Republican lawmakers say instead of listing his unacceptable items that would lead to a veto, Gov. Mark Dayton should be more involved in negotiations.
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The state Department of Health Services reported Wednesday that annual rates of alcohol use, binge drinking and heavy drinking among people age 65 or older was higher as measured in 2014 than the previous year.
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Benson Power, formerly known as Fibrominn, was a pioneer in biomass energy when it went online 10 years ago. Now it's struggling to compete with natural gas, wind and solar.
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Liz Fedor Fake news is a phrase that wasn’t uttered in April 1997 when the Red River swamped the neighborhoods of Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn.Liz FedorWhen my Grand Forks Herald colleagues and I reported on the...
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The head of the country's telecommunications regulator says there will be a vote in May on ditching Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that keep telecoms from favoring some sites and apps.
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During more than four decades behind the camera, the Oscar-winning filmmaker forged a wide-ranging career -- from documentaries to horror. He died Wednesday from complications of esophageal cancer.
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Hello Business by Carlson blog readers.  Welcome to what I hope will be an informative and entertaining take on current issues in local, national and international business issues important to our great state.  Each Wednesday […]
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Briana Bierschbach As part of her job as a Democratic representative in the Minnesota House, Melissa Hortman sees “flashes of anger” nearly every day. Legislators often snap at each other in committees or after long debates on the House...
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In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.
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Pamela Espeland Last April at the Cowles Center, the first annual Star Tribune Arts Forum brought Mia’s Kaywin Feldman, the SPCO’s Kyu-Young Kim, the Walker’s Olga Viso and the Guthrie’s Joseph Haj together for a public conversation...
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The adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian 1985 novel is a horror show revealed in slow motion -- and the true horror of its brutal, patriarchal future theocracy is how possible it seems today.
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MinnPost staff President Trump, who sometimes moonlights as Twin Cities radio personality Brian "BT" Turner, would like to invite you to MinnRoast 2017, this Friday at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. He probably...
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A nationwide attack on liberal studies gains momentum in Minnesota. A proposal at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities seeks to remove an eight-credit requirement for courses in liberal studies. To do so perpetuates and aggravates a real...
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motorcycle chase caught on camera didn't end well for the biker Tuesday afternoon. Around 4 p.m. someone called 911 complaining about a motorcyclist who was speeding in and out of traffic on Interstate 494 in the east metro.
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The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn't stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.
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More than a trillion plastic bags are used annually. They're made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene -- but scientists have found that wax worms are able to break them down.
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A Detroit-area doctor and his wife are returning to court to see if they'll be released from jail while facing charges in an investigation of female genital mutilation.
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The White House has yet to spell out how much of a hole the tax cuts could create in the federal budget, maintaining that the resulting economic growth would reduce - if not eliminate - the risk of a soaring deficit.
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Charities facing claims over investment earnings from securities tied to white collar fraudster Tom Petters are looking to the Legislature for protection. A court receiver says other victims would lose out.
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Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal sent a warning to the bank's executives and board, with some directors barely holding onto their jobs Tuesday in what is typically a symbolic vote.
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