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Resignations, finances hurt GOP hopes to make Minnesota a 2012 battleground

The Republican presidential candidate will likely consider the condition of the state party in deciding how much time and money to spend in Minnesota. Along those lines, recent resignations amid scandal and debt have hurt the state's standing.
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The Republican presidential candidate will likely consider the condition of the state party in deciding how much time and money to spend in Minnesota. Along those lines, recent resignations amid scandal and debt have hurt the state's standing.

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North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

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Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

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4 shot near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

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