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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:26

Tick Season Is Here

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota health officials say the wet weather and anticipated warm-up means outdoor enthusiasts are at high risk for ticks.

State epidemiologist Dave Neitzel says the tick season was delayed by a prolonged winter, but is now upon us. He says ticks are so small they can go unnoticed on people and pets. Neitzel says he was hiking just north of the Twin Cities recently and found some ticks.

The latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows nearly 15,000 cases of tick-borne diseases were reported from 1986 to 2010. The majority of the cases were Lyme disease.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:21

Mayo Clinic Health Systems Ready To Grow

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Mayo Clinic's proposed 20 year, $5 billion investment plan to make its

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:20

Fracking Gets Minnesota Support

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Looks like frac sand mining is here to stay. At least in southeastern

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Friday, 24 May 2013 11:47

Three To Be Inducted Into Logan Wall Of Fame

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La Crosse Logan High School has announced the induction of three people

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Friday, 24 May 2013 11:04

Kisken Complaint Details Numerous Charges

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Maybe a reason why former La Crosse municipal prosecutor Pete Kisken lingered

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Friday, 24 May 2013 11:03

La Crosse Streets on Hundred Year Plan

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If you have a city street you want to complain about, maybe it's one of those

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Friday, 24 May 2013 10:22

Minnesota Democrat Likes State Budget

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Unlike Minnesota Republicans, Democratic State Representative Gene Pelowski

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Friday, 24 May 2013 09:58

UW System Wants Exemptions

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) The University of Wisconsin-Madison wants an exemption from the state's open-records law that would allow it to keep research information private until it's published or patented. The the university is circulating a two-page document among Republican lawmakers suggesting language for a standalone bill.

The university says its proposal was prompted by a change in federal patent law. Patents are now awarded on a first-to-file basis, meaning a rival could use the open-records law to gain early access to UW-Madison research and then try to file a patent first.

But the proposal doesn't sit well with Bill Lueders, who runs the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. He says current law already allows UW to deny requests if it can cite a legitimate reason.

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Friday, 24 May 2013 09:57

Homeowner Relief In Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota homeowners facing foreclosure would have additional protection under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign. The legislation requires banks and servicers to make loan modifications to everyone who's eligible. Also, loan servicers can't sell off a home until there's a clear yes or no on the loan modification.

University of Minnesota consumer law expert Prentiss Cox says a key element of the new law gives homeowners more time to modify their loan, thereby holding off a foreclosure sale. Property owners would have an additional 30 days under the state law.

Foreclosures have dropped in Minnesota in recent years, but remain high. Last year there were nearly 18,000 foreclosures, down about 16 percent from the previous year, but nearly triple the 2005 level.

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