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1 hr ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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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TwinCities

Minnesota primary: Four Republicans vie for chance to face Mark Dayton

It will be a political phenomenon like nothing Minnesotans have experienced in decades: a wide-open, four-candidate Republican primary election for governor on Aug. 12. After the GOP endorsed losing candidates in the past two statewide elections, this year more governor wannabes decided to skip the party's cumbersome endorsing process and jump ... (more)

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

TwinCities

Minnesota: E. coli levels up on Lake Superior beach

The Minnesota Department of Health is warning swimmers about elevated E. coli levels on the Lake Superior beach in the Twin Ports.

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Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, Minnesota

Thu Jul 24, 2014

TwinCities

Carousel's century

As 10-year-old Caroline Tison stepped onto the carousel's platform in Como Park Wednesday, she eyed her prospects carefully.

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KSTP

Minnesotans Take Sides in Israel-Gaza Conflict, Plea for Peace

The conflict in Israel and Gaza is dividing the world, and many folks in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Minnesota, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Marshall Independent

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

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, Opinion

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Feds: Minn. Receives 173 Immigrant Children Jul. 24

The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year.

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Related Topix: Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Minnesota

News Observer

Wisconsin makes Minnesota offer on tax reciprocity

Still, Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler and Wisconsin lawmakers who live on the border with Minnesota said they hoped the two states could reach agreement for the 2015 tax year before a Sept.

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CBS Local

Wisconsin Makes Minnesota Offer On Tax Reciprocity

Wisconsin's latest income tax reciprocity offer to Minnesota does not include an additional payment of up to $6 million a year that its neighbor wanted, a demand that the head of Wisconsin's Revenue Department derided Thursday as "unprecedented."

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wisconsin Government, Tax

Star Tribune

Franken vs. McFadden starting to get interesting

A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Michael Brodkorb is an experienced communications, social media, public affairs & research consultant and is an observer of all things political.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Al Franken, Minnesota, University of Virginia

Chronicle.com

Anti-Union Vote in Minn. Is Rare Setback in National Campaign for Adjunct Unions

The Service Employees International Union is accustomed to winning - persuading adjunct faculty members to unionize on campuses around the country.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Macalester College, Hamline University, Antioch University-Seattle

Lake County Examiner Online

WCCF Enhanced Visitation affords reduced recidivism

On Saturday, June 28, an overwhelming smell of hamburgers and hotdogs on the charcoal barbeque filled the air at Warner Creek Correctional Facility .A total of 69 pre-approved friends and family members lined up outside the front entrance anxiously waiting to visit their incarcerated loved ones.

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Related Topix: Prison, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Oregon Government, Oregon, Minnesota

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Star Tribune

Insurers to refund $330M in premiums as result of Affordable Care Act

Insurers will refund about $330 million in premiums to 6.8 million consumers across the country in the coming weeks as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Local church program aims to curb Islamophobia

"If you don't like me because I am short, that's fine," he said. "If you don't like me because of my religion, that's a problem."

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Ramadan, Life, Holidays

Stuff.co.nz

Fargo and internet message boards spark movie idea

URBAN LEGEND: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is about a Japanese woman who travels to Minnesota in search of the mythical fortune from Fargo.

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Related Topix: Urban Legend, Minnesota

Star Tribune

Minnesota names new director of medical cannabis

From Wabasha to Warroad, from Sleepy Eye to Silver Bay, Dateline Minnesota scours the state to bring you breaking news from outside the Twin Cities.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Minnesota, Sleepy Eye, MN, Drugs

City Pages

American Cannabis Company is counseling potential Minnesota pot producers

They won't say who, but the American Cannabis Company is counseling a group of " Minnesota-based entrepreneurs " who want to become manufacturers of the new state-sanctioned medicine.

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

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