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2 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Behind the Story | Ensuring legacy funds serve all communities

More than five years after Minnesotans voted to pass the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, I think we can look back and say the sales tax revenue generated has been a boon to our arts economy, despite the reactionary criticisms of its naysayers.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Reflection of New Minnesotans: Diaspora communities 'pave pathways' for human rights

Paving Pathways for Justice and Accountability is a manual for diaspora communities put together by Minnesota's The Advocates for Human Rights.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

St. Cloud Times

'Only in Minnesota' a are we sure?'Only in Minnesota' a are we...

'Only in Minnesota' ... are we sure? on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/20/minnesota-sure/7918525/ Perhaps just as you are thinking now, I thought, "Really?" as I looked then at 8.5 inches of heavy, wet, new-fallen snow.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

Oregon promotes prison visits to combat recidivism

Oregon prison officials say they've been on a push the past few years to increase the number of visits that prisoners get.

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Star Tribune

The Legislature at midsession: A to-do list

At session midterm - or, we hope, a bit past - the Minnesota Legislature is on track to win above-average marks in 2014.

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Star Tribune

My Minnesota: Roller derby mom on wheels

Women's roller derby, once a kitschy-catfight staple of 1970s TV, is still around - and different from what you might think.

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Free Republic

Minnesota's wealthy caught in a tight tax net over residency

It's getting tougher for Minnesotans to avoid the state's taxes by spending part of the year somewhere else.

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Christianity, Politics, Sports and Me

Do better

Upon being declared the winner of Minnesota's 2008 US Senate race in June 2009 , Al Franken was, for a time, the 60th Democrat Senator.

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KSTP

Metro Mother Shares Rare Story of Mesothelioma and Survival

Though law firms often advertise about the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma, a Roseville mom wants the public to know there is much more to the story.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Minn. angler may have landed record-breaking catch

According to the Star Tribune, Andy Fronek reeled in a monster 5' 11 inch Sturgeon last weekend on the Rainy River.

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Fox News

Minneapolis pol wants to ban take-out trays

Minneapolis City Councilman Andrew Johnson says the largest city in Minnesota should join an ever-growing list of cities to ban foam containers, like the ones used by many restaurants for take-out food or hot tea and coffee.

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Star Tribune

Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law

Ruling in a lawsuit filed by North Dakota interests, a federal judge says a 2007 Minnesota law barring new coal-generated electricity violates the U.S. Constitution.

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City Pages

Weekend brew round-up: Excelsior taproom reopens, Mankato releases Ceres Summer Ale

Last weekend most of Minnesota's brewers were en route to Denver for the World Beer Cup.

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Examiner.com

Gaining perspective on labor trafficking

Do you know someone who might be working against his/her will? Or engaged in sexual slavery ? Have you ever purchased goods or services that resulted from such activities? Like most Americans Minnesotans would say "No."

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KSTP

Minn. Minister Accused of Sexual Abuse Reported in Wash. State

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

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St. Cloud Times

Our View: MNsure audits should improve exchangeOur View: MNsure...

Our View: MNsure audits should improve exchange on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/17/view-mnsure-audits-improve-exchange/7851509/ MNsure enrolled more than 180,000 Minnesotans in health coverage its first year, roughly 50,000 more than its goal.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Protesters demonstrate at Rice U of Minn. speech

Protesters showed up at the University of Minnesota to demonstrate against a speech by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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Norwalk Citizen News

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep

Surrounded by local law enforcement leaders, United States Attorney Andrew Luger, right and Special Agent-in-Charge Jack Riley, left, Drug Enforcement Administration announced that more than 65 suspected heroin sellers were arrested and about 2.5 kilograms of the drug were taken off the street as part of a coordinated crackdown to rid Minnesota of ... (more)

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CIO

Why a Smartphone Kill Switch Won't Stop Thefts

CIO - Yesterday, wireless industry group CTIA announced a partnership between many of the major smartphone makers and all of the leading U.S. wireless carriers that's designed to enable smartphone "kill-switch" functionality on handsets sold in the United States after July 2015.

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Star Tribune

State tourism officials launch 'Only in Minnesota'

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

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