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February 8

Many medical devices dropping in price

Here's a look at a handful of medical devices and how the price has changed since 2010.
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February 2

Interactive: Snowfall forecast

This web map shows how much snow will fall in the next couple of days. You can navigate this map by panning and zooming, using the plus and minus button or click on the map to see the forecast snow amount. (Snow amount is the expected total accumulation of new snow, in inches during a 6 hour period.)Note: This map is time enabled, use the time bar to show changes over time. Run the full animation using the navigation arrow on the left or tab through it using the navigation tools to the right
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January 30

Elder abuse cases, by the numbers

Reports made to the new Minnesota Elder Abuse Hotline. Financial exploitation is broken down by legally recognized fiduciaries, such as a conservator or financial advisor, and those who are not (i.e. relatives or strangers).
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January 28

Court tightens oversight on conservators

Minnesota has established an award-winning system to audit the way court-appointed conservators handle the finances of people with dementia and other issues that prevent them from managing their own affairs -- a need that's projected to grow substantially as the population ages.
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January 28

Language and education barriers

Education and the ability to speak English are key factors in landing a good job, and data show that these are potentially key reasons why Somalis in Minnesota have lower incomes.
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January 27

Major river grant announced

General Mills Foundation will donate $3 million to the Minnepolis riverfront, most of it going to the proposed Water Works Park.
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January 25

Rising use of opioid drugs

A rise in opioid addictions and treatment admissions correlates not just with a rise in opioid-related deaths among young adults, but a reversal in the overall death rate of young adults.
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January 21

Large-scale solar projects for Xcel Energy

Three large solar projects are planned by Xcel Energy around the state. State regulators approved the largest, North Star Solar, on Wednesday.
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January 15

Dayton's $1.4 billion proposal

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to borrow $1.4 billion to pay for new buildings, airport improvements and other projects with statewide significance. The governor tried to select projects that spread the money around the state evenly.
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January 14

Dayton's clean water plan

Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a $219.7 million plan to update Minnesota's aging wastewater and drinking water systems, and protect groundwater from contamination.
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January 11

Powerball prizes and odds

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January 6

Ivory Gull's range

The bird is rarely spotted away from the Arctic's pack ice in winter.
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January 4

Red Rock bus route alternatives

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January 4

Shifting river islands

Minneapolis has a long history of its Mississippi River islands appearing and disappearing. Shifting river levels from runoff or dam projects, construction, and dredging are some of the reasons. This map shows multiple islands that used to exist in the central part of the riverfront; others have appeared and disappeared in upriver and downriver portions of the river.
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December 23, 2015

Staying safe on the ice

Ice is buoyant and, as long as it is unbroken, can carry large weights, including cars and trucks.
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December 22, 2015

Downturn for Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America stock has fallen to a nearly six-year low after the company disclosed that it had violated its debt covenants.
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December 17, 2015

Island planned at Scherer site

Minneapolis park officials want to create an island near one that was erased by an adjoining business.
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December 17, 2015

El Niño year

This season is already cranked up and is considered to be one of the three strongest El Niño events going back to 1950.
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December 11, 2015

How Minnesota lags behind other states

A look at how far behind other states Minnesota is among those states who service those with disabilities.
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December 11, 2015

Park purchasing accelerating on the upper Mississippi River

Nearly 54 percent of the upper riverfront shoreline is in the hands of the Park Board, and other non-park land brings the public ownership figure to 69 percent. Key purchases in the last 10 years are shown.
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