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MNDOT To Commemorate Worker Memorial Day On April 29th

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will commemorate Worker Memorial Day with several events throughout the state Monday, April 29, honoring the fallen workers who died while working on MnDOT construction and maintenance projects.

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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Kicks Off 2013 Road Construction Season With Safety Awareness Campaign

What do you do when you see orange cones on the roadway?  How 'bout orange signs that announce a road construction zone?

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Florida Man Steals $75,000 Worth Of Soup; Story Has Minnesota Connection

Perhaps it's the economy;  With the price of groceries these days, it appears that food has become a hot commodity with criminals.  First there was the store about stolen energy drinks and Nutella.  Now, Florida Police are charging a man for stealing $75,000 worth of soup.

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MNDOT Announces 2013 State Road Construction Program

Who doesn't expect orange cones and traffic delays in the summer?  Road construction has almost become a season of it's own - and the summer of 2013 will be no exception.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced their slate of projects for this year, with some major Twin Cities and state-wide projects sure to affect local drivers.

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New Prague Minnesota School in Lockdown, Students Reported Okay [UPDATED]

WCCO TV in Minneapolis is reporting a middle school in New Prague, Minnesota was placed on lockdown this morning after someone called 911 reporting a shooting within the school.

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Find Unclaimed Property Held By The State Of Minnesota

You could be one of the Minnesota residents that has unclaimed property that is being held by the state.  One in twenty people have unclaimed property coming to them.

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Hormel Buys Skippy Peanut Butter

Minnesota-based Hormel Foods - food parent to brands like Spam and Hormel Meats - has bought Skippy Peanut Butter from Unilever.  The deal is rumored to be $700 million for the venerable food brand.

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St. Paul Store Fined for Selling Candy Cigarettes

Some of them were made from a "white, chalky"-type of sweet sugar and others were a chocolate stick wrapped in paper.  No matter which variety they sold at candy stores near you as a kid, most children of a certain age remember encountering candy cigarettes while growing up.  Now it appears you can add them to the growing list of items from our youth that are no longer "acceptable".

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Charles Schulz’ Love Affair Goes Up For Sale In Auction

Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz once had a crush on a woman 23 years younger than him. He sent her love letters that included drawings of his beloved Peanuts characters that included her name. He even snuck her into the Peanuts strip once or twice.

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The 37th Annual Great American Smokeout Is Thursday, November 15th

If you or a loved one smoke, consider taking part in the 37th annual Great American Smokeout - Thursday, November 15th.

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Minnesota And Wisconsin Farmers Can Rest Easy After Failed California Vote On Genetically-Modified Foods Fails

It was a win for the food industry along with farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin as California voters rejected a vote to mandate labeling for food products that have been genetically modified. Part of the reason that the election went the way it did was an investment from the food industry to lobby potential voters;  Those investments included money from local companies

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Servicemen And Women Get A Free Meal For Veteran’s Day

Who says there's no such thing as a free meal?!  For the 5th year, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are offering a free meal to veterans and active servicemen and women at the Grand Buffet on Sunday, November 11th.  The meal is being offered to honor our military for their service to our country on Veteran's Day.

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