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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

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

Redeveloping Nicollet and Lake

Nicollet Avenue Kmart plan moves forward

A redevelopment plan that could lead to the reopening of Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street in Minneapolis took another step forward on Tuesday with approval from a City Council committee.
Fargo

Fed: Fargo economy healthy, but challenges remain

Given its low unemployment and growing business diversity, the Fargo area has a healthy economy, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said.

Why 'Fargo' for TV works with cold efficiency

When TV decides to adapt a movie, it can do it in a couple of different ways. The success of FX's adaptation of Fargo and the problems with CBS's adaptation of Bad Teacher offer telling examples.

Dayton: Super Bowl tax breaks already in place

Lawmakers don't need to address controversial tax breaks for the 2018 Super Bowl because a letter to the NFL pledges state support in the form of tax breaks, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday.
Rev. Paul Slack heads up ISAIAH

Eyeing racial disparities, schools trying to cut down on suspensions

According the Minnesota Department of Education, nearly 60 percent of suspensions and expulsions last year were of black, Latino, Asian, Native American and other students of color, even though they're only a quarter of the student population.

Two Harbors fined over wastewater spill in Lake Superior

In addition to a $19,000 fine, the city also has to install sand filters at its treatment plant to remove mercury from its effluent.

Risks of popular anxiety drugs often overshadowed

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers -- sometimes to deadly effect.
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