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Ex-Food Co-Op Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

The former general manager of a western Massachusetts food co-op faces charges of embezzling $60,000 from the organization.

01/22/2015

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Franken To Host Warren For Campaign Events

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Minnesota to campaign for fellow Democrat Sen. Al Franken. Warren and Franken plan a Saturday morning campaign event at Carleton College in Northfield. Warren will also help Franken rally campaign volunteers in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.

10/13/2014

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Twin Sisters In MN Face Medical Fraud Charges

Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have been charged with stealing more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts attorney general’s office says neither Nita Guzman nor her sister, Nina Tischer, is licensed to practice psychology in the state.

09/16/2014

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

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Travel Guide For Martha’s Vineyard

Refer to this travel guide for the best dining, lodging and attractions on Martha’s Vineyard.

07/24/2014

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‘Upskirting’ Laws Lag Behind Advances In Technology

A court ruled that a man who snapped secret pictures up a woman’s skirt on a Boston subway train did not violate the state’s Peeping Tom law. The practice known as “upskirting” has exposed loopholes in current laws. Minnesota statutes that tackle the issue were written years ago. But that was before everyone had cell phones.

03/06/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The U.S.

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

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Romneycare Vs. Obamacare: Key Similarities & Differences

Can the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?

11/13/2013

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Where Are The Uninsured In America?

Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.

09/04/2013

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Mayo Clinic Teams With Optum Unit Of UnitedHealth

The Mayo Clinic and the Optum unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc. are teaming up on a research and innovation facility aimed at improving patient care.

01/15/2013

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Priest At Mass. VA Hospital With MN Ties Suspended

A Roman Catholic chaplain at the Veterans Administration hospital in Bedford has been suspended pending a church investigation into what the Archdiocese of the Military calls allegations of “boundary violations with minors.”

11/26/2012

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Company Linked To Meningitis Illness Denies Claims

A Massachusetts company has denied negligence in connection with a steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed 34 lives nationwide.

11/19/2012

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Minnesota Sends Crews, Personnel To Support East Coast

Some Minnesotans have been sent to help support sections of the East Coast as it struggles with Sandy, which was recently downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.

10/29/2012

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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.

10/26/2012

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Reality Check: New, Deceptive Marriage Amendment Ad

The group supporting the proposed marriage amendment released its fourth TV ad on Thursday.

10/25/2012

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Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 317 Cases, 24 Deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

10/24/2012

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Dr Michael Osterholm Addresses Meningitis Issue On WCCO

Here are Dr Osterholm and Morning host Dave Lee

10/08/2012

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Several Minn. Clinics Gave Drug Tied To Outbreak

A Minnesota health official says the state hasn’t found any cases of a rare kind of meningitis, as federal health officials warned doctors and hospitals to avoid a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening national outbreak.

10/04/2012

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Opinion: Clint Eastwood Made My Day

Last night, Clint Eastwood produced the most bizarre and uncomfortable moments in modern convention history. If Mitt Romney cannot get his campaign right. If he cannot even get the things that he can control right, how can he make the case that he can run the country?

08/31/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Tax Problem

Mitt Romney is the person who needs to put up or shut up in his dispute with Harry Reid. There is no reason to believe a word he is saying about his taxes.

08/09/2012

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Opinion: What Is Mitt Romney Hiding?

Romney isn’t revealing what he did while he held the public’s trust, both as head of the Olympics and as Governor of Massachusetts. With each passing week, Romney creates more questions about what he has done in the past and what he will do in the White House.

07/24/2012

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Opinion: You Weren’t Fired You Were Outsourced

Mitt Romney’s contortions to differentiate offshoring from outsourcing don’t matter to those who lost their jobs because of it.

06/27/2012

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Mass. ME Confirms Identity Of MN Victim In May Crash

The Massachusetts medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the victim of a fiery car crash in Belchertown last month.

06/15/2012

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Foul Play Ruled Out In MIT Student’s Death

Authorities say foul play has been ruled out in the death of a 21-year-old Minnesota student who attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

02/25/2012

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Official: MN Among 10 States To Get ‘No Child’ Waiver

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

02/09/2012

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