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Franken, Kline React To Payroll Tax Cut Extension Vote

The odds of your paycheck getting smaller next year just a got a lot greater.


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Minn.: 1 Of 9 States To Win Learning Grant

Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.


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Man Killed, Woman Injured In N. Mpls. Shooting

A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a double shooting in north Minneapolis.


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Bachmann Postpones Iowa Stops For Budget Vote

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is rescheduling several Iowa presidential campaign events on Friday in order to return to Washington for a vote on a balanced budget amendment in the House of Representatives.


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2012 Race To Be Tough, Close, Maybe Brutal

One year to go until Election Day and the Republican presidential field is deeply unsettled, leaving President Barack Obama only to guess who his opponent will be. But the race’s contours are starting to come into view.


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Reality Check: Has Obama Come Through On Promises?

One year to the day before the 2012 election, President Obama is already being judged on his handling of the economy.


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WCCO Exclusive: Amelia Interviews The President

WCCO-TV got a rare opportunity Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama and take a behind the scenes tour of the White House.


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Obama Announces Total Iraq Troop Withdrawal

President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.


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Romney’s Rise Challenges Tea Party’s Clout In GOP

Mitt Romney’s early success in the Republican presidential race is challenging the tea party’s clout.


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National Summit Takes Closer Look At Bullying Issues

Government leaders, teachers, parents and students are at a second national summit on Wednesday taking another look at growing bullying problem.


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Bachmann: Even If Obama Gets Jobs Plan, It’ll Fail

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann is criticizing President Barack Obama’s plan to create jobs. She says Obama’s approach amounts to more “failed gimmicks.”


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Lynx Rebound From Bad Loss, Rout Mystics 81-62

Seimone Augustus scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 14 as the Minnesota Lynx rebounded from their worst loss of the season by routing the Washington Mystics 81-62 on Thursday night.


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Pawlenty Blasts Bachmann’s ‘Nonexistent’ Record

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says 2012 rival Michele Bachmann has a “nonexistent” record of accomplishment during her three terms in Congress.


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After Heavy Rains, Mosquito Control Combats Pest Population

A plan of attack has been made to combat the large amount of mosquitoes swooping into Anoka, Washington, Hennepin and Carver counties after the season’s heavy rains.


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In Washington, Mayor Rybak Seeks More Tornado Aid

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is in Washington seeking more aid to help North Minneapolis tornado victims.


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Minn. Man Missing In North Cascades

Chelan County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 21-year-old Minnesota man overdue on a snowshoe hike near Stevens Pass in Washington’s North Cascades.


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Amtrak Service Disrupted By N.D. Flooding

Flooding in the Devils Lake basin in northeast North Dakota is affecting Amtrak service between St. Paul, Minn., and Spokane, Wash.


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Klobuchar To Introduce Bill On ‘Cloud Computing’ Laws

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will be introducing a bill aimed at making the Internet even safer. It’ll be geared towards something called “Cloud Computing.”


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Gov’t: CVS To Pay $17.5M Over Inflated Rx Claims

The Justice Department says CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged Medicaid programs in 10 states.


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Wizards Starters Young, Howard Out

The Washington Wizards are without starters Nick Young and Josh Howard for Saturday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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Bachmann: ‘Obama Care’ Is ‘Crown Jewel Of Socialism’

Some of the nation’s top conservatives are in Washington right now, and many of them are eying the White House in 2012.


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Head Of Minneapolis FBI To Transfer To Washington

The special agent in charge of the FBI office in Minneapolis is being transferred to Washington to work as the deputy assistant director for the agency’s Counterterrorism Division.


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Fastenal Pays $6.2M To Settle Government Complaint

Minnesota-based Fastenal Co. has agreed to pay the U.S. government $6.25 million to settle a claim it overcharged the government for hardware.


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Bachmann Urges Petition To Not Increase Debt Limit

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is asking people to sign an online petition to urge their representatives not to increase the debt limit.


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Dayton Heads To DC For Dem Governors Meeting

Democrat Mark Dayton is bound for Washington to meet with Democratic governors and governors-elect, even though he can’t claim either title himself.





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