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Minnesota to Pay $100,000 in Lawyer Fees in Campaign Lawsuit

A settlement involving Minnesota campaign regulators requires the state to pay more than $100,000 in costs and attorney fees for a group that sued over contribution limits.

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District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation
District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation
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District 742 Programs Get Over $24,000 In Grants From LEAF

The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is awarding $24,667 during it's fall activity funds granting cycle. Every year, LEAF awards supplemental money to academic, activities, arts and athletic programs.

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National Weather Service,
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Freeze Warning in Effect for Central Minnesota Friday Night

The National Weather Service says one the coolest nights of Fall is expected during the Friday-Saturday overnight. A freeze warning will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. Friday to 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

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photologue_np, flickr
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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8 Percent

Minnesota's unemployment rate has dropped again, coming in at 3.8 percent in September. It brings the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate below 4 percent for the seventh out of nine months of the year.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Cold Spring Moving Closer to Hiring New City Administrator

Cold Spring is expected to take another step towards hiring a new city administrator on Tuesday night. Acting city administrator Kris Dockendorf says the city council will look to approve an updated job description for the position.

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Hundreds Expected Thursday For 2015 St. Cloud Innovation Summit

Around 400 people are expected at the Rivers Edge Convention Center on Thursday for the 2015 St. Cloud Innovation Summit. Sonja Gidlow is the director of communications with the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, she says the summit is a great way for companies to share their innovations with the community.

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Shed in July

Minnesota's unemployment rate is up and its job count is down, according to new data for July. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4 percent.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Better Business Bureau Reminds You to Watch For Asphalt Scams

The Better Business Bureau is reminding you to be wary of asphalt scams that are making their way across the state. The scam often involves someone posing as an asphalt firm going door to door claiming they have extra supplies from a nearby project.

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Top Minnesota Officials Sort Out Sex Offender Program’s Fate

Minnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms. It's a system that the state's political leaders have vigorously defended and resisted changing.

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Vendor Settles Over Minnesota Student Testing Disruption

The Minnesota Department of Education and its student testing contractor have reached a settlement over spring testing glitches. Pearson, the vendor, will take $1 million off its new three-year contract and add up to nearly $4.7 million in services to settle with the state.

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