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Although Minnesota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, there is still room for improvement. What can be done to ensure that we have a strong workforce now, as well as in the future?

Join us at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, Minn. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:00 PM for this important #mpr50 #policypint discussion.

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The Current wants your help!

They're making a list of the 893 most essential musical artists of ALL TIME. Share your personal list of ten essential artists now, and they will tabulate the list/start playing 'em back (beginning with No. 893, of course) weekdays starting May 18, 2017.
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Five Featured Artists and two Featured Composers have been selected to perform and have their compositions premiered at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert on April 30 in a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater.

Listen to their entries online now, and plan to attend the concert at The Fitzgerald Theater on Sunday, April 30th!

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They used to be as common as mosquitoes, [outdoors writer Joe] Albert quips. Now there are just three managed herds that consist of about 100 animals in northwestern Minnesota. However, there are efforts to restore the ability for elk to roam free in new terrains.
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The DNR isn't commenting on negotiations, other than to say things have been progressing well and no contract is final. A deal with the DNR could be signed as soon as this week. If it is, the scramble will be on to get the course in shape for a May re-opening.
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The researchers concluded that urban watersheds are "leaky," meaning they are losing most of the phosphorus and nitrogen that flow into them every year.
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"Finally, the residents got tired of waiting for government to do its job, so they did it themselves." - Bob Collins
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Tracy is on track to start a roughly $11 million rebuild of the sewage system within weeks. Most of the money comes from low-interest federal loans and grants the town has already secured.

But Trump's budget plan threatens to stop the project in its final stages by cutting out funding sources.
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At most Thai restaurants, you can order dishes "Lao style" — just be prepared for an unmistakable change in flavor.

"Lao food is a little earthier and funkier and we do use a fermented fish sauce, which is a very distinct flavor," [Christina Tia, a local Lao food expert and YouTube host,] said. "It's funky."
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