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3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

For Minnesota DFL, GOP, the race for cash is on

DFLers and Republicans are locked in a fierce fundraising battle as they enter a crucial and high-stakes phase in their quest for the governor's office and control of the Minnesota House.

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

7 hrs ago | City Pages

Best Restaurant in the North Loop

Minnesotans are many things. We're hearty enough to withstand cold weather and warm enough to help out our neighbors with a jump start or a hot dish.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Minnesota, Weather

11 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

Number Of Organ Donors Rise By Nearly 25,000 In Five Months

Nearly 25-thousand Minnesotans have been added to the roster of organ, eye and tissue donors in the past five months.

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15 hrs ago | Roll Call

Bachmann Endorses Emmer as Successor in Minnesota

Retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., endorsed former state Rep. Tom Emmer as her successor on Tuesday in her soon-to-be former House seat, according to a local report.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Minnesota

16 hrs ago | City Pages

Poll: Minnesotans remain split on same-sex marriage one year later

It's been seven months since Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke said, "I do, " becoming the first same-sex married couple in Minnesota.

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

20 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Dayton signs historic minimum wage increase into law

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: Minnesota, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Yesterday | Philly.com

'Fargo' on TV both like and unlike the movie

Well, it is and it isn't. Fargo , that is. The new FX series borrows considerably more than the title from the Coen Brothers' canny 1996 film about crime and punishment, all wrapped up in Arctic parkas.

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Related Topix: Thriller, Fargo, Crime Movies, Western, Drama Movies, Minnesota, Movies, Entertainment

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Star Tribune

Judge becomes first not to dismiss suit against cops alleging driver's license snooping

Attorney Brook Mallak of Brainerd was mortified to discover last year that law enforcement officers had accessed private information from her driver's license records nearly 200 times, sometimes at 3 or 4 a.m. "They could be doing this at home," said Mallak, a former public defender.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Lack of reciprocity creates problems during tax season

Tuesday is the deadline for residents to file income tax returns and for people living in Wisconsin but working in Minnesota, or vice versa, this time of year is always complicated and time consuming.

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Related Topix: Tax, Minnesota, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, Buffalo County, WI

USA Today

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, US Governors, St. Paul, MN

Wausau Daily Herald

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Demonstrators rally at the Minnesota state Capitol, calling for lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, as the 2014 Minnesota Legislature convened, Feb. 25, in St. Paul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, US Governors, St. Paul, MN

Finance and Commerce

Job Creation Fund awards $4.2M in first months

Minnesota's $24 million Job Creation Fund has received more than one application a week on average since the program launched Jan. 1, according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota's uninsured get public aid at historic levels

Ibrahim Hassan, a health navigator for MNsure, spoke to people after prayers at the Village Market in Minneapolis last week to find out whether they had signed up for medical insurance.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law

KSTP

Increase in Minn. Organ Donors, But More Organs Needed

In the past five months, nearly 25,000 Minnesotans have added the word "donor" to their driver's license or ID cards, state officials said.

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Rock102online.com

Minnesota legislature on holiday break

House Majority Leader Erin Murphy says lawmakers have accomplished a great deal since session began in late February..... most notably, middle-class tax cuts and a minimum wage increase.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

KAAL-TV Austin

Minimum Wage Increase for Minnesota Becomes Law Monday

On Monday, Governor Dayton will sign a bill into law to eventually make Minnesota's minimum wage at $9.50 an hour.

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KSTP

/Survey USA: Approval Ratings Might Challenge Democrats

Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Mark Dayton, Al Franken

ABC News

Minn. Man Who Shot, Killed Teens Heading to Trial

A central Minnesota man who claimed he was defending himself when he repeatedly shot and killed two unarmed teenagers in his home is scheduled to go on trial on murder charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Minnesota, Family, Teenagers, Life, Self Defense

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Northwestern in Oshkosh

Bar is in Wisconsin but feels Minnesotan

The bar is just off a stretch of Minnesota 23 known as the Evergreen Memorial Scenic Drive, which stretches diagonally from Duluth to the far reaches of southwest Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Carlton, MN, Games, Poker, Drink, Beer

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Free testing for lead-based paint hazards

Peeling paint is not only a housing code violation in the City of Minneapolis, but could pose a serious risk to children under the age of 6. Recent research from the Minnesota Department of Health states that there is no safe level of exposure to lead.

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