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Another Stearns County Farm Hit With Bird Flu

Minnesota health officials say bird flu has been confirmed in a flock in Stearns County.

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Drive To Undo Sunday Booze Ban Fails Again, In Tighter Vote

An effort to scrap Minnesota's long-standing ban on Sunday liquor sales has failed again in the House, but opponents of the ban came much closer than two years ago.

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Tuition Freeze’s Fate Uncertain at Capitol This Year

Students at Minnesota's public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump. Tuition freezes at the state's two postsecondary systems got bipartisan support the last time lawmakers set a budget. But legislators' appetites seem to have waned a bit this year.

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Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms
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Senate Rejects Fee, Inspection Rule For Abortion Clinics

Minnesota senators have turned back a measure that would have led to twice yearly inspections and $10,200 licensing fees for clinics that provide 10 or more abortions per month.

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Full Environmental Review Won’t Be Done For Mine Expansion

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has rejected a request for a full environmental review of a proposed taconite mine expansion near Babbitt, MN. Northshore Mining has plans to expand their mine to allow for five to ten more years of mining.

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House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving Offenses

Serial offenders of Minnesota's prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.

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Minnesota House to Vote on GOP Funding Plan for Road Fixes

A Republican-crafted proposal to direct $7 billion to projects over the next decade is slated for a vote Tuesday. As drafted, it would redirect existing taxes on auto parts, vehicle leases and car rentals to construction, and borrow billions more.

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Good Weather Boosts Minnesota Small Grain Planting

Minnesota farmers have made early strides in planting small grains, thanks to good weather.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Deadly Bird Flu Confirmed At 8 More Minnesota Turkey Farms

State and federal officials have announced the discovery of a deadly bird flu strain at eight more Minnesota turkey farms, raising the state's total to 22.

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Partial Minnesota Bird Flu Losses Hit $15.7 Million

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association estimates the state's turkey producers have lost $15.7 million worth of birds to avian influenza flu outbreaks in recent weeks.

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