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Minnesota settles water pollution suit against 3M for $850 million

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The settlement, which will go to fund water projects, came just before the case was set to go to trial over chemical groundwater contamination in several east Twin Cities suburbs.

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Sting and Shaggy recorded part of their new album in Minneapolis

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The Super Bowl brought a flurry of activity to Minneapolis in the week leading up to the big game. A slew of celebrities visited the Twin Cities, including big-name musicians, who came to town to perform at pre-game concerts. While in Minneapolis, four of those artists — Sting, Shaggy, Migos, and Gucci Mane — stopped…

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Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital visits Twin Cities for concert with guitar duo

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As mandolinist Avi Avital comes to the Twin Cities, here's an encore look at his latest recording, in which he dives into his Israeli roots and explores his Moroccan ancestry. He performs Tuesday and Wednesday nights with classical guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad at Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul as part of the Schubert Club's International Artist Series.