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Saturday, November 17, 2012

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton told several hundred janitors, security officers, airport service workers and retail cleaners on Saturday that they won't get the wages they deserve unless they negotiate for it. (11/17/2012)
A Pittsburgh record store owner says he discovered a copy of the second song ever recorded by Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson, "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom." (11/17/2012)
Fewer transfers at the U in the future
New figures and universities grew nearly 6 percent last year, driven by a 23-percent increase from China, even as total enrollment was leveling out. But perhaps more revealing is where much of the growth is concentrated: big, public land-grant colleges, notably in the Midwest. (11/17/2012)
One of the top enforcers of the nation's civil rights laws said Friday government should be responsible for automatically registering citizens to vote by using existing databases to compile lists of all eligible residents in each jurisdiction.
St. Louis County authorities are investigating the death of a 49-year-old man who was found unconscious in a wooded area.
Thanksgiving happens every year. Every year. Yet this big holiday manages to sneak up on us sometimes. Yes, it's a little early this year (November's fourth Thursday falls on the 22nd rather than, say, the 28th). If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it's scramble time.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is defending the court's 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel hundreds of millions of dollars of spending by independent groups in the just-concluded campaign season.
The Guthrie Theater plans to commemorate its 50th season with an original one-time performance and a free community celebration next year.
Businesses and workers in downtown St. Paul are worried about a lost hockey season. The National Hockey League has cancelled all of its games through the end of the month in an ongoing labor dispute with players.
Members of the Minnesota Farmers Union are planning a strategy to try to persuade the lame-duck Congress to pass the stalled farm bill. The Minnesota farmers are meeting this weekend at their 71st annual convention.
A new report offers recommendations designed to strengthen wetland protection efforts in Minnesota.
Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012.
In Britain, hundreds of people are prosecuted each year for posts, tweets, texts and emails deemed menacing, indecent, offensive or obscene, and the number is growing as our online lives expand.
FedEx and UPS have disclosed they are targets of a federal criminal investigation related to their dealings with online pharmacies, which are at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
Several ski areas around the Twin Cities metro area are open this weekend and the state's largest resort, Lutsen Mountains, opens today.
Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama's health care law now appears on track in close to half the states, with others playing catch-up and the administration readying a fallback for states not wishing to participate.

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