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  • Medtronic laying off 220 workers

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) – Medtronic Inc. is restructuring its cardiac rhythm disease management division and is laying off about 220 workers. The largest division in the Fridley medical technology company has struggled with slumping sales. …

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    03 May 12
  • Crime alert canceled in possible abduction case

    FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a mother and her three young children whose disappearance triggered a state crime alert have been found safe. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued an alert Wednesday afternoon …

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    03 May 12
  • Minn. Legislature looks for finish line to session

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House and Senate are convening again with the fate of the 2012 session still up in the air. Lawmakers return to the Capitol Thursday after taking the previous …

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    03 May 12
  • U of M earns top grade for organic agriculture

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota has earned a top grade for its organic agriculture programs. Minnesota is one of only six land-grant universities across the country with a perfect score in …

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    03 May 12
  • Hinckley man accused in kidnap plot

    PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) – A Hinckley man is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kidnap his ex-girlfriend and either kill her or hold her as a sex slave. Forty-five-year-old Jesse Ericson …

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    02 May 12
  • Jury resumes work in Minn. fatal hit-run case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jurors have resumed deliberations in a fatal hit-and-run trial of Amy Senser, the wife of a former Minnesota Viking. The jury in Minneapolis must answer the crucial questions of whether Senser knew …

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    02 May 12
  • No floor sessions on tap at Capitol

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota legislators have no floor sessions scheduled Wednesday, leaving the field clear for high-level talks between Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders on the key issues standing in the way of …

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    02 May 12
  • Burned wilderness area reopens in northern Minn

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Much of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness burned in a wildfire last year will reopen Wednesday. The 93,000-acre area was closed last year because of concerns over standing dead …

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    02 May 12