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  1. Cook County wants Legislature to foot bill for special prosecutor in sex-crime caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Star Tribune

    The taxpayers of Minnesota's Cook County could be on the hook for a big bill racked up during the 2013 prosecution of their county attorney for felony sex crimes. Without input or approval from county commissioners, a judge appointed a special prosecutor to avoid a conflict of interest in the case against then-County Attorney Tim Scannell.

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  2. American Indians' autopsy protests lead to a teachable momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Star Tribune

    Two deaths in Carlton County have spurred intense discussions about American Indians' right to decline an autopsy for loved ones when it violates their religious beliefs. Tribal advocates have called for local officials to be better trained in native customs after court orders were needed to prevent autopsies on the bodies of Mushkoob Aubid, a spiritual leader of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Autumn Martineau, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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  3. 22 police officers, firefighters to receive Medal of ValorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Star Tribune

    Sgt. Daniel Hutchinson was shot three times but still managed to rescue two fellow sheriff's deputies from an active shooter. Officer Michael Keith used his own shirt to beat back flames from a car, then pulled a state trooper to safety just before the vehicle exploded.

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  4. Going for grandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Star Tribune

    Escape Artists offers up a global discourse ranging from great finds close to home to adventures far afield. You'll find weekly travel deals here, too.

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  5. Dozens of children escape injury in Wisconsin bus crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say a car rear-ended a school bus loaded with 45 students, but the children and the bus driver were not hurt. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened about six miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday after school let out.

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  6. Searchers find body of Kuskokwim River traveler missing since DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Searchers have found the body of a Kuskokwim River traveler from Akiak who went missing with two others in December. KYUK reports the body found Wednesday is believed to be that the 26-year-old George Evan, who was among the three people who disappeared Dec. 12 while traveling on a four-wheeler during a storm.

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  7. Grand Marais tries for its own magazine contest titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Star Tribune

    From Wabasha to Warroad, from Sleepy Eye to Silver Bay, Dateline Minnesota scours the state to bring you breaking news from outside the Twin Cities. First, Duluth-loving voters took to the Internet to catapult the Lake Superior city to the title of Outside Magazine's "Best Town in America."

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  8. Concerned about fending off 'Trouble,' Duluth zoo euthanizes ailing Kodiak bearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Zookeepers were worried that Phoebe, in her advanced age and condition, would have been unable to defend herself against Trouble, the younger bear that shared her exhibit A 28-year-old Kodiak brown bear who lived nearly her entire life at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, has died, officials announced. Phoebe was euthanized Tuesday after many months of struggling with arthritis, leading to growing difficulties this week in her ability to eat and move about, said Dr. Louise Beyea, the zoo's veterinarian.

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  9. Wet Seal closing 7 stores in Minnesota, more than 300 nationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Teen clothing retailer Wet Seal abruptly closed 338 stores this week, laying off about 3,700 employees on short notice. In Minnesota, stores closed Tuesday in Rosedale, Southdale, Maplewood Mall, Burnsville Center, Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, Miller Hill Mall in Duluth and Apache Mall in Rochester, according to store employees in the Rosedale and St. Cloud stores.

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  10. Wet Seal closing 7 stores in Minn; MOA and Maple Grove remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Star Tribune

    From merchandising and advertising to real estate and technology, business reporters offer insight into the latest trends and people that define today's top retailers. Teen clothing retailer Wet Seal abruptly closed 338 stores Monday and Tuesday, laying off about 3,700 employees on short notice.

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  11. Minnesota History: Midwife of Duluth had a long, fruitful careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | Star Tribune

    She spent her life helping others give birth. Halldora Gudmundsdottir Olson was 4 when her mother died birthing child No.

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  12. Seed libraries popular with gardeners but ag officials say exchanges violate state lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Star Tribune

    For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice. Seed exchanges have sprouted up in about 300 locations around the country, most often in libraries, where gardeners can exchange self-pollinating seeds rather than buy standard, hybrid seeds.

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  13. Seed libraries struggle with state laws limiting exchangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | Star Tribune

    For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice. Seed exchanges have sprouted up in about 300 locations around the country, most often in libraries, where gardeners can exchange self-pollinating seeds rather than buy standard, hybrid seeds.

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  14. Minnesota's 10 best new drinks, from ales to cocktailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Never mind true love or the sound of children's laughter. The best things in life are quaffed and 2014 was a great year for imbibing in Minnesota.

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  15. Two men die after being swept away in Lake SuperiorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Man, 40, goes into Lake Superior to cool off and is swept away by large waves; a second man, 66, dies during a rescue attempt. Two Wisconsin men died Tuesday after one jumped into Lake Superior to save the other near Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, at the northeastern tip of Minnesota.

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  16. Last "saltie" of 2014 sails out of Duluth-SuperiorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Star Tribune

    What are the forces moving the Minnesota economy? Adam Belz tries to identify the trends and show the connections between Minnesota and the larger U.S. and global economies. You can connect with him on Twitter: @adambelz After dropping off building supplies for a taconite plant near Nashwauk, the last oceangoing ship of the year departed Duluth on Saturday.

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  17. Wetlands take over northeastern Minnesota to offset mining's growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Star Tribune

    PolyMet, which plans to reuse this LTV steel plant, is eyeing a site near Aitkin to replace wetlands that would be destroyed by its proposed copper-nickel mine. Aitkin County soil scientist Becky Sovde understands that Minnesota's wetlands are vital for absorbing pollutants, recharging aquifers, storing floodwater, harboring wildlife and filtering drinking water.

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  18. St. Louis County adds sales tax for roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Bridge 616, part of County Road 668, has spanned the Dark River in Great Scott Township in St. Louis County since 1936. A sales tax for road repair will roll forward in northern Minnesota's St. Louis County despite opposition from some leaders in its cities.

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  19. Skiers have plenty of options close by, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Star Tribune

    When the temperature drops and white replaces green, don't fret. There's so much to enjoy when you clamp on your skis or snowboard and plunge down a hill or through the woods.

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  20. Make your own Swedish smorgasbordRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Star Tribune

    A party platter:  Quick pickled cucumbers, modern Swedish meatballs with lingonberry reduction, pickled herring and pickled herring with sour cream and horseradish, rye-dill blini with roe butter. In the early 1970s, dining out in Minnesota was more about the decor than the meal, especially if you were a kid whose family frequented the Jolly Troll in the Twin Cities.

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