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  • Minimum wage hike advocates rally at Minn. Capitol

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The speaker of the Minnesota House has declared that raising the state’s minimum wage is likely the top priority of Democrats as the new legislative session gets started. House …

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    26 Feb 14
  • Minn. bills would treat e-cigs as standard smokes

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The growing popularity of smokeless electronic cigarettes has Minnesota lawmakers weighing whether they should be regulated in similar fashion to traditional tobacco products. Several bills have been introduced to …

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    26 Feb 14
  • President Obama Delivers Address On Immigration Reform In Las Vegas, Nevada

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – President Barack Obama will be in St. Paul this week to discuss a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs. The White House says Obama will speak at Union …

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    24 Feb 14
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      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Make no waves. That’s a guiding principle for the Democrats in charge of Minnesota’s Legislature. Lawmakers arrive Tuesday for an annual session that could extend into mid-May. Party leaders …

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    24 Feb 14
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      STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – The state is providing more than $1 million in grants to help clean lakes and rivers across Washington County. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says several projects are already underway …

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    24 Feb 14
  • Minn. posts highest graduation rate in a decade

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Education says the graduation rate for Minnesota high school students is the highest it’s been in a decade. According to new data released Wednesday, about 79 …

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    20 Feb 14
  • Blizzard warning for parts of Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A relentless winter delivers another powerful storm in Minnesota where forecasters are warning of blizzard conditions. Schools in southern Minnesota closed Thursday, including Rochester, Winona and Faribault as heavy snow and strong …

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    20 Feb 14
  • Minnesota offers specialty crop R&D grants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is looking for innovative grant proposals for specialty crop research and development. The department says it expects to get the money from a federal block …

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    20 Feb 14