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4 Things To Know: MN Connection To TX Attack, POTUS On Letterman & More

From a former Minnesota man’s involvement in a Texas attack to President Obama visiting Letterman, here are the stories to know for Tuesday, May 5.

05/05/2015

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Second Shot: Hillary Clinton Running Again For President

Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.

04/12/2015

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Good Question: How Is ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Defined?

Ted Cruz announced Monday he’s running for President of the United States. The U.S. Senator from Texas was born in Calgary and moved to the U.S. with his family when he was four years old.

03/24/2015

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Walker Says He’d ‘Rather Be Ahead Than Behind’ In Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially announced that he’s running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.

02/26/2015

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Kaler: Tuition Plan Won’t Fill Need For Health Professionals

A Senate DFL plan to offer free tuition at community colleges won’t help the state’s production of future doctors, dentists and other health care professionals, the University of Minnesota’s president said Tuesday.

01/13/2015

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Mitt Romney: Should He Run For President?

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01/12/2015

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Walker Says He’s Praying Over Whether To Run For President

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s praying over whether to run for president in 2016 as he hires a senior adviser, plans a trip to Iowa in a couple weeks and expects to form an organization to raise and spend money on the exploratory effort.

01/08/2015

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Good Question: Why Is Gas Cheap This Year?

Minnesotans are enjoying cheaper gas prices than drivers in most other states.

10/13/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Science Museum’s Eric Jolly

Scientist, Engineer, Mathematician. How about being appointed board member of the National Museum and Library Services by President Barack Obama? No, seriously, one man does it all.

09/23/2014

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Will Klobuchar Run For President If Clinton Doesn’t?

Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They are undeterred by talk of a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy in 2016 or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state next month to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.

08/23/2014

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Obama Watches US In World Cup On Way To Minnesota

Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn’t available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch the U.S. team play World Cup soccer.

06/26/2014

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Prof: Obama’s Coming To Minn. To Raise Money

President Barack Obama will land in Minnesota for a two-day visit on Thursday. After a town-hall style meeting at Minnehaha Park, the president will attend a fundraising dinner at the home of a Minneapolis couple.

06/25/2014

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Obama To Spend 2 Days In Minnesota This Week

President Barack Obama’s visit later this week to Minnesota will include a town hall event Thursday and an economic policy speech on Friday. The White House gave details Tuesday of Obama’s plans during his Minneapolis stops.

06/24/2014

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Without The Civil Rights Act, Clinton Says He Wouldn’t Have Been President

Former President Bill Clinton was in town Monday to accept the Dean’s Award for Public Leadership from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

06/09/2014

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The Final Countdown To The Twins Home Opener

It looks like the weather will be cooperating as the Minnesota Twins get ready for their home opener at Target Field Monday.

04/06/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra President & CEO To Step Down In August

The president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra will be stepping down from his post this summer, the orchestra announced Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Totino-Grace Names New High School President

Totino-Grace High School has named their new president after accepting the resignation of their former president last July, following his admission to being in a long-term same-sex relationship.

03/10/2014

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Sources: President Obama To Visit Minn. Next Week

President Barack Obama will visit Minnesota next week. Sources tell WCCO-TV political reporter Pat Kessler that the president will be in St. Paul on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

02/20/2014

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Wis. Man Accused Of Threatening To Shoot President

Federal agents have arrested an elderly Wisconsin man after he allegedly threatened to shoot President Barack Obama.

11/27/2013

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11-22-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Hubert Humphrey’s political profile began to rise in the wake of the tragic events in Dallas.

11/22/2013

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For 2nd Time, Dayton Backs Clinton For President

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is joining those urging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to try for the presidency in 2016. Dayton on Thursday signed onto the “Ready for Hillary” group that is trying to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign. She hasn’t said whether she will make a second try for the White House.

11/07/2013

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President Of College Of St. Benedict To Step Down

The president of the College of St. Benedict says she is stepping down next year. MaryAnn Baenninger told the college’s Board of Trustees she will step down on June 30, 2014.

10/22/2013

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Northwestern Health University: President Dies From Gunshot

Northwestern Health Sciences University President Jeff Nelson was found dead from a gunshot wound on his Stillwater property Tuesday morning, the University announced.

10/22/2013

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St. Thomas Inaugurates 1st Female President

The University of St. Thomas inaugurated Julie Sullivan as its new president Thursday on the school’s St. Paul campus. The inauguration was just the school’s third in 47 years.

10/17/2013

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