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Diversity concerns threaten process to select University of Minnesota Board of Regents
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A governor has not had to elect regents since 2001.

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Omar shows strong fundraising; raises $830K for re-election campaign
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The freshman Democrat's first-quarter fundraising outpaced many fellow members of Minnesota's congressional delegation.

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Man accused in attack on 5-year-old boy at Mall of America appears in court
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Emmanuel Aranda is charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder.

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2 students hurt after SUV runs red light, hits school bus in Brooklyn Park
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The crash occurred about 7:15 at a busy intersection.

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St. Paul police investigating homicide after man found dead in his home
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Police will release more information later Tuesday afternoon.

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John Borman, self-described country lawyer who dreamed big, dies at 73
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No one knew everything about John Borman, a self-described "country lawyer" from Winona whose life encompassed so many facets that not even his family and…

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Wisconsin lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill
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A group of lawmakers launched another push Friday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, introducing a bill that would allow patients to use the drug if they register with the state and create a licensing system for growers.

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4 children, 1 woman injured when car hit horse and buggy
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Four small children and one woman were sent to the hospital with injuries after a car hit a horse and buggy in Wisconsin's Jackson County.

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Funeral set for Milwaukee officer, hit by driver in 2017
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Funeral arrangements have been made for a Milwaukee police officer who died years after he was intentionally hit by a motorist.

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GOP congressional candidate wants constitutional convention
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A Republican Wisconsin state lawmaker who is running for Congress wants to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, including imposing term limits on federal offices.

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Rep. Loeffler remembered as fierce advocate for constituents
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Minnesota's House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer.

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Charges: 2 men sexually assault woman leaving downtown Mpls. bar
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A man with a long criminal history has been charged with the sexual assault of a woman outside a downtown Minneapolis bar that was recorded…

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Civic leader was heart and soul of a young Columbia Heights
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Columbia Heights is an inner-ring suburban city of 20,158 people at the southernmost tip of Anoka County. The Heights has been a city for 96…

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Iron Range man admits illegally cutting down hundreds of birch trees
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An Iron Range man will pay a fine and restitution for cutting down and stealing roughly 1,200 birch trees from state land in northern Minnesota.…

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All-of-a-sudden spring is welcome, but brings allergies with it
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Spring has burst upon us seemingly overnight with temperatures shooting into the upper 60s Monday, and that's suddenly bringing misery for those with allergies.Blame it…

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Appeals court allows climate change defense by Enbridge oil pipeline protesters
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Pipeline protesters claim threat of climate change compelled them to act.

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Man charged in Castile protests looking to start vegan restaurant in Minneapolis
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His legal battle, during which he lost his home and his livelihood, is over, and Louis Hunter is raising money for a vegan eatery in Minneapolis.

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Mpls. hopes to grind out new tunnel deep below downtown
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State aid is being sought to augment 80-year-old conduits deep below the city.

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Closures begin today for motorists on I-394, I-94
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The quip that Minnesota has just two seasons — winter and road construction — will take on more than a touch of reality starting Monday when the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) closes some well-traveled freeway ramps, one week after the historic April blizzard.

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Rep. Jason Lewis promotes, U.S. senators oppose Met Council change
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Bill would strip current council of its ability to distribute transportation money.

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Charges: Minneapolis man shot fleeing wife, didn't immediately call 911
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The suspect remains jailed Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $1 million.

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Betty 'Jo' Hiner, music teacher, restaurant owner and activist, dies at 91
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Betty “Jo” Hiner liked dancing to loud, dramatic flamenco music with her five daughters. “We’d be dancing in the living room, jumping on the couches,”…

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Minneapolis makes progress, but still lacks diversity in labor
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Minneapolis again falls short on its own construction project goals.

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Charges: Central Minnesota school speech coach set up phone to try to record 2 girls undressing
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The teens saw the cellphone in the room before they started undressing; felony charges filed.

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Interior Dept. renews leases for Twin Metals mine project
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The possibility of copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park moved an incremental step closer to reality.

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Militia accused in Bloomington mosque bombing charged in new Illinois indictment
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"White Rabbits" allegedly formed the same month as attack on Dar Al-Farooq.

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Why did the turkey cross the road? Just ask Tom
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A large male wild turkey crossed the street at the appropriate crosswalk (no "jay" walking for this bird) while taking a spring stroll Wednesday evening…

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Roseville man charged in South St. Paul stabbing death
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The killing occurred during a fight and robbery late at night last summer.

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Getting prepared: Twin Cities Boy Scouts set for new name
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Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts will stay the course and remain a girl-only organization.

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Duluth restaurant owners admit using 'zapper' software to steal $290K in sales tax revenue
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Software stripped items from cash transactions, allowing business to underreport sales.

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Hand-held cellphone bill backers make push in session's final weeks
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Senate sponsor and advocates blame partisanship, but Senate leader says measure could still advance this year.

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CDC shows Minnesota as hot spot for tick-related illnesses
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Now that summer is almost here, public health officials urge people to plan ahead to limit threats from ticks and mosquitoes.

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Mpls. assessors working through massive number of appeals from homeowners
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Nearly 1,400 property owners have challenged the city's assessment of their properties.

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Hmongtown Marketplace throws spice into Twin Cities food scene
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The Hmongtown Marketplace in St. Paul is home to stalls serving of a verity of Hmong cuisine.

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Electronic pulltabs push past rocky Minn. start, make record revenue
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Minnesota legislators haggling over stadium reserve fund: Spend or save?

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units
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Council members said more time is needed.

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Where's the mute button? Swarm of political ads arrive in Minn.
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Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.

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Minneapolis Park Board wants to ask taxpayers for at least $3.5 million more in 2019
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Board of Estimate and Taxation to make a decision on the $3.5M request on Sept. 26.

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Minneapolis company rolls out bullet-resistant dividers for classrooms
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Versare Solutions on Wednesday unveiled its Portable Shield Partition, which the maker says "can withstand multiple impacts by .44 magnum and 9mm ammunition."

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Officials: 24 Hennepin employees investigated for misconduct
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Twelve resign in the face of misconduct allegations.

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Met Council scrambles to disperse sewer stench in south Minneapolis
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Stench along Mississippi generates complaints.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Minnesota GOP political consultant to stand trial on domestic assault charges
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Jonathan Aanestad has been a fixture of Republican and community involvement for years.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units
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Council members said more time is needed.

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Where's the mute button? Swarm of political ads arrive in Minn.
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Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.

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Minneapolis Park Board wants to ask taxpayers for at least $3.5 million more in 2019
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Board of Estimate and Taxation to make a decision on the $3.5M request on Sept. 26.

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Minneapolis company rolls out bullet-resistant dividers for classrooms
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Versare Solutions on Wednesday unveiled its Portable Shield Partition, which the maker says "can withstand multiple impacts by .44 magnum and 9mm ammunition."

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Officials: 24 Hennepin employees investigated for misconduct
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Twelve resign in the face of misconduct allegations.

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Met Council scrambles to disperse sewer stench in south Minneapolis
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Stench along Mississippi generates complaints.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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Where's the mute button? Swarm of political ads arrive in Minn.
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Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.

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Minneapolis Park Board wants to ask taxpayers for at least $3.5 million more in 2019
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Board of Estimate and Taxation to make a decision on the $3.5M request on Sept. 26.

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St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units
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Council members said more time is needed.

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Minneapolis company rolls out bullet-resistant dividers for classrooms
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Versare Solutions on Wednesday unveiled its Portable Shield Partition, which the maker says "can withstand multiple impacts by .44 magnum and 9mm ammunition."

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Officials: 24 Hennepin employees investigated for misconduct
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Twelve resign in the face of misconduct allegations.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units
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Council members said more time is needed.

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Where's the mute button? Swarm of political ads arrive in Minn.
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Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army stands by for the post-hit deployment.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units
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Council members said more time is needed.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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Where's the mute button? Swarm of political ads arrive in Minn.
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Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army stands by for the post-hit deployment.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units
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Council members said more time is needed.

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Where's the mute button? Swarm of political ads arrive in Minn.
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Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
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Three children at the home saw the killing, prosecutors say.

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Federal investigators found a violation of patient privacy rights; Fairview says it has addressed the issue.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Federal investigators found a violation of patient privacy rights; Fairview says it has addressed the issue.

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
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Three children at the home saw the killing, prosecutors say.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Federal investigators found a violation of patient privacy rights; Fairview says it has addressed the issue.

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
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Three children at the home saw the killing, prosecutors say.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Federal investigators found a violation of patient privacy rights; Fairview says it has addressed the issue.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
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Three children at the home saw the killing, prosecutors say.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
Article Summary:

Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
Article Summary:

Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
Article Summary:

In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
Article Summary:

Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

Current Comments:

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Federal investigators found a violation of patient privacy rights; Fairview says it has addressed the issue.

Current Comments:

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

Current Comments:

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
Article Summary:

Three children at the home saw the killing, prosecutors say.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
Article Summary:

After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

Current Comments:

No comments have been made yet. Feel free to leave one.


