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 2020-11-13 15:07 

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Minnesota voters have shown clean water and the Boundary Waters to be a winning issue...

They are ready for those they elected to pass legislation that protects our natural heritage....

 2020-11-13 11:06 

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Line 3 project moves forward with approval of several key permits by Minnesota regulators...

Plus: MDH wants all Minnesotans between the ages of 18 and 35 to get tested for COVID-19; Dollar General store concept coming to Nicollet Mall; township election decided by a coin flip; and more....

 2020-11-12 20:32 

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I-94 closed near Monticello after multiple crashes amid winter storm...

Plus: 75% of residents in Osakis nursing home get COVID-19; St. Cloud prison on lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak; voters reject DFL-backed candidates in Minneapolis School Board elections; and more....

 2020-11-12 20:31 

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The daily coronavirus update: 39 more deaths; more than 7,000 new cases...

Hospitalization rates are also up, suggesting the next few weeks could see many more deaths....

 2020-11-12 16:19 

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What the 2020 exit polls tell us about Minnesota...

The election was both a personal rejection of Donald Trump and a collective verdict against one-party control of government....

 2020-11-12 16:17 

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What's at stake for Minnesota in the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court...

There is a possibility that the court could find the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional due to the mandate that individuals carry health insurance....

 2020-11-12 15:40 

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Trump won Florida after running a false ad tying Biden to Venezuelan socialists...

A Trump video targeting Florida's growing Venezuelan American population falsely claimed that Venezuela's socialist regime wanted Biden to win. But President Nicols Maduro has said that he opposed both candidates....

 2020-11-12 15:21 

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'Art in This Present Moment' features right-now work by BIPOC artists; History Theatre presents Tim O'Brien's 'The Things They Carried'...

Plus: Jeopardy! behind the scenes; finding realness in our digital lives; Eric Utne's memoir; and more....

 2020-11-12 15:18 

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Minnesota's new budget chief: congressional action will be critical in addressing state's budget woes...

The biggest question for Gov. Tim Walz and legislative budget writers is whether Congress will more help to the states, and if so, how much....

 2020-11-12 11:36 

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More Minnesota school districts expected to move to distance learning as COVID-19 cases surge...

Plus: nearly half of all St. Louis County residents say they know someone who has COVID-19 symptoms; Mayo health system says its northwest Wisconsin hospitals are at capacity; Walz takes shot at South Dakota governor; and more....

 2020-11-11 20:37 

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The daily coronavirus update: 56 more deaths in Minnesota, highest one-day total yet...

The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday the number of new coronavirus cases is up 4,889 from Tuesday's count....

 2020-11-11 19:16 

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Anoka-Hennepin School District moving all students to distance learning...

Plus: Rep. Tom Emmer on shrinking the Democratic advantage in the U.S. House; Vikings fans will have to watch them lose from home; hundreds of crashes on Minnesota highways during storm; Trump supporter attacks older couple with golf club....

 2020-11-11 16:54 

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What the loss of two influential state legislators says about the DFL's appeal in rural Minnesota...

The shakeup raises questions about the future of agriculture policy in a Democratic party increasingly made up of lawmakers from the Twin Cities metro....

 2020-11-11 15:39 

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I've heard all the arguments in favor of the Electoral College. They're lame....

Colorado just became the 15th state to back the crazy idea that the presidential candidate who gets the most votes should be president....

 2020-11-11 15:00 

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Rock the Garden 2021 won't happen; SPCO cancels the rest of its 2020-21 season...

Also: catching up with Sheila Smith, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts....

 2020-11-11 14:17 

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What the Boston resisters of the 1760s and 1770s can teach us...

We Americans, all 330 million of us, could find ourselves on the edge of another epoch, on the brink of writing another momentous chapter in American history....

 2020-11-11 12:11 

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Tensions flare as Minneapolis Council considers plan to address officer shortage with outside law enforcement...

Plus: coronavirus surge leads Itasca County to suspend contact tracing; riot-damaged Target store reopens; Minnesota delivers second-most number of Kanye votes; and more....

