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Casino Merger Deal Involving Minnetonka Co. Moves Ahead

Shareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced the results Tuesday of a special shareholders meeting held June 17.

06/23/2015

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Former Maryland Gov. O’Malley Jumps Into 2016 Democratic Race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge toMaryland for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street. “I’m running for you,” he told a crowd of about 1,000 people in a populist message at Federal Hill Park in Baltimore.

05/30/2015

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Edina Police Find Missing Maryland Woman

Edina police have located the missing Maryland woman. Aissatou Bah, 33, was last seen at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near Highway 169 and Lincoln Drive.

05/07/2015

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Prince Announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ Concert In Baltimore

Minnesota music icon, Prince, has announced he’ll play a major concert in Baltimore, Maryland. The event, called “Rally 4 Peace”, comes as racial tensions in that city continue to boil over after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

05/06/2015

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State Of Emergency Declared As Hundreds Riot Through Baltimore

The governor of Maryland called for a State of Emergency tonight, as hundreds of protesters continue to riot in the streets of Baltimore.

04/27/2015

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10 Teams To Watch In The NCAA Tournament

Every year in the NCAA Tournament, we see great games, finishes, a few upsets and some dramatic moments. But which teams should we keep an eye on that likely survive the first weekend? Who will get to the Final Four, and which smaller school has the best chance to pull off an upset? Here are 10 teams to keep an eye on as we head to Selection Sunday.

03/12/2015

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Minn. Casino Owner Touts Merger With Nevada Company

Lakes Entertainment Inc., owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland, said Thursday its pending merger with a privately held Nevada gambling company will be a boon to shareholders and create a company uniquely positioned for growth in other states. “We are very excited about this transaction and believe it will benefit Lakes’ shareholders tremendously,” CEO Lyle Berman said in a fourth-quarter earnings statement.

03/12/2015

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Minnesota Named Top State For Women

A new survey on the best environments for women in the United States this year listed Minnesota as the top overall spot.

03/05/2015

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5 Must Watch College Football Games This Weekend

The first college football playoff rankings come out Tuesday so the Top 25 teams around the country are definitely looking to defend their ranking or move up by notching a big win. With that being said, let’s take a look at the five most important and must watch college football games this weekend.

10/25/2014

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O’Malley To Keynote Democratic Dinner In Minnesota

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic dinner in Minnesota next month. Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic Party, made the announcement Wednesday about the Oct. 11 dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He says the dinner attracts about 1,000 people.

09/10/2014

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Visitation In D.C. Today For Former Rep. Oberstar

Friends and relatives are gathering in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to honor the life and work of former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar. Family members there would be a visitation for relatives and friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

05/07/2014

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Funeral Set For Former Rep. Jim Oberstar

The funeral for former Congressman Jim Oberstar has been announced. In an obituary posted Sunday, family announced Oberstar’s private burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8.

05/04/2014

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Longtime Minn. Congressman Jim Oberstar Dies At 79

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79. A statement released by his family said Oberstar died in his sleep. A cause of death was not provided. His former chief of staff, Bill Richard, said Oberstar died at his home in Potomac, Maryland.

05/03/2014

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Dog Bite Liability Measure Fails

A measure to change a court ruling that designated pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed has died in the Maryland General Assembly.

04/09/2013

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Superbug Kills 7th Person At Md. NIH Hospital

A deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.

09/15/2012

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Twins, Pavano Fall To Orioles 4-2 In Season Opener

Jake Arrieta pitched seven scoreless innings, Nick Markakis homered and drove in three runs, and the Baltimore Orioles marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of Camden Yards by defeating the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Friday.

04/06/2012

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Bruising Gay-Marriage Showdowns In MN, Other States

Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans.

03/08/2012

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State Patrol Squad Involved In Crash On 35E

A State Patrol trooper on the way to a different accident was involved in a separate car accident Wednesday morning.

02/08/2012

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Minn.: 1 Of 9 States To Win Learning Grant

Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.

12/16/2011

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Maple Grove Pond Drowning Victim Identified

The Maryland man who drowned in a Maple Grove park pond on Saturday has been identified.

08/01/2011

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Police: Maryland Man Drowns In Maple Grove Pond

A Maryland man drowned in a Maple Grove park pond Saturday evening, Hennepin County police said.

07/30/2011

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Man Sought In Md. Double Killing Arrested In Minn.

An alleged gang member wanted in a 2006 Baltimore double killing has been arrested at a central Minnesota bank drive-through.

06/09/2011

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2 Minn. Students Eliminated From Spelling Bee

Two Minnesota students have been eliminated in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.

06/02/2011

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2 Minn. Students Advance To Spelling Bee Semis

Two Minnesota students have advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.

06/01/2011

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5 Minn. Students Competing In National Spelling Bee

Five Minnesota students are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.

06/01/2011