hole. Dalke and Furr finished at 6-under 278, with Dalke bogeying the final two holes in regulation for a 4-over 75, and Furr shooting a 67. On the par-5 18th on the second extra hole, the University of Oklahoma-bound Dalke hit a blind shot from 225 yards to 12 feet to set up his two-putt birdie.

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  5. 8 cities are first winners in $42 million open-data contest launched by ex-NYC mayor BloombergRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Star Tribune

    Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public.

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  6. Survey: US gasoline prices down 2 cents in the past 2 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks. The highest price recorded in the continental United States was $3.52 a gallon in San Diego.

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  7. US home rental prices climb 4.3 percent nationally, putting more financial pressure on rentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States - with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine. Real estate data firm Zillow said Tuesday that prices nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in May from a year ago.

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  8. Attorney feels driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Star Tribune

    The man in the black-and-white photograph on Jim Emison's desk seems to look right into him, all but demanding to not be forgotten. Emison is doing his best to oblige.

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  9. Array of new state laws target access to abortionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Legislatures in 31 states have adopted a total of 267 restrictions since 2011 aimed at limiting access to abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights. Among them are laws enacted in multiple states that: -Require doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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  10. Pete Brown, first black player to win PGA Tour event, dies at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | Star Tribune

    A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Brown survived polio as a child and learned to play golf in Jackson, Mississippi, after first working as a caddie.

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  11. Rising home rental prices led by San Francisco Bay Area, parts of Midwest and SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Home rental prices are soaring in San Francisco, while pockets of the Midwest and South are also posting big annual increases. Real estate data firm Zillow says that prices nationally climbed a seasonally-adjusted 3.7 percent in March from 12 months earlier.

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  12. Road Trip! Brewers' Double-A team ready to embark on 55-game trekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Most players making a living in minor league baseball like Hall and Ramirez have a secret remedy or two for dealing with life on the road. Over the next two months, Hall, Ramirez and the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers' Double-A affiliate will embark on a scheduled 55-game road trip, one of the longest in recent memory.

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  13. FBI continues investigation into Mississippi hanging deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Star Tribune

    The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi. Jason Pack, supervisory special agent for the FBI's Jackson, Mississippi, office, said Monday that it could be days before investigators receive an autopsy report for 54-year-old Otis Byrd.

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  14. No relief in sight: Cold, snow, ice, wintry mix hits much of US, and more is in the forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Star Tribune

    A workman adjusts a belt on an overturned FedEx trailer that blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The FedEx semi-truck hit a patch of ice about 4:30 a.m. and flipped on southbound Interstate 55, forcing authorities to reroute the traffic along side roads.

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  15. Winter precipitation could hamper commute across South; dangerous cold expected further northRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Star Tribune

    A wide swath of the country is expecting more winter precipitation that forecasters warn could lead to dangerous road conditions during the Tuesday morning commute. A mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain is expected in parts of the southern Plains and South, where school districts in more than a half-dozen states from Texas east have canceled or delayed classes.

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  16. Anne Moody, civil rights activist and author of 'Coming of Age in Mississippi,' dies at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Anne Moody, whose memoir "Coming of Age in Mississippi" gave a wrenching account of growing up poor in the segregated South and facing violence as a civil rights activist, died Thursday at her home in the small town Gloster, Mississippi. She was 74. Moody had dementia the past several years and stopped eating two days before she died in her sleep, her sister, Adline Moody, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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