Read Article
Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
Article Summary:

The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

Current Comments:

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
Article Summary:

The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

Current Comments:

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
Article Summary:

She was punched in the face while at her desk.

Current Comments:

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
Article Summary:

A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

Current Comments:

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

Current Comments:

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
Article Summary:

Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

Current Comments:

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
Article Summary:

Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

Current Comments:

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
Article Summary:

Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

Current Comments:

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
Article Summary:

Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

Current Comments:

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
Article Summary:

Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

Current Comments:

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
Article Summary:

Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

Current Comments:

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
Article Summary:

In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

Current Comments:

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75
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Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.

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E-mails reveal tension in Farmington surrounding top cop's dismissal
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Council members, staffers expressed concern over gun cameras, other issues.

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University of Minnesota to ask state for bump in support
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Some U faculty, state lawmaker criticize size of Kaler's final compensation package as he prepares to make final budget request to state.

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Campaign staffer released from hospital after Republican Party float crash
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Secretary of State candidate John Howe, campaign manager escaped serious injury.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Federal investigators found a violation of patient privacy rights; Fairview says it has addressed the issue.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
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Three children at the home saw the killing, prosecutors say.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After more than two decades of silence, the last remaining Happy Chef statue is now a chatterbox.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River
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In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.

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Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations
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Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.

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Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping
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Investigation finds that Fairview Southdale violated privacy rights.

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The Happy Chef in Mankato is talking again, and he's got a lot to say
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After two decades of silence, Happy Chef regains his voice.

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Urban adventures open to all at Scouting Base Camp
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$26M facility at Fort Snelling spreads the group's mission.

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Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'
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A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man in a parked car outside a Robbinsdale home as children watched.Asked why he killed…

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Dan Barnett, Normandale educator and administrator, dies at 82
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Before Dan Barnett "retired" for the fourth and final time, he made sure his work would continue even after he was buried.Barnett penned his own…

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University of Minnesota to ask state for bump in support
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Some U faculty, state lawmaker criticize size of Kaler's final compensation package as he prepares to make final budget request to state.

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Campaign staffer released from hospital after Republican Party float crash
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Secretary of State candidate John Howe, campaign manager escaped serious injury.

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Deputy shot with arrow; suspect in custody after Sauk Centre standoff
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The deputy, who was shot in the arm, suffered noncritical injuries.

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Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence
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Red Cross sends crew; Salvation Army poised to go.

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Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex
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The title-winning coach was snared in the undercover operation by a western Wisconsin officer posing as a girl.

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Inmate attacks corrections officer at Rush City prison
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She was punched in the face while at her desk.

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Forest Lake woman dies in rollover crash on I-35W
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A woman was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on Interstate 35W in Blaine, the State Patrol said. Julie Medjanyk, 56, of Forest Lake, was…

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Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach fired, faces felony sex charges
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Kevin Rust, 59, of Minnetonka, was arrested earlier this summer during an undercover internet child enticement investigation.

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Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified
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Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson convenes sexual assault task force
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Swanson seeks to recommend investigative reforms to Legislature by December.

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Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
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Despite the increase, Minnesota still has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country at 4.5 percent.

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Noor's defense responds to the prosecution's claims about him
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Former cop's test results are being distorted, they say.

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Latvian hacker who targeted Star Tribune website visitors sentenced to 33 months in federal prison
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Malware virus planted on Star Tribune website led to international manhunt.

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Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment
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Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.

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Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law
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In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.

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Hunter missing in Nemadji State Forest
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David Peltier was reported missing Sunday morning, authorities said.

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2018 Minnesota midterm election results: Key races
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Rarely has Minnesota seen an election season with so many hotly-contested races on both a state and national level, including many that are open or had surprise primary results. Our unprecedented number of toss-up congressional races — among the most in the nation — could help decide which party controls the U.S. House and Senate.

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Battle for Minnesota House likely decided in Twin Cities suburbs
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All 134 Minnesota House districts are up for grabs in the upcoming election, but the communities surrounding the Twin Cities will be vital in determining which party controls the House. It's a crucial fight, with the governor's seat and Senate control also on the ballot.

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Wisconsin community mourns deaths of 3 Girl Scouts, mother
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Hundreds gathered in the rain to remember the three Girl Scouts and a parent who were struck and killed by a pickup truck that left the road while they picked up trash along a rural highway in western Wisconsin.

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Fast-growing black church finds its home in Mpls. but admits it's a 'work in progress'
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Fast-growing Kingdom Life puts down roots in north Minneapolis.

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Andover pushes for lower cost on community center expansion, now priced at $18.9 million
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After estimates come in at $18.9 million, some are pushing for a referendum.

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Rush City man dies in one-car crash on I-35
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A 27-year-old man from Rush City, Minn., was killed just before 4 a.m. Saturday in a one-vehicle crash near Harris in Chisago County.The man, whose…

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MnDOT calls for all hands on deck to 'keep Hwy. 65 moving'
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for 20 commuters, transit riders, bicyclists, walkers, residents and business owners — really anybody who uses Hwy. 65 in Blaine and Ham Lake — to offer ideas on how to tackle some of the highway's most vexing issues: safety and congestion.

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Minneapolis gets tougher on sidewalk snow removal, may take it over
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It steps up enforcement and weighs taking on the job.

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Brooks: Minnesota voters the best in the country? Don't let us down
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Every ballots is a little miracle, an act of faith and hope, a show of strength and duty by citizens.

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3 Girl Scouts among 4 killed in western Wis. hit-and-run crash
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A 21-year-old driver is in custody after allegedly fleeing the scene along a county road where the girls had been picking up litter.

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In hunt for U's next president, transparency comes under real scrutiny
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University says contenders for president need privacy.

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New tactic for Mpls. bar-close safety: 'Make downtown fun again'
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Downtown businesses cautiously optimistic new strategy is calming after-hours chaos.

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From war to whiskey, St. Paul 'scallywag' Ralph S. Mayer played varied roles
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Mayer, who died in 1949, sported all sorts of hats in his 70 years in St. Paul.

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Charities pitch donors for share of Greater Twin Cities United Way money
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Other Twin Cities foundations have also been exploring ways to involve more people in awarding grants.

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Nearly two decade prison sentence handed to 19-year-old St. Paul killer who bragged on Facebook
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The victim was pistol-whipped, shot through the heart and robbed.

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Amazon's Bezos donates $2.5 million to a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves homeless families
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The gift is the largest ever received by Simpson Housing Services, which will use the money to help homeless families obtain stable housing.

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Attorney: Plea negotiations underway for one of 3 Illinois militia members who bombed Minnesota mosque
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Michael McWhorter, 29, is second "White Rabbits" member to appear in federal court in St. Paul. He has previously told FBI agents that his group bombed Dar Al-Farooq in 2017.

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Normandale College student attacks two faculty members, is arrested with gun
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A classroom dispute came shortly before the violence, police in Bloomington said.

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With porch piracy on rise, St. Paul police use GPS to find package thieves
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The department believes there is a "substantial" increase this year in package thefts.

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Man trapped in St. Paul house explosion dies weeks later
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The blast led to several other buildings being condemned.

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Officer's killing of suicidal gunman in Crystal was justified, prosecutors conclude
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Investigators found that the man had his gun aimed at police, according to the County Attorney's Office.

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Air quality alert for Twin Cities until Thursday night expands to southern Minnesota
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It lasts until 6 p.m. Thursday and also covers some areas of central Minnesota.

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Scammers may have gained access to personal information of Ramsey County clients
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The scam targeted the e-mails of county employees in an apparent attempt to divert their paychecks.

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Metropolitan Council to vote on barriers to protect bus drivers from assaults
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The move comes after several high-profile assaults.

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Duluth gets Christmas love from NY tabloid
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The Lake Superior city has 'plenty of that legendary Minnesota nice,' says New York Post.

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People begin moving out of Minneapolis homeless camp
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People living in tents in Minneapolis began the process of moving to a temporary shelter.

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Group proposes changes in training police to handle sex assault cases
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Gov. Dayton ordered the police board to draft improved training and investigation guidelines for handling of sexual assaults in the wake of a Star Tribune series documenting chronic breakdowns in rape investigations.

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Duluth port project receives $20 million grant for highway bridge reconstruction
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A port reconstruction project in Duluth has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The $267 million Twin Ports Interchange…

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Hennepin County Board approves 2019 budget after lengthy protest
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Dozens in Hennepin County disrupt meeting, demand an end to technical parole violations.

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Freezing drizzle has motorists slipping, sliding, crashing
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Light fog and freezing drizzle moved into the metro area and the result has been scores of wrecks and spin outs.

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Two Belgian horses pull semi up icy Minnesota driveway
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Prince and Molly, two Belgian draft horses, pulled a semi up the steep, icy driveway of Lizzie and Jacob Hershberger's home in Canton, Minn.

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Noise complaint call results in epic video game battle between St. Paul cops, residents
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Officer won friends in video game defeat

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Gambling growth gives boost to U.S. Bank Stadium reserves
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As financing projections finally pan out, leaders mull how to handle the surge.

