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Tweets to marriage

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A Minneapolis couple that followed each other 14 months ago were married yesterday.

Nora McInerny and Aaron Purmort planned a wedding in two weeks after Purmort underwent surgery for a brain tumor, reported Kare 11

The two met by following each other on Twitter 14 months ago that followed an in-person meeting, reported Kare 11.

"He walked up to me probably 10 feet away from where we're sitting and said, 'you're Nora McInerny,'" McInery told Kare 11 of their first meeting.


After suffering two seizures at work in October, and later finding out about his brain tumor, the couple decided to tie the knot.

"It was just unimaginable to wait any longer, everything just had a new sense of meaning and urgency," McInerny told Kare 11.


Bounty set for coyotes in Minnesota

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Chippewa County placed a $10 bounty for each coyote killed.

The sound of chickens and cattle tintilated the ears as Dave Soehrn told MPR about the failings of the bounty. playfully tackled the subject that investigated the effectiveness of the bounty.

"Historically, they just really weren't effective," Dave Stern told MPR about the bounty.

Chippewa County hopes that other counties join in their bounty efforts, reported MPR.

Start ups prove difficult

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A Minneapolis arts patron's launch for an indie-film studio caused a few bumps in the road, despite a seemingly perfect fit.

Elizabeth Redleaf had deep pockets and a long history of movie-love, reported the Star Tribune.

In three years, she became the state's second-biggest producer, with five movies in three years, reported the Star Tribune.

"While Redleaf has won praise for her philanthropic work in the Twin Cities, her journey into the world of moviemaking has been as bruising as her swan dive into the bushes," reported the Star Tribune.

Despite her love for movies and her capability to fund projects, collaboration and cooperation have been difficult, reported Star Tribune.

Occupy Minnesota protestors move on to foreclosed homes

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People exchanged cordial greetings and their reasons for protesting within the walls of foreclosed homes Saturday night in attempts to keep the protest alive.

Despite police trying to quiet protesters, the Occupy protests continued within foreclosed houses, reported City Pages.

a few dozen protestors moved into a foreclosed home to shed light on the crisis of foreclosed homes in the economic crisis, reported City Pages.

"There isn't enough transparency in the world," photojournalist Kendra Sundvall told City Pages.

Target and McDonald's and Target were two of the major corporations that dropped an Iowa egg supplier this week after reports of animal cruelty.

An undercover video depicting unsanitary conditions and animal cruelty to the chickens in the Sparboe egg facility caused the drop-out, reported CNN International.

Sparboe was a major producer for these companies, and produced over 2 million eggs each day for McDonald's alone, reported Newsday


"I was deeply saddened to see the story because this isn't who Sparboe Farms is. Acts depicted in the footage are totally unacceptable and completely at odds with our values as egg farmers. In fact, they are in direct violation of our animal care code of conduct, which all of our employees read, sign and follow each day," Sparboe Schnell told CNN International.

Sparboe started investigation after learning about the undercover video from an animal-activist group, reported CNN International

Dayton remains popular despite tough year

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A majority of Minnesotans supported Gov. Mark Dayton, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.

The poll surveyed 807 Minnesotan adults statewide with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, reported the Star Tribune.

The poll showed 52 percent of voters approved of the way Dayton is handling the job, as opposed to the 43 percent of voters who agreed with him after his first year as governor.

"I think he's really trying got do a lot of good, and he's stepped on all of there the place," 75-year-old Minneapolis resident Norman Heitz told The Repulic. "The Republicans don't want to do anything he wants to do."

Dayton told the Star Tribune the results were better than he expected.
I'm so encouraged," Dayton told the Star Tribune. "It provides a great motivation to work even harder."

Fire destroys Maplewood home

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Fire destroyed a Maplewood home Saturday night.

The family returned to their homes at around 7:15, when they saw the flames near Country Road B, reported KSTP Eyewitness News.

Firefighters resolved the fire when it rekindled again, reported Pioneer press.

"They went to find it but couldn't locate it, and the smoke got worse and worse," Steve Luken told the Pioneer Press.

neighbors stood around watching as flames rose up continuously from the house, and the street was blocked by police cars, ambulances, and firetrucks.

The fire started in the attic of the house, reported Pioneer press.

No one was injured, and the cause is under investigation, reported KSTP.

Minnesota Amendement poll on marriage split

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48 percent of Minnesotans favored amending the state Constitution to change the definition of marriage, according to the Minnesota Poll.

The state is deeply divided on the definition of marriage, reported the Star Tribune

The poll surveyed 807 adults and was conducted Nov. 2-3 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, reported the Star Tribune.

"I don't really care what people do in their pirate lives," George Werl of Minneapolis told the Star Tribune. "How do we protect society with two same-sex people?"

The state's constitutions could be amended if the voting majority favor the proposal, reported MPR News, who conducted a similar poll between Oct. 17 and Oct 26, with 626 people surveyed and a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Mogadishu attacks linked to Minnesota Somali man

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Former University of Minnesota student was linked to suicide bombings in Somalia.

Abdisalan Hussein Ali was believed to kill himself on a suicide mission Saturday, reported the Minnesota Daily. The attack in Mogadishu reportedly killed 10 people.


Whether Ali was truly the attacker in Somalia's capitol remains questionable, reported MinnPost.

Friends of Ali told Minn Post that it doesn't sound like their friend.

The FBI is still trying to obtain DNA evidence, reported the Minnesota Daily.


Former Vice President's daughter dies of brain cancer

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Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice president Walter Mondale, died Saturday.

The former WCCO radio host died of recurring brain cancer at the age of 51, reported the LA times

She had been battling brain cancer since 2005, reported CBS Minnesota News

"Joan and I must report that our wonderful daughter, Eleanor Mondale Poling, after her long and gutsy battle against cancer, went up to heaven last night to be with her angel." Walter Mondale told CBS Minnesota in a statement. "Thank you for all your friendship. She loved you. You will hear more about plans to celebrate her life in a short period but we wanted you to know as quickly as possible. We send our love."

Mondale was born in Minneapolis and was the middle of three children, reported the LA Times

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