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Ice Storm Cuts Power For Much Of Nobles, Rock Counties

A combination of freezing rain and wet, heavy snow brought down trees and power lines in Worthington on Wednesday, leaving much of the Southwest Minnesota town without electricity or heat.

04/10/2013

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Task Force Seeks To Curb, Educate About Hoarding

It’s been a week since the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force was launched, aiming to curb a problem that is puzzlingly high profile yet often ignored.

02/13/2013

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Heavy Traffic Costs MSP Drivers Time, Money

A slow, snowy morning commute begs the question: Just how much time do Twin Cities drivers waste sitting in traffic? The answer might surprise you, in more than one way.

02/05/2013

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Crashed Ice, Winter Carnival, Wild Provide Big Boost To St. Paul

Three huge events — the return of the Minnesota Wild, the St. Paul Winter Carnival and Red Bull Crashed Ice — will give the city an economic shot in the arm. It’s a boost badly needed after three long months without hockey.

01/22/2013

Activists Erect Faux Shantytown To Draw Attention To Federal Budget Cuts

Tim Penny: Fiscal Cliff Gridlock May Lead To Third Party Success

Former Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny isn’t the first and won’t be the last person to express his disgust with the ongoing fiscal cliff mess.

12/13/2012

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Target Not Backing Down On Thanksgiving, Despite Petition

Target is not backing down from its decision to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, despite the opposition of some 340,000 people who signed an online petition.

11/19/2012

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A Closer Look At PSLs

A lot has been made in recent days about Gov. Mark Dayton’s letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.

11/16/2012

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Will The Dead Vote In Minnesota?

What happens if someone dies between the time they cast their absentee ballot and Election Day? Does the vote count? How do election officials know?

11/06/2012

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Apple Valley Native Rides Out Sandy In Manhattan Apartment

Growing up in Apple Valley, the thought of living through a hurricane really never crossed Taylor Pemberton’s mind.

11/02/2012

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Flooding Strands Vehicles On Anoka Highway

A dozen vehicles had to be pulled from high water in Anoka Tuesday morning after a heavy rain swamped an underpass.

10/23/2012

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Politics Of Marketing — Support Of The Marriage Amendment

For two decades, Stan Genedek has made buildings crumble across Minnesota. The man behind Mendota Heights-based Genedek Landscaping and Excavation is used to receiving job requests and questions from advice-seekers around the state every day.

10/10/2012

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Drought Could Have Positive Impact On MN Wineries

It may have burned up corn and soybean crops, but many Minnesota wineries are predicting a positive year in the face of historic drought.

09/27/2012

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How Would You Improve The Nicollet Corridor?

The City of Minneapolis wants your opinion: How would you improve the Nicollet Avenue corridor?

09/26/2012

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Mall Of America Plans Winter Ice Castle

For the first time since 2004, an ice castle could be coming to the Twin Cities this winter. But not where you think. The Mall of America plans to partner with a Utah-based ice sculpting business to bring a winter wonderland to Bloomington in December.

09/20/2012

La Crosse Double Murder

Authorities Seek Suspect In La Crosse Double Murder

La Crosse, Wis., police are asking the public’s help in finding a gunman who killed a father and son inside their family business on Saturday.

09/17/2012

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