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3 hrs ago | 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)

7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Weather, Minnesota

11 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Minnesota, Pine County, MN, Finlayson, MN

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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Related Topix: Minnesota, Nevada, TX

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

WWTC-AM Eagan

Number Of Organ Donors Rise By Nearly 25,000 In Five Months

Nearly 25-thousand Minnesotans have been added to the roster of organ, eye and tissue donors in the past five months.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

Roll Call

Bachmann Endorses Emmer as Successor in Minnesota

Retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., endorsed former state Rep. Tom Emmer as her successor on Tuesday in her soon-to-be former House seat, according to a local report.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Minnesota

City Pages

Poll: Minnesotans remain split on same-sex marriage one year later

It's been seven months since Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke said, "I do, " becoming the first same-sex married couple in Minnesota.

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

Star Tribune

Dayton signs historic minimum wage increase into law

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: Minnesota, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Philly.com

'Fargo' on TV both like and unlike the movie

Well, it is and it isn't. Fargo , that is. The new FX series borrows considerably more than the title from the Coen Brothers' canny 1996 film about crime and punishment, all wrapped up in Arctic parkas.

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Related Topix: Thriller, Fargo, Crime Movies, Western, Drama Movies, Minnesota, Movies, Entertainment

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Star Tribune

Judge becomes first not to dismiss suit against cops alleging driver's license snooping

Attorney Brook Mallak of Brainerd was mortified to discover last year that law enforcement officers had accessed private information from her driver's license records nearly 200 times, sometimes at 3 or 4 a.m. "They could be doing this at home," said Mallak, a former public defender.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Lack of reciprocity creates problems during tax season

Tuesday is the deadline for residents to file income tax returns and for people living in Wisconsin but working in Minnesota, or vice versa, this time of year is always complicated and time consuming.

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Related Topix: Tax, Minnesota, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, Buffalo County, WI

USA Today

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday.

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

Wausau Daily Herald

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Demonstrators rally at the Minnesota state Capitol, calling for lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, as the 2014 Minnesota Legislature convened, Feb. 25, in St. Paul.

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

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