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Movie Blog: ‘Generation War’ @ The Lagoon

Sympathizing with Nazis is something the viewer is pushed to do in “Generation War,” a four-and-a-half hour German miniseries that was originally titled “Our Mothers, Our Fathers.”

03/14/2014

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Social Media Erupt Over ‘Biggest Loser’ Winner

A day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of “The Biggest Loser,” after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn’t focused on her $250,000 win — but rather the criticism surrounding her loss.

02/05/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Christmas Edition

Sara from Bloomington, Katie from Savage and Elisabeth from Owatonna asked: Why do we decorate with lights at Christmas?

12/20/2013

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Good Question: Why Does The U.S. Spy On Its Allies?

New details surfaced over the weekend about the United States spying on several world leaders, including tapping the personal cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now, new information about spying on people and political officials in France, Mexico and Spain has emerged as well. It’s angered many in those countries. Some have even threatened continued cooperation with the U.S. “It’s totally unacceptable. This undermines the trust and this can harm our friendship,” said Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s foreign minister.

10/28/2013

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Minn. Lt. Governor Heads To Germany On Energy Trip

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is part of a delegation traveling to Germany to meet with experts and policymakers about renewable energy. Prettner Solon and the rest of the group leave for Berlin on Saturday.

07/20/2013

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World War II Pilot Flies Again

A World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.

07/06/2013

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Germany Investigates Commander Of Nazi-Led Unit

German prosecutors have opened a formal preliminary investigation of a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit during World War II, to determine whether there is enough evidence to bring charges and seek his extradition.

06/24/2013

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Dayton Due Back From European Trade Mission

Gov. Mark Dayton is due to return to Minnesota from a 10-day trade mission to several Scandinavian countries and Germany. Dayton’s 35-person delegation of private and public sector officials is getting back Friday.

06/21/2013

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Minn. To Open Trade Office In Germany

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will open a European trade office in Germany to promote exports and foreign investment back in Minnesota. Dayton’s administration announced the new outpost while the governor was traveling in Germany as part of a 10-day trade mission.

06/19/2013

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Alledged War Criminal In Minneapolis….

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06/14/2013

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AP Reporter Tells Of Finding Alleged Ex-Nazi In NE Mpls.

An Associated Press investigation revealed Friday that a resident of Northeast Minneapolis was once a commander for a Nazi-led unit during World War II. According to the AP, 94-year-old Michael Karkoc entered the U.S. by lying to American authorities.

06/14/2013

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Nazi Unit Leader’s Minneapolis Life Prompts Shock

The neighbor of a former commander of a Nazi SS-led unit living in Minnesota says the man has lived quietly and always been friendly and considerate. An Associated Press investigation found that Michael Karkoc served as a top commander in the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion during World War II.

06/14/2013

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Commander In Nazi-Led Unit Living In Minneapolis

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.

06/14/2013

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Dayton, Trade Delegation Are Bound For Sweden

Gov. Mark Dayton and the members of a Minnesota trade delegation are headed to Sweden for the first stop of a 10-day mission. The 35-person delegation of public and private sector officials was leaving Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon and won’t return to the state until June 21.

06/12/2013

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Minn.’s Dayton Sets Out On 10-Day European Mission

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is embarking this week on his latest overseas trade trip with stops planned in Germany, Sweden and Norway. Dayton will be gone this Wednesday through Friday of the following week.

06/10/2013

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