 2020-11-10 22:55 

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The daily coronavirus update: 23 more deaths; new restrictions on bars, gatherings...

The new restrictions come as Minnesota's hospitalization rate and number of deaths are on the rise....

 2020-11-10 21:37 

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What to know about Minnesota's new restrictions on bars, restaurants and social gatherings...

The restrictions announced Tuesday are an attempt to curb the spread of a pandemic that has already killed 2,698 Minnesotans even as the state is on pace for its deadliest month yet....

 2020-11-10 20:34 

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Winter storm expected to dump significant snowfall on Twin Cities Tuesday evening...

Plus: North Dakota approves COVID-positive nurses to continue working; Turtle Lake casino closed due to coronavirus surge; U of M students advocate for pass/fail grading amid distance learning; and more....

 2020-11-10 16:27 

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Minnesota is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Thanksgiving is not going to help...

As the pandemic drags on for another month, people may be letting their guards down. But the virus is more widespread than ever, and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner adds to the risks....

 2020-11-10 14:51 

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What will become of the GOP?...

History will not forget those who allowed Donald Trump to deconstruct the values and institutions that have made America the greatest country in the world. It will take good people from within — younger and committed conservatives — to say eno...

 2020-11-10 14:48 

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Sound Unseen Film + Music festival goes virtual; events for Kao Kalia Yang's latest book...

ALSO: Panel discussion " Art vs. the Artist: Wagner's Das Rheingold"; celebration of "The Best American Short Stories 2020"; and more....

 2020-11-10 14:46 

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Minnesota voters largely say 'no' to school referendums this fall...

Across the state, only 17 of 33 operating levies and only one of the five bond requests passed this fall....

 2020-11-10 14:44 

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State of Minnesota asks feds to reimburse most of the cost of COVID morgue...

The request is one of a dozen made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement under federal disaster declarations for the pandemic....

 2020-11-10 11:44 

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Minneapolis considers bringing in officers from other jurisdictions to help city's police...

Plus: Walz to convene another special session of the Legislature on Thursday; wintry weather to bring significant snow totals across Minnesota; Winona man claims 'diplomatic immunity' to get out of DWI arrest; and more....

 2020-11-09 21:34 

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Osterholm asked to join Biden's COVID-19 task force...

Plus: Minnesota women on Kamala Harris' speech; the Minnesota youth vote; COVID-19 surging in rural areas; and more....

 2020-11-09 19:45 

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The daily coronavirus update: Minnesota sees more than 200 deaths through the first nine days of November...

Nineteen more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday....

 2020-11-09 17:28 

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Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender decides against running for re-election in 2021...

In her announcement, Bender listed a series of accomplishments since she was first elected in 2013, including instituting a $15 minimum wage and guaranteed paid leave for workers in Minneapolis....

 2020-11-09 16:55 

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Walz indicates new restrictions on bars and restaurants in Minnesota likely coming soon...

In response to the explosion of new coronavirus cases in Minnesota, the governor walked very close to saying the state could announce earlier closing times — not a shut-down of the industry — later this week....

 2020-11-09 15:28 

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On Trump's perseverance and the irony in a potential electoral margin...

If the remaining not-fully-counted states go the way they are leaning, Joe Biden will win the electoral vote by 306-232, which is the same as the count by which Trump won in 2016....

 2020-11-09 15:12 

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The U.S. takes center stage at the U.N....

The United Nations' Human Rights Council is meeting in Geneva for its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States....

 2020-11-09 15:11 

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Pandemic-era life at Gustavus Adolphus: 'The safest place for college students may be on a college campus'...

A Q&A with Barb Larson Taylor, coordinator of the college's COVID-19 Response Team, about how the fall semester is going....

 2020-11-09 14:14 

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The origins and legacy of Minnesota's Polish community...

Polish Americans are an enduring presence in a state popularly known for its Scandinavian and German populations....

 2020-11-09 11:36 

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Some Minnesota hospitals asking employees with 'higher-risk' COVID exposure to return before quarantines end...

