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Minnesota benefits from historic electric grid investment

By Catharine Richert Minnesota’s electric grid is slated for a $2 billion upgrade. The investment is part of a $10 billion grid expansion in the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:21 pm

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U of M study: Without protections, many Midwest lakes will lose coldwater habitat

By Kirsti Marohn Lakes across the Upper Midwest are at risk of losing oxygen-rich coldwater habitat due to climate change and nutrient pollution, according to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:55 pm

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A bumper crop of politics at FarmFest

By Brian Bakst FarmFest served as its usual magnet Tuesday for political candidates casting themselves as friends of agriculture, with office seekers of both parties ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:54 pm

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State agencies investigating major fish kill in southeast Minnesota trout stream

An estimated 2,500 fish killed near Lewiston   By Mark Zdechlik State agencies are investigating what killed an estimated 2,500 fish, mostly brown trout, along ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 29, 2022 6:03 pm

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With opening day less than a month away, State Fair looking for more than 1,000 workers

By Tim Nelson Minnesota State Fair officials say they’re looking for about 1,200 workers to staff this summer’s event — and they’re holding a job ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:23 am

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Minnesota celebrates, confronts ‘bafflingly low’ unemployment rate

By Brian Bakst Minnesota’s employment picture is vibrant and vexing at the same time, with an ultra-low unemployment rate that is making it harder for ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 21, 2022 1:52 pm

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Some GOP lawmakers face primary challenge from the right

By Tim Pugmire Dozens of primary election battles are underway for Minnesota legislative seats. On Aug. 9, voters will decide 25 intraparty contests for the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:28 pm

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Gummies coming to Minnesota’s medical marijuana program

By Peter Cox Marijuana gummies and chews will be available for medical cannabis patients in Minnesota starting on Aug. 1. Patients will be able to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:49 pm

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Duluth mural project connects city to its Ojibwe history

By Dan Kraker Artists in Duluth are hard at work completing a large mural along the city’s Lakewalk next to Lake Superior. It honors Chief ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 15, 2022 5:41 pm

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AG rivals debate what it will take to fight crime

By Brian Bakst In a preview of their likely campaign to come, DFL Attorney General Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Jim Schultz offered differing views ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:52 pm

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New Minnesota State Fair foods are here

By Tim Nelson There’s gonna be a lot more ice cream at the Minnesota State Fair when the gates open August 25. The fair unveiled ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:03 pm

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The ‘People’s Station’ KMOJ pushes forward

For 46 years KMOJ radio has defied the odds and stayed on mission to enrich its community   By Jae Bryson Located in the heart ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 1, 2022 5:54 pm

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Group home closures put many disabled Minnesotans at risk, advocates say

By Sarah Gelbard Minnesotans with a range of disabilities face a worrisome future as a wave of group home closures hits the state, driven by ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:24 pm

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In Minnesota, emotions high after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Supporters and opponents of legalized abortion in Minnesota reacted swiftly Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, with opponents cheering ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:24 am

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Minnesota makes bid for earlier 2024 presidential primary

By Brian Bakst By the time Minnesota usually gets a say in presidential nominating contests, once-bulging fields tend to be winnowed way down. Iowa, New ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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