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Clashes over taxes, Walz's powers stymie budget talks

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The money Minnesota is anticipating from the federal government is a "huge wild card" in the next budget, Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent said.
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Xcel, CenterPoint make millions while customers face big bills

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University of Minnesota students and staff took COVID tests last November. At least 178 Minnesota schools or districts have taken up the state’s off
RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII, Star Tribune
University of Minnesota students and staff took COVID tests last November. At least 178 Minnesota schools or districts have taken up the state’s offer of free COVID-19 test kits for students.

Schools step up virus testing, despite some parent pushback

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At least 178 schools or districts have requested free COVID test kits from the state. Some parents oppose the approach, though, arguing that identification of mild or asymptomatic infections results in more quarantines and school disruptions.
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns blocked a shot by Magic guard Dwayne Bacon (8) during the first half of Minnesota’s 128-96 victory Sunday.
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Timberwolves demolish depleted Magic

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The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is a cornerstone of the Vikings Lake development. An updated plan for the land vetoes a second hotel.
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Second hotel nixed at Viking Lakes; city gets more access to site

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