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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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US Beef Prices Heating Up

The sizzle you hear on the grill could be record high prices we’re now paying for beef, which couldn’t come at a worse time: The start of summer grilling season.

05/27/2013

Senior Dennis Granath's swing is smooth and has netted him national accolades. But it's a job after graduation that he seeks most. (credit: Credit: Greg Smith-GSmithSports)

Beyond Bounds: Hire SJU’s Swedish Sensation Dennis Granath

Dear hiring managers in Minnesota … Dennis Granath already has a polished LinkedIn, but I’ve taken the liberty to morph this blog of mine into in-depth — and yet truthfully entertaining — resume for Mr. Granath.

04/20/2013

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North Korea….How Big Is The Threat?

John talked with one of the nation’s brightest minds when it comes to North Korea…Karla Robbins. Listen to part of their conversation from Thursday.

04/05/2013

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Tax Fraud Trio Pleads Guilty

The third and final member of a tax fraud trio pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

03/27/2013

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Patty Wetterling Discusses Sex Offender Laws

Patty Wetterling joins the show to discuss sex offender laws and what could be done to improve them

03/22/2013

Bullets

Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Ammo To Ukraine

A 37-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling thousands of rounds of ammunition from the United States to Ukraine, the Justice Department said.

03/19/2013

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Mpls’ Successful Cellular Amber Alert Was The Nation’s First

Wednesday’s quick and safe recovery of an abducted 8-month-old Minneapolis child was not only the first time an Amber Alert was sent to Minnesota cell phones, but it was the first time in the United States that a cell phone alert successfully helped recover a missing child.

02/21/2013

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North Memorial Makes List Of Nation’s Best Hospitals

North Memorial Medical Center announced that it has been placed in HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals.

02/19/2013

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Super Bowl Facts: 1 Chicken Wing = Running A Football Field 12 Times

One billion chicken wings. About 6,000 tons of nachos. And 11.2 pounds of potato chips. That’s what Americans eat come Super Bowl Sunday.

01/30/2013

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Unemployment Falls In 75 Percent Of U.S. States

An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.

11/20/2012

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For 24 Hours, A Bridge Becomes A Patriotic Passage

For 364 days out of the year, the County Road 21 bridge is just a bridge you drive under as you enter Minnesota from Wisconsin. But for one day a year it becomes something very special — a place where complete strangers gather to remember.

09/11/2012

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