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    (MNN/St. Paul, MN) — There is a huge spike in flu cases in Minnesota as Christmas approaches. The state Health Department said there were 203 new outbreaks in Minnesota schools for the week ending December …

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    19 Dec 14
  • carmel apples

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are …

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    19 Dec 14
  • spring wheat

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be a big beneficiary of President Barack Obama’s plan to ease …

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    19 Dec 14
  • McLeod County

    The McLeod County Board this week voted to drop a proposal to increase taxes. The McLeod County Chronicle reports that after a failed motion to increase its 2015 levy 2 percent, the commissioners voted Tuesday …

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    18 Dec 14
  • Employment

    Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today (Thursday) by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).The state has gained 51,065 jobs in the past year, including …

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    18 Dec 14
  • Cuba

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota congressman who has long advocated for changes to the United States’ Cuba policy says a decision to normalize relations with the island country is a “monumental step” in …

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    18 Dec 14
  • crash investigation

    An Annandale woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover in Stearns County just before 6:30 Wednesday evening. The State Patrol says 46-year-old Angela Carter was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of serious but …

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    18 Dec 14
  • ALCO

    The Alco Store in Olivia is closing it’s doors. KWLM reports that last month, Alco’s parent company Tiger Capital Group and SB Capital Group LLC announced they were closing their stores as part of bankrupcy …

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    17 Dec 14