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St. Paul federal jury convicts all 5 on trial in Thai sex trafficking case
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International probe led to charges against 39 people accused of trafficking hundreds of women to U.S.

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Group proposes changes in training police to handle sex assault cases
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Gov. Dayton ordered the police board to draft improved training and investigation guidelines for handling of sexual assaults in the wake of a Star Tribune series documenting chronic breakdowns in rape investigations.

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Man shot dead Sunday in St. Paul was in gang-related party bus mayhem months ago
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The man was shot while sitting in a car, police said. No arrests have been announced.

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With porch piracy on rise, St. Paul police use GPS to find package thieves
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The department believes there is a "substantial" increase this year in package thefts.

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Attorney: Plea negotiations underway for one of 3 Illinois militia members accused of bombing Minnesota mosque
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Michael McWhorter, 29, is second "White Rabbits" member to appear in federal court in St. Paul. He has previously told FBI agents that his group bombed Dar Al-Farooq in 2017.

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Amazon's Bezos donates $2.5 million to a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves homeless families
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The gift is the largest ever received by Simpson Housing Services, which will use the money to help homeless families obtain stable housing.

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William Posten, pioneering black Minnesota judge, dies at 87
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In his 23 years on the Hennepin County bench, he overaw some controversial and chaotic cases.

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Air quality alert for Twin Cities until Thursday night expands to southern Minnesota
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It lasts until 6 p.m. Thursday and also covers some areas of central Minnesota.

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Nearly two decade sentence handed to 19-year-old St. Paul killer who bragged on Facebook
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The victim was pistol-whipped, shot through the heart and robbed.

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Fire chief: Severe burning of teen at Shoreview gas station appears 'not accidental'
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No one else was with the teen, and the pumps showed no sign of malfunctioning, he said.

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Photos of the year 2018
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From communities facing tragedy to festive moments, our photographers covered it all.

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Normandale College student attacks two faculty members, is arrested with gun
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A classroom dispute came shortly before the violence, police in Bloomington said.

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Man trapped in St. Paul house explosion dies weeks later
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The blast led to several other buildings being condemned.

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Officer's killing of suicidal gunman in Crystal was justified, prosecutors conclude
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Investigators found that the man had his gun aimed at police, according to the County Attorney's Office.

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Scammers may have gained access to personal information of Ramsey County clients
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The scam targeted the e-mails of county employees in an apparent attempt to divert their paychecks.

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Driver speeding in reverse fatally hits retired nurse outside Faribault hospital
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Investigators are building a case for possible charges, according to police.

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Hole in valve triggered explosion, fire at Superior, Wis., refinery
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The erosion in a slide valve created a hole that allowed air to mix with hydrocarbons, setting off last April's blast at the Husky Energy refinery.

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Noise complaint call results in epic video game battle between St. Paul cops, residents
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Officer won friends in video game defeat

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Duluth gets Christmas love from NY tabloid
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The Lake Superior city has 'plenty of that legendary Minnesota nice,' says New York Post.

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People begin moving out of Minneapolis homeless camp
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People living in tents in Minneapolis began the process of moving to a temporary shelter.

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Twin Cities musician studying in Netherlands is fatally stabbed; arrest made
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There was arguing in the room of the woman, who worked the blues scene in the Twin Cities as a drummer.

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Even without U, spike in volleyball interest should fill Target Center
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Given volleyball's spike in popularity in Minnesota, promoters expect full houses on Thursday and Saturday.

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Minnesota police look to combat crisis of statewide shortage in recruits
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Chiefs are trying new tactics on recruiting and retaining officers.

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Normandale College student attacks two faculty members, is arrested with gun
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A classroom dispute came shortly before the violence, police in Bloomington said.

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Man shot dead Sunday in St. Paul was in gang-related party bus mayhem months ago
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The man was shot while sitting in a car, police said. No arrests have been announced.

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At least 2 Illinois militia members accused in Bloomington mosque bombing to be tried in Minnesota
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Defendant sat feet away from Dar Al-Farooq's director.

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Metropolitan Council approves barriers to protect bus drivers from assaults
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The move comes after several high-profile assaults.

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St. Paul federal jury convicts all 5 on trial in Thai sex trafficking case
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International probe led to charges against 39 people accused of trafficking hundreds of women to U.S.

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William Posten, pioneering black Minnesota judge, dies at 87
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In his 23 years on the Hennepin County bench, he overaw some controversial and chaotic cases.

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Hole in valve triggered explosion, fire at Superior, Wis., refinery
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The erosion in a slide valve created a hole that allowed air to mix with hydrocarbons, setting off last April's blast at the Husky Energy refinery.

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Group proposes changes in training police to handle sex assault cases
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Gov. Dayton ordered the police board to draft improved training and investigation guidelines for handling of sexual assaults in the wake of a Star Tribune series documenting chronic breakdowns in rape investigations.

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Minnesota certifies first black-led cooperative credit union
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Village Financial aims to stop predatory lending, support black businesses.

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St. Paul City Council approves budget that expands police force, despite opposition
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Dozens of residents had spoken out against hiring additional officers.

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Washington County OKs budget driven by public safety, state mandates
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And in Anoka County, the approved 2019 budget includes the biggest tax levy hike in nine years.

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Attorney: Plea negotiations underway for one of 3 Illinois militia members accused of bombing Minnesota mosque
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Michael McWhorter, 29, is second "White Rabbits" member to appear in federal court in St. Paul. He has previously told FBI agents that his group bombed Dar Al-Farooq in 2017.

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Amazon's Bezos donates $2.5 million to a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves homeless families
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The gift is the largest ever received by Simpson Housing Services, which will use the money to help homeless families obtain stable housing.

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Air quality alert for Twin Cities until Thursday night expands to southern Minnesota
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It lasts until 6 p.m. Thursday and also covers some areas of central Minnesota.

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Nearly two decade sentence handed to 19-year-old St. Paul killer who bragged on Facebook
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The victim was pistol-whipped, shot through the heart and robbed.

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Fire chief: Severe burning of teen at Shoreview gas station appears 'not accidental'
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No one else was with the teen, and the pumps showed no sign of malfunctioning, he said.

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Photos of the year 2018
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From communities facing tragedy to festive moments, our photographers covered it all.

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Dakota County soon may auction a Mississippi River island in Inver Grove Heights
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County officials have received at least five inquiries on how to purchase it.

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Roseville to seek special exception to get liquor license at Cedarholm Golf Course
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City hoped to sell alcohol from recently renovated municipal clubhouse.

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Archdiocese: Nienstedt will have no further ministry in Minnesota
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Archbishop Hebda wrote in a letter to local Catholics that he's pushing for full investigation of allegations against the former archbishop.

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Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis
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Increasingly sophisticated simulators are on the front lines of health care workers' training.

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Minnesota-based Reconciliation Project sends 10,000 books to Mosul
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The city's prestigious university had been decimated by ISIS terrorists. The library's historical manuscripts, maps, documents and academic texts had been deliberately burned.

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The 10 most-read Minnesota news stories of 2018
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Here are the top-read news stories published by the Star Tribune in 2018.

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Author of anti-government 'handbook' handed 5-year federal sentence in pipe bomb case
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Eric James Reinbold, convicted of possessing illegal homemade bombs, diagramed bomb recipes and wrote of attacking government, 'feminists.'

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Suspect in fatal stabbing of Twin Cities musician appears in Dutch court
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There was arguing in the room of the woman, who worked the blues scene in the Twin Cities as a drummer.

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Are you Star Tribune smart? Test your knowledge of this week's news
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Last week everyone did slightly better than the week before, but it was still among the toughest quizzes in months, with an average score of …

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Unfinished dream castle, 253 crappies over limit: Top 10 viral Minnesota stories of 2018
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Giant fish, deadly hydrogen peroxide: Top 10 viral Minnesota stories of 2017

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U regents set to choose school's first woman president Tuesday
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Joan Gabel, the sole finalist for the job, interviewed with the university's governing board on Friday.

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Former St. Paul City Council candidate charged with posting nude photo of estranged wife
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The image was allegedly posted on his campaign website in July.

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'48 Hours' touts new info in disappearance of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit
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No arrests have been made in the Minnesota native's 1995 disappearance.

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Mpls. homeless camp starts to empty amid outreach effort
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In just the past three days, nearly three dozen people have packed their belongings and moved to a gated compound of large heated tents that will serve as a temporary shelter until more stable housing can be found.

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Minneapolis police release video of 4th Precinct officers decorating tree
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Two officers decorated the station's Christmas tree with racially offensive items.

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Brooks: What do you think a new U president is worth?
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Minnesota taxpayers won't know how much the Board of Regents will propose to pay Joan Gabel until a public offer is made, probably next week.

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Deportation proposal shakes Minnesota's Southeast Asian refugee community
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Trump's deportation effort worries immigrants in Minnesota.

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Freezing fog creates beauty on dingy, gray day
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A phenomenon known as hoarfrost, or freezing fog, turns twigs and branches into works of crystal art.

