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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning the public about a suspected identity theft operation that targets people by spoofing their cell phone numbers on caller ID. (07/28/2014)
The agreement would provide $10 billion to allow veterans to be treated outside the Veterans Affairs system, if they've had trouble getting appointments within it. (07/28/2014)
In his order, Wolf wrote that the state failed to show John LaDue made a "substantial step, beyond mere preparation" toward the commission of first degree murder. (07/28/2014)
In Minnesota, the state Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The sheriff's office says the teenager had delivered the baby at the home in southern Minnesota within a few hours of calling 911.
Koochiching County Sheriff's Department authorities are still filling in details in the bizarre break-ins and fatal shooting that took place along a rural section of Minnesota Highway 53.
A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state's new health insurance exchange by month's end. The Department of Human Services says their automated reminders drew on part of an old law that locked out subscribers whose coverage lapsed.
Grover Norquist says we should encourage the states to experiment with policy changes on everything from marijuana laws and taxes to prison reform, guns and health care. Twenty-four states are in GOP control and 13 are controlled by Democrats. Norquist says we should let the good ideas, and the bad ones, flower in the states where there is no partisan gridlock. He spoke at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in an event moderated by Mickey Edwards.
One worker was electrocuted, another injured in the same incident while working on the CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton power line, a 250-mile transmission project stretching from South Dakota to the suburban Twin Cities.
It was not immediately clear if or when the state would need to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Even when a women's magazine tries to empower a female politician, it usually demeans her, argues Sarah Kendzior in a Politico Magazine article.
"Her reporting was singular and her voice distinct," Margaret Low Smith, NPR's vice president for news, said in an announcement to staff. "There was almost no story that Margot couldn't tell."
An FAA investigation determined that Southwest's contractor failed to follow proper procedures for replacing the fuselage as well as other work on the planes.
Brian Thole and Shawn Powell repeatedly used racial epithets and obscenities during a confrontation with a group of black men outside a Green Bay bar in the summer of 2013.
Thousands of Minnesotans started the day with special prayers for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.
The judge told jurors to "take one more shot" at coming to a consensus.
Researchers realized that while a lot of research focused on hands getting germy from touching doorknobs and other surfaces, only a few studies had looked at handshakes.
The Current teamed up with photographer Steven Cohen to revisit some of the famous landmarks seen in the film.
On the first day of what is traditionally a three-day holiday, Israeli jets continued their offensive in Gaza and Hamas militants continued to launch rockets into Israel -- despite a call by the United Nations for both Israel and Hamas to implement a humanitarian cease-fire for "the Eid period and beyond."
With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions.
The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 at Target Field yesterday.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins The Daily Circuit to give his perspective on the national political scene.
While the majority of Latino adults still identify as Catholic, that number is down 12 percent in just four years.
Most Americans continue banking with megabanks under the assumption that it's the only way to bank with the latest mobile banking technology, but blame big banks for the financial crisis.
75 years ago today, Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow." This version was released as a single and is different than the performance used in "The Wizard of Oz" which was released a month later.
Jurors have had the case since last Tuesday. They're expected to return to the federal courthouse in St. Paul Monday morning to continue their work.
Officials from the Department of Transportation, a highway contractor and the State Patrol hope the steeper penalty will serve as a deterrent.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the chase started Sunday night when a trooper tried to stop the motorcyclist for speeding.
Of course, purpose means different things to different people. It could be as simple as making sure one's family is happy. It could be bigger, like contributing to social change. It could be more self-focused, like doing well on the job.
The fungus has spread through Central America at an alarming rate, causing crop losses of more than a billion dollars. And it is leaving hundreds of thousands unemployed in its wake.
These are personal rights accorded to corporations. To many, the concept of corporations as people seems odd, to say the least. But it is not new.
Here's what you need to know as the conflict enters its 21st day.
The deal requires a vote by a conference committee of House and Senate negotiators, and votes in the full House and Senate.
A longtime critic of the Minneapolis Police Department says officers came to his house to arrest a family member and ended up beating him up.
Documents show Mayor Chris Coleman asked the department for nearly $2 million in cuts.
Pipestone hosted its 15th Annual Pow Wow this weekend. It began as a reunion of students from the Pipestone Indian School, and has grown to include dancing and drumming, a native food cook-off, and hand-crafted art.
On Saturday nights during the summer in Pipestone, Minnesota, a Ghost Walk tour meets on Saturday at twilight at the Pipestone County Museum to walk through the city, hear stories of hauntings and bizarre incidents, and learn a little history along the way.

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