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Threats of another perilous outbreak of tornadoes appeared to fizzle Sunday, a day after powerful storms tied to the same weather system tore through the Midwest and Plains states.

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CNNMoney: Beyond IRAs and 401(k)s: Smart retirement saving optionsupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 10:18:00

My company doesn't offer a 401(k). I invest the max in a Roth IRA, but I know that won't provide enough for retirement. I'd like to invest another $5,000 a year into some sort of retirement plan. What options do I have? -- Daniel J., St. Paul, Minn.

Double the style in the Twin Citiesupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 12:00:00

Carefully constructed looks that borrow from another time are all the rage on the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis. But with vintage and thrift clothing stores popping up on every corner, the vintage look of the Twin Cities almost can't be helped.

CNNMoney: Minnesota shutdown: It's overupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 15:01:00

The Minnesota shutdown is over.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: Teams now begin focus on free agency, realignmentupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 00:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The 2011 NHL Draft came to a close Saturday afternoon, and when the last pick was made -- a Swedish goalie by the name of Johan Mattsson to Chicago -- all eyes turned to the next key date on the league calendar: July 1, free agency day.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: Trades, not picks, dominate buzz on draft's opening nightupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 02:03:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- As it turns out, Philadelphia's pair of blockbuster trades Thursday was really only the beginning. While 30 teenagers saw their NHL dreams realized, drafted in the first round at the Xcel Energy Center on Friday, the draft floor activity pulsed throughout the night. Excluding the Flyers' deals that sent Mike Richards to Los Angeles and Jeff Carter to Columbus, the league saw five trades Friday, and three more in the works and likely to be finalized tomorrow.

A safe place to drink, or just giving up?updated: Thu May 12 2011 09:42:00

Nick Lott's clothes hang neatly inside his closet. His room is tidy and his bed is sharply made. He says it's "a blessing" that he even has his own room to keep clean.

Treatment center lets alcoholics drinkupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:42:00

A state-subsidized home for alcoholics allows drinking. CNN's Chris Welch goes inside a so-called 'wet house.'

CNNMoney: Aflac duck gets a new voiceupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 18:39:00

The chief executive of Aflac sat flanked by his top lieutenants, a bronze duck on his desk, as he broke the news.

CNNMoney: Inflation pressures grow on Main Streetupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 08:22:00

Prices are going up all over Main Street.

SI.com: Adrian Dater: Minnesota's mouthy hit manupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:54:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- What, you think Cal Clutterbuck hasn't heard the variation on his last name, the one you really want to call him? You think you're the first person to have thought of it, or even more laughably, that it's going to hurt his feelings?

CNNMoney: Blizzard is 'budget buster' for citiesupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:20:00

A massive snowstorm was the last thing cash-strapped cities needed to ring out 2010.

Pre-winter storm pounds Midwestupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 14:21:00

Much of the upper Midwest battled blizzard conditions Saturday, with a combination of heavy snow, fierce winds and subzero temperatures pummeling the region 10 days before the official start of winter.

Early snow hits Minnesota, Wisconsinupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 18:43:00

While winter's start remains more than a month away, much of Minnesota and Wisconsin were under a winter storm warning Saturday, with some areas seeing almost a foot of snow.

Former President Carter kicks off World Habitat Day at work siteupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 14:07:00

Just out of the hospital and standing in a heavy downpour, former President Jimmy Carter was swinging a hammer Monday at a housing construction project in the nation's capital, helping to mark World Habitat Day.

Bachmann campaign gets mixed reception at fairupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:01:00

It's 3 p.m. on a busy weekday afternoon at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.

Protesters push Iran to free U.S. hikersupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 12:35:00

Protesters held rallies across the United States and abroad Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of what many called the "unfair" detention of three American hikers seized by Iranian forces near the Iraqi border.

Vatican covered up abuse in Minnesota, lawyers sayupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 11:16:00

Vatican officials failed to take action against a priest accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls in Minnesota despite repeated warnings from a local bishop starting in 2005, attorneys for one of the alleged victims said Monday.