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New nonprofit to raise money for St. Paul riverfront amenities
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The Great River Passage Conservancy aims to help bring several projects and programs to life along the Mississippi River.

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Ramsey County Sheriff-elect Bob Fletcher fined $500 for campaign sign violations
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Fletcher has until Jan. 18 to pay the fine.

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Security lines at MSP are among the longest in the country
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As the federal government shutdown drags on, so do the security lines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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Former Richfield Mayor Loren Law advised cities, school districts and companies across Minnesota
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Tom Hedges was working as St. Peter's city administrator when Loren Law showed up at the 27-year-old's doorstep in 1976 with a pitch: Would he…

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Retail and P.O. box services back this week after fire at Loring post office
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Officials say the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

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Twin Cities brace for snow, bitter cold
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The metro area's barren landscape could get 2 to 5 inches, and temps are going to plummet.

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Walz faces troubled IT agency, only one still lacking a leader
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State's system has been plagued by high-profile failures, and an IT leader is difficult to find.

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Minn. legislators begin pushing marijuana legalization measures
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Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is the first Minnesota governor to publicly indicate support for legalizing recreational marijuana, giving activists fresh hope the state might pass the measure this year. But Minnesota opponents are lining up against legalization.

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State Fair OKs ticket price hike for 2019, $20M in improvements
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After a record-setting year for attendance, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is set to grow even bigger. And so are its admission prices.

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CNN's Don Lemon delivers message of 'be yourself' at MLK Jr. celebration
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Breakfast at the Armory kicked off the local remembrance of the great civil rights pioneer.

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St. Paul play illuminates an ugly stage in city's history
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First, the white St. Paul residents tried to talk William T. Francis out of moving to their neighborhood. When he refused to comply, the whites…

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MLK Day events in the Twin Cities
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Brooklyn Park and Maplewood: Second Harvest Heartland and Bremer Bank will host “Bring Your Child to Serve Day” to pack, sort and label food for…

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Woman, 94, dies in western Minnesota apartment fire
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An automated smoke alarm brought emergency personnel to the scene.

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Man shot dead in Minneapolis alley; 2 suspects flee on foot
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Police seek leads in north Mpls. killing Saturday.

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Well-connected Rep. McCollum quietly accumulates D.C. power
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The 12 women and men who chair House Appropriations subcommittees — they're called "Cardinals" around Capitol Hill — have long been seen as among the most powerful members of Congress. Rep. Betty McCollum, whose district encompasses Ramsey County, is now one of them.

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Man fatally shot in north Minneapolis alley identified
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Police have made no arrests in the death of Donzel Bell

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Man killed by police in St. Louis Park identified
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Police had been called to a domestic dispute.

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Unlicensed driver who killed 2 near St. Cloud gets 4¾ years in prison
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Charlie Barnett was driving wrong way, had a history of "huffing."

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Charges: St. Cloud senior facility patient repeatedly sexually assaulted
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The abuse spanned a two-week period, according to authorities.

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Man with injuries found dead in street in Rochester
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A passerby made the discovery about 4 a.m., authorities said.

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Minnesota distillery on Canadian border taps into area's shady past
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Even before Prohibition took effect, Koochiching County had earned a reputation for partying and bootlegging. A new hotel and distillery are capitalizing on its past to spark the local economy.

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Minnesota legislators approve $13 million for MNLARS fix
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The plan authorizes $13 million in state funds for technology improvements, maintenance and customer service support.

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First 2 months especially deadly on state roads; State Patrol squads being hit in record numbers
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2019's 45 fatalities exceed last year's tally; 8 troopers have been injured.

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Police arrest sex offender found on school bus with St. Paul kindergartners
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The 61-year-old suspect was discovered sitting on the back of the bus during the return drive, prompting the driver to call police, authorities said Monday.

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Court upholds revocation of rental licenses to Mpls. landlord Frenz
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A Minneapolis landlord who has been in a legal battle with the city for years suffered another defeat at the state Court of Appeals on Monday.

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Peter Welvang, owner of Minnesota Catholic book and gift shop, has died
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Welvang's St. Paul business attracted priests looking for new vestments, Sunday school teachers needing workbooks, and ordinary Catholics who bought everything from angel statues to first communion dresses to religious DVDs.

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Murder conviction yields year in workhouse for dealer who gave lethal drug to Minnetonka man
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A 5-year term was stayed for the defendant, who was known to deal in illicit narcotics.

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Charges allege motorist shot into another vehicle on I-35 north of metro with stolen gun
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The driver of the targeted vehicle was not injured. The suspect had more than $11,000 on him at the time, according to charges.

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St. Paul joins Minneapolis with tighter winter parking rules
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Parking will be banned on the side of residential streets with even-numbered addresses until April 1, following similar restrictions imposed last week in Minneapolis.

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Authorities ID couple killed in snowmobile crash south of Belle Plaine
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Both victims had on helmets, authorities said.

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Less driving, more of everything else: Mpls. plans for future of transportation
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The city is seeking to improve pedestrian, biking and public transit infrastructure as part of the 2040 comprehensive plan.

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Shrimp facility reveals some difficulties of business in Minnesota
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Everything was going smoothly until two days before Thanksgiving when the company, state and town met for a technical discussion about minerals in water.

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Drivers scoff at bad conditions, often at own peril this winter
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While expectations for winter travel have changed over the decades, the dangers from snow and ice haven't.

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John Clark Donahue, central figure in Children's Theatre scandal, dies at 80
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Children's Theatre founder was jailed for sexually abusing boys.

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Three high-rises with nearly 800 apartments to hit downtown Mpls.
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A bumper crop of creative amenities aims at making these buildings stand out more than they already do.

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Ken Mauer Sr., part of St. Paul baseball legacy, dies at 91
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Mauer, a great-uncle to Joe Mauer, was inducted into the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Frigid temperatures are breaking records; warm-up expected by weekend
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After record cold and snowfall in February, early March isn’t offering much of a reprieve. On Sunday morning, the Twin Cities tied the record for…

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Woman who died after being run over at Fleet Farm in Cambridge is ID'd
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The woman was hospitalized for more than two weeks before she died.

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Comedy web video series spotlights Metro Transit bus routes
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For the uninitiated, riding a Metro Transit bus can be intimidating and scary. Passengers sit next to strangers of all ages going to all kinds…

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Rural Minn. in broadband battle: 'Don't want people left behind'
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Broadband advocates say they are encouraged by the progress, but with one in five rural Minnesota households still lacking access to high-speed, wired internet service, there's a long way to go.

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'This is just the beginning': St. Paul DFL backs 3 for City Council
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Mitra Jalali Nelson, Rebecca Noecker and Chris Tolbert won the party's nod Sunday.

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Prison for Minn. man who was high when he hit parked car, killed bus driver reporting for work
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The defendant will be locked up for 3 years, then go on supervised release.

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Wayzata's $15M lakefront project takes on its 'most difficult challenges'
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The city also plans to have more parks and a boardwalk by 2020.

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Waterville woman dies as result of snowmobile crash injuries
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A 69-year-old woman from Waterville, Minn., has died as the result of head injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash near Pequot Lakes, according to the…

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Man hit at Maplewood intersection dies
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A man who was hit by a vehicle early last week in Maplewood has died, authorities said.Jordan J. Ciampi, 20, of St. Paul, was walking…

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More than 170 crashes reported as winter storm wreaked havoc Saturday
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A winter storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for much of central, southern and western Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.

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Brooks: This state likes to drag its feet on renaming ... well ... anything
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Naming things is hard. This is a land of 11,842 lakes, and a surprisingly large number of them are named Mud. Renaming things is harder.

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What marijuana legalization might look like in Minnesota
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Advocates of legalization are pushing hard and see an opening, with Gov. Tim Walz ready to sign a bill. Even the GOP-controlled Senate will hold a hearing Monday on a legalization measure.

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Omar's actions fuel fresh doubts, divisions in her district
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Disappointment, support follow remarks on Israel.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar's remarks on President Obama stir up fresh furor
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a new round of controversy following comments in an interview that implied that former President Barack Obama's political prowess helped him get "away with murder."

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600 compete in St. Paul Schools' History Day contest
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The 600 students were all given the same assignment: Tell a story from history that invokes both triumph and tragedy.

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Emergency callers wait longer for police responses at Mpls. border
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A Star Tribune analysis of more than 70,000 calls shows disparities in response times across the Twin Cities.

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LGBT vote exposes rift in pews for Minnesota Methodists
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The United Methodist Church is facing its most significant crisis in decades, not unlike divisions over homosexuality that have ruptured other Protestant denominations.

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St. Paul council candidates head into DFL caucuses, conventions
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City Council incumbents seek party endorsement.

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'I was not a patriot': Iron Range WWII vet reflects on his enlistment, life
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Larry LaLonde's stories provide an unvarnished history.

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Cook County in northern Minnesota looks to license short-term rentals
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Cook County looks to license short-term tourism properties.

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Regional briefs: Feds add $300M to Red River flood project
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The federal government last week pledged another $300 million to a Red River flood diversion project aimed at protecting the Fargo-Moorhead area from high water.

