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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | CBS Local

GOP Cries Foul Over Tax-Cut Letter Naming Dayton

Minnesota Republicans say the state Department of Revenue shouldn't have cited Gov. Mark Dayton's role in enacting recent tax breaks in a letter sent to people who might benefit.

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

4 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Audit Of Coach Hoffner Firing Sought

Top officials at Minnesota State, Mankato are asking state auditors to review the dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner.

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7 hrs ago | City Pages

New law eases food sampling restrictions at farmers markets

The new law, which Governor Dayton approved earlier this month, will allow for cooking demonstrations and more extensive food sampling at farmers markets across the state.

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11 hrs ago | KSTP

Minn. Lawmakers Seek to Enhance Privacy Protection

Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of cracking down on public employees who abuse their access to citizen data.

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15 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

Governor's Office Issues Frac Sand Statement

Following a protest by dozens of frac sand opponents, Matt Swenson, Press Secretary for Governor Mark Dayton, released the following statement on the possibilty of a moratorium.

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

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KSTP

Minn. Families See Small Hope in New Wis. Medical Marijuana Law

Wisconsin has a new law approving the use of a byproduct of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Minnesota

Star Tribune

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester who killed himself in Minn.

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Minnesota, Nicaragua, World News, Central America

TwinCities

Medical marijuana advocates tout doctors' support

Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, one of the groups that supports access to medical marijuana, unveiled the list of doctors and clergy who during a news conference Tuesday at the state Capitol.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Minnesota

CBS Local

Stopping Minn. e-Lotto Tickets Wouldn't Come Cheap

Minnesota lawmakers are being told they'll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of electronic lottery tickets.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Lottery, Weird

CBS Local

Push For Medical Marijuana Bill Renewed At Capitol

The group, Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, says they now have 100 Minnesota doctors, pastors and clergy members who support legal access to medical marijuana.

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

City Pages

Black Minnesotans way more likely to get arrested for marijuana than whites, report says

A new report published by Minnesota 2020 reiterates what cannabis activists have been saying for years, in some cases decades -- that marijuana reform is not merely a matter of medical necessity but of civil rights.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Minnesota, Marijuana

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Econbrowser

State Employment Trends: Does a Low Tax/Right-to-Work/Low Minimum Wage Regime Correlate to Growth?

Employment in Governor Walker's Wisconsin, as in Governor Brownback's Kansas, has lagged behind that of the United States .

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Kansas Government, Kansas, Minnesota

Star Tribune

The best teacher in every class? Here's one way

An effort to strengthen the student teaching process has been waylaid by politics in the House.

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Star Tribune

The best teacher in every class? Here's one way

An effort to strengthen the student teaching process has been waylaid by politics in the House.

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ABC News

Prosecutor: Minn. Homeowner Lay in Wait for Teens

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man who killed two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Family, Teenagers

KSTP

Severe Weather Awareness Week to Help Prepare Minnesotans

From hail to tornadoes, Minnesota can see it all this time of year. To get you prepared, the state is kicking off Severe Weather Awareness Week .

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Behind the Story | Ensuring legacy funds serve all communities

More than five years after Minnesotans voted to pass the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, I think we can look back and say the sales tax revenue generated has been a boon to our arts economy, despite the reactionary criticisms of its naysayers.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Reflection of New Minnesotans: Diaspora communities 'pave pathways' for human rights

Paving Pathways for Justice and Accountability is a manual for diaspora communities put together by Minnesota's The Advocates for Human Rights.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

St. Cloud Times

'Only in Minnesota' a are we sure?'Only in Minnesota' a are we...

'Only in Minnesota' ... are we sure? on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/20/minnesota-sure/7918525/ Perhaps just as you are thinking now, I thought, "Really?" as I looked then at 8.5 inches of heavy, wet, new-fallen snow.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

Oregon promotes prison visits to combat recidivism

Oregon prison officials say they've been on a push the past few years to increase the number of visits that prisoners get.

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