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Dayton Released From Hospital After Fainting, Office SaysGovernor Mark Dayton is back home at the Governor's mansion Monday night after being hospitalized overnight at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Gov. Dayton, who has a history of health problems, fainted at a political event in Woodbury Sunday night.
Mpls. Police Union Files Grievances Over 2 Officer FiringsFor the second time in less than a week, we are learning of a Minneapolis police officer who has been fired -- and the department will not say why. Officer Blayne Lehner, the subject of a police brutality lawsuit in federal court, was let go last Friday.
MDH Warns Of Water Contamination In Aging Lead PipesUsually harmless chemicals are added to the water to protect the pipes from corrosion. In April 2014, Flint tapped into its own river for water, it wasn't properly treated and stripped lead from pipes.
MN Super Bowl Committee Heads To San Francisco For ResearchWhen it comes to Super Bowl plans, most Minnesotans are trying to figure out where we want to watch the game and what kind of food we want to eat. But for a handful of Minnesotans, Super Bowl 50 is an event to be studied from every angle.
Trial Begins For Former Viking Accused In Ponzi SchemeJury selection begins Monday for the trial of former Minnesota Vikings Stu Voigt. Voigt and his business partner Jeffrey Gardner head to federal court this week for allegedly bilking investors out of millions of dollars. The two face several criminal charges in connection to a real estate scheme between 2005 and 2007.
Talking Points: A Look At Who’s Leading In MinnesotaMinnesota voters won't get a say in the presidential race until March 1, when the state’s caucuses will be held.
Franken Introduces Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Federal Student LoansSen. Franken's proposal comes just one week after the state of Minnesota announced its own student loan refinancing program, and as college affordability has become a major topic in the presidential race.
Dogs Found In Carver County Finding New Homes In Twin CitiesForty-seven dogs, including 24 puppies, were rescued earlier this month from a farm in Carver county. The dogs are now getting medical attention and will all eventually be up for adoption.
Lakeville Teen's Song Pays Tribute To Boyfriend Killed In CrashA Lakeville teenager's song is getting tens of thousands of plays and downloads. She posted it after her boyfriend was killed in a rollover crash before Christmas.
Talking Points: Cruz, Trump Lead Crowded Republican FieldThe latest polls on the Republican side show that Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are leading the rest of the crowded field. The Des Moines Register Bloomberg poll has Cruz 25 percent and Donald Trump with 22 percent.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryMichael McConnell and Jack Baker’s wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
Study: Doulas Can Improve Birth Outcomes For Low Income WomenA new University of Minnesota study says low income women who get support from a doula during the pregnancy end up with fewer dangerous and costly birth complications.

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