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5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Candidates for governor hit State Fair on opening day, spar over debates

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, Tim Pawlenty

14 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Rick Nelson: Local fare shines at the Fair

There are more than 500 different foods available at the State Fair. This year, more than ever before, fairgoers can experience an actual taste of Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Minnesota, Beer, Drink, New Ulm, MN, Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KSTP

Save Receipts for School Shopping to Save Money at Tax Time

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding parents that some of those school supplies can be written off come next April 15. The state's tax laws include two types of K-12 tax relief programs.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

St. Cloud Times

State Fair's more than deep-fried fun; here are ideas

State Fair's more than deep-fried fun; here are ideas There is so much do to at the Great Minnesota Get-Together; here are some suggestions.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Theater, Arts, Foley, MN, Entertainment

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Some Northland beaches still contaminated

A no water contact advisory has been lifted for the Lakewalk East/16th Avenue East Beach and the Grand Marais Campground Beach.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Minnesota

City Pages

Rep. Ron Erhardt allegedly said, 'I'll blow your head off' when contacted by gun rights group

Each election cycle, the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance contacts the 280-plus candidates running for the Minnesota House in hopes of surveying them about their views on gun rights.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Minnesota, Democrat, Anger Management, Health

Medical News

QuitCash Challenge gives Minnesota smokers incentive to quit by offering $5,000 grand prize

QUITPLAN Services is bringing back the popular QuitCash Challenge, with a new twist.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Smoking, Medicine, Health

City Pages

Du Nord releases first of three gins vying to be the signature Fitzgerald Gin

As Minnesota's micro-distilleries are starting to kick things into high gear, a few folks are taking some interesting approaches to the release of their hooch.

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Related Topix: Drink, Gin, Liquor, Minnesota

WKBT

Wis., Minn. students earn top spots in ACT exam

High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking the state first among states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Minnesota

Marshall Independent

Let Go and Stretch

One of the bits of wisdom I usually give new parents is this: "You must begin now to let go of your child."

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Related Topix: Parenting, Minnesota, University of Minnesota, us Travel, Travel

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KAAL-TV Austin

GOP Candidates Trailing in Latest Governor, Senate Polls

We're still more than two months out from November's election and tonight we're getting a better look at where things stand with two of Minnesota's biggest races.

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

WDIO

Sailors Visit Duluth Hospitals for Navy Week

They visited some of the younger patients at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in the afternoon.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

Freshnews

NCSBN Elected New Members to Its Board of Directors During Its 2014 Delegate Assembly

Those elected include: President Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, executive director, Minnesota Board of Nursing, was elected president after having served as vice president from 2010-2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Minnesota, North Carolina

St. Cloud Times

Wright among counties that can get early disaster aidWright among...

Wright among counties that can get early disaster aid 32 Minnesota counties were declared disaster areas in mid-July and early August.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Weather

CBS Local

Minnesotan To Meet: Belly Dancer Cassandra Shore

A doctor turned dancer? Sounds like it could be a sitcom right? But for Cassandra Shore, it was her real life decision.

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Examiner.com

Alliance for a Better Minnesota's fiction

This ad by the Alliance for a Better Minnesota paints a picture of a fictional Minnesota where thousands of new jobs are being created and the wealthiest 2% are finally paying their fair share.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Government Executive

Consumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Own

One of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's prized accomplishments, a real-time website posting consumer complaints and company responses, has prompted a different form of complaint.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors, Minnesota, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Star Tribune

Salute to a legislature builder

Legislators galore from around the country have arrived in downtown Minneapolis for this week's annual summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures , a Denver-based organization that's been a spur to better state governments for 40 years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Minnesota, Martin Olav Sabo, Democrat

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minnesota state officials scramble to calm Ebola fears

As fear grips West Africa with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus wreaking havoc in unprepared countries - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leona and Nigeria - the Minnesota Department of Health is in a race to calm fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in the Twin Cities.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Brooklyn Center, MN, Brooklyn Park, MN, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Coon Rapids, MN

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Maddie Ulanow: Minnesota's Gaza protests require less vitriol, more perspective

In the past two weeks, the Twin Cities have been rocked by protests both for and against the Israeli military campaign in Gaza.

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

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