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For The First Time, 1 Billion People Used Facebook In A Day

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family.


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Dayton Wants Big Chunk Of $1B Surplus For Child Care Credit

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll suggest devoting about one-fifth of Minnesota’s projected $1 billion surplus to an expanded child-care tax credit.


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Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster Claims

Move over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that’s only through the third quarter. If you’re wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what’s falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.


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U Of M Responds To Report Criticizing Its Spending

The University of Minnesota is now defending itself against allegations of wasteful spending.