Monthly Archives: May 2014

Discussing global trade issues from a corporate perspective

From left: Cargill Vice Chairman Paul Conway, Mexican Ambassador Eduardo Medina-Mora and Bill Cook, CEO of Bloomington-based Donaldson Co., participate in a discussion on expanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade pact involving the U.S…. Continue reading

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St. Paul schools to hand out iPads to studentsSt. Paul schools to…

St. Paul schools to hand out iPads to students District has deal with Apple to loan iPads to 39,000 students over next two years Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/05/31/laptops-ipads-school-tech… Continue reading

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Edina, St. Louis Park warn of flood possibility over weekend

With up to 2 inches of rain expected over the next few days, Edina and St. Louis Park are warning residents who live along Minnehaha Creek that flooding could occur and are offering sandbags for affected homes. Continue reading

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Are You Buying the Right Home?

Should you buy a home in the suburbs or downtown? In an established neighborhood or a new subdivision? One story or two? Stop wracking your brain trying to figure out …Read Full Post Continue reading

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Minn. ‘Yacht Couple’ Accused In 2nd Fraud

Their story made national headlines. A Minnesota couple accused of taking more than $150,000 in welfare benefits while living in a lake home and aboard a $1 million yacht. Continue reading

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Eden Prairie man pleads guilty to killing his nephew while driving drunk

An Eden Prairie man pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide for killing his 23-year-old nephew in a drunken driving crash in August. Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Election System Gets High Marks

Turnout is consistently the highest in the nation , and the North Star State recently received high marks from the Elections Performance Index , a tool designed by the Pew Charitable Trusts to encourage election improvements at the state level. Continue reading

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Reasons to Meet the Neighbors Before Buying

It might not occur to you to meet the neighbors before buying a home, but let’s consider a few reasons why that’s a good idea.

First and foremost is the fact you could be living next door to these people for a long time, and who knows if you’ll eve… Continue reading

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Searches underway for possible drowning victims

The searches came on a warm Memorial Day weekend amid warnings about high water in waterways across the metro area. Continue reading

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Mortgage News 5/26/2014

Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.14% – USA TODAY

Fri, 23 May 2014 14:19:05 GMT

Economic TimesAverage 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.14%USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for a fourth straight we… Continue reading

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