Minnesota has $1.3 billion estimated budget surplus

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Legislators and Gov. Tim Walz are expected to highlight different spending priorities Thursday.
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Thousands in Minn. face push to tighten work requirements for food assistance

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Stuck for two days from heavy ice, Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge working again

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi says the House is drafting
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act.”

Pelosi: Trump leaves 'no choice but to act' on impeachment

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The U.S. House is pressing forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday.
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The winning cookies of the 2019 Star Tribune Cookie Contest

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Regis sold more than 120 of its Smart Style salons located in Walmarts.
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Regis sells 121 of its SmartStyle salons inside Walmarts

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Gophers defensive back Jordan Howden intercepted a pass intended for Penn State receiver KJ Hamler, securing a Minnesota victory.
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Building on success: Gophers evaluating roster with eyes on 2020

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Zack Wheeler was 11-8 with a 3.96 ERA for the Mets last season.
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Wheeler had $100 million offer from Twins, took richer deal from Phillies

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How an outsider came to love the forbidding Minnesota winter

Thirty-one years ago, I moved from New York to Minnesota. I imagined myself as a character in Ole Rolvaag's "Giants in the Earth": far from family in a foreign land, the climate of which seemed designed to kill me.
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Minnesota DHS sticking counties with its problems is the heart of this mess

Counties should not be responsible for administering state services, and they shouldn't have to pay for the state's errors.

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