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2 hrs ago | Valley News Live

Minnesota Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against MSB and Globe University

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University-Minnesota corporations under common ownership-for misrepresenting the job opportunities available to their criminal justice graduates and misleading students about the transferability of their credits to other higher ... (more)

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3 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

Is Matt Entenza really from outstate Minnesota? No, he is not. [Greg Laden's Blog]

Entenza claims he is from Greater Minnesota, and thus, would do a better job representing the interests of Greater Minnesotans.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Pension, Personal Finance, Social Security, Retirement, St. Paul, MN

5 hrs ago | KSTP

Dayton Seeks Pre-Election Release of MNsure Rates

Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to publicize prices for Minnesota's health insurance exchange ahead of the fall election.

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

6 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Paramount receives grant for fine arts opportunitiesParamount...

Paramount receives grant for fine arts opportunities The grant intended for artistic creation, exploration, education and enjoyment of the arts Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/07/22/paramount/12990267/ The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded the Paramount Arts Resource Trust Inc. a $69,372 grant ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Ellison urges Minn. to aid Central American minors

But, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues.

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

11 hrs ago | NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Confirmed Cases of E-coli on the Fond du Lac Reservation

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed several cases of a food born illness linked to E-coli on the Fond du Lac reservation.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Minnesota

15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Clean water means safe fish, Minnesotans say

Minnesotans admit they don't know much about pollution in the state's lakes and rivers, but they know what concerns them most: Having fish that are safe to eat.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Minnesota

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

East Metro Integration District's Crosswinds School of Arts and...

Parents and students in the United States scored a major victory 60 years ago in the Brown v.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Education Etc., Home Gardening, Home, Food, Vegetables

Valley News Live

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota after widespread flooding across the state.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Weather, Mark Dayton, US Governors, FEMA

Food Quality News

Source of E.coli O111 illnesses investigated

The Minnesota Department of Health said the ill people do not all share obvious commonalities, indicating the source is a widely distributed food item.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Life, Food, Dining, E. Coli, Health

Free Republic

Gov. Dayton: Minnesota should eliminate coal use

Gov. Mark Dayton challenged energy policy and business leaders Thursday to find a way for Minnesota to eliminate coal from the state's energy production.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, US Governors, Global Warming, Barack Obama

Insurance Journal West

Flood Damage Costs Continue to Climb in Minnesota

The state's deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, said last month's excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Train Disaster

Sun Jul 20, 2014

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud man to help research legal cannabisSt. Cloud man to help...

St. Cloud man to help research legal cannabis Minnesota is one of 23 states that has legalized medical marijuana.

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

St. Cloud Times

Letter: Keep reliable coal in state's energy mixLetter: Keep reliable ...

Letter: Keep reliable coal in state's energy mix Renewables offer more options, but what happens when it's cloud or calm - and cold? Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/07/21/letter-keep-reliable-coal-states-energy-mix/12928589/ When it comes to Minnesota's energy future, I hope our policymakers will allow ... (more)

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Related Topix: Minnesota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

CBS Local

Finding Minnesota: The Fit Tourist

But for those who want a closer, more personal look at the city, there's Stephanie Croteau and her company, The Fit Tourist , offering biking and walking tours of the city.

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Star Tribune

Editorial counterpoint: Action, not patience, is needed to fix DHS problems

Besides exposing 16,000 Minnesotans to Obamacare fines, the department is generally fouled up, and the governor won't see it.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Opinion

Star Tribune

A Minnesota health reform that worked

Despite the bitter battle over the Affordable Care Act, there's a surprisingly large patch of common ground when it comes to health reform.

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Book TV

"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class"

John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE and a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, argues that we can put our economy back on track by building financial literacy and expanding opportunities in poor communities in the United States.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US Governors, Tim Pawlenty, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

CBS Local

Mount Evans Deaths: 'We May Never Know What Caused This'

The bodies of a Minnesota father and son were finally found this week near a Mount Evans-area campground, but many questions about what happened still remain and authorities admit some may never be answered.

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Pulse of the Twin Cities

Making single-payer health care happen in Minnesota

Legislation introduced by State Senator John Marty in the last hours of this year's legislative session is the latest hope that universal, single payer health care can be achieved in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Health Care Provider, Health, US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors, Coon Rapids, MN

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