Washington D.C.

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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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Mary Jo Copeland In Washington D.C. For National Honor

Mary Jo Copeland started “Sharing and Caring Hands” in Minneapolis 30 years ago. She’s being honored Friday by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. her for all her work with the “Presidential Citizens Medal” at the White House.

02/15/2013

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Minn. Woman To Be Michelle Obama’s Guest At SOTU

A recent University of Minnesota graduate has been invited to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this week.

02/11/2013

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Minneapolis Is America’s No. 3 ‘Most Literate City’

Minneapolis is one of the top cities in the country when it comes to literacy.

02/07/2013

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Fergus Falls Band, Sen. Klobuchar Part Of Inauguration

The temperature in Washington, D.C. for the president’s inauguration was a far more pleasant 41 degrees at the time of Obama’s swearing in.

01/21/2013

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Generosity Gets MN Military Couple To Pres. Inaugural Ball For Free

A Twin Cities soldier and his wife are preparing for the President’s Inaugural Ball. Staff Sgt. Dan Westby is one of only two Minnesota soldiers invited to Washington D.C. for the event.

01/19/2013

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Soldier & Wife Headed To President’s Inaugural Ball

Staff Sgt. Dan Westby and his wife have been invited to the President’s Inaugural Ball, but tight finances have the once-in-a-lifetime trip in limbo.

01/18/2013

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Fergus Falls HS Band Performing For Obama’s Inauguration

One Minnesota band is getting ready to march its way to Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration.

01/16/2013

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