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  • MNCapitol

    The Minnesota Legislature approved, and Governor Dayton signed a more-than $167-million flood relief package on Friday following a special session. State Representative Terry Morrow of St. Peter says that the money will be used to …

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    25 Aug 12
  • MNStateFair

    It’s the first weekend of the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, and there’s plenty of music, food, farm and fun. The food is often the highlight of the fair, and Spokesperson Brienna Schuette says more than …

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    25 Aug 12
  • StratosphereSwingTower

    A ride at the Minnesota State Fair malfunctioned again on Friday, a day after stranding 24 people about 100 feet off the ground for 40 minutes. The Stratosphere unexpectedly stopped again Friday with people aboard. …

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    25 Aug 12
  • JLS StormDamage002

    Strong winds downed trees and power lines across parts of south-central Minnesota Thursday night, and caused damage to at least one home in McLeod County. The storm brought hail and straight-line winds to many parts …

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    24 Aug 12
  • Drought

    The drought affecting over half of the nation is worsening, and Minnesota continues to get drier as well. State Climatologist Pete Boulay says that about a third of the state is in moderate to severe …

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    24 Aug 12
  • StratosphereSwingTower

    A new ride at the Minnesota State Fair left some people high and dry on opening day. Officials say the Stratosphere Swing Tower got stuck Thursday afternoon when a latch did not engage properly and …

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    24 Aug 12
  • MichaelBrodkorb1

    The tab has topped $100,000 for the Minnesota Senate’s legal costs related to a lawsuit from a former aide terminated after an affair with the top Republican leader. Former senior communications aide Michael Brodkorb sued …

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    24 Aug 12
  • sign placement

    With campaign season getting in full swing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding the public about campaign sign placement rules. Unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way are prohibited. Campaign signs may not …

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    24 Aug 12