Gov. Dayton orders steps to protect bees, other pollinators

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Gov. Mark Dayton issued new state limits Friday on the use of a controversial class of pesticides that have been implicated in the decline of honeybees and other pollinators.
Allina nurses set open-ended strike that begins on Labor Day
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Allina nurses set open-ended strike that begins on Labor Day

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U.S. Bank Stadium's giant doors open for first time this morning
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U.S. Bank Stadium's huge doors opened for the first time this morning, taking five minutes and accompanied by a loud beeping sound.

U.S. Bank Stadium's giant doors open for first time this morning

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The big doors opened on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium for the first time this morning. For three years, they've been called a signature design element of the new $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium.
How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer concert? Lars Ulrich dishes
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How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer concert? Lars Ulrich dishes

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State Fair

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