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  • Norovirus expected at pizza place MAPLE GROVE (AP) — Hennepin County health officials say they've got numerous calls from people who got sick after eating at a popular Maple Grove restaurant. Health Department spokesman Bill Billknap tells KARE-TV they're looking into a suspected ou

    April 10, 2014

  • Minnesota considers ending lawmaker immunity law ST. PAUL (AP) — A college project that alleged some state lawmakers might have used immunity to avoid drunken-driving arrests has sparked debate in Minnesota over whether to scrap a more than 150-year-old protection similar to those still on the book

    April 10, 2014

  • Medical Marijuana lawmaker photo Senate panel's medical pot hearing to continue ST. PAUL (AP) — Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat, took up the gauntlet Gov. Mark Dayton threw down this week when he dared legislators to vote on the proposal if they felt they co

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana-6 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Senate panel's medical pot hearing to continue ST. PAUL (AP) — Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat, took up the gauntlet Gov. Mark Dayton threw down this week when he dared legislators to vote on the proposal if they felt they co

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • US Senate weighs NASA decision to restrict ties with Russia WASHINGTON — The granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower — the man who founded NASA at the start of the Cold War — on Wednesday warned that NASA was making a “counterproductive and damaging” mistake by restricting ties with Russia over th

    April 10, 2014

  • McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape MONROE, La. (AP) — A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance. Pressure has mounted on Republican Vance

    April 10, 2014

  • Programming flaw places web security at risk SAN FRANCISCO — The discovery of a significant flaw in software that was supposed to provide extra protection for thousands of websites has thrown the tech world into chaos as experts scrambled to understand the scope of the vulnerability. Consumers

    April 9, 2014

  • Medicare Millionaires: Data base of payments opens eyes More then 300 physicians pulled in $3 million or more in 2012; two percent of clinicians account for a fourth of payments.

    April 9, 2014

  • Minnesota Senate passes $9.50 minimum wage Bill would create tiered wages, automatic increases

    April 9, 2014

  • Multiple stabbings reported at Pennsylvania high school

    Twenty students were injured — four seriously — in a multiple-stabbing incident Wednesday morning inside Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh.

    April 9, 2014