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Your top questions about Minnesota lakes answered

If Minnesotans love one thing, it's their lakes. We did some research to answer your five most frequent questions about Minnesota's cherished bodies of water.
About 500 volunteers at Target Field packed lifesaving meals for children around the world. They will work furiously for about two hours before anothe
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Why does Minnesota have one of highest rates of volunteering in the country?

March 20
Minnesotans penchant for helping others goes beyond "Minnesota Nice."
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Pandemic prep: Here's what you need to know

March 18
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we asked readers what they want to know about the pandemic. Host Eric Roper talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt to answer your most pressing questions.
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What's the truth behind Minnesota's Kensington Runestone?

March 14
Af­ter Swed­ish im­mi­grant Olof Öhman said he un­earthed the rock on his farm in Kensington in 1898, it immediately became a subject of fascination.
FILE -- A Tesla Model 3 assembly line at Tesla's factory in Fremont, Calif., on June 28, 2018. The electric-car manufacturerÕs shares were trading ab
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Why do electric-vehicle owners pay a surcharge in Minnesota?

March 6
Because EV owners aren't gas guzzlers, they don't pay state and federal gas taxes that help maintain roads and bridges. Yet they still use the state's crumbling road system.
Richard Tsong-Taatarii/rtsong-taatarii@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN;4/6/11;left to right ] At Target Field, a crew checks the lights on the Minnie
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Why can't Minneapolis and St. Paul play nice?

February 29
It turns out Minneapolis and St. Paul's neighborly competition goes back more than a century.
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Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?

February 13
Help us answer questions that matter to you.
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Are Minnesota's day-care costs really the highest in the nation?

February 25
Policy experts agree that child care is expensive here. But averages can be misleading, they say, and Minnesota may not be the outlier so often portrayed.
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When did wild bison disappear from Minnesota?

February 14
Once on the verge of extinction, the American bison is no longer an endangered species. Minnesotans can now visit the iconic animal in three locations around the state