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While growing up in Minnetonka , Alexa Maxwell wore out a VHS tape of New York City Ballet's "The Nutcracker," determined that someday she would dance with the world-class troupe.
The past year inspired little confidence that Minnesota can shoulder the responsibility for reforming its costly, potentially unconstitutional sex offender civil commitment program, which keeps some offenders locked up long after their prison sentences have ended.
Many Minnesotans probably don't realize our state experienced a gold rush just after the end of the Civil War.
Generating some local heat wasn't quite enough to keep twangy tunesmiths Frankie Lee and Eric Pollard in Minnesota.
Minnesota finance officials are predicting a state budget surplus of more than $1 billion.
I am originally from Minneapolis, but have been living and working for a non-profit called Somos Hermanos in Guatemala for the past five years .
University of Minnesota President Dr. Eric Kaler, Vice President for Equity and Diversity Dr. Katrice Albert Dr. Eric Kaler, president of the University of Minnesota, admits that he is aware of the Black community's longtime skepticism toward the state's land-grant university, an often strained relationship that did not improve when the university ... (more)
Join us for Breakfast Club with Dr. Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University, who will present Minnesotans in the Civil War.
A lawsuit contesting a new, Internet-based system for voter registration should be dismissed because plaintiffs lack standing to sue, attorneys for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie argued Wednesday.
Minnesota's economic growth is ranked among the strongest in the nation. The state's unemployment rate is far lower than the national average.
On October 1 2013, the U.S. government shut down after Republicans and Democrats could not come to agreement on the federal budget.
GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom will announce Thursday he will challenge longtime Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., in the 7th District.
It has now been two months since the Obamacare rollout began, and what do Minnesotans have to show for it? Already more than 5 million Americans are losing their existing health care plans, including low-income college students; 140,000 of the 5 million people nationwide receiving cancellation letters are from right here in Minnesota.
Minnesota's health insurance exchange has approved an additional $833,000 in grants to 12 organizations that will help people sign up for coverage under the new federal law.
ROUGH CUT Minnesotans woke up on Wednesday to more than two feet of fresh snow and plummeting temperatures.
Minnesota National Guard service members gathered at Camp Ripley during the first snowfall of the season for the 3rd annual muzzle loaders hunt Dec. 2-4.