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Minnesota's historic budget surplus will be debated this session.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, representing the swing Second District, is one of the top targets for Republicans in the midterms.

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Minneapolis Park Board declines to extend construction permit for Southwest Light Rail tunnel

8th St. Market owner Woods Halley prepared to open. The market was robbed six times in November and now won’t accept cash from customers.
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8th St. Market owner Woods Halley prepared to open. The market was robbed six times in November and now won’t accept cash from customers.

Store owners wary, weary as robberies climb in Minneapolis

Some stores have been hit several times, making workers quit and scaring away customers.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman addressed the rise of crime in the city and the efforts to recruit police officer
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Minneapolis Mayor Frey's plan to hire 190 police officers is 'a heavy lift'

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