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4 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.

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7 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.

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9 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

TwinCities

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

FindLaw

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.

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KSL-TV

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.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

KSTP

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.

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

Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Ophthalmology, Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WDIO

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.

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

Twin Cities Daily Planet

OPINION | The pension problem: Another misleading conservative 'crisis'

Minnesota's pension problem is not the problem that conservative policy advocates assert.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Minnesota, Retirement, Opinion

Star Tribune

With a little help from their friends, Minnesota races litter the airwaves

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, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat

St. Cloud Times

Vietnam exhibit comes to Minnesota Military MuseumVietnam exhibit...

Vietnam exhibit comes to Minnesota Military Museum The museum will be at Camp Ripley for one day only, on Aug. 4 Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/07/28/vietnam-exhibit-comes-minnesota-military-museum/13264247/ The mobile museum and memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the 9th Infantry Division ... (more)

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Star Tribune

A needed push for early release of MNsure rates

Consumers buying health insurance on MNsure and the Affordable Care Act's other new online marketplaces had six months to comparison shop and enroll for 2014 coverage.

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

Marshall Independent

Other Views

What would you do if you just discovered the highest-ranking leaders of an organization you thoroughly believe in have for almost 30 years misled everyone to cover up crimes of their front-line leaders? Catholics across Minnesota - along with the Vatican and even Pope Francis - need to be asking themselves that question about the Archdiocese of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Health Insurance, Health

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