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Gap Narrows, but Pay Disparity still Exists in Minnesota

Pay disparity between men and women still exists in Minnesota, even as recent legislation moves to close any differences in pay between employees doing the same work.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Governors, Mark Dayton

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KSTP

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.

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Star Tribune

The boy they couldn't save

Special report: On 15 occasions, day-care workers and others told Pope County authorities that they suspected Eric Dean was being hurt.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Parenting

Star Tribune

Wildest mix yet for fair's MN Music On-a-Stick set

And on the 10th day, God gave the grandstand rock 'n' roll - and hip-hop, R & B, punk and country.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Ali, Minnesota, Entertainment

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Star Tribune

Mondale stands by contentious civil rights deal from '64

A half-century later, Walter Mondale recalls and defends his role in a deal to quell a 1964 convention dispute over Mississippi's delegation.

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Lucianne.com

Almost a dozen menfrom Minnesota are fightingwith ISIS in Syria, say officials

Almost a dozen men from Minnesota are fighting with ISIS in Syria, say officials Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig It has emerged that almost a dozen Minnesotans have left the Midwestern state to take up arms for Islamic extremist groups in the country.

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Star Tribune

Fairgoers pull double duty as U research subjects

Before starting the test to establish a baseline for testing patients for Parkinson's, Colum MacKinnon, of the movement disorders lab, University of Minnesota department of neurology, measured Sandy Ahlberg of Worthington for the length of her leg.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Nursing

Lucianne.com

American Terror Pipeline: Nearly a DozenFrom Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria

In addition to the American rapper from Minneapolis recently killed in the bloody fighting in Syria, nearly a dozen former residents of Minnesota's Twin Cities have left their homes to take up arms with extremist rebel groups in the Middle Eastern nation, U.S. officials told ABC News.

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City Pages

Ribbon Junkies: Behind the scenes at the State Fair food competitions

We may disagree about corn dogs versus pronto pups, where to find the best cheese curds, and which political candidate deserves our vote, but most Minnesotans agree that there are two kinds of people: State Fair People and everyone else.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Life, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Cake, Dessert

Fri Aug 29, 2014

TwinCities

Nostalgia proves a driving force for 'Prairie Home' at Fair

Over the Fourth of July weekend, "A Prairie Home Companion" celebrated its 40th anniversary with a massive folk fest on the campus of St. Paul's Macalester College.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, A Prairie Home Companion, Macalester College, Garrison Keillor, Minnesota

Residual Forces

Minnesota's Misplaced Priorities

A Stream of Consciousness by Andy Aplikowski on His Life, His Politics, His Dogs, His Truck, and for other things " John McClane: You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin'.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors, 9

KSTP

Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota E. coli Outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Life, Food, Dining

The Nation

Minnesota Home Care Workers Unionize

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota went to work this week with a spring in their step: they just got a union , opening up a new door for negotiating higher wages and career advancement for some 27,000 healthcare workers statewide.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

KAAL-TV Austin

Health Officials Determine Cause of MN E-Coli Outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Life, Food, Dining

City Pages

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival announces 2014 lineup

With fall on the horizon, Minnesotans should do all they can to enjoy as many outdoor music events that the area has to offer before the weather eventually turns.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Badfinger, Pop/Rock

InformationWeek

California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means - InformationWeek

Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Minnesota

Star Tribune

Reviving the ERA to assure equality

It seemed to be a blast from the past: A group of former and present legislators and feminist leaders announced at the State Fair this week that a busload of Minnesota feminist activists would travel to Washington, D.C., for a Sept.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, National Mall, US National Parks, US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Star Tribune

U.S. Senate candidates aim crosshairs in advertisements; Franken apologizes for 2012 video

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

New Minnesota State Fair vendors reflect broader demographic changes

When you think of Minnesota State Fair food, you may think of cheese curds, corn dogs and gooey cookies.

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Star Tribune

Counterpoint: With prostitution, any market is a bad market

While readers of the London-based Economist may be familiar with its pro-prostitution stance, this largely European perspective about the economic value of the "free market" of prostitution is not one that Minnesota shares.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Publishing, Media, Star Tribune, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

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