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  • Public works bill front and center this week at Capitol
    Democrats in the Minnesota Senate will unveil a $1 billion package of public construction projects today that they want to fund with a combination of bonding and surplus cash.7:20 a.m.
  • Oberstar greets a supporterIron Range residents say Oberstar never forgot his roots
    Jim Oberstar grew up a tiny house on the Iron Range. His dad was an underground iron ore miner during an era of often brutal working conditions. But from those humblest of beginnings, he became Minnesota's longest-serving Congressman, conversant in six languages, renowned for his intellect and rambling oratory.7:25 a.m.
  • Gregg SteinhafelTarget CEO is out following credit card breach; stock drops
    Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed a credit-card data breach.7:40 a.m.
  • Duluth Mayor Don Ness remembers Oberstar as mentor
    There will be a funeral service on Thursday in Potomac, Maryland for former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar. Oberstar, who represented the eighth district for 36 years, died Saturday. He was 79. Duluth Mayor Don Ness knew Jim Oberstar well. He served as the Congressman's campaign manager for ten years. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Mayor Ness.8:25 a.m.
  • Matt LehtinenIn waste rock, mining companies find opportunity and create jobs
    Minnesota's Iron Range is littered with the legacy of 130 years of iron mining. Mine pits, enormous waste rock piles and tailings basins dot the landscape. A newfound interest in the leftover rock is leading to a resurgence of mining on the western edge of the Iron Range.8:40 a.m.
  • Wild looking for turnaround against Chicago at home
    The Minnesota Wild are now down two games to none in their second round NHL playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. They lost to the Blackhawks 4-1 yesterday in Chicago.8:45 a.m.
  • Austin, Minn. teen is a Youtube sensation
    The Minnesota Lynx have invited Molly Kate Kestner to sing the national anthem before their first WNBA pre-season game of the year tonight at Target Center.8:49 a.m.

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