Minnesota nursing homes under stress, for reasons politicians aren't talking about

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Republicans blame regulations for the coming closure of a nursing home in Sibley County. But the leader of a nursing home trade group in Minnesota says it's more complicated.
Business

New overtime rule makes thousands of Minnesota's white collar workers newly eligible for O.T.

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Members of the State Legislative Audit Commission, hearing a special report about the Minnesota Department of Education's oversight of Feeding Our Fut
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Members of the State Legislative Audit Commission, hearing a special report about the Minnesota Department of Education's oversight of Feeding Our Future.

Many millions lost. Is the Walz administration taking fraud and waste seriously enough?

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Minnesota's legislative auditor questions if agencies and the governor's office are taking its recommendations seriously. The governor's office said agencies have implemented many of the auditor's suggestions, but sometimes "we may fundamentally disagree."
The Driftless Area illustrates as well as perhaps any place in the nation the rural drift toward the GOP of the past generation.
Local

From blue to red in a generation, Upper Midwest's Driftless Area flexes political muscle

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The crêpe cake from Oh Crêpe! in Edina is a showstopper.

The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities and beyond this week

A new location of a favorite restaurant, sampling at the Taste of Minnesota, crêpes for Bastille Day and pizza in Lake Country made for an eclectic – and delicious – week.
A fire at the Starbuck Meats & Locker in Starbuck, Minn., on July 6, 2024, destroyed the building.
Business

A rural Minnesota meat locker goes up in flames, but the business isn't down for good

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 Curious Minnesota
Rows of quonset hut housing shown from above.

How Quonset huts helped solve the post-WWII housing crisis in the Twin Cities

Pop-up neighborhoods were filled with the 'ugly but necessary' corrugated steel sheds. Then they disappeared.
Comedian Chad Daniels of Fergus Falls enjoys trudging through the snow on wintry days in rural Minnesota.
Variety

TV shows to watch: Minnesota's Chad Daniels gets his first Netflix special

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