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State troopers save Minnesota woman trapped in flooded truck
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Allyson Andert thought she was going to die after crashing on I-35 in Forest Lake.

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Charges: Minnesota man gave ailing wife 'death party' featuring meth, heavy metal
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The 69-year-old woman overdosed on meth; her body was found fully wrapped in a bedsheet, the charges read.

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Minneapolis police chief seeks front office reorganization
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The Executive Committee signed off on the proposed changes Thursday and sent it off to the full Council for final approval.

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Man gets 16-year prison term for killing 1 of 2 men fatally shot at north Minneapolis market
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The gunfire erupted at the store in the 2600 block of Emerson Avenue N.

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Michelle Obama fans pack Xcel Energy Center for her book tour
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Attendees jumped out of their seats in St. Paul when the former first lady took the stage to talk about her life and bestselling memoir "Becoming."

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Recent search for new president cost the U almost $260,000
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The costs include $165,000 in fees for outside search consultants, more than $22,000 for search committee and regent travel, and about $15,000 to a local four-star hotel.

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Another day of sloppy weather lies ahead for Twin Cities metro
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A flood watch remains in effect for much of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 7 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

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Brooks: Sleep-deprived Minn. lawmakers are tired of springing forward, falling back
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Suddenly, Minnesota has an issue that doesn't break along party lines and doesn't spark a bitter debate: The time change affects everyone.

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Bail reduced for Isanti man charged in 1993 cold case murder in Minneapolis
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Jerry Westrom's defense attorneys plans to investigate the victim's prostitution history.

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St. Paul to pay $300,000 for consultants on RiverCentre parking ramp
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City officials must decide whether to salvage the aging RiverCentre ramp or tear it down.

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Minneapolis adds new park off Midtown Greenway, and it needs a name
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The Park Board is looking to officially name the lot known as the Cepro site.

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Hold your noses: U's stinky corpse flower about to bloom again
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The flower stands tall as one of the stinkiest in its botanical family.

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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter to give State of Our City address
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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter will deliver his second State of Our City address Thursday evening. The address is part of the State of Our…

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Stone Arch Bridge slated to be closed this week for electrical repairs
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Maintenance and repairs on overhead power lines will close the downtown Minneapolis pedestrian and bike bridge Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

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State report: Breathing tube error killed Minneapolis nursing home resident
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The nurse's mistake cut off the resident's air flow, and he was dead 30 minutes later, a state finding of neglect determined.

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Final court dates set leading to April 1 trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor
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The defense and prosecution will vet the other's expert witnesses at a March hearing.

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Rain, snowmelt get Minnesota scrambling to fight flooding
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A steady, two-day rain expected to drench the knee-deep snowpack across much of Minnesota is raising flood concerns and sending crews to work to find a place for all that water.

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Minneapolis School District sued over building projects
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A group of nonunion contractors from Minnesota and North Dakota says hiring practices discriminate.

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Good vs. bad: Which reader question should we answer next?
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We're talking about how Minnesota ranks among states: Help us pick the next Curious Minnesota question.

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Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?
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Help us answer questions that matter to you.

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After decades of spending, Minn. river cities feel ready for rising spring waters
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For years, officials have invested millions of dollars, which should make this spring less daunting than the 1997 and 2009 flooding.

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LeRoy Brown, advocate for private education, dies at 105
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The longtime St. Thomas Academy physics teacher was instrumental in integrating private school teams into the Minnesota State High School League.

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Brooks: Hard-working college students feel scandal is a slap in the face
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A comforting thought, straight from the admissions department at the University of Minnesota: 99.999 percent of those who get into college get in the right way.

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Minnesota's new DNR commissioner: Cool hand for a hot seat
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Sarah Strommen brings a heavyweight résumé and a folksy touch to the high-profile job often under fire.

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Minnesotans with disabilities fight barriers to inclusion
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Nearly 3½ years after top state officials pledged to embrace integration, thousands are still living segregated and isolated lives.

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Hundreds gather at Bloomington mosque to show support for Muslim Minnesotans
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Attendees spoke of their determination to fight hate-laced ideologies.

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Actor Emilio Estevez to visit Minneapolis library Sunday for screening of 'The Public'
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Estevez will visit the downtown Minneapolis library on Sunday to screen and discuss his new movie "The Public," starting at 2 p.m.

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Missing Wis. girl, 2, found dead in Minnesota highway ditch
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Noelani Robinson's body was found along Hwy. 218 in Steele County in southern Minnesota. She had been the subject of an Amber Alert after her mother was killed in Milwaukee.

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Minnesotans say college admissions scandal shows 'stacked' system
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For many Minnesota students and families, the federal indictments alleging a widespread bribery scheme have prompted anger, frustration and disbelief.

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Minnesota family's 1933 slaying is still unsolved
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The deaths of Alvira Lundeen Johnson and her seven children are the topic of a new book.

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19-year-old man turns himself in after St. Paul homicide
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The victim of Friday night's fatal shooting in Frogtown was identified as Mark Franklin Jr., 21.

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Metro briefs: Burnsville City Council approves landfill expansion
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The Burnsville City Council has approved a plan to enlarge the Burnsville Sanitary Landfill, a move that would raise the massive mound on the Minnesota…

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Metro police blotter, March 17
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ANDOVER FEB. 19 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of a loud, disruptive woman at a home in the 1300 block of NW.…

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Minnesota briefs: Ashby co-op sues big-game guides paid with stolen money
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A farmers’ co-op in western Minnesota is suing two of the big-game hunting outfitters who took money from Jerry Hennessey, the longtime co-op manager who…

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Spring floods certain in Minn., but historic levels unlikely
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The National Weather Service says there's a one in seven chance that the Mississippi River will in St. Paul will hit its historic high-water mark.

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Stay close but give Jayme space, Elizabeth Smart tells Wis. town
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Smart, who also survived a lengthy kidnapping as a teenager, offered praise and advice to Jayme Closs' hometown of Barron.

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U.S. Bank Stadium is taking on a new look for the NCAA Final Four
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The darkening curtains are nearly all installed, and scaffolding is underway for lower-level seating.

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How to respond to anti-Muslim speech? Here are some suggestions
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How should you respond if you hear an anti-Muslim slur or read a hateful post on social media?The terror attack on mosques in New Zealand…

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Excelsior Brewing Company will host City Council meeting
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City Council will host next meeting at local brewery.

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Twin Cities senior care facilities brace for loss of Liberian immigrant workers
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Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.

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Ex-St. Paul Council candidate pleads guilty to posting estranged wife's nude photo online
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Plea deal would allow him to avoid incarceration, according to the County Attorney's Office.

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Flooding puts more Minnesota roads under water; Hwy. 41 to close tonight
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Senate panel to take up Minnesota's 'marital rape' exception
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Monday hearing comes as deadline to move bill nears.

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Bear and cubs have left area near northwest Minnesota school, officials say
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The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office said it "will continue to monitor the areas around the school for the bears."

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Oak Park Heights prison inmate admits inflicting razor slashes on officer's face, scalp
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Inmate explained he was angry at the officer, "wanted to permanently scar him so [he] would remember" him, according to the charges.

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Organizer John Kuester, 78, who helped tackle rural and community issues, has died
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Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes
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Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.

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Minneapolis will lift winter parking restrictions Friday morning
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St. Paul made a similar move on Thursday.

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Woman strays into wrong lane north of metro, dies in head-on crash
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The crash occurred north of St. Francis in Isanti County.

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Pedestrian fatally hit by vehicle on Kellogg Boulevard near St. Paul College
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The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. Thursday

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The good, the bad and the weird in Minneapolis skyways
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Here is a guide from one veteran skywalker of the nearly 9 enclosed miles in downtown Minneapolis.

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Charges: Man broke into Shoreview house with 'kidnapping kit,' plan to 'gag' and 'box' ex-wife
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Nathan James Homme, 39, of Altoona, Wis., with attempted kidnapping and first-degree burglary for the March 13 break-in, which was captured on a home surveillance system.

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Minnetonka is planning a park in the Ridgedale parking lot
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A corner of the Ridgedale parking lot in Minnetonka may become gardens, play areas and plaza with a stage.

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Minnesota Council on Foundations names new leader
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Susie Brown, the chief operations officer for the Minnesota State Bar, Hennepin County Bar and Ramsey County Bar Associations and Foundations, will be the new president.

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Charges: U of M employee used university funds to buy computers he resold for profit
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Michael J. McDaniel allegedly said robbers who threatened him coerced him into making the purchases.

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Fires damages Minneapolis Grain Exchange building
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No one was hurt in the incident, which resulted in the cordoning off of the historic block.

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Gallery: Bidding Minnesota ice fishing adieu
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Another season closes, and it was a robust one, with many anglers getting out -- even if angling was secondary.

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'Perfect snowmelt' to start spring eases Minn. flood threat
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Warm days, cool nights have led to a gradual snowmelt across much of Minnesota, keeping streams and rivers from a rapid rise.

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State's homeless population reaches record high number
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At least 10,233 people are homeless, the most since 1991.

