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November 21, 2017

Essentia fires about 50 workers over refusal to get flu shots
The Duluth-based health system says many employees ultimately got vaccinations, and that patients will be safer. ... Read More


FCC unveils plan to scrap its net neutrality rules
A rollback of net neutrality regulations would mark a significant victory for broadband and telecom companies like AT&T and Comcast. ... Read More


Franken not addressing media after allegation he grabbed woman at fair
Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected. ... Read More


Here's the poop on Monday's stinky air
Warm temperatures thawed out farm fields and released the odor of some powerful fertilizer. ... Read More


Feds require new environmental study for SWLRT crash wall
The Federal Transit Administration is requiring an additional environmental study of a crash-protection wall that is planned along the proposed Southwest light-rail line. It is unclear whether the study will further delay the embattled $1.9 billion transit project. ... Read More


CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sex allegations
CBS News fired morning show host Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. ... Read More


Another trendy burger place is coming to Mall of America
Hy-Vee bringing Mark Wahlberg restaurant to Mall of America ... Read More


The lowest turkey prices in Twin Cities? Not Walmart or Amazon
Most supermarkets are selling conventional turkeys for 99 cent to $1.79 per pound this year. ... Read More


Free beer: Silver lining for Packers fans in Sunday's shutout loss
The Bavarian Bierhouse outside of Milwaukee offers free beer during Packers games until the team scores. On Sunday, that meant three hours on the house. ... Read More


Gophers' chance of going to bowl with five wins takes big hit
Odds are good there will be enough teams finishing with six victories that Minnesota won't be able to sneak into a bowl game the way it did two years ago. ... Read More


With new payroll flexibility, Twins might unpinch their pennies
Though they have nearly $70 million committed to six players for 2018, the Twins on the hook at the moment for less than $25 million in 2019, and virtually nothing in 2020. ... Read More


Stadium rail stop won't be an option in 48 hours before Super Bowl
Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day. ... Read More


Fans are annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
There might not be a perfect word to describe the first 17 games of this important Timberwolves season, but judging by the reactions of players, coaches and fans, this one keeps springing to mind: unsatisfying. Head coach Tom Thibodeau doesn’t like the defensive inconsistency or the recent fourth-q... Read More


The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett to team up for June 30 concert at Target Field
Glenn Frey's son Deacon and Nashville stalwart Vince Gill will round out the new Eagles lineup. ... Read More


10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer
The Apple Valley man, who was driving on a canceled license, will serve slightly more than 6 years in prison. ... Read More


Rep. Cornish's ex-wife once obtained domestic abuse protection order
Rep. Tony Cornish, facing allegations at the State Capitol, was accused of aggressive behavior toward his ex-wife in 1990. ... Read More


State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer, infertility and seeks $5B
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit over groundwater contamination in Oakdale, other suburbs, alleging that the company caused $5 billion worth of health and environmental damages. ... Read More


Minnesota state park entrance fees waived on Black Friday
All 75 of Minnesota’s state parks will be free for visitors on Friday, continuing a new tradition aimed at getting people active and outside on the day after Thanksgiving. ... Read More


After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall
Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. ... Read More


Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order
A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. ... Read More


Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection
Think you have a hard time finding a specific food truck in the summertime? Try being an inspector -- in the off-season. ... Read More


Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours. ... Read More


Reusse: In long career, Severson was first coach covered as an entity
"Red" Severson died last week at 89. He was a mercurial presence in 11 seasons as the basketball coach at St. Cloud State. “Red was a character, but he also was a drill sergeant as a coach,’’ said a former player. ... Read More


White House: Trump and Putin spoke by phone, Syria on agenda
The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... Read More



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