Money Magazine: Writing off losses in your portfolioupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 09:53:00

Question: If I sell a mutual fund to write off the loss on my tax return, do I face any restrictions on reinvesting the money? -- Tom M., St. Paul, Minn.

How to save a relationship from holiday hellupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 09:28:00

Ah, the holidays. 'Tis the season to move into the relationship danger zone. We get so stressed out about buying the right presents, staying within our holiday budget, or trying to please impossible in-laws that the tension inevitably spills over into our love lives.

They're rapping for a hip hop diplomaupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 13:23:00

When you're on a college campus and you ask someone what they're studying, one answer you don't typically hear is "hip hop."

Majoring in hip hopupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 13:23:00

A Minnesota music college offers an education in hip hop. CNN's Chris Welch reports.

Homeless TV producersupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 10:42:00

CNN's Chris Welch reports on homeless men who are making their own TV show in Minnesota.

Homeless find hope in working on TV showupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 10:42:00

Just a few years ago, Ron Kenebrew was in prison. When he got out, he moved from Arizona to Minnesota, but he soon wound up homeless.

Garrison Keillor preparing to leave hospitalupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 15:31:00

Garrison Keillor, author and host of the live radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," is to be released Friday from a hospital where he was undergoing tests after suffering a minor stroke, his spokesman said.

SI.com: Ross Tucker: Vikings missing key ingredientupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 12:48:00

Lost amidst the buzz of the recent Jay Cutler-to-Chicago trade is the lack of an experienced starter at a critical position for the other top contending team in the NFC North. Yes, I am talking about the Minnesota Vikings but no, I am not focusing on the quarterback position like everyone else. The Vikings should be almost as concerned about their center as they are about the guy who will eventually take snaps from him.

Life-threatening illness helps couple get money smartupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 11:16:00

At age 23 and fresh out of college, Eliot Kohan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. He was told he had four months to live.

Fortune: Madoff does Minneapolisupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 09:36:00

Tucked into the rolling hills of Hopkins, a suburb west of Minneapolis, the recently refurbished Oak Ridge Country Club looks much like a middle school: beige paneling, a limestone base, and energy-efficient windows. Along the main road to the club is a modest apartment complex with four signs advertising units for rent. Beyond Oak Ridge's modest doors, however, is a well-appointed interior that provides a gathering place for some of the wealthier families in the Twin Cities.

Fortune: Madoff tentacles ensnare exchangeupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 13:51:00

The tentacles of the story of Bernard Madoff, the investment manager who was arrested last week for allegedly defrauding investors out of billions of dollars, are reaching ever-deeper into the financial markets.

Preston on Politics: Memorabilia helps preserve convention historyupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 10:58:00

The fireworks over Denver and balloon drop in St. Paul are distant memories of the 2008 presidential conventions, but Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird hope the handful of Democratic and Republican delegates who pledged to help preserve history keep their word.

Museum home to election historyupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 10:58:00

A Smithsonian collection of memorabilia from past political conventions records the rich history of election campaigns.

People.com: John McCain Picks Up on Theme of Changeupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 13:00:00

"I will reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again," he vows

Protesters, police clash outside conventionupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:15:00

Police faced off with crowds of protesters outside the Republican National Convention, arresting 396 people after using tear gas and percussion grenades to turn them back.

RNC protesters marchupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:15:00

Protesters march on the final day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Police use tear gas to disperse protestersupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 23:36:00

Police arrested an estimated 200 anti-war protesters Thursday night after using tear gas and percussion grenades to disperse a crowd near the State Capitol, about a mile from the Republican National Convention.

Police and protesters clashupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:00:00

Police attempt to control demonstrators in St. Paul using tear gas and pepper spray.

Police deny using excessive force against RNC protestersupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:00:00

Authorities in Minnesota's Twin Cities have created "a climate of intense police intimidation," protesters at the Republican National Convention contend, but officials say they're merely preserving the peace.

Five questions: Cindy Adamsupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 00:21:00

After rubbing shoulders with Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Charlize Theron and Charles Barkley at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, New York Post celebrity gossip columnist Cindy Adams jetted off to "one of the dullest towns in America," according to her latest column, to sniff out politically-inclined celebs in St. Paul.

