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Hotel stays help dozens experiencing homelessness find more permanent homes

By Faye Williams Not too long ago, Marvin Oglesby spent his days searching for life’s essentials, and worrying. “Worried if I have food, worried about ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:01 pm

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Nearly 1.2M Minnesotans have already voted

By David H. Montgomery At the current unprecedented rate, Minnesota is on pace to see well over 1.5 million early votes by Election Day. That’s ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:50 am

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Trump steps back from Minnesota

By Mark Zdechlik President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his long-stated goal of winning Minnesota. A Republican presidential candidate hasn’t won the state ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:17 am

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Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:13 pm

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Republicans pledge to lift COVID restrictions if elected

By Tim Pugmire Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate are pledging to lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, churches and schools if they’re put in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:36 am

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Easy online voter registration? Not for many of Minnesota’s new citizens

By  Kathryn Styer Martinez Registering online to vote and get an absentee ballot is easy in Minnesota — as long as English is your dominant ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:50 am

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Union survey finds nearly one-third of MN teachers want to quit

By Elizabeth Shockman Minnesota educators are stressed, overwhelmed, and worried — and 29 percent of them are considering quitting their jobs. That’s according to a survey recently ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, October 12, 2020 4:03 pm

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Legislature squeezes in one more session before election

By Brian Baskt A record fifth special session this year gavels in Monday at Minnesota’s Capitol, representing the last chance for lawmakers to approve a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, October 12, 2020 1:21 pm

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Bonding bill drawn up, but Monday vote still not assured

By Brian Bakst Minnesota lawmakers could vote on a construction borrowing bill next week after months of haggling over one, a key lawmaker said Thursday. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 9, 2020 10:00 am

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Derek Chauvin released from custody after posting $1 million bond

By Brandt Williams and Jon Collins Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the killing of George Floyd, was released Wednesday ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:46 pm

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State drivers can soon take permit exam at home

By Kirsti Marohn Starting this week, would-be Minnesota drivers hoping to get a learner’s permit will be able to take the knowledge test online. The ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:50 am

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COVID-19, ethics, Trump all in the mix in 1st District rematch

By Mark Zdechlik A scheduled debate Tuesday between Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn and DFL candidate Dan Feehan at a Rochester, Minn., TV station was ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:50 am

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Fall colors in full force as top half of Minn. reaches peak season

By Madison Moroder Code red! We repeat, code red! If you haven’t already gotten the hint, it’s time to head outdoors. Half of Minnesota has ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:50 am

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Drive-thru booya brings Minnesota community together during pandemic

By Kristi Marohn In some Minnesota towns, booya is as sure of a sign of fall as changing leaves and cooler temperatures. Last year, the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:30 am

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Minnesota Poll: Walz approval has slipped, but still strong

By Tim Pugmire A new poll of Minnesota voters finds that a strong majority approves of the way Gov. Tim Walz is doing his job, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 28, 2020 1:11 pm

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