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2013’s Best Cities To Live In

The East Coast of the United States is the place to be if you love city living. Check out our favorite choices this year.

12/16/2013

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Obama Picks Minn. Authors On Small Business Saturday

President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”

12/02/2013

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11-20-13 Minnesota Turkey Heading To The White House On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is an entire high school class heading to The White House? It’s all in the name of turkey!

11/20/2013

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10-31-13 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The latest on Food Stamp cuts….going into affect tomorrow.

10/31/2013

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Rep. Nolan: Firings Needed Over Health Law Woes

A Minnesota Democratic congressman has added his voice to GOP calls in Washington for administration officials to be fired over the rocky rollout of the new health care law.

10/23/2013

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1 Student From Minnesota Among 4 White House Interns

Two students from Michigan State University and two from the University of Michigan are among the latest group of White House interns. The University of Michigan participants are Andrew Baker of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Lee Sova-Claypool of Chicago.

10/22/2013

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Government Shutdown Enters Day 15, Is A Deal Near?

It’s day 15 of the government shutdown, and the nation is two days away from a government default. But, Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have set aside their differences to come up with a plan to end the stalemate.

10/15/2013

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Veterans, Supporters Rally Against Gov’t Shutdown

Minnesota veterans also rallied Sunday morning in support of the march in D.C. The protest on the National Mall in Washington D.C. was led by hundreds of veterans and demonstrators, against the shutdown.

10/13/2013

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Wis. Rep. Duffy, Former ‘Real World’ Star, Assaulted In D.C.

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is unharmed after a confrontation outside of the Capitol. Duffy’s office said that the Republican was walking toward the Capitol to vote on legislation when someone he didn’t know began screaming at him and grabbed his arm.

10/03/2013

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Shutdown Leaves Thousands In D.C. Area In Limbo

The usually bustling District of Columbia will be uniquely affected Wednesday by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area’s workforce ordered not to report to work.

10/02/2013

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Orono’s School District Gets Nat’l Honor

Next month, a school district here in Minnesota will be honored in Washington D.C. for its unique approach to education. Orono’s school district is one of three in the country to be named one of the National Schools of Character. It’s the first public school district in Minnesota to get the award. The character-focused education program was implemented several years ago. Since then, school leaders have seen the number of referrals, detentions and suspensions drop by two-thirds.

09/29/2013

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Details Emerge About Navy Yard Shooter’s Checkered Past

The investigation into the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard continues with no clear motive for why Aaron Alexis opened fire, killing 12 people. He was killed in a gun battle with police. He was working at the Navy Yard as an electrical contractor.

09/17/2013

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Hundreds In Mpls. Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 1963 and made history. On Saturday, thousands marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is now considered one of the largest rallies ever held for human rights. In the Twin Cities, hundreds of people turned out for marches in north, northeast, and south Minneapolis to mark the historic day.

08/24/2013

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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

Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

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