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Dayton Picks A Date For State Of The State

Gov. Mark Dayton still has some time to write his State of the State speech. The governor’s office on Friday announced he will deliver the annual address to the Legislature on the night of April 9. It comes just after lawmakers return from a spring recess.

03/20/2015

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Dayton Victory Speech Includes Call For Cooperation

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on his political opponents to join him in building a better state.

11/04/2014

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NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence On Adrian Peterson

When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.

09/19/2014

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‘Vocal Fry’ May Be A New Trend, But It Could Hurt Your Career

The way a person talks says a lot about them. Do you speak with authority? Are you soft spoken? An increasingly common “style” of talk is raspy and creaky. It’s called the vocal fry.

06/11/2014

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Dayton Asks To Delay State Of State Speech

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for more time to prepare his State of the State speech before a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature.

04/09/2014

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CDC: 1 In 68 U.S. Kids Identified With Autism

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the report, entitled “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years,” the number of children identified with ASD is growing, with the estimate about 30-percent higher than in previous studies.

03/27/2014

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Hillary Clinton Heads To Minn. For Speaking Event

With many guessing about her 2016 plans, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is delivering a speech to a Minnesota audience.

10/27/2013

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Real Capt. Phillips Of Movie To Speak In Minn.

Capt. Richard Phillips, the hijacking survivor who inspired the new movie “Captain Phillips,” is coming to Minnesota to speak. Phillips is scheduled to appear Dec. 8 at Beth El Synagogue’s “Heroes Among Us” series in St. Louis Park.

10/12/2013

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Bachmann: Obama Failed To Articulate Why U.S. Military Force Is Needed In Syria

In response to President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann released a statement, saying not only had Obama failed to provide clear reasoning as to why U.S. military intervention might be needed but that his administration’s handling of the whole situation has been “stunningly incompetent and incoherent.”

09/10/2013

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Good Question: What Makes A Speech Timeless?

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King gave a speech that’s still considered one the greatest of all time.

08/28/2013

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Minn. Celebrates 50 Years Since MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech

On this day in 1963, King called for racial and economic justice on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. On Wednesday, President Obama, along with former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, stood in the same spot.

08/28/2013

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MN Man Recalls ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech 50 Years Later

Almost 50 years ago, hundreds of thousands gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was a march to fight for jobs and equal opportunities, featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who gave his groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech.

08/22/2013

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Positively MN: Longtime Speech Coach Leaves Undeniable Legacy

If it’s 3 o’clock on any given afternoon, you can probably find Pam Wycoff listening to a speech. As the head coach at Apple Valley High School for 24 years, Wycoff has spent countless hours teaching students the intricacies of public speaking.

05/09/2013

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Klobuchar Barbs Obama At Gridiron Dinner

Always a target for humorous barbs, President Barack Obama is tossing out a few of his own during the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event features political leaders, journalists and media executives poking fun at each other.

03/09/2013

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Hamline Professor Reviews President’s Inaugural Address

Hamline University Professor David Schultz joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News

01/22/2013

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Obama Says Economy Will Come Back Stronger

President Barack Obama says the May jobs report shows that the economy is not creating jobs “as fast as we want,” but he says the economy will improve, during his speech Friday at Honeywell’s International Campus.

06/01/2012

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Dayton’s State Of The State Faces Skeptical GOP

Gov. Mark Dayton has rarely shown a gift for soaring rhetoric, but he’ll have to summon a little magic Wednesday for a State of the State speech that could be his last chance in a short legislative session to convince skeptical Minnesota Republicans they should unite with him.

02/15/2012

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Prosecutors: Speech Urging Suicide Isn’t Protected

Prosecutors in southern Minnesota say an ex-nurse was not participating in protected speech when he went online and encouraged two depressed people to kill themselves.

02/07/2012

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Obama Mentions Marvin Windows During Speech

A company set in the remote woodlands of northern Minnesota is highlighted by President Barack Obama during a speech on his economic vision.

12/07/2011

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Self-Described Redneck Party Set To Protest Speech

A group calling itself the Redneck Party is planning to protest a speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

10/23/2011

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Bachmann Delivers Evangelical Message At Liberty U

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday told Christian students at Liberty University in Virginia “don’t settle” for easy personal and political choices in life.

09/28/2011

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Twins Push Back Game Time For Blyleven Speech

The Minnesota Twins have pushed back the start time for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers to 3:10 p.m. to accommodate Bert Blyleven’s Hall of Fame induction speech.

07/22/2011

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President Obama’s White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner was Saturday night and President Obama had a hilarious speech, riffing on his birth certificate and Donald Trump. We’ve got the video.

05/02/2011

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Douglas Brinkley On Obama Speech

Chad talked with a professor who’s written several books on presidents about President Obama’s speech last night in Tucson. We’ve got links to the speech and Dr. Brinkley’s books.

01/13/2011

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