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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law

Ruling in a lawsuit filed by North Dakota interests, a federal judge says a 2007 Minnesota law barring new coal-generated electricity violates the U.S. Constitution.

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4 hrs ago | City Pages

Weekend brew round-up: Excelsior taproom reopens, Mankato releases Ceres Summer Ale

Last weekend most of Minnesota's brewers were en route to Denver for the World Beer Cup.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Gaining perspective on labor trafficking

Do you know someone who might be working against his/her will? Or engaged in sexual slavery ? Have you ever purchased goods or services that resulted from such activities? Like most Americans Minnesotans would say "No."

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8 hrs ago | KSTP

Minn. Minister Accused of Sexual Abuse Reported in Wash. State

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

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11 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Our View: MNsure audits should improve exchangeOur View: MNsure...

Our View: MNsure audits should improve exchange on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/17/view-mnsure-audits-improve-exchange/7851509/ MNsure enrolled more than 180,000 Minnesotans in health coverage its first year, roughly 50,000 more than its goal.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Protesters demonstrate at Rice U of Minn. speech

Protesters showed up at the University of Minnesota to demonstrate against a speech by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Minnesota, Condoleezza Rice

Norwalk Citizen News

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep

Surrounded by local law enforcement leaders, United States Attorney Andrew Luger, right and Special Agent-in-Charge Jack Riley, left, Drug Enforcement Administration announced that more than 65 suspected heroin sellers were arrested and about 2.5 kilograms of the drug were taken off the street as part of a coordinated crackdown to rid Minnesota of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Minnesota, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

CIO

Why a Smartphone Kill Switch Won't Stop Thefts

CIO - Yesterday, wireless industry group CTIA announced a partnership between many of the major smartphone makers and all of the leading U.S. wireless carriers that's designed to enable smartphone "kill-switch" functionality on handsets sold in the United States after July 2015.

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Related Topix: CIO News, Emerging Technology, Wireless, Minnesota

Star Tribune

State tourism officials launch 'Only in Minnesota'

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, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, US Governors

The News Tribune

Neal Justin: It's back to 'Fargo,' donchaknow

Ah, jeez. Here we go again. That's the tagline for the new TV offshoot of "Fargo," as well as the potential reaction in Minnesota, which once again is being presented to the rest of America as the Land of 10,000 You Betchas.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

CBS Local

Parts Of Northern Minn. May See 10 To 16 Inches Of Snow

If you live in Minnesota, no, Wednesday is not a nightmare and you will not wake up to the warm sun on your face.

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St. Cloud Times

Your Turn: Act for seniors, caregiversYour Turn: Act for seniors,...

Your Turn: Act for seniors, caregivers on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/16/turn-act-seniors-caregivers/7805027/ Your Turn authors Gayle Kvenvold and Patti Cullen say the governor and Legislature must do more to meet the increased demand the state's aging population is putting on services for the elderly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors, Long Term Care, Health, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Redlining: Twin Cities banks still restricting home loans in 'non-white' areas

Members of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change , ISAIAH , and Minnesotans for a Fair Economy stood together outside Minneapolis City Hall to accuse banks of continuing to "red-line" communities of color and refusing to refinance sub-prime mortgages from 2009-2012.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, University of Minnesota

Star Tribune

Counterpoint: No sprinklers - they're costly and unneeded

Minnesota families should be comforted by the fact that a new single-family home in Minnesota is a national model for fire protection.

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

New York Daily News

Minnesota cult leader charged with 59 sexual abuse counts over 'Maidens'

Victor Arden Barnard, 52, has been charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly abusing girls as young as 12 and 13 in a Minnesota cult.

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The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Report shows sharp increase in some Minnesota STD rates

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health shows significant increases in the rates of some sexually transmitted diseases from 2012 to 2013.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Human Sexuality

The Miami Herald

Millions pumping through Minn. campaign stream

Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Collin Peterson, Mark Dayton, US Senate, Representative Rick Nolan, Minnesota, US Governors

Star Tribune

Minnesota's wealthy caught in a tight tax net over residency

If wealthy don't want to pay Minnesota income tax, they must sever almost all of their ties of residency.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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

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

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