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Gov. Dayton proposes rebates to ease sting of rising health premiums

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:15:00 GMT

Gov. Mark Dayton, shown at his news conference last week where he talk about increasing health premiums. On Thursday, Dayton proposed issuing rebates to an estimated 123,000 Minnesotans facing steep health insurance premium hikes but who make too much to qualify for federal tax credits.

Congressional rematch tests Minnesota district swing status

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:11:46 GMT

In this Sept. 5, 2016 photo, Congressman Rick Nolan marches in the Cloquet Labor Day parade in Cloquet, Minn.

Minnesota Funeral Set For Bobby Vee, 1960s Popa

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:31:18 GMT

Fans will say a final goodbye to 1960s pop star Bobby Vee next week. Vee died Monday of advanced Alzheimer's disease at age 73. He had been in hospice care in Rogers, northwest of Minneapolis, in recent weeks.

Our View: Minnesota House District 27A: Peggy Bennett vs. Gary Schindler

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:15:31 GMT

House District 27A is the definition of a swing district. In the past decade, only one representative - DFLer Robin Brown - has won a re-election bid.

How common are vaccination exemptions for Minnesota's kindergartners?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:42:19 GMT

A couple years ago, cultural conversation around vaccinations for young children was at its peak, and we published a database allowing readers to look up the rates for Minnesota's kindergartners at each school in the state. Since the 2012-13 school year, the Minnesota Department of Health has been collecting vaccination data from Minnesota schools for kindergarten classes and seventh grade classes.

Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:16:07 GMT

A Minnesota judge says a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs of his estate FILE - In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A Minnesota judge ruled Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, that a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs to the late music superstar's estate.

'Inadequate Pilot Proficiency' Factor in Marine Helicopter Crash That Killed Minnesotan

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:44:22 GMT

There are new developments in a Hawaii helicopter collision that killed 12 Marines including a Minnesotan, 24-year-old Sgt. Dillon Semolina of Delano.

The Latest: Student's attorneys ask public to wait for facts

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:34:01 GMT

" The Latest on a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting and choking a woman : Attorneys for a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance are asking people to wait for the facts. Twenty-year-old Alec Cook of Edina , Minnesota, is facing nine charges, including false imprisonment and strangulation, in a case involving a female acquaintance.

Concerns of rising health care premiums for five percent of Minnesotans

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:34:00 GMT

News about rising health insurance premiums is leaving many Minnesotans wondering how they're going to pay their bills come next year. Debra Ostlund is from Carlton but spends most of her days on the road away from her family on contract work.

Federal judicial selection committee will seek candidates for two Minnesota vacancies

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:16:45 GMT

A new judicial selection committee will soon begin the task of seeking candidates for two vacancies on Minnesota's federal district court, already one of the nation's busiest benches. A new judicial selection committee will soon begin the task of seeking candidates for two vacancies on Minnesota's federal district court, already one of the nation's busiest benches.

Central Minnesota Weather History: 65 MPH Winds, Tornadoes On October 26th

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:42:39 GMT

That same day the state also has the distinction of the lowest pressure on record for Minnesota with a reading of just 28.21 in Bigfork. the upper Midwest had a severe weather outbreak.

Moccasins! Work boots! Clogs! A guide to Minnesota's best shoe brands

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:42:38 GMT

Minnesota-made footwear, Red Wing Shoe Co., Steger Mukluks & Moccasins, Minnetonka Moccasin, Sven Clogs and Lanona Shoe Co., are taking their heritage brands and making them mainstream. While some fashionable folks embraced Red Wings purely for their rugged aesthetic, other socially conscious consumers admired their sturdy, U.S.-made construction.

Ilhan Omar's improbable journey from refugee camp to Minnesota Legislature

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:11:04 GMT

The night sky mirrors Ilhan Omar's mood: gray and funky. The 33-year-old Somali-born Minnesotan is known for keeping her face toward the sun.

Divorce announcements: How Minnesotans fall out of love

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:11:03 GMT

W edding season's over, and all your friends are now happily hitched and enjoying the warmth of wedded bliss. Didn't make the list this year? Don't be jealous.

We can do better, Rangers

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:56:41 GMT

As I continue to visit with voters on the Iron Range and throughout our part of Minnesota, I pledge that if I am humbled in November by your election to Congress that I would be a strong voice for you and never lose sight of the fact that you, not the federal government, have the answers to the challenges our nation faces.

Election 2016 preview: Minnesota Senate District 25

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:50:48 GMT

Senate District 25 covers parts of northwest Rochester as well as cities like Oronoco, Byron, Dodge Center, Kasson and Mantorville. The seat has been filled by Republican Dave Senjem for the past 14 years.

Is the Election Rigged?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:50:47 GMT

Is the election rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton, as Donald Trump repeatedly claimed? The mainstream media have been in collective outrage since Donald Trump, in the third debate, said he reserves the right to contest the outcome on November 8. Liberals insist that voter fraud is a myth invented by conservatives as a pretext for voter suppression. By defining voter fraud so narrowly as to mean only impersonation at the polling place, liberals ignore other serious threats to the accuracy and legitimacy of our elections.