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Minnesota farm lobbyists flex new political muscle

GOP election wins in rural Minnesota have lawmakers in both parties looking to weaken environmental laws tied to agriculture. A key plan by Gov. Dayton faces stiff resistance.

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Today’s Music News: Wilson Phillips are on “FourFiveSeconds”

<p>The Kanye West/Rihanna collaboration &#8220;FourFiveSeconds&#8221; was already distinctive for returning Paul McCartney to the top ten after 29 years—and now it turns out that it got Wilson Phillips back into the top ten as well. Carnie Wilson has revealed that the trio were specifically approached by Kanye to sing on the song: &#8220;When I think of authenticity and I think [&hellip;]</p>

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Four Decades, Six Strings: Jeffrey Van, Guitar (part 1)

Jeffrey Van is one of the most recorded musicians in MPR's Classical Archive, with concert recordings going back as far as 1972. In this two-part series, we explore Mr. Van's rich archive recordings as he shares his personal commentary on the selections.

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