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October 22
Minnesota Poll results: Most support universal background checks, military-style rifle ban

Minnesota Poll results: Most support universal background checks, military-style rifle ban

The Star Tribune polled 800 Minnesota likely voters about several gun proposals between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16.
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October 21
Minnesota Poll results: Split on impeachment

Minnesota Poll results: Split on impeachment

The Star Tribune interviewed 800 Minnesota registered voters between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Highlights from questions about President Trump and impeachment are below. Scroll…
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October 21
Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

The Star Tribune interviewed 800 Minnesota registered voters between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Highlights from questions about potential matchups between President Donald Trump and…
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September 22
Twin Lake which border Stan Martin's property has overflowed and taken shoreline.Some of his tree s are now submerged underwater. Millions of gallons

Aging stormwater systems were not built for this volume of rain

Across Minnesota, cities large and small are scrambling to upgrade storm sewers, culverts, roadways and drainage ponds as they find themselves deluged by ever-more intense storms and flash flooding.
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September 5
Interactive: Hurricane tracker map

Interactive: Hurricane tracker map

Explore this data rich map of current hurricanes/typhoons from around the world.
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June 7

Grading Carver County lakes

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March 28
Isle Royale ferries, trails and campgrounds

Isle Royale ferries, trails and campgrounds

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March 27
North St. Paul housing developments

North St. Paul housing developments

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March 21
Getting around the Final Four

Getting around the Final Four

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March 19
Chloride is building up in Minnesota rivers

Chloride is building up in Minnesota rivers

Chloride from de-icers (road salt) and water softeners does not break down in the environment, nor can it be effectively treated, meaning the pollutant builds up in lakes and streams. Here's a look at the flow-adjusted growth in chloride concentrations in rivers near the Twin Cities since 1985.
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March 15
Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland

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March 14
Trichloroethylene emissions

Trichloroethylene emissions

Minnesota lawmakers have proposed a statewide ban on the industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE), which is still in use despite being classified as a carcinogen and developmental toxin. A ban would fall heaviest on the 80 or so entities reporting emissions to the state pollution regulators.
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March 7
National flood map

National flood map

This map shows the 3-month long range flood outlook and the 48 hour forecast flood values from river gauges with weather watches & warnings. Stream Gauge data gives readings of stream gauges around the US, which depict the current water level in the measured areas. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click on a symbol to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to get the latest data.
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March 5
Michael Mueller snow blows the sidewalk near his house Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Rochester after heavy snow overnight. Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbu

Not many places in U.S. got more snow than the Twin Cities did in February

Yes, Minnesotans, February was as snowy as you thought. In fact, when it comes to snowfall last month, we had more in common with Jackson, Wyo. than we did with our typical winter brethren in Chicago and Milwaukee.
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March 1
Durata risks

Durata risks

A new study says Durata heart defibrillator leads can have internal insulation breaches that can cause loss of therapy or unintended shocks. The cross sections below show leads with different designs.
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February 21
Ice dams and water damage

Ice dams and water damage

What is an ice dam?
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February 19
Snow forecast and weather warnings

Snow forecast and weather warnings

See how much snow is forecasted to fall, current weather warnings from the National Weather Service, and current snow depth around the state.
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January 24
The January freeze is coming

The January freeze is coming

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January 24
Hospitalized flu cases in Minnesota

Hospitalized flu cases in Minnesota

Hospitalized influenza cases are based on disease reports of laboratory-positive influenza and specimens from hospitalized patients with acute respiratory illness submitted to MDH-PHL by hospitals and laboratories.
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December 18, 2018
Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

Critical factors can influence how aggressively police and prosecutors investigate and charge cases.