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Minn. Senate Passes Tax Bill With Additional Cuts

The Minnesota Senate has given approval to another $101 million in tax breaks, but the array of relief differs from a House version. Thursday’s 57-6 vote sets up final tax negotiations with House tax writers. Both chambers are led by Democrats.

04/10/2014

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Best Boozy Brunches In Minnesota

You made it to the weekend, and you deserve a sumptuous brunch with drinks as good as the food.

04/10/2014

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Naps & Handstands Outside: Things We Do When It’s 70 Degrees

It finally happened. On Wednesday, some parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin got above 70 degrees. And true to form, many people didn’t waste a minute of the warmth.

04/09/2014

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Teen Gets Life In Prison For Killing Friend’s Grandmother

The Willmar teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his friend’s grandmother has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Brok Junkermeier, 19, admitted to choking and then stabbing Lila Warwick at her home on July 29, 2013. He had hatched a plan with her grandson to steal her money. He described his actions in court last week. He said after he forced her to write a check to him, he strangled her for 20 minutes. After that, he got a dagger and started stabbing her because, as he confessed, “I didn’t think she was dead.”

04/09/2014

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‘Heartbleed’ Bug: The Internet Breach That Might Affect You

You may want to change all your online passwords in the coming days. A large-scale lapse in Internet security has been uncovered, revealing that millions of accounts may be vulnerable. The security breach has been dubbed “Heartbleed,” and it potentially affects credit card numbers, email services and other sensitive information.

04/09/2014

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Minnesota Minimum Wage Rise Nears Approval

The bill ushering in one of the nation’s highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week’s end.

04/09/2014

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Woman, 24, Charged In 40-Mile High-Speed Chase

A 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection to the 40-mile high-speed police chase that began in Minneapolis and ended in Jordan, Minn. Monday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced.

04/09/2014

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Best French Restaurants In Minnesota

Celebrate the best of France at any of these great Minnesota restaurants.

04/09/2014

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Bodies Of Man, Woman Found In Carver Co. Home

The Carver County sheriff’s office says the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in Waconia Township. Sheriff Jim Olson says no suspects are being sought, and there is no danger to the public.

04/08/2014

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Search For MN Hikers Missing In CO Continues

The search for a missing Minnesota father and son continues in the mountains west of Denver, Colo. Tuesday. Damien McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan — a St. Louis Park High School Senior — were last seen six days ago.

04/08/2014

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Warrant Issued After Man Allegedly Punched Toddler, Stabbed Man

A warrant has been issued after a man allegedly punched a 2-year-old child in the face and attacked another man with a knife in Jordan, Minn., according to police.

04/08/2014

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Dayton Accuses MNsure’s GOP Critics Of ‘Farce’

Gov. Mark Dayton has lashed out at critics of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, accusing them of waging a propaganda campaign to destroy it. The Democratic governor spoke to reporters after GOP members of a legislative oversight committee said they wanted to use a hearing Wednesday to raise questions about the troubled launch of MNsure last October.

04/08/2014

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Man Charged With Waving BB Gun In Road Rage Incident

A 27-year-old West St. Paul, Minn. man faces two felony counts stemming from a road rage incident earlier this month. According to the complaint, Joshua Thomas Tipcke is accused of pointing a gun at the driver of another vehicle the evening of April 1.

04/08/2014

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Fond Du Lac Band To Spear Walleyes In 13 Lakes

The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa has named 13 northeastern Minnesota lakes where members intend to exercise their treaty rights to spear walleyes this spring. The tribe worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to set quotas and select the lakes.

04/08/2014

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Teen Meets Globetrotter After 2 Amazing Shots

A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics. The La Crosse Tribune says 14-year-old Easton Gamoke of Winona, Minn., sank a game-winning shot from near his own baseline during a youth basketball game in January.

04/08/2014

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