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‘Child In Need’ Petition Filed For Boy Stowaway

A Child in Need of Protection or Services petition was filed in Hennepin County Juvenile Court Friday, regarding the 9-year-old boy who managed to fly to Las Vegas without a boarding ticket.

10/11/2013

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MN Zoo Honored For Preserving Endangered African Black Rhino

The Minnesota Zoo landed some international honors this week. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented the zoo an award for Significant Achievement in International Conversation for the science-based management of rhino conversation and tourism on Namibia’s communal lands program.

09/13/2013

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Government Moves To Wrap Up Gray Wolf Recovery

Federal officials are declaring victory in their four-decade campaign to rescue the gray wolf, a predator the government once considered a nuisance and tried to exterminate.

06/08/2013

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Draft Rule Ends Protections For Gray Wolves

Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, which would end a decades-long effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range.

04/26/2013

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Some Election Judges Gave Amendment Instructions

An election watchdog group has received calls that some election judges in at least six counties have been telling voters if they leave ballot questions blank, it will constitute a “no” vote.

11/06/2012

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Injured Softball Player Leads Push For Protective Face Masks

When you think of sports injuries, you probably think high intensity, contact sports like hockey and football. However, in southern Minnesota, softball coaches are trying to highlight the risk of the game – and push for more protective gear.

03/27/2012

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State Considers Wind Project’s Avian Protection

State regulators will consider whether a plan to protect birds and bats from a wind farm in Goodhue County is adequate.

02/23/2012

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US Gray Wolves Rebound But Face Uncertain Future

After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf-protection business, leaving it to individual states — and the wolves themselves — to determine the future of the legendary predator.

12/21/2011

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Feds Take More Comments On Gray Wolf Protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving the public additional time to comment on a plan to drop gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list.

08/25/2011

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Bill Could Assign Bodyguards To More Minn. Leaders

More Minnesota leaders could be in line for special security protection under a bipartisan bill coming up on its first legislative hearing.

05/02/2011

In their 120 years of service to the Twin Cities community, Children’s Home & Family Services has secured adoptions for nearly 24,000 children. (Credit: chsfs.org)

Report: Not Enough Done To Protect Kids From Chemicals

Concerns over chemicals and kids are nothing new. You can now find BPA-free bottles and cups just about everywhere you go, but there are still other hazards to watch for.

04/25/2011

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Great Lakes Wolves Could Come Off Endangered List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it would try again to drop wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list, although courts have overruled previous attempts.

04/15/2011

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Gov. Dayton Asks For $3M To Protect Georgetown

Gov. Mark Dayton administration’s wants $3 million to protect the tiny western Minnesota town of Georgetown from future floods.

04/15/2011

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Politicians To Inspect Flood-Fighting Efforts

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kent Conrad are to meet with Army Corps of Engineers officials on Friday to get an update on flood protection along the Red River.

04/08/2011

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Report Urges Security Upgrades At Minn. Capitol

Security at the Minnesota Capitol and surrounding buildings should be improved, said a report released Friday that avoided taking a position on the much debated issue of whether to add metal detectors.

04/01/2011

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