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Officials Kennel Beargrease Race This Year

Winter has yet to make much of an impression on Minnesota, and the recent lack of snow has led to the cancellation of a popular event on the North Shore.


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Warm Weather May Kennel Beargrease Race

Minnesota’s recent lack of snow is jeopardizing a popular event on the North Shore.


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Klobuchar Builds $4M Bankroll Ahead Of 2012 Race

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has padded an already commanding head start in the 2012 campaign money chase, ending September with $4 million in her fundraising account.


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Forces Coalescing Around Romney

A new reality is taking hold in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.


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In Hindsight, Pawlenty Regrets Quick Race Pullout

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he might have stayed in the Republican presidential race longer had he known it would be this volatile.


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DFLer Joins Race Against Republican Paulsen

A businessman and Navy Reserve veteran from Edina says he will seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen next year in his suburban Minneapolis district.


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83-Year-Old Marathon Runner Out To Beat The Odds

More than 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon and 10 mile. Many of them have stories of inspiration, pushing them to go the distance.


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Conservative Group Targets UW-Madison Admissions

A conservative group says blacks and Hispanics are more likely to get admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison even though they have lower average test scores than whites and Asians.


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Poll: GOP Voters Feel Better About Presidential Field

After grousing for months, Republicans are growing more satisfied with their choices for president and, so far, they like what they’re hearing from the newest candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.


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GB Leighton To Headline Grandma’s Marathon

It’s a big weekend for rockers GB Leighton at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth this weekend.


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Not The Whole Truth In Pawlenty Claims

“Truth” was Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s buzzword Monday when he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He said he will tell the truth about hard choices facing the nation while others — President Barack Obama notably among them — do not. A parsing of Pawlenty’s opening-day statements shows they were not the whole truth.


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Anti-Racism Event Set After Brainerd Assault

An anti-racism event has been moved up several weeks to this weekend in Baxter after a black man was beaten in an alleged racial attack Feb. 6.


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2 Minnesotans Too Many For 2012 Presidential Race?

Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann spent the past decade mostly staying out of each other’s way, two Minnesotans taking very different paths on the rise to national Republican Party prominence from a state better known for its Democratic icons.


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Possible Presidential Contender Pawlenty In Ill.

Possible Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty isn’t shying away from President Barack Obama’s adopted home state.


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In Day 4, Minn. Gov Recount Sees No Big Swing

All but two Democratic-leaning counties are done with their work in the Minnesota governor recount, and the process so far hasn’t produced any major vote swings.


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Board Orders Recount In Governor’s Race

A Minnesota board has given the green light for a recount in the state’s undecided governor’s race.


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MN Sec. Of State Releases Timeline On Gov. Recount

On Friday, the Minnesota Secretary of State released a proposed timeline for the election recount in the governor’s race.