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Ex-St. Paul Council candidate pleads guilty to posting estranged wife's nude photo online
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Plea deal would allow him to avoid incarceration, according to the County Attorney's Office.

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Twin Cities senior care facilities brace for loss of Liberian immigrant workers
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Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.

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Flooding puts more Minnesota roads under water; Hwy. 41 to close tonight
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Senate panel to take up Minnesota's 'marital rape' exception
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Monday hearing comes as deadline to move bill nears.

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Bear and cubs have left area near northwest Minnesota school, officials say
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The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office said it "will continue to monitor the areas around the school for the bears."

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Oak Park Heights prison inmate admits inflicting razor slashes on officer's face, scalp
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Inmate explained he was angry at the officer, "wanted to permanently scar him so [he] would remember" him, according to the charges.

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Organizer John Kuester, 78, who helped tackle rural and community issues, has died
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John Kuester knew how to keep calm. Whether he was attending a big community meeting or sitting around a dining room table, Kuester would often…

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Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes
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Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.

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Minneapolis will lift winter parking restrictions Friday morning
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St. Paul made a similar move on Thursday.

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Woman strays into wrong lane north of metro, dies in head-on crash
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The crash occurred north of St. Francis in Isanti County.

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Pedestrian fatally hit by vehicle on Kellogg Boulevard near St. Paul College
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The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. Thursday

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Gallery: Bidding Minnesota ice fishing adieu
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Another season closes, and it was a robust one, with many anglers getting out -- even if angling was secondary.

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Charges: U of M employee used university funds to buy computers he resold for profit
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Michael J. McDaniel allegedly said robbers who threatened him coerced him into making the purchases.

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Charges: Man broke into Shoreview house with 'kidnapping kit,' plan to 'gag' and 'box' ex-wife
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Nathan James Homme, 39, of Altoona, Wis., with attempted kidnapping and first-degree burglary for the March 13 break-in, which was captured on a home surveillance system.

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The good, the bad and the weird in Minneapolis skyways
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Here is a guide from one veteran skywalker of the nearly 9 enclosed miles in downtown Minneapolis.

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Minnetonka is planning a park in the Ridgedale parking lot
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A corner of the Ridgedale parking lot in Minnetonka may become gardens, play areas and plaza with a stage.

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Minnesota Council on Foundations names new leader
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Susie Brown, the chief operations officer for the Minnesota State Bar, Hennepin County Bar and Ramsey County Bar Associations and Foundations, will be the new president.

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'Perfect snowmelt' to start spring eases Minn. flood threat
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Warm days, cool nights have led to a gradual snowmelt across much of Minnesota, keeping streams and rivers from a rapid rise.

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State's homeless population reaches record high number
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At least 10,233 people are homeless, the most since 1991.

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Fires damages Minneapolis Grain Exchange building
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No one was hurt in the incident, which resulted in the cordoning off of the historic block.

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Twin Cities senior care facilities brace for loss of Liberian immigrant workers
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Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.

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Ex-St. Paul Council candidate pleads guilty to posting estranged wife's nude photo online
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Plea deal would allow him to avoid incarceration, according to the County Attorney's Office.

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Flooding puts more Minnesota roads under water; Hwy. 41 to close tonight
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The spring snow melt this week is pushing river levels higher and putting a number of roads under water. Here are some current and pending…

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Senate panel to take up Minnesota's 'marital rape' exception
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Monday hearing comes as deadline to move bill nears.

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Bear and cubs have left area near northwest Minnesota school, officials say
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The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office said it "will continue to monitor the areas around the school for the bears."

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Oak Park Heights prison inmate admits inflicting razor slashes on officer's face, scalp
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Inmate explained he was angry at the officer, "wanted to permanently scar him so [he] would remember" him, according to the charges.

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Organizer John Kuester, 78, who helped tackle rural and community issues, has died
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John Kuester knew how to keep calm. Whether he was attending a big community meeting or sitting around a dining room table, Kuester would often…

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Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes
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Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.

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Woman strays into wrong lane north of metro, dies in head-on crash
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The crash occurred north of St. Francis in Isanti County.

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Minneapolis will lift winter parking restrictions Friday morning
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St. Paul made a similar move on Thursday.

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Pedestrian fatally hit by vehicle on Kellogg Boulevard near St. Paul College
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The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. Thursday

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Gallery: Bidding Minnesota ice fishing adieu
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Another season closes, and it was a robust one, with many anglers getting out -- even if angling was secondary.

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Charges: U of M employee used university funds to buy computers he resold for profit
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Michael J. McDaniel allegedly said robbers who threatened him coerced him into making the purchases.

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Charges: Man broke into Shoreview house with 'kidnapping kit,' plan to 'gag' and 'box' ex-wife
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Nathan James Homme, 39, of Altoona, Wis., with attempted kidnapping and first-degree burglary for the March 13 break-in, which was captured on a home surveillance system.

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The good, the bad and the weird in Minneapolis skyways
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Here is a guide from one veteran skywalker of the nearly 9 enclosed miles in downtown Minneapolis.

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Minnetonka is planning a park in the Ridgedale parking lot
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A corner of the Ridgedale parking lot in Minnetonka may become gardens, play areas and plaza with a stage.

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'Perfect snowmelt' to start spring eases Minn. flood threat
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Warm days, cool nights have led to a gradual snowmelt across much of Minnesota, keeping streams and rivers from a rapid rise.

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Minnesota Council on Foundations names new leader
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Susie Brown, the chief operations officer for the Minnesota State Bar, Hennepin County Bar and Ramsey County Bar Associations and Foundations, will be the new president.

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State's homeless population reaches record high number
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At least 10,233 people are homeless, the most since 1991.

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Fires damages Minneapolis Grain Exchange building
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No one was hurt in the incident, which resulted in the cordoning off of the historic block.

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Jake Patterson pleads guilty in Jayme Closs abduction case
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The plea deal stipulates that Patterson will not be charged with any offenses in Douglas County, where he held Jayme. The plea agreement means she won't have to testify at any trial.

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Apple Valley neighbors in a pickle over Pickleball noise
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Despite pickleball's widespread and growing popularity — or maybe because of it — it's notoriously irksome to many who live or work near its courts.

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Minn. Senate GOP leader willing to give hearings to gun control bills
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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, a Republican, is a vocal opponent of gun control, but he says he would be willing to hear proposals 'on both sides' regarding universal background checks and a "red flag" law.

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Charges: 19-year-old mentor twice raped student in locked St. Cloud classroom
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The mentoring program fired the man as soon as the allegations surfaced.

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Driver has most counts dropped, fined for road rage incident with Olympian Diggins
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Plea deal allows the motorist to admit to a petty misdemeanor. Dismissed were assault and other misdemeanor counts.

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Can Rep. Ilhan Omar turn page after string of controversies?
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Additional controversies could lead to Democratic primary challenge in 2020.

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3 years of construction on I-35W in north metro starts Sunday
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A massive construction project that will last until 2021 begins in the north metro on Interstate 35W between Roseville and Blaine.

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Watch live at 1 p.m.: Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper appears in court
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Patterson is accused of breaking into the Closs home in the early morning hours of Oct. 15 and killing Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, with blasts from a shotgun.

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Anger, anxiety grip Barron, Wis. as Jake Patterson returns to court
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As the 21-year-old Patterson heads to court, many in Barron hope he pleads guilty, sparing Jayme Closs and her family a lengthy trial.

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With burials dwindling, owner offers to give cemetery to Mpls.
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The city rejects the offer to take over money-losing Crystal Lake Cemetery. The situation illustrates the challenge some cemeteries face as more people choose to be cremated.

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Body found in north Minneapolis was woman missing since January, her family says
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The body was found in the backyard of an abandoned home near N. 36th and Dupont avenues.

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Mississippi River flood fight could cost St. Paul $750,000
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Public works crews have built the barriers along the Mississippi River downtown.

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Allianz Field viewed with hope, concern by those who serve St. Paul's poor
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In the shadow of Allianz Field, local pastors ponder the future of anti-poverty programs.

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Shakopee residents at odds with Mdewakanton Sioux over smelly compost facility
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The tribe's compost facility is one of only two in the metro area.

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In outstate Minnesota, hospitals slash opioid prescriptions
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State grants helped nine Minnesota communities cut prescribing by hundreds of thousands of pills per year.

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Twin Cities nurses return to bargaining table 3 years after strike
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Initial proposals showing a divide between the hospitals' desire for staffing flexibility and the union's goal of protecting members against being overworked or hurt on the job.

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State gets behind parent, transgender student in Anoka-Hennepin case alleging bias
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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is seeking to join a lawsuit accusing the Anoka-Hennepin School District of discriminating against a transgender teen. Attorney General…

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Minneapolis' first black-led credit union plans to open this year
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A City Council committee approved new details on its contract with Association of Black Economic Power, the nonprofit behind Village Financial Cooperative.

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North St. Paul finds itself in a building boom, with 400 new homes, apartments in the works
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The cause is partly market forces, partly city initiative spurred by the need to enliven a sleepy downtown, officials said.

