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24 min ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet
Iconic Minnesota figures Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox have been used to promote the state's MNsure health insurance marketplace.
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1 hr ago | Star Tribune
The state Environmental Quality Board on Friday will release a draft set of model standards to help towns regulate mining for sand used in oil and gas exploration.
5 hrs ago | KATV Little Rock
California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten by a john or pimp.
9 hrs ago | Star Tribune
The state has just three weeks to get the MNsure site ready for Jan. 1, when Minnesotans who have signed up will expect to begin using their new health insurance and the new federal requirements to carry health insurance or face a penalty start to take effect.
The State Patrol says one child suffered minor injuries when a small school bus was involved in a four-vehicle crash in southeastern Minnesota.
If you're from Minnesota, you are no stranger to the cold weather and frozen roads.
The call center for Minnesota's health insurance exchange is struggling to handle a crush of questions from people who are trying to get coverage in place in time for 2013.
A stingless wasp rests on a human finger. The wasp is only about an 1/8-inch long.
The number of consumers sickened by drinking raw, unpasteurized milk far exceeds case counts reported in well-publicized outbreaks, a new study from Minnesota suggests.
Stingless wasps, the natural ash borer predator that were introduced in three sites in Minnesota two years ago, are reproducing, spreading, and killing ash borers, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.
Tuesday's final approval of the long-debated Volcker rule, which places new restrictions on bank trading, sparked celebration from supporters and warnings from critics.
More than 7,000 people turned out for a free Minnesota Orchestra performance, conducted by Manny Laureano, at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Sept.
As the University of Minnesota Extension restructures a program that educates low-income families about nutrition, many union jobs will be lost.
Your first years as a teacher can be hard ones. Some estimates say half drop out of the profession within five years.
Riverview elementary school leaders have to get creative if they want to meet the unique requirements of the school's two-way Spanish-English immersion program.
Boston University has landed New York Times media columnist and Minnesota native David Carr to fill a new endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative business models to support digital journalism.
The University of Minnesota says theives steal evergreens from its campuses each winter to use as Christmas trees at home, so they're trying a new deterrent - "skunk spray," according to CBS Minnesota.