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WCCO-AM Among AP Award Winners

WCCO Radio of Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio and WDIO-TV of Duluth are among top winners in the 2013 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Contest. WCCO won for coverage of the legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota, affordable health care and the search for a 2-year-old western Wisconsin boy found dead in a locked trunk. WCCO also was cited for memories of the Metrodome, sports play-by-play, best newscast and website.

03/28/2014

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Veteran Cronin Joins AP Statehouse Team

Mike Cronin is joining The Associated Press to report on Minnesota government and politics in St. Paul. Cronin, 44, has most recently worked at Minnesota Public Radio, where he has been part of the team covering the clergy abuse scandal in the St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese.

02/13/2014

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Dayton Wants 2014 Focus On Undoing Minn. Laws

In Gov. Mark Dayton’s ideal scenario, the focus for next year’s Minnesota legislative session will be on pruning old, unneeded laws from the books. Dayton has been collecting ideas from the public and his administrative agencies for the so-called unsession. He has said his inspiration for an unsession came from a 1970s-era advertising slogan for 7-Up that billed the soft drink as the “uncola.”

10/21/2013

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New Auxiliary Bishop Named For St Paul-Minneapolis

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is getting a new auxiliary bishop, the Vatican announced Friday.

10/11/2013

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Mankato Nurses OK Contract, Avert Strike

Nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract, averting a possible strike.

10/04/2013

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Top Deputy At Twin Cities Archdiocese Resigns

The top deputy at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resigned amid criticism of how church officials have handled cases of priests accused of sexual abuse.

10/03/2013

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Twin Cities Forum On ‘Miss Saigon’ Planned

Asian-Americans in the Twin Cities have a chance to discuss an upcoming production of the musical “Miss Saigon.” Mu Performing Arts will host a public “Conversation Around ‘Miss Saigon’” Monday night at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio headquarters in downtown St. Paul.

09/07/2013

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New Owners: Verso Paper Mill Will Not Be Reopened

A paper mill in the central Minnesota town of Sartell bought last year by a Montreal-based scrap metal and recycling company is not going to be reopened, company officials say.

01/30/2013

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Minn. Lawmaker Disclosure Leaves Plenty In Dark

A quarter of the Minnesota Legislature has submitted economic disclosure statements that offer the public few or no details about the source of their outside income.

01/07/2013

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Klobuchar, Bills Jab Each Other In Feisty Debate

U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills met for the first wide-ranging debate of the campaign Thursday, a lively Minnesota State Fair exchange that showcased deep policy differences between the candidates and no reluctance from either to fling tough rhetoric.

08/30/2012

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U Of Minn. Regents Panel: Sviggum Has Conflict

A committee of the University of Minnesota governing board said Friday that Regent Steve Sviggum should resign one of his two positions because of a conflict of interest.

03/02/2012

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Grant Expands Citizen Journalism For Public Media

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced a $4.1 million grant Thursday to American Public Media to expand its network of “citizen sources” that help provide local news coverage across the country.

09/15/2011

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Longtime MPR News Host Eichten To Retire In 2012

Longtime news host Gary Eichten plans to retire next January after more than 40 years with Minnesota Public Radio.

08/22/2011

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Lawson Lays Off Employees, Won’t Say How Many

Business software maker Lawson Software Inc. of St. Paul is laying off employees but won’t say how many or where they are located.

07/13/2011

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Minnesota Public Radio Picks McTaggart As New CEO

The parent company of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media has chosen a longtime MPR executive as the second CEO in the organization’s 44-year history.

04/20/2011

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