Census Important To State, Locals

Federal law requires every American to fulfill only one civic duty, and it comes around just once a decade — fill out the federal census form. Minnesota officials say the state’s citizens should fulfill that duty, and for the sake of the state they should only complete a census document delivered to their Minnesota address.…
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Youth Work In Copenhagen, Too

Rep. Kate Knuth, Constans Megan Constans feels what she is doing is important, despite being just one person among 25,000 at the United Nations climate change conference. Hundreds of youths like Constans from around the world are playing a key role at the two-week Copenhagen gathering. "We get so much media attention; it boggles my…
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Midwest Looks At Climate Conference

Steger (Photo by Nicole Rom, copyright 2009, Will Steger Foundation) The Upper Midwest could gain from the global climate change conference in Copenhagen, but those from the region attending the meeting say the real work will come in Congress and in Mexico City a year from now. Reports from the United Nations conference on Tuesday…
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Peterson Plans To Run Again

Western Minnesotans should not believe rumors that U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is not running, he said today. Peterson said he plans to run again, but will wait until February to make a formal announcement. His comment comes on the heels of a Republican news release saying that Democrat Peterson appeared ready to throw in the…
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State Opens Up Flu Vaccinations

Minnesota health officials plan to allow most people to receive H1N1 flu vaccinations. If health-care providers have enough vaccine for priority groups such as young people, beginning Wednesday they may give shots or nasal mists to anyone, the Health Department announced Monday. H1N1 flu vaccine has been in such short supply that state officials limited…
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