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Census: Minnesota’s Urban Centers See Growth

New census figures show the Minneapolis-St. Paul area added more than 100,000 people between 2010 and 2013, with the urban centers accounting for more of the growth than suburbs.

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Minnesota Farm Income Drops Sharply In 2013

A new report says Minnesota farm income dropped dramatically in 2013 largely because of lower corn prices. An annual joint analysis by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and University of Minnesota Extension says net farm income was $41,899 for the median farm.

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Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Mother Says Dayton Told Fer to Buy Pot illegally

A mother who met with Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this month says he told her to buy marijuana illegally to treat her 2-year-old son's intractable epilepsy.

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Restaurant Hack Leads to Credit Card Fraud

Fairmont police have received hundreds of reports of credit and debit card fraud since a local restaurant's computer was hacked.

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Minnesota ‘EagleCam’ Shows Newly Hatched Eaglet

There is a new addition to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' eagle camera - an eaglet.

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NTSB Can’t Determine Why Helicopter Crashed

The National Transportation Safety Board is unable to determine why a helicopter crashed in a St. Paul suburb last June, killing the pilot.

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Dayton: Keep Seeking Compromise on Marijuana

One day after Gov. Mark Dayton appeared to discount any legislation on medical marijuana this year, he is urging advocates and legislators to keep talking in search of compromise.

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No Felony Charges in St. Louis Park Pond Deaths

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman won't seek felony charges for the driver who plunged into a St. Louis Park retention pond last November, killing two children.

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Minnesota House Panel Talks $15M For Pothole Repair

A Minnesota House transportation panel is weighing whether to devote $15 million to repair potholes and other damage to roads from this tough winter.

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Fewer Security Officers Means Longer Wait At MSP

Fewer security screeners and increased peak time travel has prompted Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to issue a new advisory. Airport officials say travelers are urged to arrive 2 1/2 hours before their domestic flight, extending the old advisory by a-half hour.

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