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  • Medical examiner IDs Mpls. drowning victim, 16

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a 16-year-old girl who drowned in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office on Wednesday identified the victim as Chiccena Carpenter of Minneapolis. …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A 21-year-old Marine from Minnesota has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, of Andover, died in combat Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Baune was …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Funeral set for 13-year-old Duluth boy

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A funeral is set for Tuesday for a 13-year-old Duluth boy who died after being underwater in Lake Superior for more than a half-hour. Thirteen-year-old Jeffery Carlos Watson Jr. was swimming …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Minn. traffic deaths in 2011 lowest since 1944

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Safety officials say Minnesota’s traffic deaths in 2011 were the state’s lowest annual death count since 1944. Officials on Wednesday released Minnesota’s final traffic crash report for 2011. It shows …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Gopher academics improve in 2010-11

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota athletics department appears to be making improvements in the classroom. The school released its results in the latest NCAA academic progress report on Wednesday. The report includes data …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Boy, 13, pulled from Lake Superior dies

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A teenager who was pulled from Lake Superior off the Duluth shore has died. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office says 13-year-old Jeffrey Watson Junior died about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Uncapped sewage line blamed for Freeborn explosion

    FREEBORN, Minn. (AP) – Fire officials say an uncapped sewage line was the cause of an explosion that injured a man last week near the southern Minnesota town of Freeborn. Fire Chief Steve Seipp (SIPE) …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Mother accused of leaving children in hot car

    BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – A 21-year-old woman is facing criminal charges in Beltrami County after her four children were left in a sweltering car in a Target parking lot. A criminal complaint says Bianca Hazelrigg …

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    13 Jun 12