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Talking Points: Rep. Paulsen On Divided MN GOP

The government shutdown may be over but there are real questions about whether Congress can reach an agreement on a budget and the debt ceiling in coming months.


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SPCO Musicians Ratify Agreement, Call For New Leadership

The musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ratified a three-year agreement with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Society on Monday, calling for the search of a new SPCO leader.


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HealthPartners, Park Nicollet Agree To Combine Operations

HealthPartners and Park Nicollet announced that they have agreed to combine their operations.


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Anoka-Henn. District Reaches Agreement On Lawsuits

The Anoka-Hennepin School board will vote Monday night on an agreement reached over lawsuits brought against the school district by six students.


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Timberwolves, Love Reach 4-Year Extension

Kevin Love watched friends Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook sign five-year extensions this season and was ready to do the same with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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President Obama Announces Budget Agreement

President Obama delivers a statement to the press on announcing that the leaders of both parties have reached an agreement that will reduce the deficit and avoid default.


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Vikings Get Back To Business, Prepare For Mankato

With the NFL labor agreement in place, the Minnesota Vikings say they’re ready to focus their attention on a new season of football, starting with training camp in Mankato.


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Vikings Ready To Advance Stadium Plan

The Minnesota Vikings are ready to move forward with a stadium plan when lawmakers return for a special session to end the state government shutdown.


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Revenue Officials Working On Tax Reciprocity

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s confident Wisconsin and Minnesota will have a new tax reciprocity agreement in the next two months.


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Reality Check: ‘99.5 Percent Agreement’ On Budget Bill?

In the two weeks since Minnesota’s shutdown began, Republican House and Senate leaders have called five times for Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session. They say the shutdown is “completely unnecessary” because there’s agreement on almost every aspect of the major budget bill.


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NBA Lockout Looms After Sides Fail To Reach Deal

Union chief Billy Hunter says “it’s obvious the lockout will happen tonight” after players and owners failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, potentially putting the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.