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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

A special report, "Beneath the Surface," shines a light on the pressures on Minnesota's groundwater.

3M income rises 7% in first quarter

The company's health care business, which includes inhalers used to dispense medicine, led growth.
Vanska conducts the orchestra at South High.

Vanska has deal to return as Minnesota Orchestra director

The new deal finalizes what many people see as the most important issue remaining from the acrimonious labor dispute between management and musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra.
Electronic lottery

Effort to ban online lottery sales moves forward in Minnesota House

Lottery officials say the state has little choice, as commerce moves online. The lottery started selling PowerBall tickets online in 2010 and instant scratch-off games in February.
English language learners

Lawmakers, schools aim to help English-language learners

A bill moving through the Legislature is part of an effort to lift English language learner students' academic performance.

Outfitters seek reset of Mille Lacs walleye rules; suit says DNR mismanaged fishery

The lawsuit announced Thursday argues that in managing the fishery, the DNR hasn't considered walleye fishing heritage as required by the state's Constitution.

FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes

"It's a huge change," FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters in a briefing Wednesday, before the official announcement of the agency's plans. "We will have the authority as a science-based regulatory agency to take critical actions to promote and protect the health of the public."
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