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MN Farmers Brace For Russian Food Ban

Minnesota farmers are bracing after Russia imposed a U.S. food ban in reaction to sanctions. Exports are important for Minnesota farmers, who grow more food than they can use. The ban, which is now in effect, means even more surplus food and lost revenue.

08/07/2014

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Good Question: Do Sanctions Work?

President Obama has imposed new sanctions against Russia for failing to end the conflict in Ukraine. The goal is to weaken Russia’s economy and to get President Putin’s attention. “On top of the sanctions we’ve already imposed we are therefore designating certain sectors of the Russian economy as eligible for sanctions,” President Obama said during a press conference last Wednesday.

07/21/2014

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Rep. Kline Calls Russian Behavior ‘Way Beyond The Pale’

U.S. Rep. John Kline talked about the Malaysian Airlines disaster, school lunches and more with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning.

07/20/2014

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Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone Squabble

The Senate has voted to take up a bill that supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to use as a vehicle to authorize immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.

05/06/2014

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Hamline Prof. Reacts To Ukraine-Russia Tensions

With Ukraine and Russia on the verge of a possible war, the rest of world is watching and waiting to see the next course of action.

03/02/2014

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MN Grad, Team USA Member Rescues Strays In Sochi

Some of the puppies rescued at the Sochi Olympics are starting to come to the states. One member of the USA Men’s Hockey Team, and his wife, brought home a couple of the strays. And, they have Minnesota ties.

02/25/2014

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Day After Collapse, US Women Try To Enjoy Silver

There were plenty of little things that went wrong for the Americans in their fourth consecutive Olympic loss to their archrivals, but the biggest issue was this: They had a two-goal lead with 3:26 left to play in the third period, and they let Canada back in the game.

02/21/2014

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Hockey Fans Cheer Team USA At Blaine’s Herb Brooks Center

Saturday’s Olympic hockey match-up between Team USA and Russia had many thinking back 34 years ago to the “Miracle on Ice” game at Lake Placid. So it was only fitting that a viewing party was held at the Herb Brooks Training Center at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine, with dozens of hockey fans in attendance. “You get to see the best players,” said fan Brian Maloney. “It’s fun to watch them play the Russians with all the history and stuff.”

02/15/2014

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Hockey Legend Lou Nanne Sends Congrats To Team USA

USA’s Olympic hockey team beat Russia 3-2 in a stunning shootout Saturday. The arena in Sochi was packed to overflowing with fans of both nations, jovially posing for photos and comparing their colorful sweaters. The Russians waved hundreds of flags, blew horns and banged drums from the first moments of warm-ups. Hockey legend and former Golden Gopher Lou Nanne was team captain during the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. He says Saturday’s game was quite a spectacle.

02/15/2014

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Oshie Is Latest Success Story From Warroad, Minn.

As T.J. Oshie led the U.S. men’s Olympic team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia on Saturday, people in his tiny northern Minnesota hometown were screaming in joy at their televisions, daring to hope that the 27-year-old would be the latest from Warroad to bring home Olympic gold.

02/15/2014

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Oshie’s Shootout Goals Lead US Past Russia, 3-2

T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of a classic Olympic hockey rivalry. Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Americans in the marquee game of the preliminary round.

02/15/2014

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USA Hockey Fans On Their Own In Sochi

Ben Brushoff and Tony Carlson walked into Bolshoy Ice Dome for the men’s hockey game between the United States and Russia all decked out in stars and stripes. They didn’t have much company.

02/15/2014

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USA, Russia Matchup Gets Tense

Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net. The matchup between the United States and Russia on Saturday may have lacked the political tension that engulfed the game in 1980, but the Sochi version was still teeming with intensity on the ice.

02/15/2014

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On Russian TV, Minn. Mom Urges Waiver To Adoption Ban

A Minnesota woman has gone on television in Russia with an emotional appeal for an exception to be made to that nation’s year-old ban on adoptions by Americans. She and her husband adopted a boy from Russia in 2008 and refuse to give up long-standing efforts to also adopt their son’s biological brother from an orphanage in the city of Kursk. Renee Thomas was featured on TV Dozhd (TV Rain), Russia’s top independent station, in an 11-minute segment that aired Thursday, a day before the opening of the Olympics in Sochi. At the close of the segment, she breaks into tears as she explains her family’s determination.

02/07/2014

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Zach Parise Named Captain Of U.S. Hockey Team

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild will be the captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter and center Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings will be the alternate captains, U.S. general manager David Poile announced Friday.

01/31/2014

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