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Minnesota: State in the northern central United States
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has many lakes, and is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.


Today in History for January 4th

Highlights of this day in history: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel suffers a stroke and lapses into a coma; the inventor of braille is born; Jesse Ventura sworn in as Minnesota's governor, poet T.S. Eliot..
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Breathtaking sunrise looks like a painting

A gorgeous sunrise ushered in 2020 in Clinton, Minnesota.
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Videos for Minnesota

Brr! American Midwesterners Urged To Stay Put During Massive Snowstorm [Video]Brr! American Midwesterners Urged To Stay Put During Massive Snowstorm

Tens of millions in the American Midwest remain in the path of a dangerous winter storm through the weekend. CNN reports two-thirds of the US is being affected by this storm. On Saturday, significant..

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Klobuchar gets ready to take on Trump [Video]Klobuchar gets ready to take on Trump

Democratic presidential contender Amy Klobuchar sat down with Reuters to make the case that her mix of practical policy priorities, humor and blunt talk is what Democrats need to win back the White..

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The US Cities You're Most Likely To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions In [Video]The US Cities You're Most Likely To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions In

The four most common New Year's resolutions are exercising, healthy eating, saving money, and reducing stress And according to Business Insider, some cities are simply more conducive to helping you..

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Take No Prisoners: Woman Sues, Wins Lawsuit Against Jailers [Video]Take No Prisoners: Woman Sues, Wins Lawsuit Against Jailers

HuffPost reports a woman has received a $120,000 from Ramsey County, Minnesota. Aida Shyef Al-Kadi says she was forced to remove her hijab in front of male jailers while taking a booking photo. The..

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Woman denied morning-after pill sues 2 pharmacies [Video]Woman denied morning-after pill sues 2 pharmacies

A Minnesota woman is suing two pharmacies for sex discrimination after she says the pharmacists refused to fill her prescription for a morning-after pill. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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Storms disrupt holiday plans for millions of travelers [Video]Storms disrupt holiday plans for millions of travelers

Two winter storms on Wednesday disrupted the travel plans of millions of Americans who typically jam the country’s highways and airports to visit family and friends over the long Thanksgiving..

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Color-blind boy cries after seeing color for the first time [Video]Color-blind boy cries after seeing color for the first time

Special glasses allow a 12-year old boy to see color for the first time. Video credit: Instagram @thecarolejones

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Powerful winter storm to blanket nation's mid-section from Colorado to Minnesota

Forecasters warn of white-out conditions in some areas and warn road travelers to pack a flashlight and food.
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Falling redwood kills hiker in California park on Christmas Eve

A Minnesota man visiting Muir Woods National Monument near San Francisco was killed by a falling redwood tree during a Christmas Eve hike with his sister and her boyfriend, the sheriff's department and..
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I Sent a Reporter to Warroad. We Returned Together for a ‘Whip’ Around Town.

It was a rare chance to see the story — and the people in this small Minnesota town — through his eyes.
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Trump Impeachment: Three Democrats Cross Party Lines to Vote ‘No’

Representatives Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, Jared Golden of Maine and Collin Peterson of Minnesota were the only Democrats to oppose one or both of the charges against President Trump.
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Snow falls in Minnesota ahead of deep freeze

At least 10 inches of snow is expected in parts of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin before a deep freeze settles into the region. (Dec. 9)  
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3 Guard members killed in Minnesota Black Hawk crash identified

Killed were Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., age 28; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, 30; and Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg, 28.
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Town mourns loss of soldiers in chopper crash

A Minnesota community is mourning the deaths of three National Guard soldiers killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed during a maintenance test flight (Dec. 6)  
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Black Hawk helicopter goes down in Minnesota, killing three

A Black Hawk helicopter went down in central Minnesota on Thursday, killing all three soldiers on board, after it lost contact with the Minnesota National Guard during a maintenance test flight,..
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Massive snowstorm swamps Duluth, Minnesota

Residents of Duluth, Minnesota are digging out from a snowstorm. Nearly 22 inches of snow fell on Duluth in a Thanksgiving weekend blizzard.
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Shoppers expected to spend $715 billion this season

Many mall operators across the country reported brisk traffic on Black Friday, including the nation's biggest, Mall Of America in Minnesota, which anticipated nearly a quarter of a million shoppers..
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Snow and "bomb cyclone" cause delays for Thanksgiving travelers

The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights, pushed east into South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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5 dead after fire in Minneapolis public housing high-rise

Five people are dead and three others were hospitalized after a fire tore through the 14th floor of a high-rise in a Minneapolis neighborhood known as Little Mogadishu. CBS Minnesota reporter Bill..
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Frozen harvest leaves bitter taste for U.S. sugar beet farmers

Weather during harvest season in the U.S. Red River Valley, a fertile sugar beet region in Minnesota and North Dakota, has to farmers felt like a series of plagues.
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Vaping crisis: CDC study identifies vitamin E as possible culprit in lung injuries, deaths

Minnesota study said 20 vaping products seized by law enforcement this year all tested positive for vitamin e acetate. No samples from 2018 had the substance.
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Boy thrown off Mall of America balcony now "walking perfectly"

A young Minnesota boy is making an incredible recovery after being thrown 40-feet off a balcony. Landen Hoffman's family says he is now "walking perfectly" and is even back in kindergarten.
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Colorblind student bursts into tears after seeing color for the first time

A colorblind student in Minnesota saw color for the first time. Seventh grader Jonathan Jones’ principal, who’s also colorblind, let Jones borrow his special glasses.
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Thrown from mall balcony, Minnesota boy now walks 'perfectly,' attends school

