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  • 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
  • Hundreds of Minnesota soldiers return

    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) – Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard soldiers are settling back into civilian life after returning to the state in the past few days. And if they don’t have a job to come …

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    02 May 12
  • EMTs deal with dangers of chemical suicides

    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Minnesota say first responders are dealing with a new and dangerous phenomenon – chemical suicide. Washington County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Brian Mueller says his department dealt with its first …

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    02 May 12