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Kasson residents break ground on public library

October 2, 2014

KASSON, Minn. (AP) — City and community leaders in Kasson have broken ground on a $2.4 million public library.

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St. Paul OKs settlement to man hurt by police dog

October 2, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul officials have approved a $65,000 settlement to a man who says he was bitten by a city police dog during a search for another person.

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Duluth hiking trail reopens after flood damage

October 2, 2014

DULTUH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth hiking trail on the Lake Superior College campus has reopened to the public after two years of repairs.

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Minnesota transgender policy draws mixed responses

October 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters and opponents of proposed guidelines for transgender student-athletes to participate in high school sports in Minnesota are appealing to officials ahead of a vote on... more »»

Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

October 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. more »»

Mine plan spurs sharp jabs in governor debate

October 2, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A mining project under regulatory review has fueled a sharp exchange among Minnesota's candidates for governo. more »»

Essar Steel closes on financing to complete mine

October 2, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Essar Steel Minnesota has closed on financing to complete construction of its open-pit iron ore mine and pellet plant. more »»

Transgender athlete policy draws heavy response

October 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed policy that deals with transgender student-athletes in high school sports in Minnesota is generating a heavy response from those on both sides of the issu. more »»

Dayton, Johnson tangle over jobs, rural concerns

October 2, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — The strength of Minnesota's economy put Democratic Gov. more »»

2nd man charged in State Fair beer exhibit robbery

October 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a second man in the armed robbery of a craft beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. more »»

6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

October 2, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say six people have been implicated in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials. Three of them have pleaded guilty. more »»

Minnesota health officials prepared for Ebola

October 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say there's no indication that a man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas had contact with anyone in Minnesota. more »»

U of M's new law center helps immigrants in court

October 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new center at the University of Minnesota's Law School is helping immigrants who face legal battles to stay in the countr. more »»

MNsure says 4.5 percent average hike in 2015

October 1, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials say the average rate for policies sold on the state health insurance exchange next year will go up 4.5 percent. more »»

Report: Midwest economic growth slower this fall

October 1, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy will likely grow more slowly this fall in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesda. more »»

McFadden and Franken clash on mining, health care

October 1, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Sen. more »»

Large harvest creates issues for Minnesota farmers

October 1, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are facing several challenges in shipping and storing what's expected to be the state's second largest corn crop in history.

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5 semifinalists named for VCSU presidency

October 1, 2014

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The committee searching for a new president for Valley City State University has narrowed the pool of candidates to fiv. more »»

Midwest economy: September state-by-state glance

October 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. more »»

Report: Midwest economic index drops in September

October 1, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains dropped in September, suggesting slowing economic growth in the months ahead. more »»

Creativity required for rural grocers to survive

October 1, 2014

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Small town grocery store owners in Minnesota know their financial survival can often involve creative ways to turn a profi. more »»

 
 

 

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