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2 More E. Coli Cases Confirmed in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state.

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Minnesota Unemployment Hits Lowest Level Since 2007

State officials say Minnesota's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2007. The June jobless rate was 4.5 percent, down about a half-point from a year ago. That's lower than the national rate for June of 6.1 percent.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Minnesota Flood Damage Costs Continue To Climb

Damage estimates from widespread flooding in Minnesota have continued to rise.

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Northern Minnesota Zoo Celebrates Pavilion Rehab

A 90-year-old zoo in northern Minnesota has restored a historic pavilion built in the 1930s.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture image
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Ash Borer Infestation Found Near Caledonia

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it's discovered another infestation of the destructive emerald ash borer.

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Coon Rapids House With 200 Snakes Passes Inspection

A suburban Minneapolis home where more than 200 snakes reside has passed a local inspection. Authorities in Coon Rapids began keeping an eye on the house several years ago after neighbors complained about a foul smell coming from the yard.

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Roodiparse (Public Domain), Wiki Commons
Roodiparse (Public Domain), Wiki Commons
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Harsh Minnesota Winter Stomps Out Grape Harvest

Minnesota grape growers are reporting a harvest shortage after an especially harsh winter. Minnesota Grape Growers president Irv Geary says many northern vineyards have lost all or most of their grapes this year.

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Road-Fund Standoff Stokes Worry In Minnesota

The current Washington standoff over highway construction dollars is causing some discomfort among the people charged with keeping Minnesota's roads and bridges in proper shape. Without a deal soon between Congress and President Barack Obama, the federal Highway Trust Fund could run dry.

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Deadline Nears For Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest

Time is running out for entering the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest auditions. Registration closes at 4 p.m. on July 28.

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Brainerd Man Returns To Jail For Flea Market

A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market. A judge sent Chad Ross back to jail Friday. He will stay there until his yard sale is cleared or he completes his 270-day sentence.

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