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PHOTO: A new report finds that Minnesota residents and businesses paid $86 billion in federal taxes in 2013. That works out to about $16,000 per capita, the second highest figure in the nation. Photo credit: Thomas Hawk/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota residents and businesses paid about $86 billion in federal taxes in 2013, according to the latest analysis of the impact the federal budget has on individual states. When that $86 billion is broken down per capita, said Becky Sweger, director of data and technology for t...Read More

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PHOTO: Minnesota leaders in law enforcement, gun safety and domestic violence prevention gathered Monday for a roundtable with former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Photo credit: Bill Morrow/Flickr.

MINNEAPOLIS - Former U.S. congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabby Giffords was in Minnesota on Monday, touting the need for stronger laws to protect women from gun violence by stalkers and abusers. Giffords was joined by leaders in law enforcement, gun safety, and domestic violence preventio...Read More

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PHOTO: It's a win-win for drivers in Minnesota. Gas has dipped to less than $3 a gallon for the statewide average, while new vehicles are getting better mileage than ever. Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The lowest gas prices in Minnesota in nearly a year are helping drivers fill up for less, but that isn't the only way drivers are saving money at the pump. According to a new report, model year 2013 vehicles hit an all-time high for gas mileage with an average of slightly more tha...Read More

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PHOTO: A Minnesota student enjoys locally grown green beans as part of a Farm to Preschool celebration. Photo courtesy of Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

ST. Paul, Minn. - October is National Farm to School Month and in Minnesota, it's an event being celebrated in an ever-growing number of districts, in every corner of the state. The Farm to School program links school districts with nearby farms, to open new markets for those growers and get more ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report projects an increase of nearly six percent in starting salaries in careers in technology, with some paying salaries that begin at six figures. Photo credit: Michael Casey/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new report from financial recruitment firm Robert Half International indicates the answer for some Minnesotans seeking to boost their bottom line in 2015 may be a career change. The report shows technology careers are paying big dividends compared with other sectors of the econo...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Attachment Parenting Month. Although technology may be changing the world, the group Attachment Parenting International says the basics of good parenting haven't changed. Photo credit: Leonid Mamchenkov/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – While times have changed tremendously over the past two decades for families in Minnesota and across the country, that’s not necessarily true for the main philosophies of parenting. Janet Jendron is board president of Attachment Parenting International, a group celebra...Read More

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PHOTO: Minnesota hunters are being reminded to know the symptoms of a heart attack as they prepare to hike the farm fields and roadsides for the opening of pheasant season Saturday and the firearms deer season next month. Photo credit: m01229/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Thousands of hunters will fan out across Minnesota on Saturday with the opening of pheasant season. With the firearms deer season approaching as well, hunters are being reminded not only about gun safety, but also to be heart smart. Dr. Arashk Motiei is a cardiologist with the May...Read More

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PHOTO: Students across Minnesota and the nation are being encouraged to get to class under their own power today, as part of Walk to School Day. Photo credit: Elizabeth/Flickr.

ST. Paul, Minn. - Today is Walk to School Day, and the annual event comes as some school districts in Minnesota see a resurgence in students who are getting to class on their own. In the Sauk Rapids-Rice district, Superintendent Daniel Bittman says with the recent addition of sidewalks and crosswalk...Read More

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