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6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

9 workers sue to block Minnesota home health care union vote

Nine home health care workers have filed a lawsuit to block a vote starting Friday that could organize the state's home care workers under the Service Employees International Union.

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

8 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

40 years later, Becker farmer continues sweet corn tradition40 years...

Norm Johnson measures some of the corn at his farm where he was born and lived all his life on Thursday July 24. Sweet corn season creates a new option for Minnesotans in search of homegrown vegetables.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

9 hrs ago | FindLaw

Ex-Minn. Gov. Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8M in Defamation Suit

Jesse "The Body" Ventura has emerged victorious in court, to the tune of $1.8 million in a defamation case against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

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13 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

17 hrs ago | KSTP

Minn. Department of Health Meets with Local Liberian Community Leaders over Ebola

The Minnesota Department of Health met with leaders from the local Liberian community Monday to discuss concerns regarding the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

21 hrs ago | Sentinel

News, Sports, Jobs, Community Info

Dr. Roger Neist, ophthalmologist, and Dr. Robert Friese, optometrist, will continue to see patients at the clinic, and efforts are under way to recruit a new ophthalmologist, according to the clinic.

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Related Topix: Ophthalmology, Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WDIO

Suit Filed ahead of Minn. Home Care Workers Union Vote

A group of state-subsidized personal care assistants is suing over a unionization election scheduled to get underway in Minnesota this week.

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

Twin Cities Daily Planet

OPINION | The pension problem: Another misleading conservative 'crisis'

Minnesota's pension problem is not the problem that conservative policy advocates assert.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Minnesota, Retirement, Opinion

Star Tribune

With a little help from their friends, Minnesota races litter the airwaves

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

St. Cloud Times

Vietnam exhibit comes to Minnesota Military MuseumVietnam exhibit...

Vietnam exhibit comes to Minnesota Military Museum The museum will be at Camp Ripley for one day only, on Aug. 4 Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/07/28/vietnam-exhibit-comes-minnesota-military-museum/13264247/ The mobile museum and memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the 9th Infantry Division ... (more)

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Star Tribune

A needed push for early release of MNsure rates

Consumers buying health insurance on MNsure and the Affordable Care Act's other new online marketplaces had six months to comparison shop and enroll for 2014 coverage.

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

Marshall Independent

Other Views

What would you do if you just discovered the highest-ranking leaders of an organization you thoroughly believe in have for almost 30 years misled everyone to cover up crimes of their front-line leaders? Catholics across Minnesota - along with the Vatican and even Pope Francis - need to be asking themselves that question about the Archdiocese of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Health Insurance, Health

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KSTP

Ebola Victim in Liberia was Set to Visit Family in Minn. Next Month

An unthinkable loss for a Minnesota family, is a warning for the rest of us. "I don't want all of this to be for nothing," said Decontee Sawyer, Patrick Sawyer's wife.

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Star Tribune

Beware of the debt ceiling myth

There's a commonly held but incorrect notion that voting against the debt ceiling reins in new spending commitments.

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Valley News Live

50 million gallons of oil passes through Minn.

The Department of Public Safety is releasing, for the first time ever, the amount of oil being moved through Minnesota on trains.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Star Tribune

To heal church, Nienstedt must go

Signs abound that the leadership crisis sparked by priest abuse of children in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has come to a breaking point.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Minnesota, Sex Scandal, Wedding, Opinion

Star Tribune

Wanted: Manufacturers for new medical pot program

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dr. Marshall Brinton saw the headlines after Minnesota passed a medical marijuana law, looked around at the equipment in his old veterinary laboratory and thought: Yeah, I could do that.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, Drugs, Marijuana

CBS Local

173 Undocumented Central American Kids Living In MN

New numbers say 173 undocumented kids are living in Minnesota. That number represents a fraction of the thousands of children who have come to the U.S. from Central America, where gangs are recruiting young members and murders are commonplace.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Minnesota, Family, Kids, St. Paul, MN

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Muslim roots run deep in U.S. and in Minnesota

Arshia Sandozi is one of 25 Minnesota Muslims featured in the traveling exhibit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Minnesota, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Religion, Islam, Opinion

Minnesota Cities

Let's Talk: The Ins and Outs of the OSA

A discussion with Rebecca Otto, the Minnesota state auditor The Minnesota Office of the State Auditor is a key player in the state's oversight of cities and other local governments.

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