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What’s that I hear? The sounds of birds chirping and squirrels playing in the trees? The squelchy crunch of melting pebbles of semi-frozen snowy ice beneath sparkling new puddle boots means warmer weather is well on its way.

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — For Gale Kreykes, volunteering has always been a way of life. At 99, the St. Peter woman continues to volunteer every weekday serving and packing meals at Parkview Manor in St. Peter and for the Meals on Wheels program.

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Before Ken and Gloria Trom finally decided to convert the last of their Udolpho Township cropland into native prairie, they got a bit of help from Mower County — a drill bit, that is.

As hundreds of thousands of Minnesota seniors look for new Medicare coverage, state insurance regulators are investigating potentially misleading advertising solicitations. The Minnesota Commerce Department is also warning older consumers to be wary of scams during the open enrollment period…

Autumn in Minnesota is not complete without a trip to the apple orchard. Minnesota’s apple harvest has always made for countless pies and caramels, but increasingly, it’s being made into cider.

NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th volume of Bob Dylan’s bootleg series won’t settle one of the most persistent debates about his recording career. But it will allow fans to decide for themselves.

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s marketplace for individual health insurance plans, MNsure, opens its 2019 enrollment period Thursday, Nov. 1, with new software to help customers compare options.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog report ordered in 2012 by Dr. Ronny Jackson — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs — found that he and a rival physician exhibited “unprofessional behaviors” as they engaged in a power struggle over the White House medical unit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change.

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s business economists are sketching a bright picture for the coming months, with a survey finding that more of their companies foresee rising sales and expect to continue hiring and raising pay.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire and cooking show "The Chew" on Monday as he said that reports of sexual misconduct "match up" to his behavior.

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Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman apologized Monday for mistakes her agency made in the summer roll-out of the new computer system for vehicle licensing and registration.

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Minnesota joined California, Maryland and Maine to file a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration over its decision to end a program that protects thousands of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The lawsuit alleges that the decision violates the Constituti…

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BIGFORK, Minn. – Small-town hospitals and clinics may not have all the bells and whistles of their big-city counterparts, but they offer something patients often cannot find in the cities: quarterbacks.

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The Minnesota Supreme Court said Friday that Gov. Mark Dayton was within his authority to line-item veto funding for the House and Senate. But justices ordered the parties engage in mediated negotiations to come up with a workable solution.

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MOORHEAD – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is touting proposed legislation to help the children of Guard and Reserve members deployed on active duty, and provide tax breaks for troops serving as peacekeepers in the increasingly dangerous Sinai Peninsula.

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Heading into Monday’s Supreme Court hearing on Gov. Mark Dayton’s appeal, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, was confident the Legislature would prevail.

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Whether you’re ready to retire, just joining the workforce, or somewhere in between, regularly reviewing your Social Security earnings record could make a big difference when it’s time to collect your retirement benefits.

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Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota say they’re on the brink of a new era in cancer care — one in which doctors extract a patient’s white blood cells, have them genetically engineered in a lab, and put them back to become personalized cancer-fighting machines.

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