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Best Free Tours In Minnesota

To see the finest local landmarks without opening your wallet, take one of these tours for free.

6 hours ago

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Judge Finds Minnesota Energy Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge has found that a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it. In a 48-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Friday that the Next Generation Energy Act passed in 2007 effectively blocks North Dakota utilities from exporting electricity into the state.

24 hours ago

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Former MN Senator Nancy Brataas Dies At 86

One of the first women to be elected to the Minnesota Senate has died, according to reports. Former Republican state senator Nancy Brataas died Thursday night after a long battle with emphysema.

04/18/2014

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Horse Virus Cases Showing Up In Upper Midwest

State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that spreads easily among the animals and can lead to breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorders.

04/18/2014

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Minister Accused Of Abuse Reported In Spokane-Area

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

04/18/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: How To Start Your Dream Garden

A WCCO “Smart Gardens” expert envisions your dream garden and was kind enough to share tips for starting your own dream garden at home.

04/18/2014

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Tourism Push Plays Up ‘Only In Minnesota’ Getaways

Say goodbye to “More to Explore.” Minnesota tourism promoters are ushering in a new slogan that focuses on “Only in Minnesota” experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign.

04/17/2014

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Man Charged With Shooting Deputy Says He Doesn’t Remember Pulling Trigger

The man accused of shooting a northern Minnesota sheriff’s deputy says he doesn’t remember pulling the trigger. Steven Henderson, 19, was charged Thursday with first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer as well as receiving stolen property and bringing stolen goods into the state.

04/17/2014

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Wright Co. Woman’s Home Burglarized During Husband’s Funeral

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s home was burglarized during her husband’s funeral Wednesday afternoon.

04/17/2014

Record Stores

Local Music Tap: Record Store Day @ Electric Fetus

The Electric Fetus says it’s “going to be a bigger line-up of in-store performances than ever” when the store celebrates Record Store Day Saturday. In its seventh year, Record Store Day features exclusive releases only available at indie record stores, in-store performances from many local artists, giveaways, local food trucks and more.

04/17/2014

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‘Yacht Couple’ Charged With Welfare Fraud Accused Of Trying To Flee Country

A Deephaven, Minn. couple accused with welfare fraud while living on a $1.2 million yacht now faces accusations of trying to flee the country. Colin and Andrea Chisolm were arrested in Florida earlier this month as they reentered the country from the Bahamas. They are charged with collecting more than $160,000 in welfare payments. That’s while living in a lakefront home in Deephaven and owning the yacht.

04/17/2014

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19 Inches Of New Snow For Isanti, Minn.

Deep snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin is proof of the weather adage that in April, just about anything can happen.

04/17/2014

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Minnesota Gains 2,600 Jobs In March

For the first time in state history, Minnesota’s labor force surpassed three million, thanks to a good month of March.

04/17/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: On Demand’s Heather Manley

On Demand Group is a global family-owned IT consulting firm that has been in business since 1995. While IT might sound boring, Heather Manley is anything but.

04/17/2014

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Best Bars For Different ‘Scenes’ In Minnesota

Here are four trendy, artsy and exclusive watering holes where hipsters hang out, plus one bonus bar for everybody.

04/17/2014

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