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  • Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Republicans from Great Lakes states are joining Democrats in opposing President Donald Trump’s plan to kill funding for a popular environmental program. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has gotten about …

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    17 Mar 17
  • State on track to meet new buffer requirements

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t slow down his marquee legislation to improve Minnesota’s water quality. Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers passed a law in 2015 requiring so-called buffers between cropland …

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    17 Mar 17
  • Storm dumps more than 9 inches of snow in southern Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Snow-covered roadways are making travel difficult in parts of Minnesota. Southern regions of the state have been hardest hit by a winter storm marching across the Midwest. The State Patrol  responded to …

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    14 Mar 17
  • Minnesota aims to stem health rate hikes, stabilize market

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are preparing to plow nearly $400 million every two years into a new state program meant to reduce health insurance premiums next year. Minnesota has grappled with some …

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    14 Mar 17
  • Minnesota House votes to undo Sunday liquor sales ban

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has voted to undo the state’s decades-old ban on Sunday liquor sales. Monday’s vote was the first step in reversing the Prohibition-era law. Minnesota lawmakers have tried …

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    21 Feb 17
  • Timberwolves kick in more $$ for arena renovations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor is kicking another $9-12 million into the Target Center renovation project. The Timberwolves announced the additional funds on Tuesday. The team says the new money …

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    18 Jan 17
  • Dayton announces $350M in federal funds for water quality

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota has secured $350 million in federal funding for a voluntary program to pay farmers to protect and improve water quality in southern and western Minnesota, but the state needs to come …

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    18 Jan 17
  • Minnesota high school principal faces child porn charges

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota high school principal has been charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography. Forty-four-year-old Timothy Dorway was charged Thursday in Carver County. Bail was set at $100,000 ahead of …

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    16 Dec 16