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New class of Georgia state lawmakers grows more diverse

Jan. 10, 2023 17:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's population has been growing more diverse for decades. Now its lawmakers are catching up. Georgia swore in 85 lawmakers on Monday who are of Hispanic, Black, Asian or Arab descent, bringing such lawmakers to 36% of the legislature once vacancies are filled...

Nurses ratify contracts at 15 Twin Cities, Duluth hospitals

Dec. 14, 2022 18:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota nurses announced Wednesday that they've ratified contracts that averted threated strikes at 15 Minneapiolis-St. Paul area and Duluth hospitals. The Minnesota Nurses Association said the 17% to 18% pay increases over three years should boost retention...

Mayville RB Schraufnagel named Wis. AP player of the year

Dec. 08, 2022 15:48 PM EST

Wherever his football journey takes him next, Blake Schraufnagel will always remember where it started. It’s safe to say the Mayville community won’t be forgetting the running back anytime soon, either. On Thursday, Schraufnagel was selected as Wisconsin Associated...

Minnesota nurses reach tentative contract, averting strike

Dec. 06, 2022 18:54 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The union representing Minnesota nurses announced Tuesday that it has reached tentative contract agreements with 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas, averting a strike that was scheduled to begin Sunday. The tentative agreements, which still...

Minnesota nurses authorize second strike, starting Dec. 11

Dec. 01, 2022 12:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nurses at 16 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas have authorized workers to go on a second strike, which union leaders said Thursday will begin on Dec. 11 if a contract deal is not reached in coming days. The Minnesota Nurses Association said the...

Mimi Parker, co-founder of Minnesota indie band Low has died

Nov. 07, 2022 12:41 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Mimi Parker, whose soothing vocals helped propel the Minnesota indie band Low to critical acclaim, has died at age 55, nearly two years after revealing that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “Friends, it’s hard to put the universe into language...

Minnesota: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

Minnesota was traditionally a blue state but has become more purple over the years. Rural Minnesota has grown more Republican while Minneapolis, St. Paul and their suburbs have become more Democratic, along with certain regional centers including Rochester and Duluth. Joe Biden won Minnesota by...