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How three archbishops hid the truth about priest sexual abuse.

Some Medtronic shareholders criticize Irish merger proposal

At Medtronic's annual shareholder meeting, the shareholders expressed concern that the deal -- which would merge the company with Ireland-based Covidien, will expose them to hefty capital gains taxes. The $42.9 billion deal would let Medtronic move its legal headquarters for tax purposes from the Twin Cities to Dublin.

2 charged after police find shot, burned body

Manuel Guzman of Minneapolis and Guillermo Ayala-Enriquez of Brooklyn Center have been charged with second-degree murder in the case.
A wet start to the 2014 State Fair

Photo gallery: Welcome to the fair

The Minnesota State Fair kicked off Thursday morning and marked historic changes, an annual parade of new foods (some on a stick!) and the unofficial start to campaign season.
Billy Czerwinski

Inspired by Colbert, Minn. student creates superPAC

Billy Czerwinski isn't old enough to vote, but the seventeen-year-old Minnetonka High School student created Americans for a Better Yesterday, Tomorrow for a school project on campaign finance laws. He wanted to show just how easy it is to establish a super PAC -- and just how unregulated the fundraising entities are.
Minnesota ACT scores

Minn. students excel on ACT, but students of color still behind

White students in Minnesota had an average score of 23.7. But the average score for black students was 17.9 -- the lowest average among non-white test-takers.

North Dakota aims to boost rail safety checks

The state is seeking $500,000 to fund a program aimed at keeping up with increasing oil shipments and train traffic. Although the Federal Railroad Administration has sole authority to regulate railroads, state inspectors can work under the federal agency.

Some Medtronic shareholders criticize Irish merger proposal

At Medtronic's annual shareholder meeting, the shareholders expressed concern that the deal -- which would merge the company with Ireland-based Covidien, will expose them to hefty capital gains taxes. The $42.9 billion deal would let Medtronic move its legal headquarters for tax purposes from the Twin Cities to Dublin.
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