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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Federal health officials are warning of a new emerging health threat, a relatively unknown, mosquito-carried virus that causes an illness for which there's no known cure.

ST. PAUL — A proposal to cap probation terms for nonviolent offenses will come up for a public hearing next week after the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission on Thursday, narrowly blocked a vote to cancel it.

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It turns out when you take your regular medication may make a difference. A recent study of 20,000 people in the European Heart Journal found that blood pressure medication was more effective when taken at night.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will create a 3-digit mental health and suicide crisis national hotline, similar to 911.

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Many people turn to social networks, such as Facebook, to connect with friends and family during times of crisis. A study by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health recently analyzed the activity of breast cancer survivors on Facebook during their treatment and found while they p…

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British voters go to the polls Thursday in what’s been described as a pivotal general election. Many of the issues at stake, including Brexit, are referenced in “63 Up,” a British documentary series that gets its latest Minnesota release this weekend.

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota soon will have more residents over 65 than under 18, and Gov. Tim Walz wants to make the state a more welcoming place for older people to live.

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COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Growing up in northwestern Nebraska, David Tieszen developed a strong interest in photography at the local 4-H club. He took a photography class in college and has attended a handful of seminars since, but said he’s largely self-taught.

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Beth Didier farms with her husband and father-in-law near Spiritwood, about 80 miles west of Fargo, N.D. They grow several thousand acres of soybeans, corn and wheat. Didier works full time off the farm, but as her father-in-law moves into retirement, she’s taking a larger role in the farmin…

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PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) — Wayland Baptist senior guard J.J. Culver became the fourth college basketball player to score 100 or more points in a game, reaching the century mark in a 124-60 win over Southwestern Adventist on Tuesday night.

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ST. PAUL — Creation of a new Minnesota computer system for vehicle registrations and titles is on track to replace the much-maligned current one, according to a report released Tuesday, Dec. 10.

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ST. PAUL — On the heels of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's new statewide initiatives on climate change, Minnesota Democrats are pushing for action in the state Senate as well.

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EAGAN, Minn. — After being waived by the Minnesota Vikings at the end of preseason, Laquon Treadwell vowed to become the “Comeback Kid.” The 24-year-old receiver said he’s not there yet, but he’s on his way.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he "betrayed the nation" with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 e…

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The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first time, according to census projections. But rising rents, health care and other living costs mean that for many entering their retirement years, balancing t…

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We are reminded constantly there is stuff in life you just can’t plan for. This fall I thought about breaking the piggy bank to pay for a trip to the 2020 Rose Bowl. Instead, I am shelling out a couple grand for a root canal.

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Letters to some Minnesota cabin and vacation property owners arriving this month pose questions that could carry significant tax ramifications, possibly bumping their land into a costlier commercial classification.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it.

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ST. PAUL — Woodbury native Brennan Menell grew up idolizing Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and the connections between the two players aren’t lost on those who have been paying attention.

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Despite a lingering injury to his collarbone area that forced him out of Minnesota’s previous game, Dalvin Cook never hesitated when asked if he’d be able to play against Detroit.

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WASHINGTON. D.C. — The comment period closed on Nov. 29 for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Lawmakers and the biofuels industry asked EPA to uphold the RFS and the deal they cut with…

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Many U.S. agriculturalists are looking for additional ways to earn money, and a new federal government analysis confirms that agritourism is a growing source of income for farmers and ranchers, though much of North Dakota and Minnesota are identified as “cold spots” for agritourism.

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It was in July 2017 that two young cops were dispatched to southwest Minneapolis on reports of a possible assault. The 911 caller, Justine Ruszczyk, approached the police SUV in the alley behind her home. The officer in the passenger seat, Mohamed Noor, shot her through the open driver’s sid…

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Farmers don’t want to get help for their mental health from the Internet or phone hotlines, new research shows. Instead, face-to-face conversations are what matters most, with family, friends and others, recent research indicates.

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Ten years ago, when the Minnesota National Guard opened a Black Hawk helicopter base next to the St. Cloud Regional Airport, it was a big deal for the community.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

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Minnesota’s medical marijuana program was approved by the state Legislature in 2014 as one of the most restrictive programs in the country. Minnesota is one of 33 states with a law allowing medical marijuana, even though federal law still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.

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