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Minnesota Democrats Aim To Crack Down On Wage Theft

Minnesota Democrats say they want to bolster the state's ability to go after businesses that fail to fully compensate workers. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith said during a Wednesday rally that the state needs to hold accountable a small number of businesses stealing from workers.

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Mediation Program Helps Struggling Farmers In Minnesota

Low commodity prices are causing financial pain on Minnesota farms, but bankruptcies are rare thanks in part to a state mediation program. The farmer-lender program requires lenders to offer struggling farmers the chance to renegotiate debt terms with the help of a mediator before repossessing any property.

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Philando Castile, photo via Facebook
Philando Castile, photo via Facebook
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Lawyers for St. Anthony Police Officer Want Case Tossed

Lawyers for a Minnesota police officer who killed a black man during a July traffic stop say the manslaughter case against him should be dismissed.

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Several Arrested After Rash Of Fish House Break-Ins In Todd County

Several ice houses were broken into on some Todd County lakes. The sheriff's office says they received a number of reports on Monday. The fish houses were on Latimer Lake, Lake Osakis, Pine Island Lake, Thunder Lake, and Big Lake.

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(Photo: Big Lake Police Department)
(Photo: Big Lake Police Department)
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Man Dies In House Fire In Duluth Neighborhood

A man is dead after a house fire in a residential area of
Duluth.

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Minnesota Coaches Create Own Award Amid Mr. Basketball Flap

Minnesota prep basketball coaches are trying to establish a new award to honor the state's top senior. The move comes after the owner of the Minnesota Mr. Basketball Award caught fire for tweets seen as critical of Muslims

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Crystal Man Charged With Fatally Beating Girlfriend’s Son

Prosecutors have charged a Crystal man with fatally
beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

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Construction Work to Begin on Red River Diversion Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says construction activities will begin this week on the first phase of the $2.1 billion Red River flood diversion project in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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Audit Finds Gaps In Diversifying State Hiring, Contracting

A new audit shows there's more work to be done to diversify Minnesota's hiring, purchasing and contracting practices. The audit found the state historically has had strong policies to promote equal opportunities for minorities and other targeted groups.

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Valentine’s Day Election Will Fill Out Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota's Legislature will get a Valentine's Day gift: a new member. A special election was set Tuesday to fill a vacant House seat northeast of the
Twin Cities.

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