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3 hrs ago | WDIO

Independence Party U.S. Senate Candidate Announces Support for PolyMet

The Independence Party's candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota announced his support for a proposed copper nickel mine on the Iron Range.


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

4 hrs ago | TwinCities

A year of same-sex marriage. More love. More happiness.

Danielle Petroske, left, and Misti Germundson are married by Rev. Tom Ewald during a ceremony Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul.


Related Topix: Wedding, St. Paul, MN, Minnesota, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Timing is right for Minnesota's minimum wage hike

This is pay raise day for thousands of Minnesotans. Today, after nine years in the $6.15-an-hour cellar, the state minimum wage moves ahead of the federal $7.25 level to $8, the first step on a road to $9.50 for most employers on Aug. 1, 2016, and automatic inflationary adjustments starting in 2018.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Opinion

8 hrs ago |

Medical pot backers hope to speed task force work

The four patient advocates on the task force overseeing the rollout and impact of the state's new law know they're outnumbered by law enforcement representatives, medical professionals and substance abuse specialists, who together hold 12 of 23 seats.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Minnesota

9 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Somali-Americans, say no to hatred

Israeli children on a hill overlooking the Israeli-Gaza border in Sderot, Israel, July 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Minnesota, Opinion

14 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Minn. hockey players tape sex with 15-year-old girl, get busted sharing video with team

Two 19-year-old hockey players in Minnesota have admitted that they videotaped themselves having sex with a 15-year-old girl, but said they were not guilty of child pornography because the act was consensual.


Related Topix: Minnesota

17 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo

Suspect in Minnesota officer's killing has extens...

Authorities say 39-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. is a career criminal who got out of prison in February on supervised release for a burglary conviction and was already a wanted fugitive again on a Department of Corrections warrant.


Related Topix: Minnesota

19 hrs ago | City Pages

Yumzar moves the farmers market online -- but will shoppers follow?

If the farmers market isn't your scene, but you're still on the hunt for locally made foods, Yumzar might have a solution for you.


Related Topix: Minnesota

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Star Tribune

Don't skimp on veterans' care

A Department of Veterans Affairs facility in the Phoenix area was among those singled out for long wait times for veterans to receive medical care.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Minnesota, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Opinion

Twin Cities Daily Planet

University of Minnesota celebrates completion of world-class NOvA detector

Members of a tour group take photos while observing the NOvA far detector on July 24, 2014, in Ash River, Minn.


Related Topix: Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Physics, Science

Roseville Review

Letter: Minnesota's leaders should join citizens and support climate action

On Tuesday July 22, 2014, I joined Minnesotans at the St. Paul State Office Building to show my support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Heavy rains help push mosquito numbers up this summer

Noticing more mosquitoes than normal? You're not imagining things -- numbers are up in the Twin Cities metro due to the early summer's heavy rains.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, West Nile Virus, Health, Minnesota, Weather

Star Tribune

GOP's Johnson, Independence Party's Nicollet release personal tax information

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.


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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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.


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

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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Jesse Ventura, Minnesota


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.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Ophthalmology, Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014


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.


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