Plus: advocates for Minnesota prison inmates push for 'state of emergency' over coronavirus in correctional facilities; Biden quotes hymn written by University of St. Thomas professor; Minnesota deer hunter stumbles across 3-foot alligator; and mo...

 2020-11-08 17:58 

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The daily coronavirus update: 31 more deaths in Minnesota as new cases continue to surge...

Minnesota has now reported more than 30 deaths from COVID-19 in four of the last five days, and a total of 199 deaths in the first eight days of November....

 2020-11-08 13:16 

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Biden calls for unity in first speech as president-elect...

Plus: Trump supporters gather outside Minnesota governor's residence to protest election results; coronavirus shows few signs of slowing down across Upper Midwest; Wisconsin reports another single-day record for confirmed COVID-19 cases; and more....

 2020-11-07 21:24 

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Photos: celebrations erupt around Minneapolis after Biden declared winner...

The announcement that Joe Biden was projected to defeat President Donald Trump has sparked celebrations around Minneapolis — and in several other cities around the country....

 2020-11-07 12:30 

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Prominent Minnesota Republicans repeat baseless claims of election fraud...

Plus: Biden on cusp of presidency; Minnesota Hospital officials concerned about surge in COVID-19 cases, ICU capacity ; more charges in 'Boogaloo Bois' case; and more....

 2020-11-06 22:07 

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The daily coronavirus update: 36 deaths and more than 5,000 new cases — both Minnesota records...

With Friday's new totals, Minnesota's death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,591....

 2020-11-06 20:45 

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A new reality: After 36 years, Pat Kessler steps away from day-to-day political coverage for WCCO...

In the post-Hubert Humphrey era of Minnesota politics, Kessler has covered them all, from Mondale to Paul Wellstone to Jesse Ventura to Michele Bachman to Al Franken to Tim Walz....

 2020-11-06 20:23 

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'Rainbow wave' of LGBTQ candidates run and win in 2020 election...

More LGBTQ candidates ran for office in the U.S. this year than ever before at least 1,006. That's a 41% increase over the 2018 midterms....

 2020-11-06 20:18 

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Why we need new teaching methods for our post-COVID future...

As devastating as the pandemic has been on education, it also presents an opportunity to reorient instruction to be more interdisciplinary, learner-driven and community-oriented....

 2020-11-06 19:00 

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Paul Thissen re-elected to Supreme Court with comfortable lead over Michelle McDonald...

Plus: Feehan concedes to Hagedorn in First District; Minnesota doctors sounding the alarm over accelerating pandemic; graphics show presidential vote shift in Minnesota counties; and more....

 2020-11-06 16:50 

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Magnus Nilsson: 'It's not enough to be creative. You still have to be able to write.'...

Nilsson will launch his latest book, "Fviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End," on Saturday (Nov. 7) at 11 a.m. during a special online talk presented by the American Swedish Institute....

 2020-11-06 16:05 

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Trump's evening talk: an illogical mixture of braggadocio and self-pity...

Watching his early-evening soliloquy to the assembled White House media about all the ways he has been done dirt during the election, I found myself torn between feeling sorry for him and for the country....

 2020-11-06 15:41 

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With Jim Ramstad's death, Minnesota has lost a committed recovery advocate...

That commitment led Ramstad to advocate for and ultimately see passage of a groundbreaking federal law that requires insurance companies to pay equally for mental and physical health benefits, including addiction treatment....

 2020-11-06 14:50 

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D.C. Memo: I'm never coming back...

This week from Washington, Biden wins Minnesota, Peterson loses his seat, and Smith defeats Lewis....

 2020-11-06 14:49 

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What Michelle Fischbach's victory over Collin Peterson means for the Seventh District...

Peterson has represented the area in Congress for most of the last thirty years....

 2020-11-06 14:11 

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California 'Clean Cars' standards for Minnesota? Bad policy, bad process...

These newly proposed regulations could have a devastating effect on a strong economy, let alone the ailing economy we are currently experiencing....

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