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After Big Cuts, Met Council Approves SWLRT Plans

After years of controversy, plans to extend the light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie are moving forward. But that means some big cuts to the original plan.


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Crocker, Coleman, Evans Among Vikings Cuts

The Minnesota Vikings have cut veteran safeties Chris Crocker and Kurt Coleman and placed Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, leaving them thin at safety as the season opener approaches.


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Bus Driver Charged With Assaulting Rider Still On The Job

Adrieanne Simmons, a St. Paul woman who said she was repeatedly punched in the head by a bus driver, wants to know why he’s back on the job. Her bus driver was charged with misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property in the October incident, but he’s back behind the wheel.


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10-31-13 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The latest on Food Stamp cuts….going into affect tomorrow.


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Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be Reinstated

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.


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Supervalu Eliminating About 1,100 Positions

Supervalu is eliminating about 1,100 positions nationwide, or about 3 percent of its workforce, less than a week after the supermarket operator completed the sale of five of its grocery chains.


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Best Buy Cutting 400 HQ Jobs

Officials with Best Buy, Inc., announced Tuesday they’re cutting costs and eliminating 400 jobs at its Richfield headquarters as part of a restructuring plan.


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GOP Rep. Kline: Automatic Cuts Likely To Occur

Minnesota Rep. John Kline, a member of GOP leadership in Washington, says automatic federal budget cuts neither side wants have a “better than even” chance of kicking in.


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Stillwater Looks To Cut Extra $10M From School Budget

A budget committee has finalized another $10 million in recommended cuts for the Stillwater Area School District.


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St. Paul Schools Face Cuts If Levy Not Approved

St. Paul Public Schools are asking voters to approve an upcoming levy, or they may be facing some major cuts.


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Postal Service Cuts Mean Actual ‘Snail’ Mail

The Postal Service is broke and on Monday, they’ll unveil a temporary fix, which means your cards and letters are going to show up later.


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Student Protest Proposed Cuts To Pell Grant Program

Thousands of Minnesota college students are upset over proposed cuts to the Pell Grant program. And they want lawmakers to know about it.


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Vikings Cut QB Rhett Bomar, 9 Others

The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback Rhett Bomar and nine other players in their first round of roster cuts.


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Agriculture Colleges, Extension Get Budget Squeeze

As university budgets take a beating across the country, agricultural schools and extension programs are feeling the impact.


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Minn. Senate OKs Cuts To Health, Welfare Programs

A budget bill that would slice into projected spending on health care and social services programs has cleared the Minnesota Senate.


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Minn. Senate Passes Bill Cutting State Workforce

The Minnesota Senate has passed a funding bill for state agencies and programs that would freeze state employee pay and reduce the size of the state workforce.


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U Of M Law School Prepares For No State Funding

With another round of cuts to higher education expected from the Legislature this year, the University of Minnesota Law School is adapting in a dramatic way — by working toward financial independence.


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Minn. House Panel Presses To Hash Out Tax Bill

A House panel is working in marathon mode to try to finalize a tax bill.


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In Union Strongholds, Residents Wrestle With Cuts

There once was a time when Harry and Nancy Harrington — their teenage children in tow — walked the picket line outside the nursing home where she was a medical aide, protesting the lack of a pension plan for the unionized work force.


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Layoffs Coming For Nurses At Children’s Hospitals

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is laying off nurses. While the hospitals say the cuts are necessary, the nurses worry patient safety will be jeopardized.


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Minnesota Senate Cuts Daily Expense Payments

The new Republican legislative majorities are tightening up on their own members’ costs, including daily expense payments for senators and housing allowances for representatives.