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2 hrs ago | Residual Forces

Minnesota's Misplaced Priorities

A Stream of Consciousness by Andy Aplikowski on His Life, His Politics, His Dogs, His Truck, and for other things " John McClane: You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin'.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors, 9

5 hrs ago | KSTP

Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota E. coli Outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Life, Food, Dining

5 hrs ago | The Nation

Minnesota Home Care Workers Unionize

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota went to work this week with a spring in their step: they just got a union , opening up a new door for negotiating higher wages and career advancement for some 27,000 healthcare workers statewide.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

Health Officials Determine Cause of MN E-Coli Outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Life, Food, Dining

9 hrs ago | City Pages

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival announces 2014 lineup

With fall on the horizon, Minnesotans should do all they can to enjoy as many outdoor music events that the area has to offer before the weather eventually turns.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Badfinger, Pop/Rock

13 hrs ago | InformationWeek

California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means - InformationWeek

Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Minnesota

17 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Reviving the ERA to assure equality

It seemed to be a blast from the past: A group of former and present legislators and feminist leaders announced at the State Fair this week that a busload of Minnesota feminist activists would travel to Washington, D.C., for a Sept.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, National Mall, US National Parks, US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Star Tribune

U.S. Senate candidates aim crosshairs in advertisements; Franken apologizes for 2012 video

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

New Minnesota State Fair vendors reflect broader demographic changes

When you think of Minnesota State Fair food, you may think of cheese curds, corn dogs and gooey cookies.

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Star Tribune

Counterpoint: With prostitution, any market is a bad market

While readers of the London-based Economist may be familiar with its pro-prostitution stance, this largely European perspective about the economic value of the "free market" of prostitution is not one that Minnesota shares.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Publishing, Media, Star Tribune, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

New York Post

Second American killed fighting for Islamic State

Another American traitor paid the ultimate price for joining up with the bloodthirsty Islamic State terrorist group when he was killed in a weekend fight with a Syrian opposition group, officials said.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Minnesota, Social Software

Construction Equipment Guide

Ziegler CAT: 100 Years of Building Minnesota and Iowa

The tractor pictured, named the X-1 and completed in July 1973, was the first prototype for the D10 tractor and was only used for testing.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota, Carver County, MN, Richfield, MN

Star Tribune

Jayhawks co-leaders in disharmony again

As his old band, now led by Gary Louris, carries on again without him, former Jayhawks co-frontman Mark Olson talks about the issues that led to their rupture.

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Related Topix: The Jayhawks, Pop/Rock, Minnesota, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Star Tribune

Protect the public from deadly threat of flu

With the elderly comprising an estimated 90 percent of seasonal influenza's death toll, the flu vaccination rate among a group of professionals working closely with this age group - staff at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes - should be 100 percent or very close.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Nursing, Minnesota, Opinion

St. Cloud Times

Times Writers Group: Red tape challenges reducing nitrates in...

Times Writers Group: Red tape challenges reducing nitrates in soils Change farming rules faces a vexing web of government agencies Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/08/27/times-writers-group-red-tape-challenges-reducing-nitrates-soils/14712577/ Times columnist Phyllis VanBuren notes that five state ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Minnesota, Environment, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

The American Killed Fighting With ISIS Had A Childhood Best Friend Who Joined An Al Qaeda Affiliate

Douglas McCain, a Minnesotan who had been killed fighting alongside ISIS, was childhood best friends with another American who had joined an al Qaeda-linked terror group fighting in Somalia.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Terrorism, Social Software

Hedonistica

Let's Play Rescue The Princess!: 3-D Printed Concrete Castle Playhouse

This is the castle playhouse made by Minnesotan Andrey Rudenko using 3-D printed layers of concrete.

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KSTP

2014 Minnesota State Fair Hits Halfway Mark

It's been beautiful, fall-like weather the past few days, and fairgoers seem to appreciate it.

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

Medical News

State highlights: Minn. vaccine requirements; Sovaldi in Calif. prisons; Ga. Rural ERs

Minneapolis Star-Tribune : New Minnesota Vaccine Requirement Inspires Pro-Vaccination Effort For the first time in a decade, Minnesota schoolchildren are required to receive additional vaccines this fall.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, California, California Government, Health

Examiner.com

Another Minnesotan dies fighting as an Islamic extremist

Officials from the state department have confirmed that a 33 year old man who died this weekend fighting in Syria was Minnesota native Douglas McAuthor McCain.

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