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Job Fair Held For Vikings Stadium Workers

Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and Thursday we have some proof. A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers. The firms aim to recruit women, minorities and veterans to work on the project, due in part to a provision of the stadium legislation which sets aside a percentage of jobs for these groups.

04/03/2014

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Loving Yourself: North Mpls. Hosts Event Focused On Women’s Health

The Heritage Park Senior Services Center in north Minneapolis is hosting a gathering Wednesday focused on African-American women’s health. The event, called Loving Yourself, is described as an “intergenerational gathering of black women.’

03/18/2014

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Heart Disease Signs, Symptoms Women Should Know

Each year, more women than men die from heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death of women. That’s why more time and attention is being given to prevention and awareness.

02/13/2014

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Minn. Democrats To Push Women’s Economic Security

Democrats who control Minnesota’s Legislature are planning a major push in the upcoming session for a package of bills aimed at breaking down what they say are continued barriers to economic success for women.

01/30/2014

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In Solidarity, Senate Women Help Female Candidates

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter’s May wedding, look out for her elderly parents and concentrate on her day job. The Republican congresswoman from West Virginia is also running for the U.S. Senate. She’s getting some help from women who’ve been there and done that.

01/22/2014

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Report: More Moms Using Donated Eggs To Have Babies

New numbers out Thursday from the Journal of American Medicine show women in the U.S. are using donated eggs to get pregnant more and more. In the last decade, fertility clinics reported close to double the amount of procedures using donated eggs.

10/17/2013

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Black Women Have Higher Death Rate From Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women and it is proving deadly. Although black women are diagnosed less frequently than white women, black women have a higher death rate.

10/15/2013

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MN Woman Fired From Job After Posing For Playboy

A Kasson, Minn. woman is suing her employer after claiming she was wrongfully fired for posing for Playboy, according to a complaint filed in Dodge County on Tuesday.

10/01/2013

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Bikers Mount Up To Out-Ride Breast Cancer

A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.

08/24/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Men Still Expected To Pay On Dates?

A new study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting found men far more likely to pick up the tab on the first few dates.

08/13/2013

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Esme’s Blog: ‘Purse-onal’ Style And The NFL

It has been a long time since I have been to a Vikings game, far longer since I went anywhere with a toddler toting a diaper bag. A check on the Vikings’ website for tickets to the upcoming Cleveland Browns game revealed the cheapest tickets in the upper deck of the Metrodome are a hefty $72.

08/10/2013

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All-Women Construction Teams Build Habitat Homes

You might see a lot more ladies around town wearing hard hats and yellow vests. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is working on two homes built by all-women construction teams.

08/06/2013

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Fertility Touchy Subject As Women Wait Longer To Have Kids

Having a baby isn’t always easy for couples, and fertility can be a sensitive topic.

07/19/2013

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CDC: Women Overdosing On Painkillers On The Rise

The CDC has issued a warning to doctors about prescribing painkillers to women. Overdoses among women rose 400-percent between 1999 and 2010.

07/02/2013

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Mpls On Alert After 2 Reported Stranger Rapes

Police in Minneapolis are urging caution and seeking suspects after two women were reportedly raped this week. Authorities said the incidents happened two days apart, on Monday and Wednesday.

06/28/2013

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