Police break out pepper sprayupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:50:00

Police use pepper spray on protestors in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Time.com: Protesting the GOP in St. Paulupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 13:00:00

The gatherings are smaller than expected and the marches mostly peaceful, but breakaway radicals are causing trouble

Commentary: St. Paul, Minnesota -- the land of make believeupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 08:43:00

This week the Republicans gather for their convention. For four days, they will labor under the illusion their party is still relevant. It's not.

'We are all Americans'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 21:10:00

First Lady Laura Bush says everyone at the GOP convention in St. Paul is thinking of those along the Gulf Coast.

Time.com: Gustav Sends Networks Scramblingupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 19:00:00

Television networks rapidly shifted focus and personnel away from the Republican national convention to Gulf Coast communities in the path of Hurricane Gustav on Sunday

Time.com: Bush, Cheney to Skip Conventionupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 12:50:00

President Bush, Vice President Cheney and prominent governors decided on Sunday to skip the Republican National Convention

Police raid headquarters of RNC protestersupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 16:41:00

Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.

Check the tax box, fund the parties' partiesupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 11:55:00

When Democrats gather in Denver, Colorado, and Republicans in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, for their political conventions this summer, they'll be taking along with them a big gift from federal taxpayers.

Convention host cities become high-tech fortressesupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 09:28:00

With $100 million in federal taxpayer funds, the U.S. Secret Service has transformed the two cities playing host to the national political conventions into high-tech fortresses.

Denver prepares temporary jailupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 09:28:00

The Denver Sheriff's Department has set up a temporary jail for the Democratic convention. KUSA's Kyle Clark reports.

Time.com: Convention Protesters Get a Jumpupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 23:00:00

Kept away from the action in 2004, protesters have taken their cases to federal courts in Denver and St. Paul, Minn., in hopes that their efforts might hit their intended targets

Obama speaks to supporters in Minnesotaupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 23:14:00

Sen. Barack Obama spoke Tuesday to a rally at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota:

SI.com: E.M. Swift: Skaters getting younger and youngerupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 18:16:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. --The ladies competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships was billed as a "battle of the ages," but the so-called battle turned into a rout. The kids blew the oldsters away, and the 13,000 fans in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center couldn't have been happier to witness the evolution.

Business 2.0: Hospitals get 5-star upgradesupdated: Sun Apr 08 2007 10:36:00

Windowless corridors, drab paint and crowded rooms have typified hospitals for more than a century - and the effect can be downright depressing.

The 7 kids' health myths every mom should ignoreupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:12:00

When it comes to colds, flu, stomach bugs, and ear infections, everyone has a theory. Some have been passed down through generations, or are based on outdated science. A few just seem like common sense. But whatever their origin, many just aren't true. The facts behind these myths:

Business 2.0: There's more vacation time on tap for youupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 12:31:00

We've reached the balmy days of August, but for a growing number of workers chained to their jobs, it might as well be January.

Fortune: Serwer: Looking at the pride of St. Paulupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 08:06:00

So how has the Israeli stock market held up in all this mess? Not so bad actually. Was down 4 percent initially after the shooting started, but since has made up half of the drop. Since then it's been flat. War/terror as usual....

Fortune: The attraction of copper and flossupdated: Thu May 25 2006 08:11:00

So now both the stock market and the bond market (with a briefly inverted yield curve) are pointing to the economy hitting the skids. I say maybe. Hey, we are in an anything goes time if you ask me.

Design for learningupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 09:22:00

If you were in high school when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was at the top of the charts, chances are you spent your day moving from one 45-minute class to another, with a different subject each period.

Three teens die of carbon monoxide in Minnesota caveupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 02:33:00

Three teenagers died Tuesday after being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes when they were exploring a cave on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, police said.

Candidates to be Greek PMupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 10:03:00

These are the two main contenders to be the new Greek Prime Minister in elections Sunday:

Money Magazine: AIDS and money updated: Thu Oct 01 1987 00:01:00

Benjamin Disraeli said: ''As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it.'' The 97 readers who criticized your article ''Paying AIDS' Cruel Cost'' ((July)) don't deserve to have MONEY eit...

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