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State lottery: Don't give scratch-offs as gifts to minors

The Minnesota Lottery participates in an annual responsible gambling campaign focusing on underage lottery play during the holidays.

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Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.

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Ex-Viking Matt Birk confirms interest in future run for governor

The next gubernatorial election in Minnesota is Nov. 8, 2022.

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Handsome Hog in St. Paul to close temporarily

Executive chef Justin Sutherland cited inaction by state and federal leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dept. of Education adding more gender options when collecting student data

The public can comment on the implementation of the nonbinary gender options until Dec. 13.

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Police ID couple found dead in home, murder-suicide suspected

The bodies were found in St. Louis County after the pair failed to show for work.

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Minnesota's budget forecast improves, shows $641M surplus for 2020-21

"Higher general fund revenues and lower expected spending result in a projected surplus," MMB said.

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Brooklyn Park shooting leaves 2 injured

Two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries during the Monday evening incident.

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Worthington settles police brutality lawsuit for $590,000, agrees to reforms

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kelvin Francisco Rodriguez, who spent five days in the ICU after being arrested.

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Rochester superintendent admits he plagiarized letter to staff

Med City Beat broke the story, prompting the superintendent to apologize.

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Occupy protesters plan to defy order against tents

Occupy Minnesota protesters plan to erect 99 tents at the Minneapolis plaza in defiance of a Hennepin County order. Organizers say they’ll put up the tents Wednesday and link arms around them.

Rochester 'Occupy' protesters take to the street

The Occupy Wall Street protests gathered steam in Rochester over the weekend. A group of protesters marched there for the second organized expression there.

La Crosse area native and Iraq veteran hurt in Occupy protest becomes symbol for movement

Scott Olsen, a Marine from Onalaska, Wis., was hurt during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland when a projectile fractured his skull. Fellow veterans and others are blaming police. Now "We are all Scott Olsen" has become a rallying cry for demonstrators in cities across the country.

OccupyMN protesters occupy foreclosed home

The TC Daily Planet is reporting some demonstrators connected to the OccupyMN movement have occupied a foreclosed home in north Minneapolis to keep the residents from being evicted. The protesters say they intend to stay in the home and in tents on the property until U.S. Bank agrees to renegotiate the mortgage. They say they will resist if authorities try to forcefully evict the residents.

More restrictions for Mpls. Occupy protesters

Hennepin County officials say due to winterizing at the Government Center plaza on Friday, OccupyMN protesters must consolidate their belongings or they will be confiscated, portable toilets will be limited to three, and overnight sleeping will be disallowed once temperatures drop below 25 degrees or a significant snowfall.

Occupy Duluth protesters say they'll comply with police orders but will maintain a presence

A police order effective Sunday night forbids protesters from spending the night at Duluth's Civic Center Plaza. Leaders of the Occupy Duluth movement say the group will abide by it, but hinted some individuals may challenge it on their own. The group says it will maintain some presence in Duluth through the winter.

Bikini parade is on but participants are in short supply

Madison Lake couldn't stop the tanning salon owner who hopes to organize the world's largest parade of bikini-clad women at Saturday's Paddlefish Days festival. But the 40 women who've signed up is far short of the record of 450.

Official: Be wary of farmers' 'organic' label

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture advises consumers to carefully look for the USDA organic label or certifier seal if they are truly looking for organic food. Some farmers may claim to be "organic" but may not meet the standards, agriculture officials say.