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Ex-Hiawatha Academies educator charged with sexually exploiting kids online
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U.S. attorney says she wants to crack down on child exploitation cases

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Burglary charge for man caught in Eden Prairie with guns and ammo in U-Haul
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The 25-year-suspect allegedly broke into a St. Louis Park gun shop earlier this month.

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Minneapolis' only black-led credit union plans to open this year
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A City Council committee approved new details on its contract with Association of Black Economic Power, the nonprofit behind Village Financial Cooperative.

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Apple Valley neighbors in a pickle over pickleball noise
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Despite pickleball's widespread and growing popularity — or maybe because of it — it's notoriously irksome to many who live or work near its courts.

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Champlin woman convicted of injuring infant foster son
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Melissa Sondrol was found guilty of third-degree assault. She was acquitted on a second count.

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Charges: 19-year-old mentor twice raped student in locked St. Cloud classroom
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The mentoring program fired the man as soon as the allegations surfaced.

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Jake Patterson pleads guilty in Jayme Closs abduction case
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The plea deal stipulates that Patterson will not be charged with any offenses in Douglas County, where he held Jayme. The plea agreement means she won't have to testify at any trial.

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Can Rep. Ilhan Omar turn page after string of controversies?
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Additional controversies could lead to Democratic primary challenge in 2020.

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3 years of construction on I-35W in north metro starts Sunday
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A massive construction project that will last until 2021 begins in the north metro on Interstate 35W between Roseville and Blaine.

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Curious Minnesota
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Curious Minnesota is a community-driven project that puts readers' inquiries at the center of our reporting.

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Watch live at 1 p.m.: Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper appears in court
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Patterson is accused of breaking into the Closs home in the early morning hours of Oct. 15 and killing Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, with blasts from a shotgun.

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Which reader question about Minnesota should we answer next?
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We're talking about Minnesota policy and places: Help us pick the next Curious Minnesota question.

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Anger, anxiety grip Barron, Wis. as Jake Patterson returns to court
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As the 21-year-old Patterson heads to court, many in Barron hope he pleads guilty, sparing Jayme Closs and her family a lengthy trial.

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With burials dwindling, owner offers to give cemetery to Mpls.
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The city rejects the offer to take over money-losing Crystal Lake Cemetery. The situation illustrates the challenge some cemeteries face as more people choose to be cremated.

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Body found in north Minneapolis was woman missing since January, her family says
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The body was found in the backyard of an abandoned home near N. 36th and Dupont avenues.

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Mississippi River flood fight could cost St. Paul $750,000
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Public works crews have built the barriers along the Mississippi River downtown.

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Allianz Field viewed with hope, concern by those who serve St. Paul's poor
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In the shadow of Allianz Field, local pastors ponder the future of anti-poverty programs.

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Shakopee residents at odds with Mdewakanton Sioux over smelly compost facility
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The tribe's compost facility is one of only two in the metro area.

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In outstate Minnesota, hospitals slash opioid prescriptions
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State grants helped nine Minnesota communities cut prescribing by hundreds of thousands of pills per year.

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Former Shakopee superintendent to serve two years in prison
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Rodney Thompson has pleaded guilty to federal and state charges of bribery and theft.

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Driver shot dead in car, passenger wounded on edge of downtown Minneapolis
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The gunfire erupted several blocks to the northwest of Target Field, where a Twins game was underway.

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Blaine eighth-grader wins state geography bee, trip to DC for national competition
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He was among roughly 100 students in grades 4-8 who tested their wits about geography, culture, physical features, history and earth science.

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Former Twin Jim Holt dies at 74
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His best year was 1973, when he hit nearly .300. He joined the A's the next year and got a World Series ring.

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Mankato silos could be canvas for striking murals
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The giant, concrete towers overlook the Minnesota River.

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St. Paul's bumpy Ayd Mill Road will be repaved 2 years early
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Ayd Mill Road is one of the busiest streets in St. Paul, handling about 24,000 vehicles a day. It's also been one of the most costly to patch and repair.

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Methodists face historic schism; showdown could come in Minneapolis
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Next global meeting in Minneapolis in 2020 could be a showdown.

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Residents wary of Superior, Wis., oil refinery rebuild
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Husky Energy won't say if tanks of acid will remain.

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Minnesota rivers continue to creep up, but flooding remains moderate
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A slow melt and lots of preparation have minimized the damage.

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Eyes of world will be on Mpls. with start of Noor murder trial
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The scrutinized case against Mohamed Noor in the fatal 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond promises to be difficult on all fronts.

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Minnesota professor's suspension fuels academic freedom debate
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Today's increasingly diverse, student-centered campuses is at the middle of the argument over the future of the long-standing policy.

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Why can't Minnesotans zipper merge? Here's how.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation says zipper merging reduces the overall length of a traffic backup by as much as 40 percent. Here's how to do it right.

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As electric scooters return to the streets, safety questions emerge
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More than 4,000 scooters are expected to hit Twin Cities streets this summer — double the number from last year.

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Death of woman found in Minneapolis snow pile haunts family and community
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Relatives of Amber Hopkins can't fathom how she wound up in an abandoned lot in north Minneapolis covered in brush, trash and debris.

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Two Civil War widows became pioneering librarians
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Pay equity for women probably wasn’t a burning issue in 1865 for Louisa Goodwin. The 33-year-old widow from Owatonna lost her husband, 2nd Lt. James…

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Attorney Richard Magnuson, who crafted law for co-ops, dies at 93
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Magnuson also was a longtime leader in the state's agricultural policy and and forever enamored of the rural environment of 20th-century America.

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Minnesota briefs: Bill seeks $7 million for Rochester airport
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The state’s second-busiest airport needs one of its two runways replaced, and officials there have asked the state to kick in $7 million to help…

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Twin Cities police blotter, March 31
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Birchwood FEB. 27 Neighbor complaint. A resident in the 700 block of Birchwood Avenue reported an ongoing issue with a neighbor pushing snow onto…

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College basketball's biggest event bounces into Minneapolis next weekend
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Long weekend will give fans plenty of chances to get in on the action.

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Latest capture of silver 'flying' carp on St. Croix is 'disappointing' to DNR
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The large fish compete with native species and are a potential threat to recreational boating.

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Jayme Closs' kidnapper refuses to cooperate in presentence investigation
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Jake T. Patterson said his lawyer advised against cooperating.

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Prosecutors in Noor case query officers about turning off body cams
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Sgt. Jarrod Kunze took the stand Monday afternoon as Noor's murder trial entered its third week.

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Hastings gets $100,000 gift to repair soccer fields damaged by vandals
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The money will cover costs to fix fields at Veterans Athletic Complex

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Worried about global warming? Chill out in 'climate-proof Duluth'
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Its cool temperatures and plentiful drinking water may make the Lake Superior city a refuge.

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State's county historical societies go 'beyond the facts' to better cater to modern world
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Hands-on activities, tours in unexpected locations help boost attendance.

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Southern Minnesota swinger couple sentenced in sex room assault case
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Michael L. Germain will serve prison time for criminal sexual conduct.

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Twin Cities man could 'hear the gasps' as he saw Notre Dame Cathedral ablaze
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A Twin Cities man found himself among stunned onlookers Monday as the famed spire that has long pierced the Parisian sky from atop the Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed in an orange crackle.

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Star Tribune 'Denied Justice' series named Pulitzer finalist
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A team of Star Tribune journalists was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist Monday in the local reporting category for a series of stories on Minnesota's widespread failings in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault.

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Drummer Eric 'Edgar' Barnes, founder of Midwest Art Catalyst, dies at 49
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Eric Gary Barnes thought his first name sounded too much like “ear ache” for his liking. So he chose Edgar Burn, a name that stuck…

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Authorities: Exposure killed woman found dead along Minnetonka frontage road
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Body of a Minnetonka resident was spotted by a motorist in March.

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Former U student walking on campus robbed, assaulted at gunpoint by 3 masked men
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The violent attack occurred about 11 p.m. at the Twin Cities campus.

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Appeals Court judges order release of Minn. voter information data
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Voters Alliance says it needs the records to spot fraud; state officials plan to appeal.

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Suburban host homes let homeless youth stay in their communities
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Even in wealthy suburbs, young people lack stable housing.

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Brenda Cassellius is finalist for superintendent jobs in Boston, Michigan
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Cassellius said she wants to be in a place where there's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of diverse populations and poor kids.

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Noor trial reveals deep fracture between Mpls. police, County Attorney's Office
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Experienced attorneys say they have never seen such deep conflict between a law enforcement agency and prosecutor revealed in a Minnesota courtroom.

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Mining firm to pay $500,000 for air pollution on Minnesota's Iron Range
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Environmental group calls the federal court penalty inadequate.

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Metro Transit reports record light-rail ridership on Final Four championship game day
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The number of passengers on the last day of the Final Four topped 130,000.

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Man admits to violent attack on 2 Normandale Community College teachers
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One of the instructors suffered broken bones in her face in the attack by the St. Paul man.

