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49 min ago | St. Cloud Times

Times Writers Group: Red tape challenges reducing nitrates in...

Times Writers Group: Red tape challenges reducing nitrates in soils Change farming rules faces a vexing web of government agencies Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/08/27/times-writers-group-red-tape-challenges-reducing-nitrates-soils/14712577/ Times columnist Phyllis VanBuren notes that five state ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

The American Killed Fighting With ISIS Had A Childhood Best Friend Who Joined An Al Qaeda Affiliate

Douglas McCain, a Minnesotan who had been killed fighting alongside ISIS, was childhood best friends with another American who had joined an al Qaeda-linked terror group fighting in Somalia.

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9 hrs ago | Hedonistica

Let's Play Rescue The Princess!: 3-D Printed Concrete Castle Playhouse

This is the castle playhouse made by Minnesotan Andrey Rudenko using 3-D printed layers of concrete.

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14 hrs ago | KSTP

2014 Minnesota State Fair Hits Halfway Mark

It's been beautiful, fall-like weather the past few days, and fairgoers seem to appreciate it.

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

15 hrs ago | Medical News

State highlights: Minn. vaccine requirements; Sovaldi in Calif. prisons; Ga. Rural ERs

Minneapolis Star-Tribune : New Minnesota Vaccine Requirement Inspires Pro-Vaccination Effort For the first time in a decade, Minnesota schoolchildren are required to receive additional vaccines this fall.

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19 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Another Minnesotan dies fighting as an Islamic extremist

Officials from the state department have confirmed that a 33 year old man who died this weekend fighting in Syria was Minnesota native Douglas McAuthor McCain.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Our View: 6 days left of summer on a stickOur View: 6 days left of...

Our View: 6 days left of summer on a stick State Fair offers much more than food; think concerts, competitions Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/08/26/view-days-left-summer-stick/14659893/ Technically, there are 26 days left of summer.

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NorthlandsNewscenter.com

'No Water Contact' advisories issued for multiple Northland beaches

'No Water Contact' advisories are now in place for the following beaches: Agate Bay Beach, Lakewalk East/16th Avenue East Beach, Grand Marais Campground Beach, Twin Points Public Access Beach, Bluebird Landing Beach, Brighton Beach, Lester River Beach, -42nd Avenue East Beach, Lakewalk Beach, Minnesota Point Harborside/15th Street Beach, Clyde ... (more)

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WDIO

Minn. Home-Care Workers Vote to Unionize

Thousand of in-home health care providers in Minnesota have voted to unionize. About 60 percent of the roughly 5,800 care providers taking part in a union election say they support organizing.

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Bike Portland

Q&A: How Minnesota saves lives by spreading safety money thinly

Sue Groth, director of traffic, safety and technology for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, has been nationally recognized for overseeing rapid drops in traffic fatalities.

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WDIO

Franken Leads McFadden in US Senate Race

After winning his 2008 election to the U.S. Senate by the narrowest of margins, Sen. Al Franken starts his 2014 general election campaign with a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, Norm Coleman, Minnesota

Entrepreneur Magazine

It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

A California bill that requires smartphone makers to preinstall an antitheft device enabling consumers to permanently shut down their phones was signed into law yesterday by state governor Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Minnesota

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSTP

Twin Cities School District Responds to Parents' Worries over Ebola

The Anoka Hennepin School District has provided principals with a fact sheet to be used when responding to any calls from parents concerned about Ebola.

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KSTP

New Minn. Immunization Laws go into Effect Sept. 1

Minnesota requires all children over two months old in childcare or an early childhood programs get vaccinated for Hepatitis B. It also now requires that all children over 24 months in childcare or an early childhood program get vaccinated for Hepatitis A. There are some parents who believe vaccines cause side effects and come with risks.

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Roll Call

Christmas in August? Boehner Planning for Capitol Tree

A 65-foot spruce or balsam fir growing somewhere along Minnesota's Paul Bunyan Trail will stand on the West Front Lawn this winter.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Bemidji State University

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Archivist: Minnesota State Fair A Popular Haunt For Ghosts [AUDIO]

You never know who you might bump into at the Minnesota State Fair. Minnesotans of all shapes and sizes have been known to attend the State Fair, even a few old timers - as in really old timers.

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KSTP

SurveyUSA/KSTP-TV Poll Shows Gov. Dayton Leading Over Challengers

Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet is at three percent and another eight percent favor someone else or are undecided.

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Elm Grove

Filabuster promised to prevent Franken Senate seating

Al Franken has truly turned Minnesota election law into a Frankenstein of a monster--something the election laws were never intended to do: enable stealing an election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Norm Coleman, Minnesota, John Cornyn, Journalism, Matt Drudge

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Judicial Showdown at the Minnesota Republican State Fair Booth Coral

As this writer listened to the news a few days ago, he heard talk of some dust up at the Republican Party booth at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Tea Party

TwinCities

Fairgoers step up as 'polinator heroes' to help boost honey bee population

The honey bees are dying, and many Minnesota State Fairgoers are pledging to do their part to keep the pollinators alive.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Minnesota, Agriculture

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