Walz trims budget plan after lower surplus prediction

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His budget provides the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature. House Democrats will lay out their spending targets Monday, and Senate Republicans plan to unveil their proposals next Friday.
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Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

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A United Express regional jet that landed during a snow storm is seen where it came to a rest at Presque Isle International Airport on Monday, March 4
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NTSB: Plane didn't slip off snowy Maine runway, pilots missed it altogether

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Minn. colleges say they already comply with free-speech order

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A former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., would be used by PolyMet as part of a planned copper-nickel mining operation.
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A former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., would be used by PolyMet as part of a planned copper-nickel mining operation.

Army Corps of Engineers grants final permit for PolyMet mine

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PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday.
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The skyways in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, May 8, 2015. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER ¥

Were Minneapolis' skyways first created to combat the cold – or something else?

Love them or hate them, the skyways' dual origin stories might surprise you.
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Burger Friday: The famous La Belle Vie lamb burgers are back, at P.S. Steak

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There are two lucky (or unlucky) charms at the University of Minnesota: the Goldy Gopher statue at Coffman Union (above) and the “Platonic Figure”

Minnesota college students study up on their campuses' good (and bad) luck charms

It's said that rubbing Goldy Gopher's teeth before a test can bring good luck. At least, that's what incoming students sometimes hear on campus tours.