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UMN science building to be renamed after Bruininks
The Science Teaching and Student Services building will soon be Robert H. Bruininks Hall. ...
Four Minnesota laws that start Jan. 1
Many laws passed during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session take effect Jan. 1. Here's a look at a few of the more interesting changes. ...
Farm groups say budget vote will block EPA 'overreach' on water
Congress blocked the EPA from adopting a proposed Clean Water Act Rule that would have allowed the agency to regulate areas that held water temporarily, including puddles. ...
Minnesota's volunteers are a generous bunch, but there are fewer of them
The volunteer rate in Minnesota remains higher than other states -- but it is falling. ...
Chamber has minimum wage, transportation on agenda
Testing requirements and changes to MNsure's funding are among the Chamber's priorities, too. ...
Texas plumber’s truck ends up in hands of Syrian rebels
As soon as authorities can figure out how to stop people from leaving the country to fight with Islamic extremists, perhaps they can figure out how to stop trucks people trade in at the car dealership from ending up in the hands of Syrian rebels. ...
Dayton urges swift action on flood aid package
Minnesota's governor intends to ask legislators to OK a relief package related to last summer's severe flooding because an existing disaster-aid account ran dry this week. ...
6 things you should know about Cuban cigars
Soon travelers will be able to bring back $100 worth of the famed cigars. ...
Mayo settles with former executive over stolen secret allegations
Mayo had sued Dr. Franklin Cockerill, alleging he misappropriated trade secrets when he took a leadership position with a Mayo competitor. ...
EU: Obesity is a disability
The European Court of Justice today ruled that obesity is a disability, a ruling which could mean employers have to treat those obese workers as disabled. It ruled in the case of Karsten Kaltoft, who was fired for his size. His employer said the child care worker was so fat he needed help to tie ch ...
18-year-old Washington man ID'd in I-694 police chase, shooting
Authorities have confirmed the identity of one of the men who died Wednesday in a string of incidents that included an apparent killing at a Maple Grove rest stop and a fatal police shooting. ...
For several years, I've been considering what sort of unique and insightful (or inciteful, as the case may be) post would constitute the 10,000th NewsCut post. ...
Minnesota jobless rate dips to lowest since 2001
The state unemployment rate slipped to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent, officials say. ...
MN homeowners win storm damage fight with insurers
A decision this week by the Minnesota Supreme Court will never make the news but it's significant for anyone in Minnesota with siding that might get damaged in a hailstorm. ...
Apostle Islands ice cave visitors will have to pay $5 fee
The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter. A $10 season pass will also be available. ...
You can’t even drop a possum on New Year’s Eve anymore
Word has filtered from the mountains of North Carolina that Brasstown will not be able to drop a possum to mark the beginning of the new year. The judge said if the convenience store owner with the idea gets a waiver from North Carolina wildlife officials, it still might be a possum-possible event. ...
Quiet through Sunday, mixed precip next week
Moderating temps, dry weather and generally clear roads should hold though Sunday. A mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow could pose some travel issues from Monday into Christmas Eve. ...
SC judge says 1944 execution of 14-year-old boy was wrong
George Stinney Jr., an African-American boy, was executed in the killing of two young white girls in South Carolina. A judge ruled he was denied due process. ...
Satanist and Christian holiday displays to go up at Michigan capitol
A Christian Nativity will be erected on capitol grounds starting Friday morning. The Satanic Temple's display will join it on Sunday. ...
Taxpayer-funded stadium? Soccer booster won’t say ‘no’
There isn't a pauper among the groups trying to bring Major League Soccer to Minnesota, but that's never mattered before when it comes to public handouts for sports facilities. ...
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