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2 hrs ago | Roseville Review

Saluting equal rights for women

The United States has come a long way since Susan B. Anthony and the National Woman Suffrage Association started their movement to treat women equally in this nation.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Law, Employment / Labor Law

6 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Director defends Council on Black Minnesotans: 'We're...

In March, the Minnesota's Office of the Legislative Auditor's released their audit of Minnesota's four councils: the Councils on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Chicano/Latino People, and Indian Affairs.

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7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Closing Minnesota's gaps: A new bipartisan approach

Minnesotans can be forgiven for recalling the old saw about the weather when contemplating disparities between the state's white and nonwhite populations in income, educational attainment, longevity and health: Everybody talks about them, but nobody does anything about them.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Opinion

7 hrs ago | NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Minnesota groups asking state for affordable housing money

It's been five years since the housing collapse and some people are saying the recovery never came to lower income Minnesotans.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Duluth, MN

8 hrs ago | Minnesota Medical Association Online

Senate Passes Bill to Restore Newborn Screening

"We're thrilled to see this legislation pass with bipartisan support," said Eric Dick, MMA's manager of state legislative affairs.

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13 hrs ago | CBS Local

Teens' Autopsy Photos Shown In Minn. Murder Trial

A medical examiner testifying in the case of a Minnesota man who killed two teens when they broke into his home says they were shot a total of nine times, with some shots at close range.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Life, Self Defense

16 hrs ago | WKBT

Statewide tornado drills in Wis., Minn. today

It is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Both Wisconsin and Minnesota are staging tornado drills to help people prepare for the severe weather season.

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Related Topix: Weather, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Minnesota

20 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Minn. Energy Law Nixed Under Commerce Clause

North Dakota is not bound by a Minnesota law that would restrict the importation of out-of-state electricity, a federal judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Environmental Law, Law

Yesterday | Star Tribune

Rosenblum: A realistic view of the minimum wage hike

Before Gov. Mark Dayton signed Minnesota's historic minimum wage bill, raising the hourly rate from $6.15 to $9.50 by 2016, Abera Siyoum awoke at 2:45 a.m. every day for his two-job, 60-hour workweek.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, US Governors

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota Lottery leader feels the heat from the Legislature

A powerful and bipartisan group of legislators are edging toward a showdown with Minnesota Lottery officials over their expansion into online ticket sales.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Minnesota

CBS Local

GOP Cries Foul Over Tax-Cut Letter Naming Dayton

Minnesota Republicans say the state Department of Revenue shouldn't have cited Gov. Mark Dayton's role in enacting recent tax breaks in a letter sent to people who might benefit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, US Governors, Weird

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Audit Of Coach Hoffner Firing Sought

Top officials at Minnesota State, Mankato are asking state auditors to review the dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner.

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City Pages

New law eases food sampling restrictions at farmers markets

The new law, which Governor Dayton approved earlier this month, will allow for cooking demonstrations and more extensive food sampling at farmers markets across the state.

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US Governors, Minnesota

KSTP

Minn. Lawmakers Seek to Enhance Privacy Protection

Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of cracking down on public employees who abuse their access to citizen data.

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KAAL-TV Austin

Governor's Office Issues Frac Sand Statement

Following a protest by dozens of frac sand opponents, Matt Swenson, Press Secretary for Governor Mark Dayton, released the following statement on the possibilty of a moratorium.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Minnesota

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KSTP

Minn. Families See Small Hope in New Wis. Medical Marijuana Law

Wisconsin has a new law approving the use of a byproduct of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Minnesota

Star Tribune

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester who killed himself in Minn.

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Minnesota, Nicaragua, World News, Central America

TwinCities

Medical marijuana advocates tout doctors' support

Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, one of the groups that supports access to medical marijuana, unveiled the list of doctors and clergy who during a news conference Tuesday at the state Capitol.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Minnesota

CBS Local

Stopping Minn. e-Lotto Tickets Wouldn't Come Cheap

Minnesota lawmakers are being told they'll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of electronic lottery tickets.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Lottery, Weird

CBS Local

Push For Medical Marijuana Bill Renewed At Capitol

The group, Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, says they now have 100 Minnesota doctors, pastors and clergy members who support legal access to medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Minnesota, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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