New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

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Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.
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President Donald Trump will be greeted Wednesday, in his first visit to northern Minnesota, with a renewed optimism about the economy, including in Hi
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Hibbing was hit hard by a downturn in the taconite industry just two years ago.

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A newfound optimism will greet President Donald Trump when he makes his first visit to northern Minnesota on Wednesday.
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A handful of newcomers join those serving up the State Fair fare, including a coffee vendor and two Midtown Global Market tenants.
General Mills has started production of YQ, a yogurt that has less sugar than most Greek yogurts but the same amount of protein.

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This 22,376-square-foot “Downton Abbey”-esque estate on Lake Minnetonka is on the market for $11.15 million.

$11M Lake Minnetonka castle with nine fireplaces once hosted Dick Cheney

Vikings players worked out at minicamp earlier this month in Eagan.

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