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  • Cass County charging jail inmates for medical care

    WALKER, Minn. (AP) – Cass County will begin charging its jail inmates for medical care. The county has been paying about $100,000 per year for that care. Inmates who have insurance will be expected to …

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    04 May 12
  • Minn. Legislature off Friday, stadium drama looms

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are taking a day off as they prepare for a flurry of activity at the start of next week. The Legislature won’t meet Friday. But they’ll be back …

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    04 May 12
  • Republicans abandon 11th-hour Vikings stadium plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota legislative Republicans are dropping a last-minute proposal to finance a new $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium by issuing bonds directly tied to the state’s general treasury and are scheduling …

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    03 May 12
  • Union says it will resume talks with sugar company

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A union official says locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers will resume talks with the company on June 8. John Riskey tells the Grand Forks Herald that the union hopes …

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    03 May 12
  • Mail workers hold drill, prep for possible attack

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota postal carrier says she’s looking forward to taking part in an exercise this weekend to test whether postal workers can deliver thousands of doses of medicine in an …

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    03 May 12
  • Deliberations resume in Senser hit-and-run case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jurors have begun a third day of deliberations in the fatal hit-and-run trial of Amy Senser, the wife of ex-Minnesota Viking Joe Senser. The jury went back to work Thursday morning after …

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    03 May 12
  • 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