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4 Things To Know: Cuba-US Embassies Open, Ashley Madison Hack & More

From a historic day in Cuba-United States relations to a major cheating website hacked, here are the four stories to know for Monday, July 20.

07/20/2015

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Survey: Parents Giving Children Even More For Allowance

A new survey says the average allowance amount is going up. According to the survey by American Express, parents are paying their kids about $35 a week. That’s gone up $8 from last year.

07/20/2015

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Gas Prices Fall Across The Nation

The average national price for a gallon of regular gas dropped five cents over the past month to $2.39 a gallon.

04/13/2015

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World Powers, Iran Reach Framework For Nuke Deal By June 30

The United States, Iran and five other world powers on Thursday announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward achieving a comprehensive agreement within three months.

04/02/2015

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Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To US

A fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service’s most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.

03/02/2015

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Ventura Questions Chris Kyle’s Hero Status, Likens US To Nazi Germany

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is continuing his criticism of the movie and memoir, “American Sniper.” In an interview with Fox News Radio, Ventura disputed that the late U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle was a hero. He then likened the United States to Nazi Germany.

02/05/2015

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Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For Corn

Minnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.

08/13/2014

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17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …

06/09/2014

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Gallup: Most In MN Would Not Move To Another State

Though we’re still emerging from the second consecutive “winter that won’t leave,” Minnesotans are among the least likely to say they would move to another state if they could.

05/01/2014

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Finding Minnesota: The Sinkhole Capital Of The U.S.

Many communities in Minnesota take pride in their oversized attractions. Red Wing, for example, has the world’s largest leather boot while Darwin has the largest ball of twine. But fewer know about Fountain’s claim to fame: the number of spots where the ground has collapsed.

04/13/2014

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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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Which Countries Require Americans To Get A Visa Before They Fly?

If you have an American passport, you pretty much have access to the most of the world. However, there are some countries that still require you to have some extra documentation. Check out all the countries that require Americans to get a visa before they fly here.

01/08/2014

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The Best (Free!) Hotel Happy Hours

Check out the best FREE hotel happy hours from around the US.

12/31/2013

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The 5 Best Stadiums In The NFL

From location, fans, and noise level to architecture, food & beer, and proximity to post-game shenanigans, here are football’s five best stadiums in the NFL.

11/25/2013

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America’s Most Hipster Cities

Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course.

11/15/2013

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America’s Seven Best Beercations

You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.

11/01/2013

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Good Question: How Much Foreign Aid Does The U.S. Give?

President Obama brought together his National Security Council Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to cut off aid to Egypt after violence in the country has led to deaths of more than 1,000 people just this week. So, how much foreign aid does the United States give and where does it go?

08/20/2013

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MN Woman Defeats Brain Injury, Completes 1,300-Mile Run

A Minnesota woman finished a 1,300 mile run Thursday night. It started in April, when Allyson Loisel-Murray left Galveston, Texas and wrapped up Thursday night in Chanhassen. All along the way, Murray raised awareness for traumatic brain injuries and stroke prevention.

08/01/2013

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Study Puts Minnesota Near Top Of Life Expectancy List

If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops the charts in the government’s first state-by-state look.

07/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Some Big Chains In Minnesota?

It may be the most recognizable donut and coffee chain in America. But it seems like Dunkin’ Donuts is everywhere but here. So, why are some big chains absent from Minnesota?

07/16/2013

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Health Watch: US Falling Behind In Every Measure Of Health

New research shows the U.S. is falling behind other countries in just about every measure of health, including how long people live. Two of the main reasons are poor diet and lack of exercise.

07/10/2013

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Good Question: Why Does Snowden Seek Ecuador?

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the man who leaked secret documents about a U.S. surveillance program is holed up inside the Moscow airport. On Sunday, Edward Snowden flew from Hong Kong to Russia – a country that has no extradition agreement with the US.

06/25/2013

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