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Thousands of invasive goldfish pack chain of Chaska lakes
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Staffers with the Carver County Water Management Organization spotted the flashy fish this week while doing routine monitoring at Big Woods Lake.

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Man accused of yelling racial epithet before pulling out gun at Eden Prairie mall
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Eyewitnesses told police that the 55-year-old could have retreated, but instead escalated the encounter by pulling out a gun, the complaint said.

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Relatives, friends identify man shot by police in Coon Rapids
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John Fairbanks Sr., 40, leaves behind a pregnant wife and young son.

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Police: Dozens of cars stolen in northeast Minneapolis in recent weeks
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No suspects have been identified, a police spokesman said.

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Roseville invests in solar power at its City Hall, fire station
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The rooftop solar arrays are expected to lower the city's utility bills and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by much as 55 tons a year.

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Boy hurt in MOA attack 'showing real signs of recovery'
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The family of the 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third floor balcony at the Mall of America says new test results are positive for the "miracle child," though he remains in intensive care.

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University of Minnesota professor and explorer pleads guilty to domestic assault
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Climate change expert Aaron Doering will serve 180 days in the workhouse and complete two years of probation.

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Man dies when vehicle hits tree, lands in pond in Bloomington
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The crash occurred just before 1 a.m. at Anderson Lakes Parkway.

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Why does Isle Royale belong to Michigan and not Minnesota?
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The answer to the question can be traced to faulty maps, "copper fever" and a dispute over a strip of land in northern Ohio.

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Are you Star Tribune smart? Test your knowledge in this quiz on the Mueller report
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We have waited nearly two years for the Mueller Report, so this week's news quiz focuses on that. With one bonus question that is almost…

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Plans for mental health treatment center in Savage move forward
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Inpatient center in Savage will fill a regional gap.

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Curious Minnesota
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Curious Minnesota is a community-driven project that puts readers' inquiries at the center of our reporting.

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Noor's former partner testifies he feared for life when silhouette appeared
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Asked if the use of deadly force would've been premature, officer Matthew Harrity responded yes.

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Partner of Mohamed Noor says he feared ambush
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Officer Matthew Harrity's testimony Thursday echoed a key claim by attorneys for Mohamed Noor.

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Burnsville school board picks St. Paul administrator as new superintendent
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Theresa Battle, the board's preferred candidate, has served in the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Osseo school districts.

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Man reprimanded after sending offensive e-mails to Hennepin County judges
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A man has been barred from contacting Hennepin County judges after officials say he sent them numerous sexually explicit messages.In an April 18 letter, Chief…

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Sub-Mississippi water tunnel a feat of modern engineering
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Minneapolis will employ a boring machine to drill a 5-foot corridor deep beneath the Mississippi River to keep one of the city's most important drinking water pipes safe from the elements.

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Noor trial testimony: No fingerprints on squad belonged to Damond
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A fingerprint specialist testified that none of the 51 prints belonged to Justine Ruszczyk Damond. But she said that doesn't necessarily eliminate the possibility Damond slapped the vehicle.

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2 siblings who died in crash in St. Francis are ID'd
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Their vehicle burst into flames after hitting a tree early on Easter Sunday.

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Chinese Christians in Minnesota pray for Easter rebirth
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"If we were in China today, I don't know if we could celebrate Easter because government control of the church is much stronger," pastor Xing Liu said.

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Nice Ride bikes roll out Monday in Minneapolis
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The fate of bike-sharing is still unclear in St. Paul.

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St. Paul man burned in house explosion is enduring 'practically unbearable' pain
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He has burns on his hands, arms and head, according to his son. A cause for the blast won't be known for weeks.

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Minnesota conservation officer may not have worn life jacket before fatal fall into lake
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In an emergency dispatch exchange, a law enforcement officer on shore was asked, "Do you know, did he have a life jacket?" He replied, "I don't believe he had it on."

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Miranda Lambert announces Twin Cities concert and a local animal rescue beneficiary
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Each venue on this tour will have a place at the entrance where dog food, treats, supplies and cash donations will be collected.

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Both drivers killed in head-on crash near Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
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The collision occurred on Hwy. 8 before dawn Monday.

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Trail users decry 'deforestation' along path prepping for SWLRT
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Later this month, builders will begin cutting down more than a thousand trees to make way for the $2 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project, which will connect Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. The removal of trees and thicket on the trail would be a tangible sign construction of the largest public works project in Minnesota history is moving forward.

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What are the origins of Minnesota Nice? Here are 3 theories.
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Tracking the roots of "Minnesota Nice" is difficult, partly because people don't agree on what it actually is.

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Green light given to $444,000 restoration of Lake Nokomis' shoreline
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Seeding of native plants is likely to begin in summer, end by fall.

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Environment becomes key voter concern in Minn., across U.S.
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Perennial campaign issues like the economy, health care and immigration have long driven voters to the polls. But, in the face of growing international concern about the planet's future, climate change and the environment are emerging as key concerns.

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Minnesota farmers kick around big ideas to save small dairies
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The trend is the same across the country. Since 2000, more than 64,000 dairies with fewer than 200 cows have closed. Over that same period, the number of mega-dairies — those with 1,000 or more cows — has more than doubled.

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'It's tragic': Dozens at Minneapolis Buddhist temple honor victims of Sri Lanka attack
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On Sunday evening, more than 30 people gathered at the Minnesota Buddhist Vihara in north Minneapolis to send peaceful energy and blessings to the victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka.

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With meter rate changes, free parking vanishes in downtown Minneapolis
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Chuck Henninger got an unpleasant surprise last Monday when he went to pay the parking meter in downtown Minneapolis. The price had gone up by…

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Two people rescued from Mississippi River bluffs early Sunday
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Two people who fell on the west side of the Mississippi River bluffs in Minneapolis were rescued early Sunday morning. The Fire Department and other…

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Motorcade takes fallen DNR officer's body home, generates 'goosebumps'
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Conservation officer Eugene Wynn died Friday after being tossed from a boat in Cross Lake.

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John Borman, self-described country lawyer who dreamed big, dies at 73
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No one knew everything about John Borman, a self-described "country lawyer" from Winona whose life encompassed so many facets that not even his family and…

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Man reprimanded after sending offensive e-mails to Hennepin County judges
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A man has been barred from contacting Hennepin County judges after officials say he sent them numerous sexually explicit messages.In an April 18 letter, Chief…

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Sub-Mississippi water tunnel a feat of modern engineering
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Minneapolis will employ a boring machine to drill a 5-foot corridor deep beneath the Mississippi River to keep one of the city's most important drinking water pipes safe from the elements.

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Noor trial testimony: No fingerprints on squad belonged to Damond
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A fingerprint specialist testified that none of the 51 prints belonged to Justine Ruszczyk Damond. But she said that doesn't necessarily eliminate the possibility Damond slapped the vehicle.

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2 siblings who died in crash in St. Francis are ID'd
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Their vehicle burst into flames after hitting a tree early on Easter Sunday.

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Chinese Christians in Minnesota pray for Easter rebirth
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"If we were in China today, I don't know if we could celebrate Easter because government control of the church is much stronger," pastor Xing Liu said.

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Minnesota conservation officer may not have worn life jacket before fatal fall into lake
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In an emergency dispatch exchange, a law enforcement officer on shore was asked, "Do you know, did he have a life jacket?" He replied, "I don't believe he had it on."

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Miranda Lambert announces Twin Cities concert and a local animal rescue beneficiary
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Each venue on this tour will have a place at the entrance where dog food, treats, supplies and cash donations will be collected.

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St. Paul man burned in house explosion is enduring 'practically unbearable' pain
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He has burns on his hands, arms and head, according to his son. A cause for the blast won't be known for weeks.

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Nice Ride bikes roll out Monday in Minneapolis
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The fate of bike-sharing is still unclear in St. Paul.

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Both drivers killed in head-on crash near Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
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The collision occurred on Hwy. 8 before dawn Monday.

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Trail users decry 'deforestation' along path prepping for SWLRT
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Later this month, builders will begin cutting down more than a thousand trees to make way for the $2 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project, which will connect Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. The removal of trees and thicket on the trail would be a tangible sign construction of the largest public works project in Minnesota history is moving forward.

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What are the origins of Minnesota Nice? Here are 3 theories.
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Tracking the roots of "Minnesota Nice" is difficult, partly because people don't agree on what it actually is.

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Green light given to $444,000 restoration of Lake Nokomis' shoreline
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Seeding of native plants is likely to begin in summer, end by fall.

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Environment becomes key voter concern in Minn., across U.S.
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Perennial campaign issues like the economy, health care and immigration have long driven voters to the polls. But, in the face of growing international concern about the planet's future, climate change and the environment are emerging as key concerns.

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Minnesota farmers kick around big ideas to save small dairies
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The trend is the same across the country. Since 2000, more than 64,000 dairies with fewer than 200 cows have closed. Over that same period, the number of mega-dairies — those with 1,000 or more cows — has more than doubled.

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'It's tragic': Dozens at Minneapolis Buddhist temple honor victims of Sri Lanka attack