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13 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

Background Check Proposal Draws Mixed Reaction

But already it's drawing some debate about whether it's necessary -- or the best way to achieve its goal.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Personal Finance, Social Security

17 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Ventura case against Kyle estate goes to jury

An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle of Texas.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Texas

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Minn. refugee groups fear losing federal funds to border crisis

Federal officials are warning that unless Congress approves President Obama's $3.7 billion funding request before the August congressional recess, $94 million that had been devoted mostly to refugees instead will be diverted to the escalating crisis on the border.

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

Star Tribune

Minnesota gets high marks on child well-being

Minnesota continues to rank among the nation's top states for child well-being, but a new report shows rising rates of child poverty that are creating racial disparities among the worst in the nation.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Kids, Family

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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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