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Steve Grove: It’s time for Minnesota to invest in innovation

When it comes to growing the economy, the old adage is true: You get what you pay for. For years, Minnesota has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in supporting targeted industries in the state — in 2019 alone we’re set to spend over $600 million in grants, tax credits, and other programs...

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Harry Boyte: Lessons from the ‘The Best of Enemies’

With a personal stake in the new movie, “The Best of Enemies,” I have read reviews about it with both interest and trepidation. A piece of my life is on the screen with my having no role in the story-telling. Despite problems, the movie opens a window into what New York Times film critic A.O....

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Minnesota deer farm’s herd euthanized to limit chronic wasting disease

MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A Crow Wing County deer farm that’s repeatedly tested positive for chronic wasting disease is now closed following the euthanization of its herd. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday the “depopulation” of deer from the 112-acre Trophy Woods Ranch,...

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Economic development agency’s hiring of Iron Range Democrat raises questions

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he’ll tighten hiring rules after a prominent Iron Range Democrat was hired for a civil service job without going through the normal hiring process. Walz’s move comes after Joe Radinovich, a former state legislator, was fast-tracked for a job at the Iron Range...

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Second Harvest Heartland is changing its food donation policies in an effort to offer healthier options to its clients.

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A University of Minnesota professor admitted Thursday to strangling his girlfriend last year at their home in Northeast Minneapolis.

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The Latest: Report links Senate intel chair to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):

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WATCH: The release of the Mueller report makes for a historic day

It started with a press conference by Attorney General William Barr ... and then the lengthy report landed with a proverbial thump.

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‘A good day’: Trump claims victory with Mueller report out

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, attacking investigators' credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted version of Mueller's report was finally released Thursday, Trump...

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Gary Abernathy: Mueller report is out. The other shoe may drop soon.

In the early days of “Saturday Night Live” in the mid-1970s, original Weekend Update anchor Chevy Chase had a running gag in which he announced each week, with one variation or another, “In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.” The line was funny because it played on the...

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Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it.

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AP fact check: Skewed Trump, Barr claims on Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation.

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MN hopes to continue pilot program to treat mental illness and addiction

People struggling with mental illness also often face problems with addiction and other challenges, but getting comprehensive treatment can be tough. Patients would typically need to visit more than one clinician for help with problems like mental illness and substance abuse. A pilot program in...

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Personnel changes coming to Lakeland City Hall amid two high-profile departures

Lakeland city leaders learned this week of several personnel changes, as longtime city treasurer Tom Niedzwiecki announced he will be retiring and Mary Stanton, wife of former city council member Jim Stanton, said she would be quitting. Mary Stanton wrote in a letter to city officials this week that...

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MIAC presidents meet, take no action on proposal to expel St. Thomas

Presidents from the MIAC's 12 schools met to discuss "philosophy, competition, and membership” but took no action regarding St. Thomas University, which some believe has outgrown the athletics conference.

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Mohamad Noor’s partner takes stand in Justine Damond shooting trial

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 took the stand Thursday to recount the night of the shooting, and described his own mindset as considering every call “a threat until it’s no longer a threat.” Officer Matthew Harrity is a critical...

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Police asking for help to find 17-year-old missing from St. Paul

St. Paul police are asking for the public’s help to find a 17-year-old missing since the beginning of the week. Chuejee Thao was last seen on the West Side on his way home from school on Monday about 2:30 p.m., police announced Thursday. He was getting off his school bus at Livingston Avenue and...

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Stillwater man sent to prison for defrauding Missouri company

Authorities say a Stillwater man convicted of defrauding a Missouri company has been sentenced along with a co-conspirator. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Bobby Woods, of Stillwater, Minn., and 64-year-old Alan Dwayne Johnson, of Collinsville, Mo., pleaded guilty earlier to...

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Minnesota adds 1,300 jobs in March; unemployment rate rises

March saw Minnesota employers add 1,300 jobs to their rolls. Yet the state’s unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent. The state’s jobless figure, which rose 0.1 percentage point from the month before, remains below the national rate of 3.8 percent. That Minnesota’s unemployment insurance claims...

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Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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