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  • 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
  • Minn. storms whip up high winds, dump hail

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Storms packing high winds and windshield-shattering hail have rumbled across central Minnesota, but no serious damage or injuries are reported. National Weather Service meteorologist Byron Paulson says a brief tornado touchdown was …

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    02 May 12
  • Dayton: Tax bill is sticky in session-end talks

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says there are still “significant differences” in a tax policy bill that’s become a linchpin of negotiations to end the legislative session. Dayton is pushing for a …

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    01 May 12
  • Criminal case for Amy Senser winding down

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The fatal hit-and-run case against the wife of a former Minnesota Viking will be going to the jury soon. Closing arguments were getting under way Tuesday morning in Amy Senser’s criminal vehicular …

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    01 May 12
  • Bobby Vee reveals he has Alzheimer’s disease

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed …

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    01 May 12
  • Duluth officer honored posthumously

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The name of a Duluth police officer who died in the line of duty will finally be inscribed on a plaque at City Hall. It’s been 104 years since Lt. Arthur …

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    01 May 12
  • Long legal battle over fatal BNSF crash ends

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The families for four young people killed in a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka say they’ve settled their case against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for $29 million. The settlement is one …

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    01 May 12