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Best swimming holes in Minnesota.

Here's the Star Tribune's pick for some of the the best swimming hole in the state.
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9:55am

Penn-Plymouth transformation

The map below illustrates the changes expected to occur at Penn and Plymouth Avenues under the plan outlined by Hennepin County this week.
West Metro
July 23

Proposed Lyndale superfund site

The state Pollution Control Agency has proposed investigating this area as a Superfund cleanup site.
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July 22

Stadium funding

Charitable gambling taxes have roared back from a 2013 low. The state will combine them with corporate taxes to pay about $30 million annual debt service, and refill a reserve account.
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July 22

A long time ago, in a river valley not so far away ...

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July 22

Treasure Island Casino expansion

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July 6

Vikings Game Parking

The Vikings have divided downtown into zones to guide fans to parking based on where they are coming from.
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July 1

Top 10 beer sellers in Minnesota

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June 30

Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Then there are the many bike trails in the metro-area. We have some of the best urban bike options in the country. Pedal one for a close-up experience of Minnesota's many unique landscapes.
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June 30

Trouble ahead for emergency pension support

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will run out of assets to guarantee payments to retirees in failing multi-employer pension plans by 2024, a new government report says. With the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund running a deficit of $2 billion a year, that means fund participants stand to lose virtually everything they invested for retirement.
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June 28

Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Consider Minnesota the land of 10,000 spokes. Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Pedal along one for a close-up experience of a unique landscape. Here are some of the best in the state.
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June 28

Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Then there are the many bike trails in the metro-area. We have some of the best urban bike options in the country. Pedal one for a close-up experience of Minnesota's many unique landscapes.
Top Workplaces
June 24

2016 national standard setters

These 110 Minnesota employers scored high enough to qualify as Top Workplaces against WorkplaceDynamics' national benchmark, although not high enough to crack the Top 150 Workplaces.
Top Workplaces
June 24

2016 Top 150 Workplaces

Minnesota employees surveyed by WorkplaceDynamics ranked these 150 employers as Top Workplaces for 2016.
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June 22

Cost of health care coverage on the rise

The monthly cost of health insurance exchange coverage is on the rise in most regions that have released numbers. Here's a look at some of the top market changes.
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June 17

The experiment of Jonathan

The "new town" development of Jonathan was supposed to be a work/play/live community of 50,000. The development failed and eventually folded into the city of Chaska.
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June 17

Abuse reports, accepted cases skyrocket

The number of children placed in foster care is going up as Minnesota's child protection agencies get more abuse reports and accept more cases.
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June 17

Not enough foster care beds

The number of children in foster care continues to go up, outpacing the increase in the number of foster care beds.
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June 17

Reviving Midwest trout streams

State agencies and others have restored fish habitat and reduced bank erosion on dozens of trout streams in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota, a region known as the Driftless Area.
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June 14

INTERACTIVE: U.S. storm reports, warnings, precipitation

This map shows the National Weather Services (NWS) storm reports and radar. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Please be patient, some visualizations can take longer than others to load.