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Minnesota Primaries One Week Away

One week from today, Minnesota voters go to the polls in a primary election to narrow the list of candidates for the November campaigns.

08/07/2012

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Hennepin Ruling: Same-Sex Partner Entitled To Inheritance

A referee in Hennepin County District Court has found that Minnesota’s Defense of Marriage Act does not deny same-sex partners the right to inherit each other’s assets.

08/02/2012

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Minnesota Math, Reading Scores Mostly Edge Upward

A nice report card was released for Minnesota students Wednesday — especially in math.

08/01/2012

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Mankato, Vikings Work to Extend Camp Contract

As the Minnesota Vikings begin their annual training camp in Mankato, the city and the team are working to extend their agreement for future camps.

07/27/2012

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Homeowner Survives Explosion That Destroys House

A homeowner has survived an explosion that destroyed his house in Otter Tail County.

07/10/2012

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Overnight Heat Records Set In The Twin Cities

Our 4th of July high temperature of 101 degrees wasn’t the only record set in the Twin Cities this week. Three other temperature records were broken: the warmest overnight lows on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

07/06/2012

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Mosquito Control: ‘Unprecedented’ Year

The mosquito season is in full swing.

07/02/2012

Pride 2012

Wording of Marriage Amendment Title Has Supporters Fuming

What’s in a name? Just about everything, according to supporters of the marriage amendment on November’s ballot.

06/29/2012

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Leads Pour In For Coon Rapids Hit-And-Run

As 9-year-old Amir Taylor lies in a hospital bed with serious head injuries, the Anoka County Sheriff’s office is receiving lots of leads from the public about who might have been driving the pickup that struck the boy on his bike on a Coon Rapids street Wednesday night.

06/15/2012

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MN’s New Job Figures Reflect Home Construction Growth

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May held steady at 5.6 percent.

06/14/2012

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Study: Minnesota Among The Fastest-Warming States

Minnesota is warming up faster than most of the country, according to a new study.

06/13/2012

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Deer Tick Season Arrives Early

It looks like the deer tick season has arrived early this year — along with the diseases it causes.

05/30/2012

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Minnesota’s New Vacation Pitch: Biking, Anyone?

Minnesota’s vacation season is underway, and state tourism officials are promoting a special kind of recreation this summer.

05/29/2012

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Relentless Rains Restore Minnesota Rivers, Lakes

Minnesota is inching closer to the rainfall record for May. That’s a good thing for Minnesota’s rivers.

05/28/2012

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Police: 100-Plus Vases Stolen From Crystal Cemetery

Police in Crystal are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects after more than 100 vases were stolen from a cemetery in the city on Tuesday.

05/23/2012

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New Way Of Grading Minnesota Schools

Minnesota now has a new way of grading its schools. It is one of two dozen states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

05/22/2012

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Police: Prank Fire Threatened Townhome, Elderly Woman

A fire intended as a prank ended up threatening a townhome and an elderly woman inside Brooklyn Park Monday night.

05/15/2012

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Central Corridor Reaches The Halfway Mark

The Central Corridor light rail project has reached a milestone. The 11-mile line connecting the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis is now 50 percent complete.

05/14/2012

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Home Sales Continue To Climb

There are more signs of recovery in the Twin Cities housing market.

05/11/2012

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Former Gov. Arne Carlson Takes Issue With Private Stadium Meetings

A former Minnesota Governor is taking issue with the closed-door talks that produced the final Vikings stadium package.

05/10/2012

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Lost In The Shuffle Of Stadium Debate: Homelessness

Lost in the shuffle of the stadium debate is another bill dealing with a serious problem in Minnesota: homelessness.

05/09/2012

Emerald Ash Borer

Minn. To Test Dogs Against Emerald Ash Borer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture hopes trained sniffer dogs can become a new line of defense against the invasive pests, which threaten ash trees across the state and across the country.

05/08/2012

Downtown East

Minn. House Overhauls Vikings Bill, Risking Deal

The Minnesota House is putting a negotiated Vikings stadium deal in doubt.

05/07/2012

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Kentucky Derby Hopeful Proudly Represents Macalester

Macalester College will have a presence at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

05/04/2012

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‘U’ Study Shows Promise For Treatment Of Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are excited about a new study on the use of stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy.

05/03/2012

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