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Minneapolis Council approves $1.6B light rail

Friday, August 29, 2014 6:49 PM

The council voted 10-3 Friday in the last local approval needed for a $1.6 billion light rail project that would connect the city to the southwest suburbs.

Former Minnesota top cop to head St. Paul archdiocese response to clergy sex abuse

Monday, August 25, 2014 8:04 PM

Timothy O’Malley, 58, will become director of ministerial standards and safe environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the archdiocese said Monday.

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

Monday, August 25, 2014 7:53 PM
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The earthquake that jarred California’s wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, as business owners mopped up high-end vintages to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer’s final holiday weekend.

Minnesota retains top spot in ACT college entrance exam

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:25 PM
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The state’s high school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking Minnesota first among 27 states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.

A 2011 graduate’s three-year battle with cancer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:25 PM
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Two days after Joe Hall ’11 graduated, he was diagnosed with stage four desmoplastic small round cell cancer.

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:28 PM

Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.

Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:39 PM
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

Monday, August 11, 2014 10:00 AM
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The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.

Slain officer mourned, family supported

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:06 PM
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Thousands of people have gathered in and outside a West St. Paul church to say good-bye to Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, killed in the line of duty a week ago.

Attorney releases names of 8 accused priests

Monday, August 4, 2014 11:04 PM

Plaintiff’s attorney Jeff Anderson has released the names of eight priests from the Diocese of New Ulm whom he says have been “credibly accused” of molesting minors.

Minimum wage increases to $8 an hour in Minnesota

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:23 AM

The hourly wage moves from $6.15 to $8, the first in a series of steps that will eventually set it at $9.50 an hour for big companies, including those with gross annual sales topping a half-million dollars.

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:01 PM
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On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in its description of a bar fight in 2006.

University works to fill 43 positions

Friday, July 25, 2014 9:21 AM
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After a large number of staff and faculty took advantage of a retirement incentive St. Thomas offered, the university is working to fill 43 new staff positions out of the 72 openings.

Adjunct faculty votes 136-84 against union representation

Monday, July 21, 2014 9:10 PM

St. Thomas is the second private college in the Twin Cities to vote on union representation for adjunct faculty this summer, and the first to vote “no” to a union.

Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:59 AM
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A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country.