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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

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<&firstgraph>ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — There was a time, just a few decades ago, when it was rare to see a bald eagle in this area. Now, eagles are becoming so common that seeing one flying overhead or perched on a tree hardly seems like that big of a deal anymore.

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A change in security checkpoint configuration got off to a rough start at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday. Screening lines and wait times were longer than usual and some travelers reported confusion about which security line they were supposed to use.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — New guidelines for Minnesota’s “Snowbate” film and television incentive program would deny incentives to shows built around a national event held in Minnesota and projects featuring candidates for political offices, a board that governs the program announced Monday.

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Average U.S. farmland values and rental rates rose in 2019, according to two new annual reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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RED WING, Minn. — Visitors to the fantasy kingdom at Renaissance Festival in Shakopee each year see dozens of interesting characters walking around the grounds. One of those characters is the Dragon Lady.

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter in opposition to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule which that gives health care workers leeway to refuse to provide services, including abortio…

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Remodeling at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport means passengers may need to adjust how they head through security checkpoints.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court’s ruling Friday will allow the Trump administration to begin rejecting asylum at some parts of the U.S.-Mexico border for migrants who arrive after passing through a third country.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would “show great weakne…

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7½ hours, firing on police and wounding six in a standoff that trapped two officers and paralyzed a neighborhood, all while the commissioner and the shooter’s attorney tried to negotiate a surrender.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall.

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Among the lesser-known stories from the Dylan and Duluth mythology is the Rolling Thunder Revue group vacation, as Louie Kemp describes it in his memoir “Dylan and Me: 50 Years of Adventures.” Dylan and friends, fresh from the mid-1970s carnival-esque pop-up cross-continent small-venue road …

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Aug. 15, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Woodstock, the huge three-day concert that came to symbolize the 1960s’ counterculture. Two now-Minnesotans who attended went on to very different lives, but have fond memories of the event, which shaped a generation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming “huddled masses” of immigrants to American shores, was referring to “people coming from Europe” and that the nation is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own…

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Hy-Vee, Inc. is investigating what it's calling "a data incident involving its payment processing systems" at some of its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants.

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Calonna Carlisle’s bright blue bedroom in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville is draped in gymnastics medals and pageant sashes, including one from the time she was in the Miss Black Minnesota competition. On display is a porcelain Native American doll from a trip to South Dakota. At her hig…

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ST. PAUL — Four cases of severe lung injury in Minnesota that may be related to vaping have state health officials concerned that what’s been billed by some as a relatively harmless substitution for smoking has hidden dangers, especially among young people.

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The opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives across Minnesota over the last two decades, but there are some signs the situation may be improving. The number of prescriptions for a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses rose dramatically last year.

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Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: “He’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two major political parties. Trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes an…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether.

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GREENBELT, Maryland (AP) — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his …

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