A little boy, critically injured when a stranger threw him off a balcony at a Minnesota mall last spring, is back in school and walking normally, after numerous surgeries, physical therapy and an..
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12-year-old boy overwhelmed with emotion when he is able to see color for the first time

A 12-year-old Minnesota boy who is color blind was moved to tears when he tried on a pair of glasses that allowed him to see color for the first time.
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Salad products recalled across 22 states due to possible E. coli contamination

Salad products containing meat and poultry are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The products were sold October 14-16 in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,..
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Minn. woman competes for Miss USA with hijab, burkini

Halima Aden, a 19-year-old Somali American, has made it to the semis as the first woman to compete in the Minnesota pageant fully clothed
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Penn State QB Sean Clifford says he 'deleted' social media after death threats

Penn State QB Sean Clifford said he shut down his social media after receiving death threats following his team's lost to Minnesota.
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'Meth. We're On It.': South Dakota spends $449K on new anti-meth ad campaign

South Dakota paid a Minnesota ad agency just short of $449,000 for the anti-meth campaign this fall.
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Georgia up to No. 4, while Minnesota and Baylor fall out of top 10 in Amway Coaches Poll

There was change in the top 10 of the Amway Coaches Poll as Georgia passed Alabama for No. 4 and Minnesota and Baylor fell out of the top 10.
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For a Rural Democrat, Talking Potatoes Is Easy. Impeachment Is Really Hard.

Representative Collin Peterson of rural Minnesota is one of two Democrats who voted against the impeachment inquiry. It has left him a man in the lonely middle.
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Do kids belong in restaurants? Arby's 'only well-behaved children' sign sparks the debate

A mom said a sign at a Minnesota Arby's 'didn't sit well' with her because it would ask kids without "bottoms in their seats" to leave.
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LSU is new No. 1 in Amway Coaches Poll after Alabama victory, while Minnesota joins top 10

LSU has taken the No. 1 spot in the Amway Coaches Poll after beating then-No. 1 Alabama. Minnesota moved in the top 10 after beating Penn State.
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Winners and losers from Week 11 in college football led by LSU, Alabama, Minnesota

There were highs and lows during Week 11 of the college football seasons. A look at the winners and losers, led by Minnesota, LSU and Alabama.
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Trump is important factor for voters in "blue wall" states

The "blue wall" states which have traditionally voted Democratic in presidential elections are Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
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Rep. Keith Ellison says President Trump "cannot deny" this is a Muslim ban

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, says the Trump administration is wrong to implement what the candidate for DNC chair calls a "religious-based" ban.
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Minnesota youth unpack their trauma: "We don't have to be stuck"

Hundreds of people gathered at a youth cultural healing summit, held at a church in downtown Minneapolis, for lessons on healing and resiliency
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Minnesota youth find healing from trauma through the arts

One in six children and teenagers, ages 6 to 17, experience a mental health disorder every year in the U.S. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between ages 10 to 34. Jericka Duncan..
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Kavanaugh's history of "excessive drinking" relevant to FBI investigation

Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins John Dickerson to discuss the purpose of the FBI investigation.
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Klobuchar: Judge's ruling would set Obamacare "on fire"

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the possibility of a government shutdown and the Texas court's decision that would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Klobuchar: Trump treating farmers like "poker chips at one of his bankrupt casinos"

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins moderator Margaret Brennan from Iowa to discuss tariffs and her 2020 campaign for president.
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Klobuchar says Trump uses tariffs "like a meat cleaver"

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the administration's tariffs on China and the escalating trade war.
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Representative Omar says Supreme Court asylum decision is “legally and morally wrong"

Representative Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Trump administration's asylum policy.
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Tough love, and a lasting friendship

As a drug treatment court judge in Shakopee, Minn., the Honorable Chris Wilton has seen some pretty desperate cases, but none moreso than the heroin addict who first appeared before him in the spring..
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Bringing our towns back to life

Contrary to the narrative some hold that America is in decline, many towns and cities are experiencing a rebirth. James Fallows, of The Atlantic magazine, and his wife, Deborah, traveled the country,..
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Farmer and social media influencer on struggles and opportunities in farming industry

Fifth generation Minnesota farmer Zach Johnson, known on YouTube as the MN Millennial Farmer, discusses some of the biggest issues facing farmers like him, the challenge of climate change, and the..
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Put me down as a capitalist

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe asked Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar about charges from some Republicans that Democrats are embracing socialist values. Klobuchar says she wants to protect our..
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Transcript: Amy Klobuchar on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar
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In Iowa, Amy Klobuchar Gets a Second Look After Debate

Mired in the polling doldrums, the Minnesota senator drew crowds and new donors after attacking Elizabeth Warren for a “pipe dream.”
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Klobuchar on 2020 Dems: Difference between "plan and a pipe dream"

"What I've seen is there are people that are tired of the noise and nonsense," the Minnesota senator told CBS News
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Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks to CBSN ahead of bus tour to Iowa

2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota speaks to CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns in Des Moines, Iowa. Klobuchar discussed her plan to win votes in the..
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Klobuchar raises $1.1 million in 24 hours after Democratic debate

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced she recieved $1.1 million in campaign donations in 24 hours after Tuesday's Democratic debate. Klobuchar is wasting no time getting back on the campaign trail,..
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What's behind the rising death toll from vaping?

Two more people have died in Minnesota from vaping-related illnesses. While both the CDC and the FDA have issued warnings for people to avoid vaping, the underlying cause of the deaths and more than..
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