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Good Question: Why Is This Pope So Popular?

He pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets. That’s just one reason why Time magazine says it named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” Wednesday. Only two other popes have ever won that distinction.

12/11/2013

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12-3 Local Author On President Obama’s Reading List….On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What a thrill for a Minnesota author! Click the link to listen to her reaction to the President reading her book!

12/03/2013

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Obama Picks Minn. Authors On Small Business Saturday

President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”

12/02/2013

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Obama Pardons Turkeys As Part Of Annual Rite

President Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2013

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11-22-13 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Iconic photos of JFK were lost…..in an ironic twist.

11/22/2013

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11-20-13 Minnesota Turkey Heading To The White House On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is an entire high school class heading to The White House? It’s all in the name of turkey!

11/20/2013

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11-20-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Approval ratings are at an all time low for the POTUS.

11/20/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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Minn. Farmer Preparing Turkeys For Presidential Pardoning

Next week, some lucky Minnesota turkeys will be heading to the White House. John Burkel of Badger in Northern Minnesota raised the birds. He’s going to pick two of them to send to President Obama, to be pardoned the day before Thanksgiving.

11/18/2013

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Minn. Farmer’s Turkeys Are White-House Bound

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and a northern Minnesota farmer will be in the holiday spotlight. John Burkel of Badger will be presenting his turkeys to President Obama at the White House. Burkel raises 70,000 turkeys a year. He says he’s picked out a handful of his best, and is getting them ready in a heated garden shed for their national debut. Only two of the turkeys will make the trip to the White House, and they’ll be pardoned, not served.

11/15/2013

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11-14-13 MNSure Update On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is Minnesota ahead of the pack?

11/14/2013

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10-31-13 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The latest on Food Stamp cuts….going into affect tomorrow.

10/31/2013

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Good Question: Why Does The U.S. Spy On Its Allies?

New details surfaced over the weekend about the United States spying on several world leaders, including tapping the personal cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now, new information about spying on people and political officials in France, Mexico and Spain has emerged as well. It’s angered many in those countries. Some have even threatened continued cooperation with the U.S. “It’s totally unacceptable. This undermines the trust and this can harm our friendship,” said Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s foreign minister.

10/28/2013

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10-24-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

James Hohmann from POLITICO pinch hitting for Blois.

10/24/2013

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