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Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!

Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!
On Tuesday, May 5, GiveMN.org will be adding $1,000 to the donations of five random donors. We hope your gift to The UpTake will be one of the lucky winners.
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Coast Guard Chopper Chases Gulf Coast Poachers

Coast Guard Chopper Chases Gulf Coast Poachers
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boatcrew catches up to fleeing poachers aboard a Mexican lancha near the U.S.-Mexico maritime border Jan. 25, 2015.
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US Tanks Finally Leaving Germany 70 Years After WWII

How long does it take for a war to be over? Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, U.S. tanks are finally leaving Germany.
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Obama: 'Shame On Us If We've Forgotten' Newtown

Obama asks Congress to take action on what he calls "common sense solutions," such as universal background checks, to prevent more tragedies.
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MN Same-Sex Marriage Battle Heats Up with Introduction of Bipartisan Bill

Supporters of legislation to remove the ban against same-sex marriage in Minnesota joined together to hold a press conference.Not present at the press conference: co-author Republican Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, who broke from the united ranks of GOP opposition to same-sex marriage to say he supports marriage equality earlier this week.
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MN State Senator Says: Rural Areas Should Expect to Smell Bad

Potentially environmentally hazardous dust and bad smells are just "inconveniences" that people living in rural areas should expect to put up with because they live in a farm area. So says Republican Minnesota State Senator Julie Rosen.
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MN Senate Hears Controversial Early Voting Bill

A proposal to legally allow early voting in Minnesota is being called "unconstitutional" by those who led last year's unsuccessful attempt to restrict voting through a "Photo ID" constitutional amendment.
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MN Capitol Anti-Gun Violence Rally Gets Personal for Hayden

Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden tells a crowd that "enough is enough" when it comes to putting up with gun violence. Hayden lost a friend to gun violence and says the issue is "personal."
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War Break: Obama Plays with Preschool Kids

President Obama spent some time playing with four-year-olds on the day he announced a plan pushing preschool for all. He visited the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Georgia to make his announcement.
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Obama Honors 102-Year-Old Desiline Victor for Waiting in Line to Vote

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama told the story of a 102-year-old North Miami, Florida woman who was told she would have to stand in line for six hours to vote...and
stayed in line to vote anyhow.
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